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Instructor: Malia Lau Kong

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HIST151, Fall 2012
HIST152, Fall 2012
HIST230, Fall 2012
HIST151, Fall 2007

Malia Lau Kong: HIST151, Fall 2012

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Arts & Humanities
Course: HIST 151 - World Civilization I Crn (Section): 61011 (0)    
1. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 10 (67%)
2. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
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%)
3. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 15 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (40%) 8 (53%)
4. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for 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%)
5. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 15 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 11 (73%)
6. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 15 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
7. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
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%)
8. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 15 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 14 (93%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 15 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 14 (93%)
10. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 15 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 15 (100%)
11. The instructor effectively uses the blackboard, films, pictures, computers, slides, or other aids.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%)
12. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
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%)
13. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 13 (87%)
14. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
15. The instructor treats all 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%)
16. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 15 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 15 (100%)
17. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 15 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (87%)
18. The instructor is willing to help with individual problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 15 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 15 (100%)
19. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 15 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 15 (100%)
20. The instructor clearly explains the grading system.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%)
21. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 15 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 14 (93%)
22. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 15 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 15 (100%)
23. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 15 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 14 (93%)
24. The instructor makes the student want to learn.
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%)
25. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 15 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
26. How did the instructor show concern for students?
She always offers to help students who do not understand the material.
She would use a very polite calm tone to each student
She always offer help outside of class
There should be no concerned about Lau Kong. She is a great teacher.
She demonstrates an eagerness to teach and help her students with the subject matter in any way she can. She ultimately cares less about the course, and more about the student's success in the course.
Goes over material thoroughly and makes sure everyone is on the same page.
She's available outside of class time for questions and she's understanding and helpful, if you have to miss a class or two. She makes it easy to catch up on class work if you do have to miss time in class.
always there to help
She is willing to help you and answer questions after class.
she would always ask if we have any questions, and if we do she answers them.
27. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
Her powerpoint slides are easy to follow and she explains each slide in more detail. Also are primary source readings are relevant to what we read in the textbook and we can relate the source to other countries or people.
Nothing to dislike. I overall enjoyed her class. Perhaps better technical equipment would be better so it can assist her with her teaching and it isn't giving her a hard time.
She explained the course in a easy approch and more modern thoughts
I enjoyed her enthusiasm and interest in speech
She is kind, helpful, and joyful and great explain the material.
She gives great examples for various concepts. She makes historical events relevant by comparing them to modern-day events.
Sometimes I felt sleepy, but it was probably because it was a morning class. I liked the videos she showed us.
I like how she would sometimes put us into groups and have us share ideas on an in-class assignment...it allowed us to interact and share our thoughts and ideas.
it was interesting
I enjoy her teaching methods.
she makes things easy to understand. when showing slide shows she explains whats on the slide and that's what i like.
28. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I like the fact that she enjoys telling us about history. I can tell when she speaks about certain events that she is excited to tell us, which makes me excited to know and want to know more about history.
She is a fantastic teach, love her!
I really enjoyed her class
She is interested teacher too.
She makes the subject matter interesting and challenging. She also gives very interesting homework assignments. We have to read primary sources and then reflect on them, as opposed to just doing tests.
Very nice teacher, prefer her to anyone who is taking history. She knows what her material is and makes me feel confident that I am learning something.
This is the first history course that I actually understand. Not because of the material, but because the way you set up your class, the pace, the amount of material, and how well you explain, is why I understand and can follow along easily with the material.
She has to be the happiest person on campus! I have her class at 8:30am and she has never walked into class without a smile on her face...it makes a difference on how you feel a class when you know the teacher is happy to be there.
thank you
Very good teacher and treats everyone equally!
she is a wonderful teacher. she is very caring towards her students and willing to help us with anything we need help with.
29. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
Yes, she makes history fun and it's not a boring history class you had before.
ABSOLUTELY!! She's awesome!! She is patient and thorough. She definitely knows what she is talking about.
Yes,she is a very well prepared teacher and easy to understand!
I would recommend her class to other students. Even if you don't like history, Lau Kong will still keep you occupied.
Yes I would recommend Lau Kong because she not strict, will help individual when needed, and explain the material well.
