eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Herve Collin

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PHYS170, Spring 2013
PHYS170L, Spring 2013
PHYS170, Fall 2012
PHYS170, Spring 2012
PHYS170, Fall 2011
PHYS170L, Fall 2011
PHYS170, Spring 2011
PHYS170L, Spring 2011
PHYS274, Spring 2011
PHYS170, Fall 2010
PHYS170L, Fall 2010
PHYS170, Spring 2010
PHYS170L, Spring 2010
CE270, Fall 2009
PHYS170, Fall 2009
PHYS274, Fall 2009
CE270, Spring 2008
CE270, Fall 2007
CE270, Spring 2007
CE271, Spring 2007
PHYL160, Spring 2007

Herve Collin: PHYS170, Spring 2013

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: PHYS 170 - General Physics I Crn (Section): 34105 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 7 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 7 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 7 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 7 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 7 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 7 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 5 (71%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 7 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 5 (71%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 7 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 7 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 7 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 7 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 7 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
he is a well rounded teacher.
He has a website that has the entire course laid out for the students to follow and stay on track.... even get ahead of the schedule as all the material for the course is present on the course website. he has videos and suggested work problems for students to practice repeatedly 24/7. this leaves no excuses to fail this course from my point of view. He is able to break-down the complicated structure of Physics problems into simple components for easy digestion and understanding. He is able to key in on trouble areas and solve the problem students have when solving complicated Physics propblems.
Knows subject well and knows how to explain things so the students understand and learn what he is trying to teach.
He is able to explain concepts very clearly.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
nothing
I would like Herve Collins to be paid handsomely for his hard-work for all the students he encounters.
None.
Having an in-class lecture.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
he would ask his students how they are doing and if they needed any help understanding anything.
He seems to be the only professor that understands students have a life and other classes besides the Professors course. He is flexible on exam dates and homework assignments. He simply request an email correspondance to discuss the situation and make proper adjustments to complete the course requirements in a timely manner.
He made sure that everyone understood and answered all questions before moving on to the next section.
He made himself very available if we had any questions and was prompt in e-mail responses.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
yes i would. He is an awesome teacher. As long as you put the time into learning, you will pass his class.
Absolutely, I have recommmended other students to his course already. I even recommend any Physics student to access and utilize Herve Colins course website for student success in the Physics 170 course.. regardless of instructor. Herve has designed the course to be palatable for students experiencing the material for the first time.
Yes, Great teacher.
Yes, his class will make other physics classes and upper engineering courses not as difficult.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
n/a
CONDUCTS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED PHYSICS 170 COURSE
Nothing.
He is a great instructor and needs to teach other courses too.
18. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 7 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%)
19. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 7 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%)
20. This was my first online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   True   False   N/A  
2.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 5 (71%) 0 (0%)
21. What did you like most about your online course experience?
you dont have to drive to school
Herve Collins Website allowed for outstanding 24/7 support and access to the entire course material formt he first day of class.
Ability to be in class at home.
It works a little better for my work schedule.
22. What did you like least about your online course experience?
time that the class is held.
He amde the online course experience wonderful and unforgettable
Nothing, everything was good.
I do not like using a microphone on collaborate.
23. Other comments:
n/a
no comments
None.

Herve Collin: PHYS170L, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: PHYS 170L - General Physics Lab I Crn (Section): 34107 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
No survey responses were found.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
No survey responses were found.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
No survey responses were found.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
No survey responses were found.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
No survey responses were found.
18. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Herve Collin: PHYS170, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: PHYS 170 - General Physics I Crn (Section): 31723 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
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%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 1.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for 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%) 6 (86%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
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%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Presents difficult material very clearly. Knows where students commonly make mistakes and emphasizes those areas while he teaches. (all the best instructors I have had did this)
Knows and explains the material well.
Herve is very passionate about Physics, and is a great lecturer. He makes his lectures very interesting.
shows concern for students
Knowledge and availability
He knows the subject very well, understanding, always there when you need outside of class help.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
It might make it a little easier to follow if chapters from the book are recommended and announced during the Collaborate online session (or at least in the beginning), for changes in topic.
Sometimes less is more when it comes to videos, there is so many videos, its difficult to watch them all
encourage more participation in class by breaking down the questions into chunks with varying degrees of difficultly, which makes some room for those that are struggling. Don't waste time telling people they have to be faster so often (which is discouraging) or being disappointed that some people aren't doing the homework, just move on with the lesson.
None.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He was available whenever students needed his help, graded exams quicker than any instructor I have ever had. Always responded to emails quickly, was willing to help in classes he didn't even teach if my professor was not available.
Answered questions promptly and is always available even outside of office hours.
He was very flexible with scheduling the exams, since many of us have very different and busy schedules.
Offered help outside of normal class hours, offered retake on exams
office hours and tutoring sessions
He made sure you're doing well and if you're not he'll let you know.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
I would recommend Professor Collin to anyone who wants to learn physics. His course is extremely well organized, a student would be hard pressed to find another teacher who offered as many tools for success in a course as professor Collin does.
Yes! He teaches the subject really well and is very nice. Lectures are always interesting.
yes
yes
Yes, I would recommend Herve to other students even though he's an online teacher because his overall class is pretty good.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I wish he were teaching the next semester of Phys 272.
super genius, but very humble
N/A
18. Other comments:
Great course!
N/A

