eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Carl Polley

Available Survey Results

CHNS290, Fall 2014
CHNS290, Fall 2014
EALL261, Fall 2014
LING102, Summer II 2014
LING102, Summer I 2014
CHNS290, Spring 2014
CHNS290, Spring 2014
EALL262, Spring 2014
LING102, Spring 2014
CHNS290, Fall 2013
CHNS290, Fall 2013
EALL261, Fall 2013
LING102, Summer I 2011
EALL262, Spring 2011
EALL261, Fall 2010
EALL262, Spring 2010
EALL261, Fall 2009

Carl Polley: CHNS290, Fall 2014

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Languages, Linguistics & Lit
Course: CHNS 290 - Chinese Language and Culture Crn (Section): 31268 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 8 (62%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 8 (62%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (46%) 7 (54%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
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  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 8 (62%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 1.12 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Patient
He is patient, friendly, and modest.
Speak clear and loud enough
Pretty good !!
n/p
Very patient with students and allow work to be made up.
intercultural understanding
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Speak more Chinese in class
in my opinion, this class is chinese class, if the teacher speak more chinese it will be more good for this class.
n/p
allowing students to use both english and chinese on the course
Nothing
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He is being very patient when he answers our questions.
He always ask students if they could understand. He explain things to students as clear as he can.
Talk to the students individually
n/p
yes, he often asked why some students arent coming to class
In-class discussion
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes!
yes. He is a good teacher. He is patient with students.
Yes of course
Yes, i will recommend Carl Polley to my classmates. He is a very nice teacher.
n/p
yes because Carl Polley was the best teacher in my college life. I learned a lot in his class.
yes, kind teacher and will definitively take him for other classes
yes, i would. Carl is a good teacher. his class is very interesting.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Good teacher!!
Thank you so much for everything
n/p
thanks for being a awesome teacher
He is good.
18. Other comments:
n/p

Carl Polley: CHNS290, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Languages, Linguistics & Lit
Course: CHNS 290 - Chinese Language and Culture Crn (Section): 31269 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 6 (55%) 4 (36%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 11 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 2 (18%) 6 (55%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 3 (27%) 6 (55%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
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  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 10 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 4 (40%) 4 (40%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He puts in a lot of effort. It's clear to students that he comes to class prepared; he puts a lot of thought and consideration into class materials. Furthermore, he encourages students to share their ideas, which I think is great because it's always great to gain some different perspective.
Class is easy to follow. Very organized schedule.
Fluent in both in English and Chinese-Mandarin. Well prepared for the classes to let student having well understanding.
knew well about Chinese virtues and apply it in every assignment
knows his subject well willing to help students and caring students speaks lectures loud and clear passionate
well organized.
1) He set a clear objective for each class, so we can stay focus. 2) Chinese culture may be a boring subject but he keeps his class interesting.
He's a nice teacher i have ever met
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
More discussions in Chinese. I think it's absolutely wonderful that most assignments students have the option between Chinese or English, however I think it would be even more effective as a Chinese course if discussions were mostly held in Chinese.
Less quizzes
It is hard to learn Chinese culture by using English to explain it.
Explains more
I hope Dr. Carl can talk more about Chinese culture. Not just talk and teach deeply.
no
No
He's good.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
During group discussion time, he doesn't just stand on the side watching on, he goes around and engages with each group, asking if there are any questions, and asks to hear what the group has discussed about. Furthermore, if a student has concerns about their grades or the class materials, he is very understanding and assists in finding solutions to their problems.
He makes sure everyone understands instructions.
Feel free to ask him questions or make an appointment to meet him by email anytime.
When I asked him one question, he explained that question very detailed. I showed him my difficulties to do the service learning, Dr. Carl helped me address the difficulties.
no
He is willing to answer our questions after the class.
He listens to students's ideas
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Definitely. I think he is a great teacher, he puts effort into his studies, and he knows his material very well.
Yes. He is nice and approachable. Gives many extra credit opportunities.
Yes because his class was extremely valuable, these knowledge that you learned from this class are useful for your whole life.
yes
Yes, CHN 290 is a interesting class and Dr. Carl knows to how to teach second language students
yes
Yes, his teaching is effective. Though there are many works for this course, as long as you follow his assignment schedule, you are not overloaded.
YES. His class is easy
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Thanks for a fun semester! I enjoyed the flexibility in the course. Students were encouraged to voice their opinions, which I think is great, a crucial characteristic for a successful teacher.
He is a great professor, he made me feel less worry about my first semester for college.
Dr. Carl is a teacher who can give students safety. If students have problems, he will try his best to help them.
I think you can teach students more about Chinese cultures.
You are a good teacher
18. Other comments:
Nice!
too many group works
I was curious that whether Dr. Carl could understand our Chinese presentation. Because when I presented in Chinese, I spoke very fast, and I looked at his blue eyeballs. He seems to be confused.
n/a

Carl Polley: EALL261, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Languages, Linguistics & Lit
Course: EALL 261 - Chinese Lit in Trans to 850 Crn (Section): 31270 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
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%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
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  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
very helpful!!!
He uses the easy way to analysis, explain, and describe the Chinese literature which is easy for use to understand.
Clear and simple instructions, available for tutoring at anytime.
Skillful
Very knowledgable of subject and personable. He really cares about teaching and goes out of his way to help students.
well organized and the procedures are very clear
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
/
It's good enough now.
Nope
None
everything is good
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He replys the email constantly and always answers our questions.
Constant reminders and emails about assignment due dates and guide lines on how students can perform better.
100
He corresponds in a timely manner. He answers all questions and encourages class participation through discussions. He provides feedback.
good
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Definitely, because his lecture is understandable and he is so helpful.
Yes, the class I'm taking is an online course, you can do your work anytime within a time span.
Yes, he is very knowledgable. I've taken multiple classes from him because I like his teaching style.
yes, he is very nice.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Thank you Carl, you are such a good teacher.
Great professor!
Great instructor!
18. Other comments:
thank you for your help this semester!