I would recommend Professor Lau Kong to anybody who wants to likes history and wants to learn more about it. I would also recommend her to people like me -- people who might have thought history a boring or dry subject -- because she makes it interesting.
yes i would because she is nice and makes learning fun
Definitely
Yes, she is great. History can be boring, but not with her...she makes it very interesting.
Yes, very good course.
Yes! She is a nice teacher and knows her subject well!
yes i would because she is very helpful and interested in making sure her students learn.
30. Other comments:
Great semester!
Nien
One of the best teachers I've had
Thank you Ms. Lau Kong, you're great!

Malia Lau Kong: HIST152, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Arts & Humanities
Course: HIST 152 - World Civilization II Crn (Section): 61015 (0)     61016 (0)    
1. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
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%)
2. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
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%)
3. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
4. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
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%)
5. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
6. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
7. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
8. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
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%)
10. The instructor appears to know his or her 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%)
11. The instructor effectively uses the blackboard, films, pictures, computers, slides, or other aids.
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 clearly explains complex ideas.
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%)
13. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 16 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 14 (88%)
14. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
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%)
15. The instructor treats all students fairly.
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%)
16. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
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%) 15 (94%)
17. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
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%)
18. The instructor is willing to help with individual problems.
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%)
19. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
20. The instructor clearly explains the grading system.
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%)
21. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
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%)
22. The instructor treated students with respect.
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%)
23. The instructor makes the material interesting.
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%)
24. The instructor makes the student want to learn.
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%)
25. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
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%)
26. How did the instructor show concern for students?
She goes through the whole lecture by being specific and answering students questions.
Sheʻs helpful, kind, polite, teaches well, lets us use cheat sheets for exams which helps us a lot, while there is a lot of material to know, memorize and learn. Sheʻs also thoughtful in many ways and understanding to the students.
Yes, she is caring and generously shows great concern for all her students.
Malia helped in any way she could. I love history and cant wait to take another class from her.
Always willing to accommodate.
A very reasonable teacher. I enjoyed the class alot.
by sharing the subject and making it fun and very interested.
Malia is always explaining things in detail so that we students truly grasp the lesson that she is teaching. When someone loses their worksheet or can't find something within the course reader, she never treats them like their stupid or says something like "well hurry up!" NO! she always takes the time to help them out. She is kind, funny, and is truly an amazing teacher.
She always asks her class if they are on the same page with her and makes sure she doesn't skip a question. She also allows her students to interact with one another and also share ideas with the whole class.
She offers her office hours if anyone needs help or has questions or any concern can see her
Be never missing a class.
Malia is always willing to listen to students - whether it is during a class lecture or before/after class. She is always willing to help students and encourages them to do well.
She takes time to help them to understand.
She always offered help to all the students and made us feel welcomed.
Whenever someone made a small comment about the subject, she didn't just say "oh well that's dumb." she took it as it is and actually encouraged us to ask questions if we wanted to. If you needed help on anything like getting your papers back, you could always see her after class or in her office. She's very approachable teacher.
She is so nice and really cares for each person
She would show concern by taking time to ask if anyone when had questions periodically throughout lectures to be sure that everyone was understanding and following along and she always stayed after class so that students come go to her for extra help or if they had any individual questions.
27. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
I like her class because she puts effort into teaching the students and therefore she has a good class.
I like her style of teaching and the way she goes about things about the subject.
Her personality is so bubbly and fun, it makes you want to interact and listen to her in class.
I liked how she was so enthusiastic everyday even though our class was in the afternoon. She always kept me awake in class.
She makes material interesting. Explains things where you can understand. The worksheets helps to prepare us for the lecture in class. Exams are on material that we covered (no surprises!)VERY friendly, approachable and knows her stuff well.
I liked it good class.
There was nothing that I did not dislike about her and the way she teaches her class.
I love how Malia greets everyone as soon as they walk into the room. She always has a smile on her face and is super helpful. She is serious when needed, but can also make us laugh during her lessons. I really enjoy her class and am hoping to take another next semester.
She makes learning fun and always likes to have a good laugh
She's not afraid to tell the truth.
I love how she uses sources and as a class we overview it on the overhead. Everything we do.. we do together! Malia gave us many chances to get into groups and discuss many issues (giving us the chance to interact and see different view points from our peers).
Her class is good because she emphasizes things where you just cannot fail her exams
She tries to help every student achieve the highest grade possible.