Herve Collin: PHYS170, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: PHYS 170 - General Physics I Crn (Section): 33623 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
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%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 16 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 3 (19%) 10 (63%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
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%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 14 (88%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 12 (75%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 14 (88%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 16 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 6 (38%) 9 (56%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 13 (81%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 11 (69%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
super fun and very smart! made coming to class fun!
His greatest merit as a teacher is his consideration to his students. He really cares his students.
Herve is very personable. He's a clearly a master of the content he teaches and assists his students to break down the complex into pieces of information that we are able to understand.
He is able to step down as a professor to a students level to help explain the material that he goes over in class which is really helpful.
He knows physics and teaches it well. Very friendly and shows concern for his students. If he doesn't know something he finds out and is always encourages his students.
He is extremely patient and is always open to helping students. Normally for a teacher who is willing to help they aren't as enthusiastic as Herve is. Herve is extremely good at explaining information, with not only this teaching style, but is also a good teacher through his sound effects while teaching which make learning enjoyable and never boring.
He is very friendly and easy to approach to ask questions. He knows physics very well. He is great to go over problems and ask questions. He has great concern for students and and sees that they do their best. He is a great teacher!!
Great at explaining the materials so we understand. Gets students involved in the course so we all could understand
he has a strong sense of responsibility helpful knowledgeable
Smart, easy going, very willing to help, very encouraging
Kapiolani CC should be very happy to have him as a faculty member. He is brilliant, thoughtful, and responsible. He always concerns and shows his care to students. His lecture is fantastic, he teaches hard stuff in depth, but he makes it look manageable. He has everything that the professor needs to have. He is beyond that.
He is very friendly and is always willing to help.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
teach more classes please!
None.
None. He is good as it is!
None at all.
NONE!
I don't think they're anything bad about his teaching, but I didn't want to do another project.
Slow down a bit on sections
It's hard with him going on so many trips and missing many classes.
I wanted to take his class more in higher physics. And maybe, some mistakes in the online solution or lecture. It's not big deal though.
None
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
always willing to answer questions without making the students feel stupid or condemned. answered emails very quickly! always sent us emails he thought could benefit us! Was never too busy for his students and never acted like he was better than any of us.
Being available to students during office and non-office hours, providing opportunities to reinforce students learning through the utilization of the PLUS sessions and additional tutoring sessions that he's hosted. Professor Collin also forwarded news he receives through the university grapevine that students may find useful for the pursuit of their majors. Also, before the start of the class, prepared us by emailing his students about the effort that would be needed to successfully complete his class.
He took time out of his own schedule to meet with the students and even made a personal plus session that he holds for students to come in and ask questions.
Always willing to talk one on one. Very good communication outside of class and will spend extra time with students to insure they understand the material.
He would always say that anyone can walk into his office or feel free to email him whenever, because he replies quickly.
You can talk to him what you are going through, whether it's personal or school related. He understands and works with what you are going through.
Helped us understand the material more clearly on his free time
yes, he is a very good professor
From the start encouraging to keep up with the class and lecture.
Tries to involve all students in the class, tries to encourage students to participate. He always email us for anything whether which is related to the class or not, and he replies emails very quick. We can feel that he really cares and concerns students.
He always answered question and made sure we understood the material, which was difficult. He offered opportunities outside of the classroom related to the subject that would help us better understand the different applications of physics (i.e. the Physics Olympics).
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
definitely!!! the best physics professor ever! not just very knowledgeable in this area, but extremely kind and always in a good mood and smiling. One of the few professors I have ever had that seem to enjoy being at his job each day and actually caring for his students!
Absolutely. See questions above.
Sure!! He is one of the best physics teachers I've had!!
YES of course! Great professor.. Easily one of the best. My favorite course this semester.
OF COURSE! He's very thorough when teaching students and covers a variety of topics so that one may be prepared for any type of given physics situation.
YES!!!He is great!! It's a hard class because of the problems but he goes over it with the class.
Yes!!!!!! GREAT TEACHER!
Yes absolutely, great teacher
I have recommended to many of my friends. I believe people cannot get any better physics lecture in Hawaii. Also, I was recommended from my friend who is majoring physics before I decided to register his class.
Yes. He's very good at explaining things and he's funny.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He rocks!!! the only thing he could improve is giving more extra credit =) dont ever retire!!!!thank you!
Excellent teacher that I'd highly recommend to other students interested in STEM studies.
Super chill guy and easy to talk to about anything.
Thanks Herve!
I wish you taught more physics courses! Like the upper levels!
YOU ARE AWESOME!!!
Great at teaching and helps students strive for the best. Excellent and by far greatest teacher I ever had in college
Thanks for the semester!!!
He is the best physics teacher.
I wish he were teaching PHYS 272 next semester.
18. Other comments:
N/A.
Herve ROCKS!!!! :D
I love physics!
Teach phys272 and phys274 please!
That was a joy to attend his class, listen, and gain his knowledge. I really wish I could take next physics from him. Thank you very much for being such a great teacher. I really respect him.

Herve Collin: PHYS170, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: PHYS 170 - General Physics I Crn (Section): 31218 (0)     32316 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
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%) 11 (92%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 1.17 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 7 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 9 (75%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
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%) 12 (100%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 12 (100%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 1.46 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 10 (83%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 1.6 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 11 (92%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 1.5 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 5 (71%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 4 (57%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
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%) 4 (57%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Very knowledgeable professor. Very outgoing and approachable.
- He is enthusiastic about teaching physics. - He is well prepared for lectures with numerous examples. - He encourages class participation and questions. - He is accessible for questions in and outside of the classroom on a regular basis. - He provides timely responses via e-mail.
He did a great job of progessing us from basic concepts to hard applications. I enjoyed how he focused on the fundamentals of vectors at the beginning of the course that allowed us to focus on the physics concepts later. Great to have the tools to use, and so we could focus on the concepts. Also, I loved all the on-line lectures and problem sovling. I was fantastic to have all those resources.
HE KNOWS WHAT HE'S TALKING ABOUT!! Herve is so knowledgeable about his subject and relays the information so his students can understand. He taught the course in a way so that each portion of 'new material' was just compounding on the things we learned the week before so the class had a seamless flow to it.
He knew the subject really well, and made Physics interesting and fun. He also prepares students well for future courses. He is creative in teaching and it works well.
very helpful, encouraging, accessible
Great professor. He shows an enthusiasm for the subject and for his students. I would highly recommend him to any student, and hope to take more courses from him in the future.
He is extremely helpful and knowledgeable.
he knows the subject he's teaching
Knows physics.
provides online resources of past lectures that condense what you need to know for the class into 15 minute videos
More than just a teacher, Herve Collin is a friend!
He wants student to learn and understand physics. He is a passionate teacher and enjoys teaching.
he was really patient with his students and was always helpful whenever I had questions! He's also really funny!!
He was very knowledgeable in the subject matter. He also made our online classes as fun as possible. He did do a very good job of informing us of what exactly we needed to know for the exams and was also very helpful with our semester project if we got stuck.
Knowledge of material
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
- To improve on penmanship (writing). It was very difficult to read the chalkboard and I sat in the front of the classroom. - To consider using a different textbook for physics 170. The textbook was very difficult to read and follow.
Less content in the exams. Maybe just 1 semester project? Would have rather focused more time on the next exam than another similar project.
None at the moment. At first it was frustrating having everything online, but as the semester went on I understood his reasons and how imperative for the student that we master navigating the internet. Also, I hate to say anything bad but sometimes he works at such a rapid pace that his solutions are wrong and its very confusing for the student.
none
The material is presented in a lopsided fashion. I would recommend a little more balance. The first sections are covered intently for a long period, while the later subjects which are more difficult are covered for a lessor period.
Only thing I can think of is that, sometimes his hand writing is hard to decipher.
more detail on the lectures online.
Your sloppy handwriting is a HUGE problem, especially for an online class. Find a new way to deliver the lectures, Blackboard Collaborate is not doing the trick. Perhaps get a sound booth and a nice microphone too, because it is hard to understand the words you're using over all that pen noise.
include more student participation in the online class
None
none. He is a good teacher.
I thought that the work load was pretty tough! maybe only one semester project instead of two!
None this class was perfect just the way it is.
He goes too fast n he shud make his tests open book...
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He's very encouraging and he makes good recommendations.
Professor Collin was accessible for questions both during and after class on a regular basis. I also appreciated his quick responses via e-mail with any questions or feedback on homework problems. He also provides additional lectures online covering course material, so that students were able to listen to lecture topics again if they missed pertinent information. Professor Collin is also very encouraging to students and helps them to identify and work with their strengths and weaknesses in the course material.
Very prompt replies to e-mail at all times. Setting up the Stem tutoring was a great resource to have.
YES! He makes EVERYTHING available for his students to succeed, its just up to us to put the work in.
He offered a lot of his time to help students. Responded to emails fast, and always helped students when they need it.
He's always available.
His willingness to avail himself for the students is legendary.
he asked whether we undestand the material or not
Solicits questions often.
provided students with plenty of resources that provided guidelines for exams, projects and homework
You can come to his office at any time, and he can help you
By being available at all times.
He's awesome
Yes, he was very helpful and tried to answer all our question when we got stuck.
Reminded us always about deadlines
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes. Future students will learn a lot but they have to work hard.
Definitely YES. He's a tough teacher, but he prepares you well for the many courses to follow both in course material and learning.
Definately. He made it seem easy. I liked his constant positive attitude.
YES, most definitely. He preps his engineering students for their future careers.
Yes, best teacher i had so far in my opinion. He actually aims to not only teach physics and get students good at the subject, but get students ready for future classes. He also has very challenging tests, that really test you on how well you know the subject, and because of that, you learn a lot, and learn it well. He instills good habits in his students also.
yes. great teacher
Absolutely. There is no why not.
He is such a good teacher, his interest and concern for his students are clearly demonstrated throughout the semester.
yes, he makes the class comfortable for students to learn
No. His handwriting is atrocious and his accent is pretty thick as well. Low pen resolution and bad sound quality compound the problems. Often, a small variable would appear to be a blob, and whole words come out as hairballs. For a physics class, which is difficult enough already, these problems combined make the class nearly impossible... unless you're willing to teach yourself, in which case, why take this class?
yes he's an excellent teacher, presents material effectively and provides general examples or cases that can be referred to when going over homework and preparing for exams
Yes, most helpful teacher I've seen.
Yes, because he is a cool teacher who is very intelligent and wants his students to succeed.
YES! He's tough but you really learn a lot and he makes physics more interesting!
Yes I would. I have learned a lot in this class because of the way the material was presented to me.
Not really.... Hes a little too difficult to keep up with....
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I personally view Professor Collin as the "tough" teacher you dislike at first, but are extremely grateful for as your journey as a student continues.
Great teacher. Fun activities. Really liked the Semester project.
funny
Nothing that I haven't already said.
He is one of the best instructor I've ever had.
Please find a way to convey the knowledge, both in writing and verbally, to students in a more clear manner.
plus sessions are awesome
vous etes le meilleur !!!
He is a very nice guy.
nice accent!!!
Good job! I really enjoy physics now. Thank you!
Ok
18. Other comments:
PHYS-170 is a very tough subject.
Is it possible for Professor Collin to teach Physics 272 also.
Thank you Herve. Course was great!
AWESOME SEMESTER!
I highly recommend his classes. He is the ultimate instructor.
Blackboard Collaborate is awful... just terrible. A real nightmare. But that isn't the only problem: your handwriting is very, very sloppy. Not sure if you're tired from lectures all day or what, but if I can't read it, how can I understand it? Also, a better microphone is a MUST, and the background noise (dogs, sawing, pen scratch scratch) makes learning from the live lectures a real chore.
Cheers!
I found the homework problems online to be very helpful and a great resource to prepare for the exams. In fact I didn't open my textbook all semester.
None

