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Instructor: Samuel Thomas

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AJ103, Fall 2013
AJ103, Fall 2011
AJ103, Fall 2010
AJ103, Fall 2009
AJ104, Spring 2009
AJ103, Fall 2008
AJ104, Spring 2008
AJ103, Fall 2007

Samuel Thomas: AJ103, Fall 2013

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Administration of Justice
Course: AJ 103 - Criminal Investigations I Crn (Section): 15700 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.71 9 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%) 2 (22%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.88 9 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I liked that we got participation activites and key words to help us to understand what was important and also what was applicable to what we would use in the field.
Mr. Thomas is a good lecturer. He tries to relate to his students and encourages his students to do well. The group assignments given did help to give the class a better understanding of the chapters that were gone over in class.
The activities helped to better understand the course. That was I liked the most.
the activities that we did were good, it was like doing real law enforcement work. It was very informative and a great learning experience.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
nothing. its good enough
15. Other comments:
Mr. Thomas is a great professor and his way of teaching is great because you really can catch on when he explains things from the text.

Samuel Thomas: AJ103, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Administration of Justice
Course: AJ 103 - Criminal Investigations I Crn (Section): 15133 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.85 20 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 17 (85%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.76 21 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (24%) 16 (76%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.81 21 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (19%) 17 (81%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.62 21 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 4 (19%) 15 (71%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.57 21 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 4 (19%) 15 (71%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.81 21 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (19%) 17 (81%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.76 21 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (14%) 17 (81%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.62 21 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 4 (19%) 15 (71%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.55 21 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 5 (24%) 13 (62%) 1 (5%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.7 20 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (20%) 15 (75%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.52 21 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 6 (29%) 13 (62%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.76 21 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (24%) 16 (76%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
To me this class was AWESOME!!!!! I enjoyed coming every monday night. I didnt like missing class, but there was a few times I had too. I was bumed. I really enjoyed learning about the subject. The activites was fun and i learned a lot from it.
the stories were the best.
I enjoyed the group assignments in class, which directly related to our chapter readings for each week. I also appreciated Major Thomas's enthusiasm with teaching the course and my understanding of course material.
Class was very educational and the subject matter was always interesting.
I liked on how Sam teaches. He teaches not only from the book but also from experience and i think i learn better when someone has gone through some of the things that he/she is teach us. i really enjoyed this class and learned alot.
Class was nice. Mr Thomas made it interesting and not boring. He made us laugh with a great amount of humor.
All the course materials especally the wayy professor sam thomas conducted the class
I like this course due to the fact that he made learning very fun and educational.
I liked the group activities and the simplified notes.
Course was very well designed. Went into good detail about every subject. Assignments and activities were well thought out.
I enjoyed Samuel Thomas's stories and experiences that he shared with us while lecturing the material.
I learned how to collected evidence, how to do fingerprints & the type of fingerprints. I learned a lot form this course. All class activitives was very helpful, it wasn't that much assignment, but overall; it was the best class.
group work and examples of the situations talked about in class.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
I think maybe if we had some homewrk assignments it might help a little more through out the semester.
Field trip to police station or something that got student outside the classroom and see what AJ 103 is about. There is only so much books can teach you.
no this course does not need improvement
None.
n/a
nothing.
:)
NOPE
More 'hands-on' activities.
Nope.
More invovlement and Hands on learning.
not much to improved, everything went well in this class.
15. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 21 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (19%) 16 (76%)
16. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 21 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (29%) 14 (67%)
17. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 21 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (24%) 16 (76%)
18. Other comments:
n/a
:)
none
Very good class. Excellent teacher. Every class was interesting and the instructor made the class fun.
I enjoy Samuel Thomas class. He know a lot about this caurse. He was the best, I got a lot out of this class. I appreciates all his hard work.