I like the small group activities she does for us, it makes history interesting and not boring and also that most of your assignments were in our course reader, which made it SO EASY to do our homework instead of worksheets. That way everything is more organized then before.
I like her Sing song voice
I especially like that she made her course easy to follow and understand and she would always explain things from the textbook in a way that everyone could get and remember.
28. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
She is very nice and professional.
I would recommend other student to take her class.
Great Teacher and cares about everyone in the class.
She is a great teacher and would not take a history class from anyone else.
She enthusiasm helps me to wanna learn more and understand.
She explains everything so vibrately interesting.
Malia is bright and warm. She really does care for the students and is always thinking about how she can make things easier, better, and quicker for us students. She is definitely one of the best teacher I had the privilege of learning from...in my life time.
I enjoyed having her as a teacher and looks forward to taking a class of her's again
Time for a pay raise.
Malia is very bubbly! She is always in a good mood. She is always positive and lights up the room. You can really tell that she loves teaching and her students.
She's such a great teacher but wished she taught more history classes
Keep doing what your doing!!
She's nice and is really passionate about what she does. She looks like she cares about her job and not like she doesn't want to be here like some teachers.
she knows all current issues
I think she was overall a fun teacher and a sweet lady. I really enjoyed being in her class.
29. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
yes because she is more specific to the students compared to other instructors.
Yes, like I had said earlier. Sheʻs a good instructor.
Yes, she makes history interesting with a variety of group exercises to get students interested.
Yes, I would because she was a great teacher and actually Upward Bound at WCC told me to take her class.
Yes, one of the best teachers at Windward!
Yes great i can't wait to take 151
Yes, because sheʻs fun and funny and she really puts a lot into her class and the subject
I would recommend her to EVERYONE! SHES SO AWESOME!
Yes because she is a great teacher to learn from.
Yes, because she is organized and informative.
I would and have recommended Malia to other students. My reasons are because she teaches a subject that appears to be boring, but makes it interests. She grasps the students' attention and keeps things going. She is very knowledgable when it comes to the material. She is also easy to approach and always happy to hear from students.
Yes because she's really great. She CARES
Yes i would because she cares if you just do your part.
Yes, because she tries to make history fun and doesn't try to lecture forever. Also tries to relate the history now to what happened in the past.
yes She keeps it fun
Absolutely. I never usually cared for history as a course but her teaching style made it easy and fun to understand and I enjoyed taking her class.
30. Other comments:
Nothing much but thank you very much.
Iʻve leaned a lot from her in her history class.
Great Teacher and feel totally comfortable around her and to ask her questions. :)
I plan on taking HIST 151 from you in the future! Thanks for a GREAT semester!:)
Thank you Malia for a great semester
Malia is the greatest!
favorite teacher this semester, very fun. And i sat by a beautiful girl so that helped me pass with an A
Keep her around.
Thank you, Malia, for being THE BEST HISTORY TEACHER!!! You've helped me understand History by breaking it down and always giving two sides to a story. Thank you for always being energetic and willing to help us out. You are always understanding and willing to work with us.

Malia Lau Kong: HIST230, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Humanities
Course: HIST 230 - Pre-Modern European Civ Crn (Section): 61397 (0)    
1. Other comments:
This is truly one of the best teachers I have ever had. She has excellent interpersonal skills and has interesting lectures which "paint a picture" of history in Pre-Modern European Civilization. I have recommended her history classes to everyone that wants to really learn about history but can handle excessive reading and writing as it is not just a "WI," I would say its reading intensive as well. GREAT TEACHER!
Great professor, made writing our papers a lot easier and gave us different ideas in class which urged most of the students to come to class. I had lots of fun in this class and drafting your papers is KEY!
I would just like to say that malia is a great history professor. She loves her subject. she has made second guess my educational goals by making me want to major in history. I am terriable at writting she is not my english teacher but she taught me how to use transitional words and how to develop strong paragraphs. Nothing against my english 100 teacher but malia was better. She genuinely cares about each and every one of her students. thank you malia. I have already encouraged everyone i knew that was looking for a writing intensive to take malia. thank you ms lau kong
I really enjoyed this class. Professor Lau Kong is a great teacher, who knows her subject and makes it interesting. I would totally recommend her class because you learn a lot and have fun while learning it. Thanks Professor Malia for a great semester!