Herve Collin: PHYS170L, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: PHYS 170L - General Physics Lab I Crn (Section): 31219 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 1 (13%) 5 (63%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
1. He is approachable. 2. He relate the material to real life and it motivates students a lot. 3. His material is hard, but he is easy-going, which also motivate to try harder in his class. Are you failing? Study harder. I will be there. It's his attitude. 4. He encourages to study and form a group to struggle together. 5. When you're struggling, he's there with you. 6. Even though the class is pretty hard, he makes our life easier to skip simple arithmetic and some procedures that aren't needed. 7. Besides the his ability as a professor, he's a kind of a person who you want to say hi first. 8. On top of it, even though he is easy going, he does care students' performance. He doesn't let us skip what we should be doing, and he is VERY clear to let us know what he wants to see in reports. 9. Students can always discuss with him whenever he's available, which is most of the time. Also, he is always the other side of the monitor too. He gives us instant feedback so if we talked enough with him, we end up getting A all the time. 10. That also encourage students to talk with him, which we get more than what we needed and we are even more motivated to do better. 11. So students can feel that he cares a lot of his students. 12. Overall, he's the MOST BESTEST professor I've known so far. I doubt there will be better instructor.
- Encouraging of student participation - Accessible for questions and concerns regarding course material - Worked with students having difficulty in the course to help steer them in the right direction
Great knowledge
His knowledge & teaching skills are unmatched.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Please smoke less. Students love him so much and he should spread his aloha and his knowledge.
Keep up the good work. Can you teach physics 272 also.
One resource for lab instead of writing guidelines and another lab outline.
More clarity in hand writing.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
In numerous ways. I don't want to write a bible. He DOES care his students.
He's very lenient. He would give short extensions in order to have a better report instead of a bad report turned in on time.
Helped whenever he was asked. Flexible
Extra help.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yesyesyes. Absolutely yes. Why? I just said that.
Yes. You won't regret it.
Yes, he's knowledgable and will prepare you well for a future in engineering, math, or physics.
Yes, absolutely. He allowed us the time to really present a piece of work we were proud of.
Absolutely yes.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He's amazing just the way he is. Except smoking too much. Maybe that's why he's always happy...?
I like that he let the students work on the labs at their own pace. He is also very fair and understanding.
He is very helpful and kind.
18. Other comments:
Take care!
The lab location needs work. It's a very small room with very little air circulation. It stinks. The lab equipment is old. There should be a better system used to maintain and keep track of the equipment.
He is the MAN!

Herve Collin: PHYS170, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: PHYS 170 - General Physics I Crn (Section): 33623 (0)     34160 (0)     34616 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
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%) 6 (75%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 4 (67%) 4 (50%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
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%) 8 (100%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
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%) 7 (88%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%) 5 (63%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 6 (75%)
8. 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%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (25%) 4 (67%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 1.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (83%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He knows physics very well. He almost always has an immediate answer to students' questions. He's like a second counselor in that he also gives advice on which classes to take for Engineering and Physics majors.
Everything. Best professor I have taken after 3 years of college.
He explains what he will do on the class very very clear. And he suggests/advices us for our major as well too.
hes knows his stuff. explains well.
He is a genius.
positive attitude, fun class, very down to earth, helpful
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
I would have liked to get my grades for tests back sooner.
None.
I dont think so.
Handwriting.
online course is very hard to concentrate and take seriouslly. I feel the need to look over online lectures to fully understand the course material. Maybe have two classroom classes instead of one classrooom, one online class? but very effective and good instructor.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He is always willing to help students that ask for it. He holds or helps with study sessions throughout the semester. He gives outside sources that can further aid students in physics as well as his archive website with lectures and sample problems.
Available at any time and will even encourage students to e-mail him questions so he can look them over.
checking up with us making sure we understood the material and talking to us when we were falling behind
You ask help, you guarantee it will come.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, for the reasons listed above.
Yes. Have already recommended quite a few of my friends. He prepares you for higher level engineering classes.
Yes! I strongly recommend him to students who will take physics class on next semester. his lecture makes me understand physics easily.
yes, hes an excellent teacher and really fun
Totally, absolutely, seriously, yes. He's the best physics teacher I've ever seen.
yes, makes physics fun
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
disorganized but gets things done
Great person.
one of the best instructors
18. I learned more in this course than I expected to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 5 (71%)
19. The course made me think hard and carefully.
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%) 7 (100%)
20. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 7 (100%)
21. The recitation section is a valuable part of this course.
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. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Herve Collin: PHYS170L, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: PHYS 170L - General Physics Lab I Crn (Section): 33624 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
knows his stuff, lets us do some thinking and if were stump, guide us towards the answers.
General understanding of course material.
Very good at explaining and extremely knowledgeable on the course matter
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
None.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Availability.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, prepares for upper level engineering courses.
very much so. One of the few extraordinary teachers at kcc...
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Good person.
18. Laboratory assignments make students think.
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%)
19. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Herve Collin: PHYS274, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: PHYS 274 - General Physics III Crn (Section): 34493 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
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%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
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%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (50%)
4. 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%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
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%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 1 (17%) 3 (50%)
7. 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%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
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 graded tests and assignments fairly.
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%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
11. 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%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
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%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He is good teaching for all students
very good
His enthusiasm for physics is unparalleled, and it is easy to get excited and blown away when he is presenting material.
Major strengths include: -Providing an atmosphere suitable for learning. -Explaining concepts multiple times in order for us to have them completely mastered.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
none
none
Visual aids would be a great benefit.
None.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He is always accessible outside of class
very kind
Not sure.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
yes its a hard but fun class
yes he is so funny ,and good at teaching
Yes, I would recommend Herve to other students since he spends his time teaching others until they grasp the concept. Quick to reply to e-mail.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
none
Great, enthusiastic professor that encourages students to think by themselves.
18. The course made me think hard and carefully.
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%)
19. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
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%)
20. Other comments:
none