Carl Polley: LING102, Summer II 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Languages, Linguistics & Lit
Course: LING 102 - Intro to the Study of Language Crn (Section): 35269 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 3 (43%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
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 (100%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
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%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments 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%) 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  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
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%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
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%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Carl Polley was very educated in his subject and you could tell even through the internet that he enjoyed what he was teaching and especially enjoys teaching others the subject.
Very encouraging and fostered a lot of class discussion. Very prompt in responding to questions and made himself available. I like the requirements of class participation and I think his way of handling it encouraged people to participate even if they would normally be silent in a regular classroom situation.
The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Always provided feedback on performance. Easy to reach, sends prompt replies.
Mr. Polley knew his topic thoroughly.
He gives detailed feedback that is helpful to everyone in the class. He explains what he wants in great detail for his assignments, which is incredibly helpful.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
I would not change the assignment deadline only. Id suggest that the deadline be moved to maybe Sunday night so the people who have full time jobs are able to spend more time on assignments and therefore get better grades.
I never explored it, but is there a way to diagram sentences online if someone wanted to do some of the homework assignments that required it? Consider some live lectures or discussions to enable students to hear some of the examples and to work on some diagramming together.
Add more audio examples to the online course
Maybe allow additional observation responses to be apart of grading for class discussion.
Perhaps it was just me, but I had a bit of difficulty following the assignment due dates from the syllabus. Over time I was able to figure it out with trial and error.
Since this is a summer school course, the pace is fast. If it were a semester class I'd have comments on the pace, but no other comments right now.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
In the grade book section he would write notes on the said saying to try again on your answer if it was not correct or he would give extra credit for student who are behind.
Very understanding and compassionate when I had a personal family matter come up. Diplomatic and encouraging responses to our entries.
through email contact
Addressed all questions and concerns promptly.
provided feedback on assignments. encourage discussions
Each assignment he would give an example of how he wanted the work to be done rather than leaving it to the students to figure out. That can be difficult in an online class.
He emails back quite fast, which is really helpful/convenient.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes because he is a good teacher and knows his subject well.
Yes, very organized, covered the material well in a short period of time. Very nice and easy to work with. Flexible and accommodating.
Yes
Yes, because the course objectives and procedures were clear.
Yes. He is very personable. Always replies to emails in a timely manner. Knowledgable of subject matter
Yes. Mr. Polley put out good information that was very interesting to learn.
Yes, he is a great professor. I like that his assignments makes you think for yourself and also converse with others. Because this is an online class, it is normally difficult to conduct a discussion, but his assignments create a efficient discussion.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I was scared at first about the class thinking I would not understand it but later on through the course I found it very interesting, some of the thing we are learning you dont normally think about on a day to day bases.
I enjoyed being in his class and he is a good teacher.
Very interesting class. Was able to cover a great deal of information in a short span of time.
Nothing
He made the class enjoyable. I learned a lot about myself from his teachings.
I would recommend this professor to friends.
18. Other comments:
I enjoyed the class very much. It was not what I expected, but i learned a lot of new things and see application in my everyday life.
None