Samuel Thomas: AJ103, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Administration of Justice
Course: AJ 103 - Criminal Investigations I Crn (Section): 17053 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.44 16 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 11 (69%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.56 16 1.03 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.56 16 1.03 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.13 16 1.2 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 2 (13%) 9 (56%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.06 16 1.29 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 2 (13%) 9 (56%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.38 16 1.15 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 2 (13%) 11 (69%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.27 15 1.16 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 3 (20%) 9 (60%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.06 16 1.29 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 2 (13%) 9 (56%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.13 16 1.2 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 5 (31%) 8 (50%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.19 16 1.17 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 3 (19%) 9 (56%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.31 16 1.14 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 3 (19%) 10 (63%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.31 16 1.14 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 3 (19%) 10 (63%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
the stories behind the course subject that was relevant to what was being taught, it gave me a hands on idea of what was really going on. the class assignments he gave was very interesting and to the point where a hands on idea comes into play.
The Group Activities and Assignments helped me to effectively acquire the knowledge of working with a group.
I thoroughly enjoyed everything Mr. Thomas introduced pertaining to this course subject. His PowerPoint lectures assisted to those who felt â??threatenedâ?? or unenthused by the reading content. I believe this approach was useful to the grasping of information essential to the class material. Group activities, various scenarios, and engaging discussions were exceptionally gratifying. I can (with the utmost certainty) convey that it appear that, besides myself, we all had a bunch of laughs. Mr. Thomas had also blessed the class with his on the job experiences and even had a pleasant humor. I believe he was proficient in appealing to the diversity of us (his students). Additionally, I feel he was sincere with asserting to our success of attaining the pertinent substance.
I really enjoyed this course it is full of exciting material about crime scenes and forensics. Mr. Thomas is a wonderful teacher and i would take another class from him anyday. We did group activities which helps us to learn about people and different personalities. I would recomend this class to everyone.
For me the course was very educating to learn about tecniques and procedures use i law enforcement. The topic and exercise was plan and i think it fitted perfect with the coures. Thanks Mr. Thomas
I liked the fact that he had a varied work background of the skills and knowledge related to this course. The assignments allowed me to be well-informed and confident in my major. Group participation and discussion was clear and basic so I could grasp the topic and share what I read to my family, but most importantly, for me, was that he is open, courteous, and easy going. Not a stuff-shirt kind of guy, although, he dresses professionally. He offered simple instructions w/o confusion. I hope to enroll in the next class this spring on a higher level because when a class is that intriguing, one anticipates a greater impact and involvement. Mr. Thomas is on the level of his students. His power-point messages are dynamic, awesome, and this really helped me understand the curriculum. The semester is almost over, however, I have begun to actually watch more documentaries about Criminal Investigations and I see where I learned the language of criminal investigations..it's not TV, it's actuality, so I skip the drama and look for the facts. I would recommend his class to any student majoring in AJ! I am more aware of the local news on topics from this course, and my understanding has broadened my perspectives. Mahalo!
learning the course material and fulfilling my objectives
i especially liked his class because we not only learned through our text books but we also did group participation and activities that made leanring more interesting.
Activities
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
No improvement necessary. did really well with instructing what needed to be instructed.
I suggest that Video/and Current Events be applies to this course, Mr. Thomas used only PowerPoint Presentations and example from his practical experience. It would have helped me better if I could have had a visual picture, video, or article and applied the contents of the text to a more recent event to better interpret the course work.
I do not believe I would alter anything about this course or to Mr. Thomas's approach to the learning.
It doesn't need improvement.
The final exercise was very good we had everyboby participating and trying complete the task. Good participation exercise.
No. It is I who improved on self-development and discipline because of his class.
no
no
None
15. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 1.03 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 11 (69%)
16. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 16 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 11 (69%)
17. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 16 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 4 (25%) 9 (56%)
18. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 1.03 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%)
19. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 1.18 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 1 (7%) 11 (73%)
20. Other comments:
Mr. Thomas is a very great lecturer but, I still had a difficult time Interpreting the contents of the text book, because he only used PowerPoint Presentations to explain the contents of the text, and not video tapes,or current events to apply the contents of the text book to more practical, contemporary events.
I am most grateful to Mr. Thomas. Despite my adversities that had transpired sporadically throughout the semester, he was sympathetic to the situation as long as one maintained communication and exhibited accountability to the days and/or assignments missed. Most professors would not go to those lengths. He had even given me the opportunity to imply some input as to how the missed class and/or assignment should be â??made-up.â?? I anxiously await Spring 2011 semester to be enrolled in his next course---AJ 104: CSI-Violent Crimes Forensics. What a great semester it has been! I am pleased to have met his acquaintance.