Herve Collin: PHYS170, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: PHYS 170 - General Physics I Crn (Section): 31218 (0)     32316 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 2 (29%) 10 (67%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%) 10 (67%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
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%) 13 (87%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 13 (87%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 6 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%) 11 (73%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 13 (87%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (7%) 13 (87%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (27%) 2 (40%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 3 (50%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 3 (50%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Herve is very knowledgeable and kcc needs alot more teachers like him.
Mr. Collin made understandable online lectures showing the essential concepts.
Is very accessible. Always makes extra time for students. Allowed us flexibility in doing homework and tests. Strongly encourages participation and teamwork--created good atmosphere for learning. This is important because I've come to realize that how necessary it is to have good people to study with. Also was very knowledgable about classes concerning engineering degrees. I consulted with him a lot for planning courses. Informed us of various opportunities: scholarships, internships, expos, etc.
He know everything about the subjects, and He will guild us step through step which is very nice, if we have question we can all ask him to get our solutions. As a student of his, i strongly recommend him to other students.
He really knew the subject and taught it effectively. He was also able to engage us to really learn it.
Herve is knowledgeable in the subject and passionate about teaching it
His knowledge, attitude and efforts toward students are tremendously amazing helpful to study in Physics. Even if the subject itself is very challenging to understand for me, however, through his assistance made me take an interest in studying in Physics. I really appreciate his many helps. Million Thanks!
He made physics exciting with his energetic personality and crazy sound affects!!!
He knew the subject matter like the back of his hand and was very confident in presenting the material.
He is very passionate about what he teaches.
Funny and knowledgeable which keeps the students up and entertained.
Very responsive and facilitates a learning atmosphere very well in an online setting. Very approachable and willing to put in the extra time to help you learn.
Professor Collin's strengths are: 1. Knowledge of the subject matter 2. Availability to his students 3. Concern for his students 4. Overall good character
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Be more organized. Was difficult at times to find a single resource to use for review. Perhaps leave out the advanced topics. Just the basic material by itself seemed hard. Maybe have chosen problems listed for homework (not graded) so that we can study more efficiently (we're very busy--not a lot of time). But not a super long list of problems--that's too much to look at. Maybe just post a few problems for each of the concepts we need to know. Make just one resource that we can use for everything. It's confusing to have to consult 2 or 3 different resources throughout the semester.
None
Nothing
If he wrote more clearly on the board, I could understand well.
The course was pretty difficult taking concurrent with Calc 2. Some of the material that was taught was up to calc 3 & 4 level and was hard to grasp. The class moved rather quickly and it was pretty tough to keep up with all the terms that was being explained just after reading the textbook. I just think that I wasnt fully immersed into the subject before we got into the real meat and potatoes. It would be read the book, look at some formulas and then hopefully youll be able to understand whats being worked out. Curved Grading? Physics is a tough subject and to pair it up with grading based solely on tests surely made it tougher. We should be graded on understanding the material, not on our ability to take tests.
None at all. Except maybe learn to write better, it's a little hard to read his hand writing sometimes.
I think the online course does really well when the students are able to do problems together. When we lost time for that during class, effort was needed to do group work outside of class. Luckily, other students were receptive. However, maybe the class could use an extra hour as a discussion section to do problems? This will then give more time for lecturing so no need to go so fast. The pre-recorded lectures were a big help. Maybe having example problems to be covered in class provided beforehand will make it easier to follow as the drawings get really messy.
I do not have suggestions pertaining to style or method of instructing. I do suggest that for the online classes that students be made aware of the various buttons and tools at the website used. In particular, Elluminate, used Fall 2010, offers buttons for raising hands, indicating a student, though logged in, is away from the virtual classroom. There are other buttons to indicate understanding or agreement. Many times the Professor asks for input but receives dead air instead. It is as if students do not want to be the first to answer, which is ok. But it takes away from the flow kind of like the awkward silence when attempting small talk with unfamiliar people. The hand raising button seems to be real powerful because it chimes a bell as well as indicating whose hand is raised. This is useful due to the time it takes to type in a question. If I raise my hand, the instructor is alerted to my need and can stop promptly, allowing me time to either type a question use the mic. In short, the buttons allow for a more physical approach to the virtual classroom. They also shorten the time lag between question/response, lend to better flow, and are fair indicators of individual attentiveness.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He was available outside of class.
Making extra time for students. Being flexible about tests and homework (everybody is busy).
As this semester, Herve changed something in order to help us as student to get to know the subject,and improving our grade through doing some group homework every Friday, and that really helpful in many ways. It provides some more time for us to get to know the subject and we could ask questions if we get confused on our ways.
He would see our confused faces and would find a way to make a certain subject clearer.
Herve gives you his full attention when he can and is very prompt about answering student questions via e-mail, chat, or in person.
He went to each student and made sure that they were doing fine.
Encouraged questions from the class and I was surprised to see that he took criticism very well when it came to making mistakes during lecture hours. I could truly see that he was genuinely caring and that he taught at a level that was friendly to students. Always available via e-mail and easily reached.
He goes quick with the material and lectures on the important materials. Shows concern for students by periodically stopping to ask if everyone understands, asks if there is anything someone would like to know, and warns what is on exams (generally), as well as reminds the class of recitation sessions.
Gave many opportunities to ask questions inside and outside class.
Professor Collin was more available for his students than most professors I have studied with. When he says shoot him an e-mail, he means it and acts on it.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
No. The in class sessions were extremely fast and difficult to understand. The impression I got was that the instructor did not care that he was leaving everyone in the dust. No one I spoke with understood the majority of what he was talking about.
No. The class was too difficult.
Yes, As a teacher he's excellent. And sometime he just like one of us, which makes us want more.
I would definitely recommend him to other students because he teaches it so well and makes it fun.
Yes, Herve is one of KCC's best teachers
Yes because hes explains the concepts really good!!!
I would definitely recommend him to other students. He can teach at a level that many people would be able to understand. Physics is a tough language to begin with but hes able to weaken the blows by his ability to present the material in our language.
Yes, It is hard not to learn something in his class. But you really have to earn your grade.
Yes, I learned some topics that was skirted by another professor I took. So it was a good experience knowing why those things were while I was just told to memorize it by the other professor I took.
Definitely, yes.
Yes, I would recommend Professor Collin to others. He is more than knowledgable and he truly wants his students to excel. So, he makes himself available to help them.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He is a good, talented person. I understand that he was very busy this semester (perhaps stretched a little too thinly) and maybe that's why he was a bit disorganized. But he adapts very quickly. I have no doubts that he will improve his class a lot.
You did an excellent job this semester,and thanks for your help on everything i have been ask before.
Best physics teacher I've had so far.
He is one of the more enjoyable professors that I have taken and hopefully ill get to take his classes in the future. The work was tough but it was worth learning. Off the subject, everytime he taught I thought it would be Georges St. Pierre teaching the class. So it really caught my attention hehe.
Very difficult class material and testing but presented very well with almost unlimited resources via internet, class, recitation, and meeting with teacher. Overall a rewarding class to be apart of.
He should teach at UHM, the teachers there aren't nearly as knowledgeable.
He really knows the subject and makes it fun and interesting.
Mahalo
18. I learned more in this course than I expected to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (67%) 11 (73%)
19. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (33%) 11 (73%)
20. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 10 (67%)
21. The recitation section is a great help to learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 6 (40%) 7 (47%)
22. Other comments:
There was a lack of clear, coherent, and careful presentation of the materials in this class, in my opinion. The in-class sessions were, for the most part, ineffective. With this type of teaching, I'm not surprised that students are not opting for science and engineering.
I've never been to the recitation, but I can tell from the other students that go really benefit from it.
Thank you for teaching!!!
Hope we get to meet again!
None what so ever.