Carl Polley: LING102, Summer I 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Languages, Linguistics & Lit
Course: LING 102 - Intro to the Study of Language Crn (Section): 35156 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 10 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 4 (40%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 10 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 5 (50%) 4 (40%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (90%)
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 10 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 3 (30%) 4 (40%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%) 5 (50%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 6 (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  
3.7 10 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 3 (30%) 3 (30%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 10 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%) 5 (50%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He really knows the content well and does a good job responding back to students promptly.
He knows the subject well and makes it very clear what he expects from the class. I didn't have any additional questions even though there were a lot of assignments to post, his syllabus was very detailed and answered any questions regarding homework.
He really encourages everyone to interact with each other and respond to others thoughts and ideas.
Carl is very knowledgeable on the subject of Linguistics. He gives good feedback and clear instructions making it much easier and bearable to take a online class. He encourages a lot of questions and discussions to make sure everyone is on it and not left behind.
very knowledgable on the subject!
As an online teacher, during discussions, he remained active and in tune with us throughout the semester. It was refreshing to see that he was involved in discussing subjects alongside us.
Professor Polley really knew the subject well and shared his knowledge with the class.
He is very open and easy to reach out to. He really wants his students to be successful and encourages them to ask questions.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
I do not suggest and changes.
N/A
Supplemental readings to help people who do not understand what they read in the textbook too clearly.
Maybe extending the assignments to Sunday since Friday feels short for those taking multiple summer school classes. Also, maybe grade the assignments in a more timely manner.
n/a
I wouldn't change much anything. He was engaged, and stay involved with all discussions and assignments.
I don't have any changes, it was a great class.
None
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He showed concern for students by writing encouraging messages in the discussion boards on the online forum and makes himself available to answer any questions.
He was very personable even though it was an online course. He always tried to reply to student's discussion posts even though he didn't have to. Also, once he posted the wrong due date (made it too late) for two homework assignments, but since he already said it could be due 1 week later than the intended due date, he let us turn it in by the later date.
He writes comments in grade books and once when I emailed him he emailed me back within a few minutes with much concern for my problem.
He made sub-forums for any concerns and questions the students may have. He replies promptly to emails and forum questions, making sure any confusions are cleared of.
always telling us to email him if we had any concerns or questions on the assignment
He wrote in every single thread for our online class. He also emailed us, reminding us of assignments and deadlines.
He was free to answer any questions or concerns to assignments that were due.
He was very encouraging in offering help to any students that needed it. He included in every e-mail he sent, to feel free at any time to e-mail him with questions or concerns.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
I would recommend him to other students because his class is very well organized and there are no surprises. He is fair and well educated.
Yes, definitely! He is very nice and approachable, which is nice because especially in a class like linguistics, students have a lot of questions and it is key to feel comfortable to ask them all!
Yes I would. This is my first online class but it seems well organized and easy to follow the assignments and their due dates.
Yes, he assigns a fair amount of work and encourages a lot of participation and discussion. The work was fairly challenging, but not difficult, making it very doable. You're guarantee to learn at least a thing or two on linguistics.
yes because it was a fun class to take and very interesting
I normally would never recommend an online class, but he is an exception. I would most definitely recommend him. It's hard as a student who likes to learn head on from a teacher in a classroom setting, to appreciate an online class. But due to the fact that he stayed rather involved throughout the entire semester, was refreshing.
I would recommend Professor Polley because he really knows this subject and he makes the subject easy to learn.
Yes, he's very knowledgeable, fair, encouraging, and helpful.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I have really enjoyed his class.
N/A
Great teacher, challenging but not too difficult WI. Makes the subject of linguistics bearable. The textbook is a little mundane.
n/a
All online teachers should be like you. Online classes, I would normally say are self taught because teachers just give assignments and grade your work. But due to the fact that you stay posted and available, and stayed involved was really nice. And basically what every online teacher should do.
18. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Carl Polley: CHNS290, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Languages, Linguistics & Lit
Course: CHNS 290 - Chinese Language and Culture Crn (Section): 34378 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%) 6 (50%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%) 6 (50%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 4 (33%) 6 (50%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 4 (33%) 6 (50%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 4 (33%) 6 (50%)
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 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (50%) 5 (42%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (58%) 5 (42%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%) 6 (50%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (50%) 5 (42%)
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 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (50%) 5 (42%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 4 (33%) 6 (50%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 7 (58%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
I don't know.
Carl is good teacher, he told us some Chinese value, and we have presentation do improve our speaking skill.
demonstrated concern for students and was accessible to us outside of class
He knows the things he teaching and he is good at encourage people even though we were not very cooperate in class.
He is a very good teacher. He cared about students. He cared about what we learn.
He always encourage students to have more participation. He always be patient to his students.
He is really concern his students.
He is very nice and good teacher.Also he helped students solve problems.
His major strengths are to use effective ways to help students to understand his lesson and to try to know more information about his student's thinking. He can communicative better with his students.
Nice.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Nothing.
I think Mr.Carl did good job in our class.
no
Actually, I think he is very good, there is not many things he needs to change. Maybe try more Chinese speaking in class would be better, just as some practice.
Maybe Carl can add some funny games during the class.
no.
No change. Good teacher.
I hope he can give more time to student for prepare presentations.
Carl is a great teacher. I think he does not need to change anything.
Please don't keep asking the question which we don't know. Maybe professor change other words or in Chinese will be fine, because sometime Chinese views are hard to explain in English.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He will makesure everybody have enough time to finish the homework.
He answers every question I ask and reply my emails soon, and he asks every time if we have questions after he explained the subject we are going to do.
He communicated with students.
He tried to tell his students do the best way they can.
He would email his student.
He asked a lot of questions to student and make sure we understand in class.
Asking what problems we had before the class.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes.
NO, he did good job.
Yes He is a friendly teacher and his class is organized
Maybe less teamwork in class would be better since I personally think the atmosphere of teamwork is not very good. Students were not took this very seriously, and sometimes it is kind of awkward.
Yes, he is nice.
Yes, I will. He is a great teacher, sometimes when he ask you a question, if you don't know how to answer him back. He would say, "just say whatever you think, there's no right or wrong answers."
No.
Yes, it is because he class is not that difficult.
Yes. Because in his class, I not only can learn a lot of English and Chinese skills but also can improve my critical thinking.
Yes, because CHNS 290 only have one professor for this class, we don't have any choices.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Thank you.
I will say, thank you very much Mr.Carl
you are good
I am glad I enrolled in this class and knew him, he is a good teacher and i am thinking about enroll his another class.
He always have well-prepared for the class.
Nice teacher. Thank you!
Carl is very handsome, and he is a very nice teacher.
Everything concerned to Chinese views, I learned a lot and different thinking about my life. His teaching style is different than my Chinese teachers before.
18. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 12 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 7 (58%) 3 (25%)
19. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 12 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (50%) 5 (42%)
20. I learned more in this course than I expected to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 12 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 6 (50%) 4 (33%)
21. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
learn more about Chinese culture
service learning project
I think it is the service learning program, I learned a lot from that.
I learned more about Chinese culture that I have never know about.
More tradition Chinese story.
I learned a lot of things, such as Chinese history.
The most valuable aspects of the course was service-learning project because it provides a great opportunities for students to improve their ability deeply.
22. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
I think everything were valuable.
Chinese traditional culture
I think it is the quiz one about remember vocabulary, if you rarely find a change to use those complicated word, it is very easy to be forgotten.
I think none.
No.
It seems like every aspects were valuable.
23. Other comments:
Nothing.
none.
None.
No.
His course is great.

Carl Polley: CHNS290, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Languages, Linguistics & Lit
Course: CHNS 290 - Chinese Language and Culture Crn (Section): 34379 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (55%) 5 (45%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 5 (45%) 5 (45%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 3 (27%) 6 (55%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (55%) 5 (45%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
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  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Structural, easy to get in touch with if needed, punctual.
He really encourages class participation which is helpful in understanding the materials better.
He is a teacher that can make us participate in class
he is really teaching us not by the book.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
I would have liked to do more translation kind of work. As simple as translating a paragraph of everyday use documents, that way the students really learn both English and Chinese.
No for now.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He is really good with that, if you ask him a question, he'll answer you and give you his point of view and advice.
Encourages students to ask questions if they have any. Provides clear instructions to students who have missed class so that he/she doesn't fall behind in course.
he always reply the email as soon as possible.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes. Although in the beginning, I didn't really understand why we do certain things, but, at the end, it all made sense. Everything we do in the class is a process of our life, and I really enjoyed the class.
Yes. Dr. Polley is a great instructor.
yes, he will make you think more about each question
yes, cause he is really good.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He's an excellent teacher!
no for now.
18. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 5 (45%) 4 (36%)
19. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 11 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 4 (36%) 5 (45%)
20. I learned more in this course than I expected to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 11 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 3 (27%) 4 (36%)
21. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Besides the relationships that you built with your teacher and classmates, part of the course we had to do Service Learning projects, that really made me learned a lot, not just about the site, but I've learned a lot from myself.
Interactions between classmates, presentations (improve my presentation skills and confidence), service learning.
I learn that many things that doesn't has the right nor wrong
22. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
None.
Class warm-ups (I feel like there's too much to answer for the short essay questions and I usually don't gain anything from it)
I don't know.
23. Other comments:
I don't know.