Thankyou Mr. Thomas for a great semester. I was very amazed that he being a police officer was very patient, helpful and understanding of us as students. He is what every student wants in a teacher.
It was very interesting to learn from a person who has been there and done that.It makes the learn time so much worth it.
I absolutely enjoyed his class.
He is an awesome teacher

Samuel Thomas: AJ103, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Administration of Justice
Course: AJ 103 - Criminal Investigations I Crn (Section): 15069 (0)     15504 (UHH)    
1. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 18 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 15 (83%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 18 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 15 (83%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 18 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 16 (89%)
4. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 18 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 16 (89%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 14 (78%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 18 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (28%) 12 (67%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 18 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (17%) 14 (78%)
8. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 18 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (28%) 13 (72%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 18 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 16 (89%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 18 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (17%) 14 (78%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 18 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 17 (94%)
12. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 18 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 15 (83%)
13. The instructor was willing to help students during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 18 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 15 (83%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 18 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (22%) 13 (72%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 18 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 16 (89%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 18 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (17%) 14 (78%)
17. The instructor made helpful comments on assignments and exams in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 18 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (17%) 14 (78%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (94%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
I would like to have experienced hands on. Going to a scene of a crime, reporting, visiting the Hawaii Police Department seeing and having labs demonstrate how effective results turn out. Although, my instructor for this course shared a lot of stories of real life events. Mr. Thomas kept inspiration and hope alive in me as a student who has a passion for this field of study. I strongly believe it depends on the teaching style that surely invites a student, to become the best they can be with igniting of the flame inside one with good intentions. This my instructor has given me through his work, study and knowledge of criminal investigations. Thanks.
I wouldn't change or improve this class in any way. Well actually maybe we could have a guest speaker involved with the CSI branch. But other than that this class was the best I've had yet.
NOthing
I would not change anything, Mr. Thomas knows this course very well. His personal experiences, helped me to get the jist of the material we were learning.
If I were to teach this course one thing I would change is more hands on work.
Non
The teacher didi it it well, but i just wished that he mqde the class alittle more interesting.
I don't think I would change anything. Mayyyyybe just the note taking we had to do in class, but not really. It was like a whole bunch of notes. I understand that this career field has a lot of information that needs to be learned, it's not like math where 2+2=4. So I don't think that making less notes is really a problem.
nothing
More extra credit
I will improve nothing because he teach perfect!
nothing it was great..............
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
Like I explained, Great Job! I've learned to see the bigger picture behind a cop, investigator, victim, suspect, criminals and convictions. My teacher really was inspiring this semester. His intentions were honest and his methods of teaching were informative.
I really enjoyed Mr. Thomas's teaching method. It was fair enough for every student. He didn't exactly take attendance because our attendance was based upon class participation. That was fair enough for the students because the only way you'll learn is by attending the class and participating in activities.
He was very interesting and presented the material in a very well and fun manner.
its good
His teaching methods is very professional, experiential, and beneficial. He is a really nice person, I have enjoyed being taught by him. I hope in the future, I will be able to take another class that he will be instructing.
Good
he needs work more on it
I think that Mr. Thomas' teaching methods is really awesome! He has a good way at teaching whatever material that needs to be taught while making it super fun and interpreting his own experiences with the course material as examples.
Knew his materials very well
His methods is out standing in class work, group work ,and test work! A+
awesome
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
Absolutely!
I have learned alot in this class. I watch a lot of CSI on television and there are a lot of information that I don't understand of, therefore in this class it made more sense by learning and explaining everything in the CSI field. Although television is not the same as real life it was interesting to learn from Mr. Thomas's experience.
Yes he did a great job on introducing us into criminal investigations he made the lectures very educational and interesting at the same time
yes
Yes, my knowledge has expanded, and I will be able to apply these skills in my life, should I be given an opportunity to work in the field as an investigator. If not I still will be able to utilize these skills eslewhere in the criminal justice field.
yes i did learn lot of job skills
I have definitely learned a great deal about the criminal investigations system from this class. There is a lot of material involved in this field and sometimes it can get a little boring because of all the notes and reading that needs to be done. But Mr. Thomas made this learning experience very enjoyable and a lot easier to learn.