Herve Collin: PHYS170L, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: PHYS 170L - General Physics Lab I Crn (Section): 31219 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 5 (42%) 5 (42%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 12 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 4 (33%) 5 (42%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%) 5 (42%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
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%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 7 (58%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (50%) 5 (42%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (50%) 6 (50%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%) 6 (50%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (58%) 5 (42%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
The ability to help out with lab reports and experiments.
Is very accessible. Always makes extra time for students. Allowed us flexibility in doing homework and tests. Strongly encourages participation and teamwork--created good atmosphere for learning. This is important because I've come to realize that how necessary it is to have good people to study with. Also was very knowledgable about classes concerning engineering degrees. I consulted with him a lot for planning courses. Informed us of various opportunities: scholarships, internships, expos, etc.
Gave feed back on our labs.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Be more organized. Was difficult at times to find a single resource to use for review. Perhaps leave out the advanced topics. Just the basic material by itself seemed hard. Maybe have chosen problems listed for homework (not graded) so that we can study more efficiently (we're very busy--not a lot of time). But not a super long list of problems--that's too much to look at. Maybe just post a few problems for each of the concepts we need to know. Make just one resource that we can use for everything. It's confusing to have to consult 2 or 3 different resources throughout the semester.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Always available for help through email
Making extra time for students. Being flexible about tests and homework (everybody is busy).
He responded to emails.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
YES. PHYS170 Lab was interested, fun, and easy.
No. The class was too difficult.
Yes because he very helpful.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He knows his stuff and encouraged students to think out the process of the experiment.
He is a good, talented person. I understand that he was very busy this semester (perhaps stretched a little too thinly) and maybe that's why he was a bit disorganized. But he adapts very quickly. I have no doubts that he will improve his class a lot.
18. Laboratory assignments make students think.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
19. Other comments:
this class is self learning class. I cant pay for more than $900 for this class.
Even if this Lab class is 1 credit, I learned a lot of valuable thing. For example, I learned how to write lab report. Based on my Lab classes (Chemistry) experiences before, I used the way to just fill out given questions or write simple answer in one or two sentences. As keeping doing report, I felt not hard writing report than as I felt it at the beginning of semester. Also, I really appreciate to Jihan's help who is working as a tutor in lab and lecture classes. I got many helps from Jihan to keep up with these courses. His explanation in his recitation session is very clear and it is easy to understand. While working on Lab reports, our lab members got many helps from Jihan. Thanks, Jihan & Prof. Collin!
Lab assignments force us to think. If we didn't think, we wouldn't have been able to finish the lab reports.

Herve Collin: PHYS170, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: PHYS 170 - General Physics I Crn (Section): 33623 (0)     34160 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 9 (75%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 8 (67%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
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%) 1 (100%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 1 (100%) 8 (67%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 9 (75%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (100%) 8 (67%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 9 (82%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 1 (100%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 0 (0%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (100%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
As a teacher, I would say that Herve is an excellent instructor that tests students fairly, and allows for students to apply what they have learned in a real life situation. He knows his subject area well in that he can answer questions swiftly. He encourages students to study study study so that we can grasp the concept, which allows us to apply it in our near future.
he is really friendly and always willing to help
know what how to teach his class. he is very clear. although i would say try to write little bit clearly on the board.
interesting
he makes the lecture very fun and always available to help student, he has the talent on teaching. he is the best teacher in my life.
super knowledgeable and when he doesnt know he wont make something up, he just admits he doesnt know.
He is always willing to help students. His lecture is also very useful and easy to understand. He is very intelligent and gives students well organized lecture all the time.
Extremely well organize. Very helpful to students. His lecture is very clear and he knows what he is teaching. He also has this website which has recordings of each of the different chapters, so students can use it to review and have deeper understanding of whichever chapter they feel like they need to work more on. He is willing to help students after or outside of class whenever he is free. He demonstrates his care for his students by constantly sending email regarding scholarships, opportunities, or any interesting things which might be helpful to students.
he made sure everyone understood the material and answered all questions
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
He should teach a little slower. Sometimes he goes too fast and I get lost if I don't read ahead. I know that time is very limited; however, if he teaches slowly then more students will have a grasp of what we are discussing in class.
he should complete the problems in class.
NA
if he could write more clearly and neatly on the board, then will be perfect!
Nothing
please carry the cell phone all the time.
ah the class is soo hard, but its good for us.
Seriously nothing. Keep doing what you're doing!!
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Herve showed concerns for the students by encouraging students to spend at least 2 hours a day reviewing Physics. He also posted great lectures on the website that allowed for students who have not attended to have a chance to review what they have missed. He grades test fairly based on the steps you show whether you get the right or wrong answer.
yes
really good. if any problems come hes always there to help is.
he is awesome, I like him a lot.
Emphasized the use of the tutor if needed, and always asks for questions
much. he made sure we all knew what was going on in the class and was already ready to re-explain something.
He showed his concern for students very well. He helped students whenever students were in trouble.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
I would recommend Herve to any student. He is a tough, but interesting and humorous teacher that helps whenever a student asks. He posts online lectures so that students who could not attend have a chance to review what they have missed. Teaches pretty fast, but all his lectures are understandable and he teaches students Physics shortcuts to solve complicated problems.
n/a
yes yes yes.
of course I do. he is VERY NICE!
Yes, He's funny and understandable
yes.... i would invite students to take his class. because students will have a great experience in his class.
yup. just warn them that 170 is tough.
I would recommend Herve Collin to students because not only his lecture was very useful, but also I could learn more than I expected before the class.
Of course. One of the best teacher I ever had. Herve Collin and Andrew Pak are two teachers in KCC which I will never forget. Extremely helpful teachers.
i would because he put things where you can understand it
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
nothin
NA
he is awesome!
Nothing
the man.
He is the one of the greatest teacher I have ever met.
Very cool and at the same time know what he's doing.
18. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
19. I learned more in this course than I expected to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 5 (50%)
20. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 8 (80%)
21. The recitation section is a valuable part of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 10 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 5 (50%) 3 (30%)
22. Other comments:
Great optimistic teacher that bestows knowledge in a way that makes it enjoyable for every student.
NA
Nothing
physics is cool, but soooo damn difficult.