Carl Polley: EALL262, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Languages, Linguistics & Lit
Course: EALL 262 - Chinese Lit in Trans after 850 Crn (Section): 34381 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 5 (45%) 5 (45%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 5 (45%) 5 (45%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (55%) 5 (45%)
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  
4.18 11 1.17 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 5 (45%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Knowledgeable about the subject & offers help to students by sending links with information pertaining to the topic they chose for papers.
He is concern for students.
Picks very interesting subject material. Addresses problems and answers questions very quickly.
Professor Polley organized the course very well.
Very organized.
I enjoyed this class more than I expected to. I learned a lot about the different types of Chinese poetry and the readings were so diverse!
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Please start grading assignments more promptly. It took almost a month to get back the midterm paper scores. It would also be nice if you made announcements more regularly and occasionally participated in the weekly discussions.
Too much discussion.
It's a bit confusing to submit assignments twice, once on the discussion board and once in the assignments. Perhaps divide them up so we'd only have to submit once each time.
I think it would be best if you made weekly announcements, just to make sure everyone is aware of what's due and whatnot.
Perfectly fine just the way it is.
N/A
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Not sure. Situation never arose.
Help the students more understanding the course.
Answers questions, gives feedback, is prompt at putting up new content on board.
Professor Polley responded to emails quickly and really communicated with the students, rather than just answer questions.
Offers help for any students, especially when we struggle with essays.
He made sure that the syllabus was clear and easy to understand. He reiterated the directions for our assignments many times and on each assignment to make sure that we fully understood the task at hand. He would also remind us of specific tasks we were in charge of.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Depends on the student. Some people can't handle classes where the teachers hardly intervene. I would only recommend this class to people who are able to remember and keep to deadlines themselves and can fully function with limited interaction with the teacher.
No.
Yes, if they like to read and write.
Yes, I would recommend Professor Polley to other students. He treats all students fairly, even though more than half the class were ESL students. I thought that was really nice.
Yes, we get to read lots of interesting poems and novels.
I would definitely recommend Professor Polley's class! It was definitely Writing intensive but in a very enjoyable way! The directions for the assignments were so clearly explained and reiterated which made it a lot easier for me .
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Thank you so much!
Impressive feat by juggling the work of having all these assignments and classes and dealing with your newborn.
Professor Polley didn't grade things right away, but it was fine.
Great professor!
18. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
No.
The interaction between students. Although there was a lot of writing, I got a lot of learning about other people's perspectives.
I think the discussion was the most valuable, especially the leader discussions. It was very important to involve the students as leaders of the discussions, and show us how hard all that responsibility can be.
The weekly discussions.
I liked everything.
19. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
No.
Perhaps the journals. There's quite a bit of writing to be doing in the class and because the journals aren't critiqued, they don't serve a lot of purpose except buffer writing.
All the work was individual, no group projects. I think this made it a little harder to really connect with the other students, almost like we're all just a bunch of strangers at the end of the semester.
I believe it is the Journal entries, because it can be repetitive and very similar to the class discussions.
20. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Interact with the students more. Besides his first post to start the discussion topics, we hardly ever hear from him. I'm not even sure if he actually reads the discussion threads or not. Would be nice if he responded at least once a week.
No.
The organization of some aspects of the board and assignments. It's nice that everything is spelled out, but I didn't like having to submit things twice.
I think weekly announcements/reminders would be nice. I think a group project would be nice as well.
Nothing in mind at the moment.
I wish Professor Polley would've participated in the weekly discussions, sharing his perspectives of the readings we read. It would've made the discussions more enlightening I think.
21. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Lenient Knowledgeable Helpful
Nice Helpful Smart.
The college batman
Fair, nice, and helpful.
Helpful, Organzied, Amazing!
22. What changes would you make in the discussion sections?
Again, post more! Interact with the students!
Too much discussion, but it was good.
Not posting so much of the paper sections to the forums. The rough drafts are good for posting, but the rest of the sections don't seem to do much.
No changes, everything was really organized.
I believe that the minimum requirements for the discussion was a bit too much.
23. Other comments:
Story time: When I went to check out the discussion threads one week, I noticed that Prof. Polley had actually posted something after the discussion leader. This was odd since he never spoke in the discussion threads. It turns out that he the student that was discussion leader of that week had plagiarized her post, and he was pointing that out. However, I feel like the manner he did it in was extremely unprofessional. He corrected her on the thread, public to the entire class. This matter should have been held in email or face-to-face format, away from the extra eyes and ears of the class. It is against the teacher code of ethics to humiliate any student in any way (esp. in front of a class). If that had happened to me, you'd better believe I would've reported it to the highest official I could find. As it is, I was tempted to report him for her. It seems like she is one of KCC's many exchange students, and she probably was too embarrassed to take any action herself. Next time, please handle such situations in a more professional manner.
No.
Carl is hardworking. He can reply our email very quickly. Good teaching skill. Well organized syllabus.
Very nice class, very interesting.
Nope.