Yes
He gave his 1000% of general knowledge and prior knowledge skills! A++++
very much so
22. Other comments:
I would have liked to go on some excursions to be witness to how certain agencies work to provide services to our community. Hands on training and learning I believe ignite students interested in this field.
I really enjoyed this class because I am now able to understand things that are mentioned on television and learned a lot from Mr. Thomas's past/ previous experiences. Thank you!!
Awesome teacher!! Wish he had more classes!!!
Love this class!
23. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 18 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (17%) 14 (78%)
24. I developed creative ability in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 18 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (33%) 12 (67%)
25. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 18 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (17%) 14 (78%)
26. I participated actively in the small group sessions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 18 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 17 (94%)
27. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 18 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 15 (83%)
28. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 14 (82%)
29. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 17 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 15 (88%)
30. Students frequently volunteer their own opinions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (11%) 15 (83%)
31. Comment on the instructor's professional attitude and behavior.
Awesome! My instructor demonstrates a professional behavior, pretty cool guy with guts.
from the looks of the class I believe every student enjoyed Mr. Thomas attitude. Why? because he took things seriously but yet knew how to joke around and keep the class staying interested in the lessons.
Positive
good job
Mr. Thomas was always professional in his speech, dress, and overall attitude. His behavior was very appropriate, he always made us laugh, he was never critical or demanding. He is a fair man and handled himself in a manner that befits a professional.
good
I think that Mr. Thomas has a great attitude and behavior, as well as a very good humble personality. It has made me want to come to his class even more because I know that it will be a good and fun class.
Maybe went over the edge on some jokes, but none that come to mind.
GOOD! A++++++++++++++++++
awesome
32. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Clarification on subject at hand. Willingness to help a student in volunteering positions for a student to continue seeking passion.
Most valuable and helpful is having to learn from the instructors powerpoints and experiences.
Very thorough and makes learning interesting
His personal experience, and relating it to the subject matter. The material then became more understandable and clear in my minds eye.
the lessons
I think that the most valuable and helpful thing about the instructor is that he was not only an instructor teaching what had to be taught, he was a professional in that particular career field, which meant that he surely without a doubt knew the material and put everything into a way we as a class all understood the material.
His experience in the field.
Every thing ! A++++++++++++++++++
He knew his stuff and that is what helped me a great deal.Real experiences made it meaningful.
33. The writing assignments helped me understand the course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 18 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (28%) 12 (67%)
34. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 18 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (17%) 14 (78%)
35. The group work contributes significantly to this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (11%) 15 (83%)

Samuel Thomas: AJ104, Spring 2009     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Administration of Justice
Course: AJ 104 - CSI: Violent Crime Forensics Crn (Section): 18126 (0)     18709 (UHH)    
1. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
4. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
8. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
12. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
13. The instructor was willing to help students during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 12 (92%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
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%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
17. The instructor made helpful comments on assignments and exams in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
more hands on projects
Nothing
Samual Thomas is a great intructor and i would not change a thing..
Nothing, Mr. Thomas is very itneligent he teaches very well. He is stern when he needs to be, but yet he makes his classes fun and welcoming. In my opinion a class that is taught without laughter is not being taught at all!
a. only put what is inportant information on the powerpoints.
Nothing of course! Sam has a great way of getting his point across and that definately comes from the wide knowledge and experience he has over the course of his career. He does a great job and I hope he teaches Investigation II next semester.
I would have copies of the powerpoints avaliable to all students.
I wouldn't change anything
Ha ha ha...WATCH CSI more...Just kidding (inside joke!) This was a fantastic class, just like every other one I have taken from Sam. My only suggestion is for him to go back to his old style, use less powerpoints, and tell us more stories like in previous classes. I thought they were more fun! But the mock crime scene project was great!!!! Overall, it was a very infomative class and I feel it helped improve my thinking when it comes to Criminal Justice and Crime Scene Forensics ;)
honestly there is noting really to change...Sam's technique in teaching is fun and he clearly knows the subject well....i can understand what we are learning about and he tells us his experiences in the subject matter there is nothing at all that i would change....
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
very good
Very good teacher, knows content well, easy to comprehend in course.
exilant
Brilliant he makes learning fun and exciting, not just the same old blah,blah,blah boring stone age style of teaching.
