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eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Noah Myers

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Noah Myers: PHYS100, Fall 2009

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: PHYS 100 - Survey of Physics Crn (Section): 31716 (0)    
1. The instructor did not speak clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.0 6 1.55 Freq(%) 3 (50%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%)
2. The instructor explained course procedure. (attendance, assignments, grading policy, exams, etc.)
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
3. The instructor was available during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
4. The instructor explained the course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
5. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
6. The instructor was prepared for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
7. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
8. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
9. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
10. The instructor's way of teaching assisted my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
11. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
12. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
13. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
14. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
15. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Noah is a great teacher who uses humor to help students to better understand the subject matter. He is very charismatic and I would definitely take him for another course.
He uses his own brand of humor to make topics interesting and the learning environment friendly.
He knew the subject area very well and his way of teaching was very helpful. I like how we're supposed to read the chapters first, take the quiz for understanding and then the following days go more in-depth on it for further clarification.
Very knowledgeable and energetic.
Noah is VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE in his work field. Made me think for myself, and taught us more than what I expected to learn in class.
16. The instructor spoke clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
17. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
To stay more toward textbook questions for the 100 level introductory courses.
give more examples to make things clearer
None
I would greatly appreciate it if he took the time to give more examples involving NUMBERS. It would help me understand MORE cause physics does a GREAT deal with numbers, but when he gives examples its more like letters.. and then solve the rest. =/
18. The instructor was not available during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
1.33 6 0.52 Freq(%) 4 (67%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
19. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Noah was always willing to shift exam dates and repost quizzes after their due date to give students a second chance. Noah is very friendly and it's always a pleasure to be in his class.
Made himself available for outside council.
He would ask if we understood the material and sometimes he would just get that we kinda don't and gives further examples but other times he would just go on because nobody spoke.
Kept in constant contact with us. Included our opinions
Gave opportunity to students to a few days to take the quiz if they missed it..
20. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
I would highly recommend Noah to any student, whether they have an interest of physics or need to take a science course.
Yes, the class is fun and entertaining as well as informative.
I would for reasons such as he's a really nice, friendly, funny, and a laid back kind of guy. As a teacher, he's okay but you just really need to know your stuff. But his teaching styles are really great.
yes, because it is a fun and easy way to learn from him.
Yes, he made the class fun yet informative
Hummm.. somewhat? Depends.. Well the reason why I liked his class is that we had homework, quizes, exams, and extra credit which was good cause then we could get more points.
21. The instructor actively listened to students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
22. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Noah, you're a great teacher. Try teaching some other courses so I can have you again!
He excels at not taking himself overly serious. This is accomplished by establishing a uniform status with all of his students (he tries hard not to belittle students with his teaching degree).
I just really love his teaching styles and his homeworks and projects are pretty easy as well.
He should teach other instructors about student interaction
Honestly.. he is a wonderful person, very fun, intelligent, good personality, but when it comes to the test.. the average of grades of all the students had in the exams were very bad. For example the average for our most recent test of 20 out of 50 (that's pretty bad). But what can I say.. physics is a very tough subject.. but you think.. this is physics 100?