Carl Polley: LING102, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Languages, Linguistics & Lit
Course: LING 102 - Intro to the Study of Language Crn (Section): 34184 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 1 (10%) 6 (60%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 1 (10%) 7 (70%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 1 (10%) 7 (70%)
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 10 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 2 (20%) 5 (50%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 0 (0%) 8 (80%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
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  
4.3 10 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 0 (0%) 8 (80%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Always available and very reasonable. Cares for the students and wants them to succeed.
He knew the material really well and his students. He knows that with an online class kids tend to not do hw, so he extended a lot of assignments, and gave extensions to kids who had trouble like if they didn't have a working laptop.
He is clearly knowledgable, and is approachable, friendly, and supportive. He responds to emails and questions in a timely manner and shares relevant information with the entire class.
He really understands that his class isn't the only thing students are committed to. I think that really encouraged learning (at least for me). He takes part in a lot of the Laulima discussions by offering clarification on confusing topics and his experiences relating to the topic.
I feel that Carl Polley's major strengths as a teacher are that he is an extremely effective communicator and that he is very supportive of his students. Professor Polley wants all of us to really succeed, he offers his assistance at all times and is available via email or telephone and responds in a timely manner. Professor Polley has gone over and beyond to reach out to all of us in his online class to offer his help if we needed it.
Very helpful and wants his students to succeed and do well in his class.
n/a
Good guy
he helps his students understand information clearer if they have any questions, he explains it in great detail.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Some of the instructions for the assignments weren't clear, some assignments I turned in not knowing if I did it right or not. Clearer instructions asking specifically for what is needed to turn in would be better.
Mostly I would ask for more examples for some of the homework assignments so that I can better gauge my progress and whether or not I'm actually doing what is asked of me. Also, explanations in more layman terms or more real-world examples
n/a
Update grades more often and frequently as assignments are turned in.
while I actually enjoyed my group I don't really think online courses and group projects go together! If I were to do this semester over again I would've taken this course in a classroom setting so I could have better worked with my group and had questions answered as we asked them. Not that Mr. Polley was slow to respond to emails but by the time a response was made we weren't in our group anymore... and we'd only meet up once a week for a couple hours, its been hard to really grasp linguistic concepts this way!
Sooooo much busy work
Nothing, he was very lenient
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He extended assignments or pointed us in the right direction if we didn't know what to do.
Grading fairly, encouraging to complete all assignments, even if they were late. Always responded to emails and then shared relevant information and questions raised by other students will all of his students.
Yes. He's changed the schedule at least once to allow us to focus on one assignment or another. He also allows resubmissions for most assignments.
Professor Polley continuously and frequently communicated with us that he was available via email or telephone if we needed his assistance. He informed us of any changes or updates. He expressed at all times throughout the semester that although some of us were struggling his main concern was that we comprehend the material that was being presented in class as opposed to just 'completing the work' and not understanding it.
Informative emails and discussions on laulima.
n/a
Responded to emails
He responded to emails very quickly
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes. Good experience in this writing intensive course.
I would if the student was very interested in the subject, do not recommend taking this class if you just need the credit you will fall behind.
I would because he is knowledgable and fair. However, I felt a disconnect from the material because it was so technical, and this is a topic I have great interest in. I wish there had been more real-world examples to make it all relevant to our everyday lives.
Yes yes yes. He's a really fair teacher.
Yes. Professor Polley's class is not the easiest and there is a lot of work to be done but I recommend his class because your really get a chance to learn the material, if and when you struggle he is always there to help clarify things.
Yes, he is very helpful and truly cares about the success of his students.
Mr. Polley? yes. Linguistics as an online course? probably not, I think most concepts would have been easier to grasp if they were explained face to face. What specifically comes to mind is the chapter on articulatory phonetics.
Sure
Yes, because he was a very informative teacher
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He is just a very nice guy from what it seems from emails and class discussions.
He is one of the few professors who is passionate about what he does, teaching. Many of the professors that I have had in the past know their subject so well but they lack the passion that it takes to teach it to us students. Professor Polley is an outstanding teacher whose dedication to teaching has inspired me to want to learn this semester. I only wish there were more teachers like him, we lucked out. Thank you professor for such a great class!
Makes linguistics more interesting and easier to understand.
n/a
Nice job
18. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The importance of language, at first I thought we should all just speak English, but I understand that all languages are equally important.
The information learned from the textbook was very valuable, but very intense. It was sometimes a lot to take in, even in one week. The homework assignments were excellent ways to practice what we learned.
everything
Everything.
n/a
Where we had to learn more about other languages
19. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
I felt all of it was pretty valuable.
While I enjoyed the language observations, I felt these were the least valuable aspects of the course.
n/a
None
n/a
N/A
20. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
He is a great teacher if you seek for his help.
I would only ask for more examples of work in the homework assignments.
Find an easier article to read or other means for learning phonetics.
n/a
None
n/a
Nothing should be improved
21. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
reasonable, kind, caring
Smart nice
fair understanding prompt
passionate & dedicated
Helpful, lenient, awesome
n/a
Cool teacher
22. What changes would you make in the discussion sections?
It was a good idea to have students split up the discussions due for the week, but I do feel like in some situations it is easier to meet the requirements within 1-2 posts.
none if all students participate in the discussion we could all learn more about the subject.
I liked the discussion sections, but a prompt or two (non-obligatory, but for guiding purposes mostly) would be nice
n/a
Nothing
It seemed like a lot of people (myself included sometimes) would just write enough to get the points and not really read other peoples input, which doesn't really make it a discussion. It would have been interesting to have a few starting off thoughts or questions from Mr. Polley for each discussion so there was a conversation already in place before any students even got there.
500 words a week may be too much to be required
23. Other comments:
Thanks again!
n/a
N/A