Malia Lau Kong: HIST151, Fall 2007     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Arts & Humanities
Course: HIST 151 - World Civilization I Crn (Section): 61016 (0)     61226 (0)     61240 (0)    
1. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 19 0.23 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 17 (100%)
2. The instructor uses class time 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%) 6 (46%)
3. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
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%)
4. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 18 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (6%) 16 (89%)
5. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 8 (62%)
6. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
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 (85%)
7. The instructor answers questions clearly.
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%)
8. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 14 (88%)
9. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 14 (82%)
10. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 19 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 14 (78%)
11. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
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 asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 18 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (89%)
13. The instructor treats all students fairly.
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%) 16 (80%)
14. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
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%)
15. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 18 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 17 (94%)
16. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 20 0.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 17 (94%)
17. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 18 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 18 (100%)
18. The instructor treated students with respect.
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%) 18 (90%)
19. The instructor makes the material interesting.
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%)
20. The instructor engages in a healthy exchange of ideas and opinions with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 18 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 17 (94%)
21. The instructor motivates students to do their best.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 17 (94%)
22. How did the instructor show concern for students?
always asking about work and if you understand the material
letting us go over it in class together and turn in assignments late. and when you have questions she gives you the most straight up answer she can and it makes it a lot easier for us especially on such a complex subject
She wrote a lot of suggestions on the tests she graded to help us do better on the next test.
again when i was absent she allowed me to make up my work with minimal point deductions for late work and she really extended her hand to help me catch up and understand everything that i had missed
She would answer the questions that we would tell her and clearly answer them back with examples and ideas.
She would help us understand things if we didn't get it by talking with us individually or in a small group to clear things up.
She was always eager to explain as many times as was needed in order for students to get the concepts. She also made clear that she would be free for help outside of class.
She was patient and understanding to those in our class who really DID NOT deserve her patience and understanding...I found that remarkable.
She is always asking if she can help us.
Always willing to spend time with the student to "catch them up" with the rest of the class and offered extra credit opportunities as well.
By answering all our questions.
she explains instructions very clearly... gives opportunities for questions and extra credit
Always available to answer questions and provide missed worksheets
she made sure nobody was confused by asking.
Always willing to teach & make sure everyone understand it.
Asked us how we were doing and used our comments and concerns very well
she was available after class, and during office hours.
Whenever a student was absent, she would give out all notes and handouts that were missed.
she gives those who didnt complete the assighment, time to do it and also is a really big help when it comes to test taking.
With her sence of humor. Laughing trying to brighten up the room.
Always available for help when needed, lots of extra credit opportunities, rewards us for attending class
As busy as she is, she has made time for each tasks and remembers each e-mails and responds to them. She also gave a lot of information about the course that made it really interesting. I wish she teaches other subjects so that i would enroll in them.
Give extra credit opportunities and offer help.
She took time to gauge our input on assignments and incorporated that input into her class.
She always listened to suggestions and ideas from students and took them into consideration.
She gives all the students an A at the beginning of the semester and its up to us to keep that A. This shows alot of confidence in us from her that we are all capable of getting and A in the class and its in our hands whether or not we keep it in the end
The instructor would allow time for students to exercise preparation rather than memorization. The instructor, also, would take time to talk to students and find the best ways for the student to do their best and encourages them to keep up if doing well.
She is very understanding when situations happen and you miss class. She is always willing to help if needed.
um no one comes to class with problems that anyone needs to be concerned about, so this question is dumb. i mean what am i supposed to put? has anyone ever put anything useful in this box? oh ok, i got something: one time i fell and like skinned my knee
She made herself readily available prior to and after class. She gave us a schedule that allowed us to know in advance when worksheets were due as well as when there was an exam.
anytime anyone was absent, she had the work ready. we never had to seek her out to know what we missed. she always knew exactly what she was doing.
yes
She talks to her students to see if they understand what is going on in class. She really wants her students ti understand the subject at matter.
By displaying an outmost cheerful and student friendly personality that keeps students awake and interested even throughout the late evening class. Very respectful and concerned that we all understood what was exactly occurring in the subject matter by di
She helps you understand and offers help after class.
If we do not understand the material she uses varities of ways to make sure we understand. Either by her own examples or she allows us the students to help those by using examples to clarify to everyone.
The instructor is always available in class and outside of class.