Sam is awesome. His rapport with the students is priceless.
I enjoy his class and look forward to getting into his Investigations II course which I hope will be offered in the Fall of 2009. He has a great personality and I always appreciate his professionalism. From the last time I took one of his courses a few years ago, I have looked forward to having him again. His personal experiences help me to understand and look forward to one day being able to help and protect my community and make a difference the way Sam has. Aloha Sam!!
I think that the teacher has great teaching methods.
He puts terms in ways the students could understand. I say his methods worked really well
I love Sam. He communicates very well with the students, and if fair with his grading, and really tries to get everyone involved. I highly recommend him and any of his classes to anyone interested in the Criminal Justice Field.
He did a great job teaching as well as throw in a little humor when needed.
like i said its fun he teaches us so we can understand it and gives us scenarios that we must solve using what was taught in class...lectures are long but so worth it because we only meet once a week so the work load is fair...
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
yes
Yes, both. Content learned will be helpful in future career choices.
yes
of course!
Absolutely
He most definately has contributed to my knowledge. He has taught me not to just look for the obvious because no crime will be straight forward and simple and if so protect yourself and the evidence because those are the first things to be attached in court. Your professionalism, procedure, integrity and chain of custody. Good teaching skills and examples used!
yes.
Very much.
Most definitely! Taking his classes almost got me to jump ship from becoming a lawyer to become a detective!
Very much he has made me see how much work is done in CSI and if I had the stomach for this job I would do it.
Sam taught us well and if you want to go in the field that he is teaching then yes the general knowledge is good learning job skills...and it just fun to learn about!!!
22. Other comments:
AWESOME CLASS, AWESOME TEACHER, AWESOME SEMESTER!
Sam Thomas has made sure that the needs of his students were met even though at times it seened he was challenged by some students. He has made accomidations to help me in his class and I am grateful.
Sam great job...to bad your not teaching another class next semester...i took all of you classes already!!!
23. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
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%)
24. I learned to identify main points and central issues in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
25. I learned to recognize quality work in this field.
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%)
26. I participated actively in the small group sessions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
27. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
28. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
29. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
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%)
30. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
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%)
31. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
32. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
33. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)

Samuel Thomas: AJ103, Fall 2008     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Administration of Justice
Course: AJ 103 - Criminal Investigations I Crn (Section): 17173 (0)    
1. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
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%)
2. Course objectives were met.
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 text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
4. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
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%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
8. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
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%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
12. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
13. The instructor was willing to help students during office hours and/or via email.
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%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
16. The instructor graded 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%)
17. The instructor made helpful comments on assignments and exams in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
Do without the text
nothing
i would change not a thing. the class was a great course with a terrific instructor.
Nothing really we only meet once a week and the work is fair...we read the text to prepare for class assignments, and we do fun activities to understand what the text was about and how to actually do it. I wouldnt change nothing at all!
I would bring in guest speckers to talk on the subjects, sometimes. Also I would strongly put my power point lecture on WEBCT (for example) so the student can have access to the lesson anytime to use for their studies. Because, I find myself not listening to the teacher but trying to write everything that is on the power point before he change to the next page.
I would let students have open book/notes for tests.
Nothing. This content needed to be taught in the manner it was this semester.
nothing at all
Nothing
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
great
he is an excellent teacher
i think they were outstanding. he knows the criteria really well and he is a very encouraging instructor.
His teaching methods were fair and fun. Not boring at all he would tell us his on experience in doing the subject, which made it more interesting because he has done it him self and can answer our questions.
Its okay. But he should put his power point on "WEBCT" so we can study before and after his classes. I feel it will be very benefit the student and the teacher.
I enjoyed it.
He is a good instructor and the material was taught well.
He is totally awesome, his stories are great, I wish I could take another class with him
I like his teaching methods and they are very effective.
I liked it
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
yes
yes
i learned more than i thought i would. the lectures brought out a lot of information that i thought i knew, but he clarified the subject with a whole lot of new info.
If you are wanting to do into this field then yes he has shown us good learning job skills. But even if your not going to go into this field it was a fun learning experience and I have learned alot in his class.
yes
yes
Yes
Absolutely
Yes
Yes
22. Other comments:
great instructor whom i recommend to future aj students
GOOD CLASS!!! taking his other class next semester!