Carl Polley: CHNS290, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Languages, Linguistics & Lit
Course: CHNS 290 - Chinese Language and Culture Crn (Section): 31415 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.24 17 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 8 (47%) 7 (41%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 17 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 8 (47%) 6 (35%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 17 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 9 (53%) 6 (35%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.06 17 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 11 (65%) 4 (24%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 17 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 8 (47%) 7 (41%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 8 (47%) 8 (47%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 17 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 6 (35%) 9 (53%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.24 17 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 7 (41%) 7 (41%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 17 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 9 (53%) 7 (41%)
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 17 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 8 (47%) 7 (41%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 8 (47%) 8 (47%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 17 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 8 (47%) 7 (41%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
creative and have reflection
He is nice,friendly
Nice
well organized
no comment
N/A
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
He did a good job
More nice
everything is good
no comment
N/A
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He would like to explain to us what we need to do
help the student
no comment
N/A
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yws, He is friendly
yes, he is good
yes. very good teacher
no comment
N/A
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Thank you for your teaching
good job
everything is good. thank you
no comment
N/A
he is a nice teacher
18. Other comments:
no
N/E
no comment
N/A

Carl Polley: CHNS290, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Languages, Linguistics & Lit
Course: CHNS 290 - Chinese Language and Culture Crn (Section): 31416 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 1.23 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 8 (67%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 1.22 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 7 (58%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 1.23 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 8 (67%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 1.29 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 1 (8%) 8 (67%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 1.23 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 8 (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  
4.25 12 1.29 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 1 (8%) 8 (67%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 1.29 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 1 (8%) 8 (67%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 1.23 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 8 (67%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 1.23 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 8 (67%)
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 12 1.23 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 8 (67%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 1.34 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 0 (0%) 8 (67%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 1.29 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 1 (8%) 8 (67%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
explaining
I think he really care about his students and he also organized the course quite well.
Prof Polley is a great teacher who really cares about his students
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
none
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He asks students questions.
ask question to make sure
He did a lot of work on class reflection which means he really like to know about the students feeling about this course.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, he makes students think about their future.
yes, he's has clear class instrution to follow
Yes, I would recommend Cart Polley to other students because he is a very good teacher and the class works are quite organized.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
thank you very much for teaching us
18. Other comments:
none

Carl Polley: EALL261, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Languages, Linguistics & Lit
Course: EALL 261 - Chinese Lit in Trans to 850 Crn (Section): 31417 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 13 (76%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 17 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 3 (18%) 11 (65%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 17 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 3 (18%) 12 (71%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 13 (76%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (35%) 11 (65%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 17 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 7 (41%) 9 (53%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (35%) 10 (59%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (24%) 12 (71%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 12 (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 17 1.16 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 10 (59%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (24%) 12 (71%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 13 (76%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Prof. Polley did a excellent job in explaining assignments and reading to the class. His content communication with us, helped make my work load a lot easier! As a student that started late into the semester, he gave ample as well as fair time for me to catch up to the class and his inputs on papers helped a lot in improving my research as well as writing skills.
He knows his subject very well and always encourages his students to learn. He explains well on each assignment.
give me many idea and feedback
He knows the class material pretty well. He is great with emailing his students and giving feed backs.
He is able to give examples, informative information.
explaining
good communication, encourage us to think open-minded
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
No changes needed!!
None.
I do not have any suggest for Carl Polley
Post grades frequently.
n/a
He is doing ok.
none
remain the same is good
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
HE was extremely diligent in responding to personal emails and discussion questions. His emails regarding questions on assignments were answered quickly and detailed. This personally helped me execute my assignments at the capacity that I needed to.
He returned students' paper assignments with comments and suggestions, which really gave a big hand to the students on revising the papers to a better version.
email and mention every student
He would email us if there were any concerns.
Email
email contact
can email him any time, he will get to you ASAP, nice teacher, gives ideas on your projects, essay, etc..
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
I would recommend Prof. Polley to any student. I would hope more of my Prof. in the future will be as good as him.
Yes, I would recommend Carl Polley to students because he is responsible, passionate, and well organized.
yes, because he is so nice
Yes, great teacher, and assignments were fair.
Yes, he is nice
yes, clear detail
yes, i would recommend him to others student, he is a good teacher, you won't pay him for nothing, definitely you will learn something from him
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
excellent teacher!! would strongly recommend him to other students looking to go into this class or any other he might be teaching.
Great instructor!
thank you for a good course
...
thank you !
thanks for teaching, and putting your time answering our questions
18. Other comments:
no
...
none

Carl Polley: LING102, Summer I 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Languages, Linguistics & Lit
Course: LING 102 - Intro to the Study of Language Crn (Section): 35462 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
3. The instructor explained course procedure. (attendance, assignments, grading policy, exams, etc.)
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
4. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
5. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
6. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
7. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
8. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
9. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
10. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
11. 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 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
12. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
13. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
14. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He is so helpful, fair, and knowledible about his area.
well organized course, Mr. Polley was able to expose us to the different aspects of linguistics within the short 6 weeks that we had, and made sure we were grasping the concepts. he also commented thoroughly on assignments and clarified where we could use improvement and where we did well
15. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
I don't see any suggestions for changes... He is awsome.
na
16. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Whenever he emails me/us, he always says "Please ask me anything when you have a question!" Also, He takes time to go through all of our assignments to give us feedback. I can tell he doesn't just only give grades. He sees us in details.
mr polley made himself readily available for anyone who needed help or clarification on anything.
17. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes! First, he is very helpful to learn. He is always with us. Also, he is passionate for his area, and knowledgble.
yes, i enjoyed the course
18. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Thank you very much for your lecture. It wasn't easy to keep up with all assignments, but I felt you are always with us, it helped me to keep my pace to think about contents in linguistic, and finish up those assigmnents.
na
Your HW and Final essay are too much hard.
19. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
20. I learned to identify main points and central issues in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
21. I participated actively in class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
22. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
23. Other comments:
I didn't get a chance to think about language so much,but I realized how I'm interested in learning language. Although I've been putting aside to learn my third language, I think it's time to start. Thank you for great opportunity to think about both linguistic and myself!
na