Herve Collin: PHYS170L, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: PHYS 170L - General Physics Lab I Crn (Section): 33624 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
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%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
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%)
3. The course was well organized.
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%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
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 encouraged me to think for myself.
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%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
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%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
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%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
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%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
NA
As a teacher, he is entusiastic and provides students with more confidence in passing the class. He teaches quickly, but he tries to let students figure out what to do instead of the students asking for help every single step. This way, as we become adults we would have learned something unlike being given the answers through life.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
NA
Herve should extend lab hours on Thursday. I know he is busy, but sometimes our group has questions that cannot be solved via the internet. 30 minutes is really a short time to engage in learning the concepts or calculations needed in the lab.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
NA
Herve showed concern for us students by extending lab assignments in a fair manner. He felt that students were piled up with loads of assignments that could leave us unhappy. If not for the extensions and positive feedback he gave on our lab (as well as the negative ones so we could learn deeply from our mistakes), we would be having trouble studying and preparing for other classes as well as making a perfect report to submit.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
NA
I would recommend Herve to students because he is a positively optimistic instructor that challenges students in his own way. Herve would manage the Phys lab with the lecture in order for students to engage in the lab without confusion, but more interest. He grades labs truthfully, giving negative as well as positive feedback in order for students to realize that the mistakes we make will lead to mistakes in the future.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
NA
He is an excellent instructor, but I would recommend that you are more available for the lab so students can ask questions anytime, or rather, on Tuesdays or Thursdays.
18. Laboratory assignments make students think.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
19. Other comments:
NA
Great, enthusiastic teacher that makes learning fun and brief. Every instructor should add some humor instead of being boring and a waste of time.

Herve Collin: CE270, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: CE 270 - Applied Mechanics I Crn (Section): 31581 (0)    
1. The instructor did not speak clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.38 16 1.31 Freq(%) 5 (31%) 5 (31%) 2 (13%) 3 (19%) 1 (6%)
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 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (38%) 9 (56%)
3. The instructor was available during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 16 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 2 (13%) 10 (63%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
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%)
5. The instructor explained the course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 16 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (63%) 6 (38%)
6. The instructor was prepared for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.19 16 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 11 (69%) 4 (25%)
7. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 3 (19%) 11 (69%)
8. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.06 16 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 5 (31%) 6 (38%)
9. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 7 (44%) 8 (50%)
10. The instructor's way of teaching assisted my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 16 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 9 (56%) 4 (25%)
11. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 7 (44%) 8 (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  
4.63 16 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (38%) 10 (63%)
13. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (69%) 5 (31%)
14. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 16 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (56%) 7 (44%)
15. The instructor spoke clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 16 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 5 (31%) 7 (44%)
16. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
hard to really assess because I did not participate in online class meetings
The instructor is always prompt and makes accommodations for students. He responds to questions quickly and he explains material until someone understands it.
he was very willing to help and was very positive and supportive. he was awesome for being an online teacher.
willingness to walk through concepts repeatedly until everyone gets it
Since it was an internet course it was easy to watch over the videos over and over if i was still confused. The videos he made was very useful and helpful.
he eemed to know the material well
he know what he teach and he teach well.
These hard courses are very difficult solid courses, but due to the teaching skills, knowledge of advanced technology, etc, the instructor set the course instruction to a high advanced degree, never let up on the pace, made the course independent where you practice severe self discipline. As for more advance courses in this method, highly recommended, but only if the same teaching methods as these instructors.
Very helpful! Making sure evryone understands the course material and eager to help students. Good availability during office hours and very prompt on replying on emails.
17. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
none
nothing really, he's great for being an online professor.
Make the exams slightly easier.
Work on hand writing and anunciating
Aside from the dim sessions online maybe you could setup a schedule for those who would rather meet with you in person and do problems on the board.
I cannot suggest any changes because these instructors keep advancing and improving.
Posted answers to homework problems were not helpful.
this class should be made into an actual class (not online)
18. The instructor was not available during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.0 16 1.26 Freq(%) 8 (50%) 3 (19%) 3 (19%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%)
19. How did the instructor show concern for students?
he made positive remarks about questions asked by students
The instructor asks everyone if they have questions before moving on... Literally, by going down the list of names.
he took the time to write out emails and was very encouraging.
he would answer any questions and/or make suggestions.
gave us a tuesday dimdim session
always welling to help his students
With these courses, the instructor has a more direct and daily, hourly, minute by minute monitoring and guidance with their students. Questions, concerns are only a timely e-mail away. Instructor has timely responses to any concerns.
Always responded to emails.
Making sure everyone follows the lecture. Stops lecturing and answering student's questions and clearifies, rather than just keeps going with the material.
he ask us if we understood during online discussion
20. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
sure, from what I could tell of e-mail responses to other students, professor Collins seems willing and open to answer any questions students have about the material. His replies are always prompt.
Yes, A very good teacher. If you put in the time and effort, you'll get the grade you deserve.
definitely.
yes, he was fair, and made ample opportunity for students to get help
yes because the other teacher who teaches CE at kcc are horrible.
the only thing I didnt like about him was his accent and handwriting could be hard to understand.
Yes i would recommend other few students do take his class. He is very helpful and shows concerns towards he's students.
Yes, becauce this class is really challenging and you weill learn alot from this professor
If you like learning by independent, directed reading then I would highly recommend the course to other students. The courses are strictly for self independent disciplined students ONLY.
Yes. great teacher. you learn a lot.
he does try to help us when his available but most of the time his not available
21. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
he had hard test, and they were graded harshly.
great teacher.
No comments at this time.
22. The instructor actively listened to students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (38%) 9 (56%)
23. This was my first online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   True   False   N/A  
1.23 13 0.44 Freq(%) 10 (77%) 3 (23%) 0 (0%)
24. Participation in online conversations (e.g., chats/bulletin boards/discussions boards) facilitated by the instructor contributed to my understanding of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.93 15 1.14 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 5 (33%) 5 (33%) 1 (7%)
25. What did you like most about your online course experience?
the opportunity to study independently, also not being required to drive to school for class!
Class is right inside of my room!
didn't have to physically go to class.
flexibility
The ability to view section video lectures as many times as i want. If anything was unclear i could watch the video over and over.
you can do it whenever you like.
I alwasy can watch the lecture over and over again untill I understand.
The heavy independent course load developed self discipline regime in me.
Ability to take other classes.
the flexibility.
the convinience
26. What did you like least about your online course experience?
nothing
it was harder to stay focused and keep up with the material since it was online.
takes a lot of self-discipline
some of the lectures didnt load, and limitations due to my hardware
I always thought that the online course dim session for an hour is too short because there is only so much you can do.
exam kinda late at night.
No comments.
It was hard to know who was in the class. Since the project required groups to be formed group work had to be organized outside of class as well as the formation of a group. Difficult to gauge how one does when compared to the rest of the class.
tendency to procrasanate with homework