Very enthusiastic in class, explains questions and problems to the best of their ability
Malia is well organized as far as class assignment,homework deadlines and exam dates and times. She makes sure every student who shows up for class understands what's going on for that session. she encourages phone calls, showing up at her office or email
she takes the time to explain everything in great detail helping to uderstand the topic.
I approached the instructor with news of a new addition to the family. I was a little worried that the birth of my nephew would conflict with a test. She reassured me to not worry about the test, to enjoy my first nephew and that the test can be taken at
By asking questions and giving through explanation, and or, alternate explainations so that the struggling student can comprehend what is going on.
she encourages students to visit her before class to learn more about us as individuals
By being flexible with the date worksheets were due. This is helpful when you have other classes to worry about and deadlines. Always ready for class and extremely organized. I wish she taught other types of history because I would definitely sign up f
made sure we were well prepared for exams when she explained the test to us and told us what to prepare for it really was what was on the test there were no surprises...
23. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
i liked how the discussions involved everyone including the teacher not only the students. You're able to play ideas of from everyone.
i really DIDN'T like how much paper she used. the folder i used for her class was twice as fat as all my other folders. i just think she could conserve paper a little paper, maybe print them double sided or on half sheets. its just such a waste of paper,
I liked how we had worksheets to do for every chapter we went over. The worksheets helped me get involved on the subjects being discussed in class.
her energy and excitment about the subject that she was teaching. class was and is never boring
She taught the course well giving us examples and ideas on each chapter of the book and sometimes gave us study quiz games to prepare for exams.
She was always energetic and happy which set a good mood for the class and she always added a little bit of humor to the lessons. Sometimes her lectures would run long or not seem too interesting but she does a good job at teaching history.
I enjoyed the style of teaching being that the lectures were not just "lectures" but more of class discussions in which short bits of the concept were interspersed.
She makes history FUN! She is excited about relating facts, adds personal touches and highlights to keep the subject matter interesting.
I really liked how kind she was.
Malia is especially enthusiastic about the subject matter, which greatly helps in maintaining the students' interest level.
The fact that she made the course easy to understand.
SO FRIENDLY! always upbeat and never in a bad mood. shes enthusiatic about her subject
Review games, Historian logs
group work was different but i liked it. it made class interesting and less boring:)
She was very good!
Very understanding
very fun, talkative, it made the learning easier.
The review she would do befor each test helped me a great deal.
i like how she gives us to the last day of instruction, to turn in any missing assightments we have. i like her attitude towads her students and the teaching material.
I enjoy learning history so thats a huge bias. But the fact that she really covers everything that she wants to cover for the particular section really well means alot.
WAY TOO MANY HANDOUT PAPERS. I cringe when i think about the trees that got slaughtered so all of her classes could learn history. Make a booklet of handouts next time. That way, students folders and notebooks wont be such a mess, itll save paper. Bet
many times there would be interruptions or answer not pertaining to the subject and Malia would answer it adequately anyways. She has a way of not making you feel unintelligent about questions or answers
She teaches us exactly whats needed on the test and she lets us use notes for them. She made class fun and she explained things clearly. Very down to earth.
I like how she used many examples of making history relevant to today.
She was very nice and friendly, which made her more approachable when help was needed.
She makes learning about history interesting and enjoyable. The way she teaches and explains the subject matter to us so that we all can get involved and express our feelings on the different matters, is a very refreshing way to learn in a classroom.
I liked how the instructor was so very enthusiastic about the class, the students, and subject matter. Her enthusiasm made coming to class an especially pleasant occasion.
I liked the way she gave notes and discussions in class. She also shows videos, which help to understand things better.
I wasn't sure when the class started, but this teacher showed herself to be an excellent instructor. Malia made learning a lot of fun!
like- the class was fun and everyone was included. + I learned stuff about things and things about stuff, and some places too!
What i like about the instructor is her ability to make history an exciting topic and keep us wanting to learn more. She is very passionate about this subject and transends that into her classes.
I liked how organized she was. She always had notes and worksheets prepared to help us better understand everything.
liked everything
I liked how she made sure we had the appropriate materials for understanding the topic (ex: notes, handouts, etc.).
due to the nature of the course, and its overwhelming knowledge that must be coverted to memory, it was VERY USEFUL/HELPFUL on how this intsructor displayed her formt of quizzes and exams. It was displayed very organized and fair.
She made it really easy to understand the subject and explained everything well.