Carl Polley: EALL262, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Languages, Linguistics & Lit
Course: EALL 262 - Chinese Lit in Trans after 850 Crn (Section): 33511 (0)     34410 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 7 (70%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 8 (80%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
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%) 7 (70%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (63%) 6 (60%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 7 (70%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 6 (67%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
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  
4.4 10 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (38%) 1 (10%) 2 (25%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 4 (40%) 3 (38%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 3 (38%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He is a great teacher!`
He encourage his student to participate.
He help every students to have a chance to participate in the class weekly discussion and improve their writing.
He announced the assignments on time
He utilized the internet and other technologies which made this class not as stressful. Was very flexible with due dates which alleviated some stress from my work and family duties. Carl is one of those rare teachers that genuinely understands a student's plight and will work with the student - there are too many others who just don't care at all.
He explains in details of every assignment that we have to do.
He always encourages us to be organized, completing our assignments early on so we have more time to focus on the more important assignments along the way. He's always constantly reminding us of what is needed to be done so we won't forget.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
no.
He should grade his assignment promptly.
It would be better if the grades for each assignment come out as soon as possible.
to update the grades more often after assignments
Keep it the way it is!
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
he gives us chances to re-do homeworks. There was great!
He reply his mail promptly.
He had us do peer feedbacks and helped us with questions
Always replied to my emails and also gave me time extensions as well as forgave my late assignments when the term just started.
Always reply to our email as soon as he can.
Always setting up reminders for us and telling us to e-mail him anytime if we need help for anything.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
yes, i will.
Yes. I would recommend Carl Polley to students because he is a good teacher.
yes, because if you do the work you get some credit
Already have.
Yes, because I learned alot in his class about chinese culture.
yes, I would like to recommend, because Carl always help me.
Yes because it's a well organized online course that is simply quite easy to follow once you get the hang of it.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
None
It was a good semester in his online class
18. I developed leadership skills in this class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%) 2 (33%)
19. I learned to value new viewpoints.
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%)
20. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
great~
good, well known in his subject
understanding, prompt
Flexible, cares for students
great, friendly, interesting
straight forward and on point
21. What changes would you make in the readings?
can we have less work?
NONE
To make sure my journals were on time and more details instead of opinions
I like them but the Stone one was a long read. It got to a point in school and work that it was be late for the assignment or just not sleep.
none,all readings were very interesting.
22. What changes would you make in the writing assignments?
I don't like the peer feedback assignments in his class.
an example of what needs to be done in the assignments
Nothing. I like it!
none, all assignments are really fair.
23. Other comments:
The class is useful which can learned more about other country's culture.
None