I like Mr. Thomas his knows his subject.
I thoroughly enjoyed the teacher. He knows the subject well.
23. I developed creative ability in this field.
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%)
24. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
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%)
25. I participated actively in the small group sessions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
26. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)

Samuel Thomas: AJ104, Spring 2008     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Administration of Justice
Course: AJ 104 - CSI: Violent Crime Forensics Crn (Section): 16118 (0)     16594 (UHH)    
1. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 1.53 Freq(%) 2 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 8 (67%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 1.53 Freq(%) 2 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 1 (33%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
4. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 1.53 Freq(%) 2 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 1 (50%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 8 (73%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 7 (64%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
8. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
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%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 1 (33%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (33%)
12. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
13. The instructor was willing to help students during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (33%) 6 (55%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (64%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
17. The instructor made helpful comments on assignments and exams in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: A=Superior; B=Good; C=Average; D=Poor; F=Inferior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   A   B   C   D   F  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 2 (67%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
Test every other chapter, instead of every 4.
Nothing
nothing
I would continue to do what he is doing. The variety and the class participation is excellent. He used up to date material that was in the paper along with the text book, power pooints and visual. Just a great classs and he makes it so.
I wouldn't do anything different from what is going on now. He is doing a wonderful job.
N/A
Nothing. Couldn't do a better job myself.
More hands on work instead of just lecture.
a) I enjoyed it thought it was well taught b) Not much, it was planned out nicely and made to understand
Nothing, Professor Thomas made this class easy to understand and was very helpful when I needed help. I def. would recommend this teacher to continue teaching and really enjoy the way he teaches. One of the best teachers Ive had at UH!!!
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
Good
I think he knew his materials very well and was very helpful in helping us with the subjects we had a hard time with.
awesome
Great so practical and informational
Outstanding.
Positive
Clear and concise.
I thought that Mr. Thomas is an excellent teacher. He knew his subject very well and is always fair.
I thought that the teacher did an excellent job in his methods of delivery. He made the tough scientific subject a little better to understand when I was lost so I think that the instructor did great.
His teaching methods were good
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
yes
Yes, I have learned so many things that I didn't know before.
yes
yes, he made me want to learn more
Yes many times so encouraging.
He has taught me most of what i know in order to get in this field and feel comfortable.
Yes
Yes.
Yes, Mr. Thomas has taught me a lot about how the real criminal investigations are properly done.
Yes very much so. I learned a lot and I think that it will easier for me in the future classes or in life to understand the issues better.
Yes
Very Much!!!!
22. Other comments:
Sam is a very good teacher and does very well with the students. He makes you feel very comfortable in the class.
good teacher that went into details which is what is needed in all classes.
Grat class and a great teacher.
Keep up the great work.
I enjoyes this instructors flexable style of teaching.
Would encorage others to take class.
More advanced classes on Forensics should be made available either at Hawaii Community College or University of Hawaii... Maybe even a degree program.
Continue with the way Prof. Thomas teaches!
23. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 1 (33%)
24. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
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%)
25. The TA is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
26. The TA is friendly and accessible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
2.67 3 1.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 6 (60%) 0 (0%)
27. The TA was able to stimulate class participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
2.67 3 1.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 5 (50%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)

Samuel Thomas: AJ103, Fall 2007     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Administration of Justice
Course: AJ 103 - Criminal Investigations I Crn (Section): 15176 (0)     15611 (UHH)    
1. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
4. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
8. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 11 (69%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 13 (81%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 13 (81%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
12. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 14 (88%)
13. The instructor was willing to help students during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (81%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 11 (69%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 13 (81%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%)
17. The instructor made helpful comments on assignments and exams in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: A=Superior; B=Good; C=Average; D=Poor; F=Inferior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   A   B   C   D   F  
4.93 15 0.26 Freq(%) 14 (93%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
A. I think having more hands-on projects would have added to the course. The ones we did I really enjoyed! B. Maybe a little less note-taking.
nothing
Nothing
Good
Make the lecture a little bit more exciting. Instead of lectureing the entire 2 hours.
nothing
Nothing as it was well prepared
Maybe more homework to make the classwork more understandable.