Herve Collin: PHYS170, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: PHYS 170 - General Physics I Crn (Section): 31238 (0)    
1. The instructor did not speak clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
1.85 13 0.8 Freq(%) 5 (38%) 5 (38%) 3 (23%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. The instructor explained course procedure. (attendance, assignments, grading policy, exams, etc.)
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%)
3. The instructor was available during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
5. The instructor explained the course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 3 (23%) 8 (62%)
6. The instructor was prepared for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 7 (58%)
7. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (46%) 7 (54%)
8. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 4 (31%) 7 (54%)
9. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%)
10. The instructor's way of teaching assisted my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 13 1.28 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 7 (54%)
11. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
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  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
13. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 13 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 3 (23%) 7 (54%)
14. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 8 (62%)
15. The instructor spoke clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 13 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 5 (38%) 6 (46%)
16. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
His knowledge on subject matter and his ability to get students involved with school work. also preparing us for the next level of classes
I like how he had his class set up... he had student read and for the class time we would do problems on the board for clarification on subject topics. During lectures he was also very lively seemed "more human" and did not seem like like he was reading a script.
Hes creative and makes cool sound effects. He can be pretty funny. Really knows his material. very understanding and wants us to pass.
He knows his subject area very well
the best thing about him he is very friendly and so it is asier to ask him questions.
he knows what can be the students problem for math and physics and he can go through the problems to refresh the mind.
he knows the subjeck very well
He is very knowledgeable about Physics and all prereqs for this class.
17. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
None
I don't know...
Make the exams a little bit easier or make a study guide.
none
i think he should change y=the way he does the problems in class. he should be more organized in lecture during the class.
sometimes he goes fast and i would suggest to go little slower haha...and one more thing to write little clear.
None
18. The instructor was not available during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
1.62 13 0.87 Freq(%) 7 (54%) 5 (38%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%)
19. How did the instructor show concern for students?
got involved with their progression through college, giving advise on what to be ready for next semester.
He addressed any question i had when ever i would catch him, in and out of class and office hours. When in class he would also address students question with respect even though other students would get irritated of the student asking all the question. He really did seem concerned about our education. He would every now and then go off on small tangents to explain what is important topics that need to be concentrated for the corresponding majors so he was very knowledgeable of the subject topic and sub-topics.
Gave extra credit and listened to anyone who didnt understand the material.
He was always very helpful
yeah from the begining of the class he kept tellig us that this is a hard course which requires at least 2 hours of study every day.
He was always available, he offered recitations, and had oral exams on fridays.
20. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, he always has the answers and if he doesn't he'll go out and find it. make going to class and learning enjoyable
Yes i would recommend this instructor to other students. He speaks and teaches at the student level of language rather than being so formal and monotone. He also makes all his explanations very clear and concise.
It depends on the person. if i think they can handle the course then yes, but if they just want to pass then no.
yes very fun and great learning
i would nott highly recomend him
yes 100 percent because he works hard for the student. if u tell your weak points for math and physics he can work with you.
Yes, because he is a great teacher.
21. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Nothing
na
None
22. The instructor actively listened to students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
23. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
24. I learned more in this course than I expected to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 13 1.17 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 7 (54%)
25. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
26. The recitation section is a valuable part of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 13 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 4 (31%) 6 (46%)

Herve Collin: PHYS274, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: PHYS 274 - General Physics III Crn (Section): 32226 (0)    
1. The instructor did not speak clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.33 3 2.31 Freq(%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%)
2. The instructor explained course procedure. (attendance, assignments, grading policy, exams, etc.)
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (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  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
5. The instructor explained the course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
6. The instructor was prepared for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
7. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
8. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
9. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
10. The instructor's way of teaching assisted my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
11. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
12. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
13. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
14. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
15. The instructor spoke clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
16. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Best teacher... Very helpful. He will always be there for you
his positive attitude and knowing his material.
Really smart in the subject area! Always prepared, definitely should keep this guy in the country!
17. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
None.
18. The instructor was not available during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
1.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
19. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He was always available to get help if I didn't understand something.
20. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, because he is very knowledgable in the subject area and very helpful when you don't understand something.
21. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Thanks for the headache of quantum mechanics! ;)
22. The instructor actively listened to students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
23. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
24. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
25. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
26. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)

Herve Collin: CE270, Spring 2008     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: CE 270 - Applied Mechanics I Crn (Section): 34213 (0)    
1. The instructor did not speak clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
1.86 14 1.23 Freq(%) 8 (57%) 3 (21%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 0 (0%)
2. The instructor explained course procedure. (attendance, assignments, grading policy, exams, etc.)
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (36%) 9 (64%)
3. The instructor was available during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%)
5. The instructor explained the course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 9 (64%)
6. The instructor was prepared for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (43%) 8 (57%)
7. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%)
8. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 14 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 5 (36%) 7 (50%)
9. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (43%) 7 (50%)
10. The instructor's way of teaching assisted my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 14 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 4 (29%) 6 (43%)
11. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 9 (64%)
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  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%)
13. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 4 (29%) 8 (57%)
14. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (36%) 9 (64%)
15. The instructor spoke clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 4 (33%) 6 (50%)
16. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
he explain the material very well, and very easy to understand.
Very open towards students, encourages questions during lectures to reinforce concepts. Instructor will answer questions at any time, even over the weekend. The instructor can relate the material to people using many examples, overall a great instructor w
Relates subject in a way that allowed me to understand complex theories and methods.
He is very well rounded in the subject area and was always around to answer questions.
He is an extraordinary, who has a lot of knowledge that he enjoys passing on. He is always available for questions and almost always has the answer right away.
Herve knows a lot about the material and can explain it in depth really well too. Herve's strength is also explaining every detail to every step to solve each problem. He explains how we do it and why we do it. He also has many different ways of solving t
Really encouraging/accessible. That really helps with the modivation; if your stuck like crazy, you KNOW you will be able to get answers and understand it if you make for an office visit.
he explains subject matter in a very clear way , always available to talk and ask questions to, consistant grading.
He encouraged student to become self-taught
Really knows the subject area. Available a lot for any questions or help. Friendly and caring with help of class.
Great teacher, always available for extra help via e-mail and office hours. Wish was teaching ce271 again :(.
He is always available to obtain help from
17. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
For every week class meeting, the writing borad is kind of small since we have a lot of work to show, and the java sometimes slow down my computer. Also I am a very slow typer so I can't catch up with the classmates on typing!
The class is on the internet, I think the class would be better taught in a classroom.
N/A
None. The class always runs smoothly.
Use room 209 as a place for students to meet during the moo.
I wouldn't recommend any changes, other than maybe he stop smoking:)
Making the Mo'o session earlier.
I'd change the moo parts. Most of the time only one other person in the 'group' would speak at all, and a couple times we ran into problems, and were never told how to do it right. It seems ironic that the best teacher I have is the one I don't have regul
I wouldnt change anything
N/A
None.
The class may be easier to understand if it was taught in the classroom.
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  
1.64 14 1.28 Freq(%) 10 (71%) 2 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%)
19. How did the instructor show concern for students?
During online sessions the instructor would encourage students to think about concepts and solve the problems themselves. After the instructor would modify the problems to demonstrate how the problem could be solved using another method. Always made sure
Responded quickly to students emails, and offered times when he would be able to go over material with students.
He was always checking on me to see how far along I was and to see if i was understanding the homework.
He always told us how we were doing in class and what we needed to do to pass the class and understand the material.
Herve demonstrated concern for his students by asking each individual if he or she umderstand what is going on during our mo'o session. he also encourgages us to flag him down when we're in the stem center. Herve is always there to help. no matter where a
Always asked how people were doing, and if they had questions.
Always wants the students to understand the cource material
Always willing to answer questions and takes time to explain
Available at anytime of the day. Wants us to pass and strive for us to do our best.
Available for questions at all times.
he encouraged us and pushed us
20. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
yes, he is a very hard teacher but you will learn all about CE from him.
Yes, the class is hard but the instructor is fair and ensures that the students can think for themselves and solve problems they may faace in real life.
Yes, he is very willing to help students out. Always showed concern for those who were willing to learn.
Yes of course, because he's very fair with grading and really makes sure you understand the subject area.
I would not, this is because I like in the classroom setting.
Definitely, although kind of difficult, he is very knowledgeable and is always willing to help.
Yes, because he knows the subject matter really well and he is really easy to talk to and appraochable.
Definately. First I think it's worth it just to meet the guy. Its reassuring to see a cool and friendly professor in science. You see professors and think 'that is what I will become, right?' Second, hands down best teacher I have had in the UH system.
Yes!!!!
Yes...very nice and good way to start relying on oneself, with his help
Yes. He is very nice. Knows the subject well and can explain very well.
Yes, great teacher, easy to understand, available for questions. Whats not to like?
yes, he is genuinely concerned about your learning and is always available to help
21. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
A great instructor who knows the material extremely well.
A very genuine and often assist everyones needs.
France has an army?
Mountains of patience. I honestly didn't open the book before the first online session, and was absolutely ignorant of the material, but he STILL was encouraging.
Good class
I know understand some concepts that I had learned in calculus and physics that I didn't understand before.
Teach ce271.
22. The instructor actively listened to students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (43%) 8 (57%)