Carl Polley: EALL261, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Languages, Linguistics & Lit
Course: EALL 261 - Chinese Lit in Trans to 850 Crn (Section): 31437 (0)     32303 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 8 (44%) 7 (58%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 3 (25%) 8 (44%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (33%) 7 (58%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 18 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 7 (39%) 7 (58%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (33%) 8 (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  
4.47 17 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 6 (50%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 18 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (50%) 4 (33%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 12 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 5 (42%) 9 (50%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 10 (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  
4.08 12 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 4 (33%) 4 (24%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 8 (47%) 6 (35%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 18 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (17%) 7 (39%) 7 (58%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
good teacher
Known his subject area and willing to help students.
His major srength is his knowledges of the course. He know very well about it.
Carl Polley provided a good atmosphere for learning.Carl Polley provided a good atmosphere for learning, and provided a good atmosphere for learning.
He can reply my e-mail as soon as possible. His feedback also hepls me a lot on my homework.
easy to communicate with Carl.
he is so nice , very care the second language students. very concern to the students.
I think he is good at teaching, but im taking his online class, and i think he is quite nice.
He is an excellent teacher who knows his subject matter extremely well. He encourages extracurricular learning and fosters an atmosphere that is very warm and welcoming.
He is a kind-hearted teacher and card about his students. He gave me good suggestions about writing and provided good material to help me write my paper. He is also a undertanding person, who gave us enough time to write our paper.
Carl Polley is a great teacher, eventhought this is online class, but i still can learn alot,he always give me alot of comment to help me. and he like people asking question, his very nice...
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grammar,the way to analyze the poems and articles
Carl's strength was that he responded to questions and concerns that students had fairy quickly. He also knew the subject area well enough to see where we might struggle and be able to offer suggestions and tips on where to research for more information. He was able to guide us in a productive direction.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
yes
Yes.he is good teacher
Post the grades faster.
I am not really sure because so far everthing is pretty good and fair to me.
I suggest he can update the grades each week.
No need change.
perfect! no need change!!
please read my homework carefully, i tried my best to do all the assignments that you gave us.
There are none that come to mind.
At the beginning, I was a little bit confuse about the class assignments. As time went on, I knew how to deal with them.
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Posting grades online sooner. Some assignments that I submitted to him took a while to return to me and have a grade posted.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
good
He encourage students to particpate more and allow us and him to discuss more about the topic of the course.
Carl Polley always give out anouncement on Laulima website for student keep track of whats going on for this online class :)
He responds every question the stufents ask, and he always sends us e-mail to remind us for the deadline of work.
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if you have questions. he very respond very fast and very useful.
i have no comment
He displayed an understanding of the troubles we sometimes faced as busy adults, and treated us as such. He also provided information that he believed would be helpful to our research, which was a big help.
Carl answered my questions in detail on the question board in Laulima and responded my e-mail so quickly.
give us alot information, when he explain it, is very clear
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gives us many times to revise our essays
He always encouraged students to post questions in a forum if we needed help. If we needed any further help or assistance from him, he always gave out his e-mail address for us to e-mail our questions directly to him. He was very quick to reply to our questions that we had.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
good
Yes, because you will learn a lot!
Yes I coudl recommened him to students.
yessssssssssss!!!! He treated every students fairly. He shows concern for students
Yes, I'd like to recommend Carl to student who wants to take EALL course because he is a very nice teacher.
Yes, because he is a good teacher.
yes i will recommend to .he so nice and passion to help students.
for students who want to study east asian literature should take his class.
Yes I would, because even students who don't take the course with an initial interest in Chinese Literature can appreciate the flow of the course.
Yes, I would. He is a good teacher.
yes, we can learn a lot from his class
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yes,he concerns his students
I would recommend Carl Polley to other students be I find him a very fair teacher. He encourages students to think for themselves and express thier opinions on a topic in a very positive atmosphere.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
good
I learned a lot from this course :) Thank you !
None. Everything is fine.
he is very very good teacher.
thank you.
Thanks a lot. Happy Thanksgiving!
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18. I developed more confidence in my ability to communicate effectively through writing.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%)
19. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
good
The culture and philosophy!
I think when my teacher ask us to do the leader post was most valuable. It like we have to be the teacher. We have to teach the other students.
For posting my comment on the board every week, it lets me can communicate with others better.
i can improve a lot my english.
i dont know
I improved my writing skills as well as searching and using soources.
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how to analyse the articles
I enjoyed the class being online. It allows me the freedom to do the classwork at my leisure. I find online classes more convenient as well. I am not restricted to being at a certain place at a specified time to hear the lecture. It allows me to work at my own time and around my schedule.
20. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
good
The order of threads are a little bit messy. Sometime is hard to find the one I am looking for.
i dont know
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None.
21. What things did you get from this course that will benefit you personally?
good
Life philosophy!
I learned lot more about Chinese culture, poem, poet and other. Many of the them I never heard of it, they contain very meaningful lesson.
WRITTING SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE ABOUT CHINESE LITERURE
I learned more about Chinese literature.
improve my writing skill.
i can communicate with other peopel better.
i learned a lot of chinese history from this class. this class taught me a lot knowledge about chinese literature..it is helpful in your future.
Buying the course textbook has been enough for me. I am a semi-voracious reader, and when I have time, I like to read through the Chinese Literature Anthology. From this book I have been able to pull all sorts of new philosophies, and have begun to apply them to myself.
Now, I know how to expalin some Chinese literature in English.
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grammar and how to analyse the poems
I enjoyed the online classes for it's convenience.
22. What changes would you make in the writing assignments?
good
It helps me to organize my writhing better.
grammer
i can learn a lot of gramma.
this class is focus on writting and reading.
My writing became more organized and professional.
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None.
23. Other comments:
good
None!!
i think he should return our assignment early.
thank you..
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Carl Polley: EALL262, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Languages, Linguistics & Lit
Course: EALL 262 - Chinese Lit in Trans after 850 Crn (Section): 33511 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 3 (43%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 3 (43%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 3 (43%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments 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%) 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  
4.43 7 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
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%) 5 (71%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He knows his subject well.
Very good teacher!!!!!He is kind and really smart!
He is nice teacher. and he likes helping the students. And he can response your answer quickly.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Update grades more frequently.
Nothing need to change! Perfect!
no
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He answer all of the questions quickly!
If you have the question, he can answer fast. And he can know what the student's need.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, his class was interesting and reading the course materials was nice and different.
OF COURSE YES!!! He is really smart and easy going!
yes. You can learn a lot from this class.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
You are the best! Good job!
Thank you. I like your class very much.
18. Other comments:
Good job!!!!!
Really good teacher always give me lots of helpful opinions.Thank you~!
I did not finish this course but this class was interested!! thank you: )

Carl Polley: EALL261, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Languages, Linguistics & Lit
Course: EALL 261 - Chinese Lit in Trans to 850 Crn (Section): 31475 (0)    
1. The instructor did not speak clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
1.13 8 0.35 Freq(%) 7 (88%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. The instructor explained course procedure. (attendance, assignments, grading policy, exams, etc.)
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%)
3. The instructor was available during office hours and/or via email.
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%)
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 explained the course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
6. 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%)
7. The instructor was prepared for class.
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%)
8. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
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%)
9. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
10. The instructor's way of teaching assisted my learning.
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%)
11. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
12. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
13. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
14. The instructor treated students fairly.
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%)
15. The instructor spoke clearly.
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%)
16. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
very in-depth analysis of subject matter, easygoing demeanor
He really knew his subject are well and always was helpful in answereing any questions pertaining to the subject being taught
He is a well-prepared teacher and good at analysing chinese literature even he is not chinese.
Prof. Polley is well versed in the field of Chinese literature. He not only provides a thorough explanation of the texts but also provides contextual references that allow the student to better learn the material.
Knew the subject area really well. The way he teaches assisted my learning.
well versed in the topic, able to lead a in class decision to benefit our learning
17. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
no changes, great job all around
online discussion!
wish have outdoor activities. for example, visit chinese temple or museum
none.
none
18. The instructor was not available during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.25 8 1.28 Freq(%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%)
19. How did the instructor show concern for students?
individual critiques, constant email communication
always emailed me back
he encouraged students to ask questions. he ask students to write a freewrite in the beginning of the class.
Giving them a chance to participate in discussion. returning our paper the next day (graded). Inform us on our grades.
by helping us decide our paper topics.
20. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
yes, he's a great teacher to discuss things with and the assignments are just the right amount of challenging.
yes, it is a great class and helps improves ones writting
yes. i would like to recommend to others because we can learn a lot from him.
Feedback on all writing assignments was constructive and helpful.
Yes. He is very great in his field. I learned a lot from the instructor.
Yes, because he is a passionate teacher who we can learn something from
21. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Keep up the great work!
thanks for a great semester
excellent!
Thank You!
22. The instructor actively listened to 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%)