Maybe just a field trip now and then.
If I could add something to the course, I would add an in-class mock crime scene activity, where the class is set up to look like a crime scene and students are expected to apply the techniques they have learned to investigate a crime.
Nothing to change. It was a fun intresting class.
i wouldn't be able to do as good a job as him. i wouldn't change a thing
I would have him continue to bring up experiences and current event that pertain to our claa subject. Great Job Major Thomas
a. Mr. Thomas does a great job, what's to improve. b. Wouldn't change anything.
I would change nothing. This course helped me alot to better understand the criminal investigations and helped me to feel better about persuing my long term goals.
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
I think Sam Thomas was fantastic. I would recommend this course and Sam Thomas as an instructor very highly to anyone interested in the Criminal Justice Field.
Very creative. keeps the whole lecture interesting with his own experience on the job.
very good.
Effective
I thought that Mr. Thomas was a good instructor. He knew what he was teaching and made sure that we knew what he was talking about.
awsome class, very helpful and very interesting
The methods were creative and enjoyable. The instructor hit the topics to the course all the way. I did not see any faults in it.
Very good!
Interesting
The classroom exercises (the mock interviews and interrogations, the incident report assignments, and the fingerprint dusting activity) effectively illustrated the material from the book and the lectures.
i thought the teacher teached the class very good with hands on.
i think he is a great guy and is very intelligent, especially in this subject. his teaching method is good because he keeps everything interesting. makes you want to learn.
He was funny clear and let us see the importance of the job of being an investigator. Also how we as citzens play a big part in our communities safety.
Mr. Samuel Thomas is a fair, supportive teacher who provides positive feedback in a timely manner.
excellent
I think it was great and he made this class really interesting with his real life stories and facts of situations that have happened and that may also arise.
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
Yes. I think that because Sam Thomas works in the field, he had lots of exciting anecdotes and stories to share, which made the class even more enjoyable.
yes
yes
Very much so
Yes, I have learned a lot about the Justice System. Which was why I took his class.
yes, I gained so much knowledge
Very much so as I got to understand the field of criminal justice in investigation that will help me in the future within my career.
Yes, I know more that what I would have ever known.
Yes
Yes, most importantly I learned that investigators must be diligent, inquisitive, objective and honest. As mentioned above, the in-class exercises allowed me to utilize investigative techniques in real world scenarios.
yes
he is the main person that has taught me everything i know. yes he has definately contributed alot.
Yes I have a higher respect for our police, our laws and the awareness we all [play a big part in the safety of our own communities by being a team player.
Mr. Thomas has contributed a great deal to my general education with regards to criminalistics.
yes
Yes, very much. I am more knowledgable about the field that I want to work in.
22. Other comments:
Great class to take.
good job
Stimulating class
I loved this class, it was challenging and informative
I enjoyed this course. I was very comfortable in the class and enjoyed the class participation as well. I found it to be comprehendable and feel that the instructor knew what he wwas talkling about and could explain the course easily to us.
good class, recommended!
Give this guy a raise or something, he is a great teacher and person. i recommend his class to anyoine who is going to take up A.J.
Provided the opportunity I would seriously consider taking more courses from Mr. Thomas.
His is a very good teacher and I am willing to take more classes from him anyday. I learned a lot of things in this class that I never knew or had a hard time understanding.
23. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
24. I developed enthusiasm about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%)
25. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
26. I participated actively in class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 7 (47%) 6 (40%)
27. I developed greater awareness of societal problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 11 (69%)
28. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
29. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 11 (69%)
30. I generally understood the material presented in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 11 (69%)
31. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%)
32. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
It gave me a very broad overview of Criminal Investigations and what the process is in real life. Its not at all like how its portrayed on television. A lot more work goes into solving even the smallest crimes. I have a deepened respect for Police Officer
shown me what to expect in my future career.
past experiences and cases that realted to subject that we were learning
Terminology and theory
About,how the Justice System works and what it is all about.
very informative and I really understood and retained the information given to me
The conductions of an investigation. The proper steps and way to handle an investigations. The different terms and theories.
The Facts about this section that I had no clue about.
The detailed explanation of a particular subject
The emphasis on professional ethics and the practical applications of investigative and interrogative techniques were the most important aspects of the course.