Professor Lau Kong created an atmosphere were I can be able to learn about history and grew to loved it. We need more teachers who are energetic and understand their material and willing to share their knowledge through motivation and inspiration NOT mono
I thought she was an excellent instructor. History is not one of my favorite subjects, but she showed so much enthusiam, it was hard not to get involved.
The vibrant enthusiasm which made the subject matter even more interesting in each lecture
I like that Malia knew her subject. she seems intensley passionate about history and teaching it to students who want to learn. Malia always comes to class with a positive disposition and tries hard to encourage her students to feel the same way.
the has so much interest in the subject and makes is exciting
I loved the teachers enthusiastic approach to the course. She always had a comforting smile. She always took the time to answer any questions that came regardless of how redundant they were.
I liked the fact that she made it fun to come to class, as well as being informative about the subject. She would play helpful instructional games that ultimately helped all of us prepare better for the topic and exams.
i liked how she was very energetic and got people involved in the material
I liked everything about this course. Malia is always organized and always has a warm smile to welcome all of us. I would change anything about this course. The work load was fair and I do support the idea of using a notecard for the exams. Don't chan
she is always up beat and very happy her atitude made coming to class much easier...
24. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
amazing teacher with a genuine compassion for her job and history
use less paper! other than that KEEP IT UP! don't transfer schools, i want you for my next history class. history is a super boring subject for me so i need a good teacher
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thankyou for everything that you have done to help me succeed
That if i did take Hist 152 i would like Ms. Malia to be my teacher agian.
Shes a great teacher.
She is a good teacher and she really cares about the students.
She is a very sincere teacher as well as a teacher that makes turns class as a chore, to class as an interesting learning experience
She is light-hearted and passionate about her career and study subject. She is highly intelligent, available at all times, easily approachable. I am still amazed at how much I learned and truly enjoyed learning about history this semester. THANK YOU MA
She's the best teacher out of the whole school.
Very knowledgeable and pleasant to work with.
She is awesome.
my favorite history teacher ever!
Excellent job motivating students about history -- I wish I didn't take 152 already!
shes a great teacher and has a very great personality which helps because positive attitudes help me concentrate and focus on the subject the matter, rather than boring negative attitudes.
VERY GOOD!
very nice, very very fair. easy to understand and very sociable.
i think she is very good teacher.
Very intersting. I would like to take her class again.
excellent teacher. genuinely interested in history and genuinely interested in making sure her students learn said history. Class can be oversimplified sometimes, especially if you did the homework already the assignments in class are redundant. But i
She made the class very interesting. However, i really didn't like the group thing because I tend to myself and is very shy about speaking up.
Fair grading policy
She gives you all the chances in the world to succeed in her class, she'll give you missed work that have and let you take tests and quizzes if you missed them. She gives you all opportunities to do well in the class and if you don't keep your A in the cl
The instructor allows many opporitunities for the students to catch up or do extra credit if they had fallen behind for whatever reason.
your the boss. try not to let the students run your class. love brianne
If you go to class and listen to discussions, you learn a lot. Everything she discusses in class is on exam.
cute
I like her teaching methods and making the classroom enviroment worth while. I like how she breaks down her class into three major exams instead of only one final exam at the end.
SHe was hands down the best professor I've ever had.
good teacher
I like how she was generally interested in in the topics at hand. She seemed very excited about them.
Very teacher/student friendly, I cannot say enough about her grading format is very appropriate for this subject matter. She knows the subject very well and most importantly, she is and keeps a late evening class interested in the subject matter, despite
That i really enjoy the class.
I am grateful to chosen this professor because she create an enviroment where History does not have to be BORING!! She made it fun and vivid by transmitting examples of the past to the current. My favorite part of this class was she divide into 3 sections
Keep up the good work!
Great teacher! has a great way of passing the knowledge onto the students
I think Malia is a great instructor. She is young and full of energy and life. Malia sets a good example for her young and older students to appreciate learning and persevere in their future careers.
her way of teaching helps me, she adds excitment, and gives me a diffrent prospective on history, which I have always never understood till now.
I would like to see more teachers like Ms. Malia Kau Long. She is a very good example of what a teacher should be.
She is well informed on her subject and is by far the best professor I have had this semester. She's willing to work with you if you need help, and does all she can possibly do to make sure you succeed in her class.