Everything
everything i have learned from this course obviously. whatever i have learned will be valuable and helpful when i become a detective
Learning how things work and how we can play big part in our society and change the world, help catch the criminal as well as work as a team player. Be aware of our society we live in. The back groung of the police , investigator, detectives, modern ways
enjoyed everything
That we did actual plays of things that will or might happen in this type of field and with doing this it made us think critically about situations.
33. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
34. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 11 (69%)
35. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (81%)
36. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
37. The instructor spoke clearly and audibly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%)
38. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
39. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%)
40. The instructor is permissive and flexible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
41. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%)
42. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
43. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%)
44. Students frequently volunteer their own opinions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 11 (69%)
45. One real strength of this course is the classroom discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (38%) 10 (63%)
46. The instructor makes the course difficult enough to be stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
47. Comment on the instructor's professional attitude and behavior.
He always tried to get us to use critical thinking and to think outside the box. He challenged us and I really enjoyed that. He was always professional. He was funny, and he made even some of the boring stuff interesting by telling us stories from his exp
Great attitude always willing to help.
very good, kept the class intersting
Very professional and authentic
He was always positive.
I really enjoed this class and the teacher and plan on taking more courses from him
The instructor was passionate and sincere in the topic of the course. He knew the area well and made it easy for me to understand. I was comfortable in asking the instructor a question without feeling embarassed since I knew the instructor would be kind a
very good, nice guy and easy to talk to.
Very professional
Mr. Thomas was always prepared, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and timely. He was humorous, occasionally adding levity to a subject that can at times be grim. The coursework was fair. The tests contained no "curve ball" questions; he always went over the
Very helpful attitude
he is generally a nice guy
He is grat. Friendly,he knew his subject He is very professional. He was well behaved. He did a lot of different way in teaching us and it was great in helping us learn. ned and answered our questions. Includes us all in his lectures
Mr. Thomas is extremely professional in behavior and attitude.
He was very friendly and easy to talk to about problems that we may have had with the materials. Helped us out a lot with answering questions and making things more clearer.
48. Comment on the instructor's concern for the students.
He encouraged us to do lots of extra credit, and as we were taking notes, he would tell us what would likely show up on the exams, which was great!
Always willing to help. Recieved helpful emails
very good, he lets us know where we stand in the class and if there was anything else we neede to do
Genuine
He cared in a wasy that he made sure what was talked about in class was goig to be on the exams. He was very fair and concerned about how students were doing in their academics mainly inhis class.
None
reviews for test always, goes over everything!
Fair
He was flexible. The instructor was willing to listen to students inquiries, often speaking to students before and after class.
he seems to be concerned about all the students in class and how well they do in his class
He seemed interested in us,as a student. He asked questions and accepted our answers. We asked questions and he answered them .
Mr. Thomas is very supportive, he offfers positive encouragement and clarifies issues readily.
Very well concerned about the students and if they were learning things enough. Also wanting to help students that wasn't doing too well on their test.
49. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
His friendly and outgoing demeanor.
His experience in the criminal justice field
hes generall knowlage and past experiences
Insight and experience
very fair, not to hard but hard enough
His experience and knowledge in the area of his course. He know and was able to teach it to make it understandable.
spends time with us, his time.
His willingness to work with students
His commitment to professionalism and education is his most distinguishing quality.
went threw everything that was on the test
how he makes me want to go to class and how he teaches
He was very personable and he had a grat attitude. It was a joy coming to the class each week.
His willingness to make sure we get the information,
The most valuable things was that he made the classroom feel really warmly and always wanting to go to class. It made it a lot easier to go to class with a friendly and understanding teacher.
50. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Funny, Outgoing, Knowledgeable
understanding, enthusiastic
Insightful, experienced, practical
Funny and Friendly
knows the subject matter, uses helpful examples
Kind, Understandable and Knowledgable
Very helpful
Fun, informative & helpful
Affable, honorable, and fair.
Cool, Smart, Helpful
Friendly, He knew his subject. He seemed to like his job of a Major in the police department and also he seemed to enjoy teaching us at HCC in AJ class.
Honest, Supportive, Fair
Friendly, understanding, easy to learn from.
51. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)