She loves what she does. She has a passion for history and gets excited teaching it. I don't enjoy history, but this semester was so interesting and held my interest. Group activities, videos and fun jeopardy games before exams are encouraging.
In my many years of learning I really didnt learn as much as i did in her class... Her class allowed me to remember dates and important historical facts.. she used primary sources so this helped with learning the true history of our past and not just hist
25. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
yes i would greatly reccomend her to other students because she helps you to be an active member of your own education.
yes and i already have, when people ask about history i immediately drop your name. you are a good teacher. and although you hand out a lot of papers you are very thorough with your class
Yes, I learned a lot from this teacher.
definately you wont regret it i promise
Yes cause she knows her students and teach them history the way it should be. And helps her students with questions clearly with examples and ideas.
Yes because her lectures are always interactive with the students and she also makes sure we are ready for tests by helping us to review the main points of the chapters.
Yes, definitely. I would recommend this instructor to others because of her excellent command in her subject matter and has a very good teaching style in matters of getting students involved in every class period.
YES YES YES!! I like her so much I am continuing on with her History 152 class next semester.
Of course i would recommend her. she's the greatest.
Absolutely.
Yes and I already have.
yes, she's friendly, clear, and willing to work with you if you have problems with anything. shes a great person.
Absolutely. History can be boring or exciting and you made it seem exciting and interesting and it became that way. Especially liked when we related the information to modern today (which explains alot of things)
heck yea! her style of teaching is defintely effective and its sort of fun too.
YES, because i already had told my friends to take her class for next semester. Very good teacher
yes i would, because she grades fairly and i see her more as a friend teaching me a subject, rather than a teacher teaching the subject.
Yes, I learned a lot of useful material from this class.
yes i would recommend this teacher to other students, who are looking forward to having a fun, kick back atomosphere in the class because thats what she is.
Yeah. A laugh always helps to people to get along together and keep on pushing though the growing ammount of material.
Yes definitely. Nice teacher, interesting material. There is a good deal of homework from the class but its not particularly difficult and so long as you keep up with the assignments, you'll be prepared for the test and will more than likely wind up get
Highly recommended.
Yes because she's a fair teacher and her teaching methods are great. She doesn't give you due dates on assignments you just have to turn them in before the semester is over.
I would recommend this instructor because she makes learning easy and fun.
Yes, I don't really like history but she made it fun for me. When the course is fun it's easier to show up for class everyday.
Yes, I would recommend this instructor to any student that wants to learn about history and learn it in a totally different way that your used to in high school. She is the defintion of a teacher that you would want to come to class and learn from.
I would most definitely recommend this instructor to other students. History is not normally a very interesting subject, but this instructor has a good way of making it interesting.
yes she is open to ideas that student pose to her.
Yes. She is great. She makes history interesting.
Absolutely!!!!!
yes. easy. fun. useful.
Yes I would highly recommend this instructor to all my friends and fellow classmates, because she is very passioante about history and draws the class in making them want to learn more. I only wish that she would be my instructor for History 152.
I would recommend this instructor because she was very professional and knew her course content through and through.
yes, because she is awesome
Yes. She makes the topics interesting. I actually found myself wanting to learn.
Definitely a must! Despite all of the accummulative late night hours, traveling afar, and not having resided nearby, I have grasp and learned a lot from her. Knowledge that had been acquired, appreciated and passed on to my (peers and children).
Yes because she knows her subject and knows how to get through to students.
Yes. I would recommend this professor to all my friends who are obtaining a degree from Windward CC. I wish more professor has her euthsaism and ability to adapt to any situations that occurs within the class. She recognize problems and make sure WE the s
Absolutely, infact I plan to register in her History 152.
Yes becuase the class is one of the most lively classes i have ever commited to
Yes, I would definetly recommend Malia to other students because I have only heard of good things in her teaching style at WCC. Malia was actually recommended by a current student who has taken a previous course from her. Malia is a friendly, fair and a h
yes, I actually already have, her way of teaching makes learning easier.
yes,easy to understand, reasonable work load
I would most definitely recommend this instructor to other students! She was able to turn my most hated subject to one that I now enjoy.
I would definetly recommend this instructor to other students because she makes history class interesting, as well as making tests fairly passable. You leave each class wanting to know more about the subject.
yes, she is very knowledgable and make the material fun
Yes, she is approachable and wants others to learn more about history in a fun way.
YESSSSSSS!!!