Herve Collin: CE270, Fall 2007     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: CE 270 - Applied Mechanics I Crn (Section): 32535 (0)    
1. The instructor did not speak clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
1.2 5 0.45 Freq(%) 4 (80%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. The instructor explained course procedure. (attendance, assignments, grading policy, exams, etc.)
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
3. The instructor was available during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
5. The instructor explained the course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
6. The instructor was prepared for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
7. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
8. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
9. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
10. The instructor's way of teaching assisted my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
11. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
12. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
13. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
14. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
15. The instructor spoke clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
16. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He is VERY encouraging and active in the students' learning. He shows that he cares, and he's always positive and upbeat. He responds to emails very promptly and he'll do everything that's needed to make sure you understand the material and pass the cours
He is very creative in his way of introducing a topic and having this class web-based gave me an extra boost of discipline while studying not only for this class, but all my classes. He knows how to connect with students, very flexible with scheduling of
very good communication
He addresses each student's concerns or problems. He helps with the work without giving away the answer.
He's down to earth and easy to talk to, and he teaches the subject matter in a way that's understandable for students which is a very valuable ability for any professor.
17. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
It kind of sucks when the entire class hasn't read the book before going into the online discussions. I think it's very important to stress that to us, and maybe even give us a short assignment that's graded so that it motivates us to read.
No changes, having him as an instructor for this semester was great.
None
Nada. :)
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  
1.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 5 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
19. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Read 18.
He constantly sends us emails on upcoming exams whether it be hints or what specifically to study for, he talks to his students about anything whether it be about the class or personal life, and personally he makes me feel comfortable to ask ridiculous qu
he replies e-mail promptly
He addresses the students' questions or concerns promptly.
He cared about our attendance, and answered all the questions any of the students asked.
20. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
HECK YEAH! Coolest guy ever. Explains very well. Fair, but not super easy, tests. It's not what I expected. I'm from UH, and I expected that I wouldn't learn that much from this class because it was from a CC. Boy, was I wrong. I think I learned more here
I would HIGHLY recommend taking this instructor, whether it be for physics, civil engineering, or the science of sleep, this instructor will not bore you.
yes, he is a great teacher
Yes. He is a great instructor, fair grader, and very personable.
Definitely. He makes time for the students and won't let you down.
21. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
It's great that he assigns SO MANY PROBLEMS. Really. To do so many just drills them into your head. And he assigns easy, as well as hard problems, so that you can "walk before you run." Most teachers just try to make you run, and that's oftentimes disastr
This being my first online class I would like to say this teacher made it easy for me to handle this type of learning. I am so use to the traditional in class lectures, but this online class was not that bad. I do not know if I would take another online
22. The instructor actively listened to students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)

Herve Collin: CE270, Spring 2007     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: CE 270 - Applied Mechanics I Crn (Section): 34213 (0)    
1. The instructor did not speak clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
1.75 8 1.39 Freq(%) 5 (63%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%)
2. The instructor explained course procedure. (attendance, assignments, grading policy, 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 was available during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
5. The instructor explained the course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 4 (50%)
6. The instructor was prepared for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
7. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
8. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
9. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
10. The instructor's way of teaching assisted my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
11. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 1.06 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
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  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
13. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
14. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
15. The instructor spoke clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
16. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
The professor knew the course content front to back and was easy to talk to, in person and online.
Willingness and patience to explain concepts thoroughly to me when I asked him during office hours or during his free time.
knowledge of the course content and availability
Herve taught the concepts with ease and such understanding, it showed in his lectures. I felt he could break down the concepts if I didn't understand.
17. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
N/A
Cant really think of any!
Curving the class! Suggesting homework equivalent to the test problems so we know ahead of the test when we don't understand!
None
18. The instructor was not available during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
1.25 8 0.46 Freq(%) 6 (75%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
19. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Yes, I have experienced a time where the professor asked me how I did on the exam right after I have taken it. Good to hear the concern.
Taking time and effort to help them learn
he took extra time to make sure we all understood
He was very attentive during our online web sessions, as well through email contact and anytime I ran into him on campus.
20. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, the professor is good on grading and knows the course very well.
I recommend him all the time! Because he's willing to go the extra mile to help us learn.
yes
Definitely, already did to Manoa students I knew we're taking the course.
21. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
N/A
He's a nice guy and he's very easy to talk to. He's a friend
Excellent asset to both the university and to the students. He has a great disposition and his understanding goes above and beyond. I am taking more courses from this professor!
22. The instructor actively listened to students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)

Herve Collin: CE271, Spring 2007     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: CE 271 - Applied Mechanics II Crn (Section): 34733 (0)    
1. The instructor did not speak clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
1.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. The instructor explained course procedure. (attendance, assignments, grading policy, exams, etc.)
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
3. The instructor was available during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
5. The instructor explained the course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
6. The instructor was prepared for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
7. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
8. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
9. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
10. The instructor's way of teaching assisted my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
11. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
12. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
13. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
14. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
15. The instructor spoke clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
16. The instructor was not available during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
1.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
17. The instructor actively listened to students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)

Herve Collin: PHYL160, Spring 2007     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: PHYL 160 - The Science of Sleep Crn (Section): 34463 (0)    
1. The instructor did not speak clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
1.8 5 1.1 Freq(%) 3 (60%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. The instructor explained course procedure. (attendance, assignments, grading policy, exams, etc.)
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%)
3. The instructor was available during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
5. The instructor explained the course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was prepared for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%)
7. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 4 1.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%)
8. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
9. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
10. The instructor's way of teaching assisted my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%)
11. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (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  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
13. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
14. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
15. The instructor spoke clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.25 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%)
16. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He knew the material he was teaching and he was excited about it.
Very energetic. EXTREMELY prompt in answering emails...even numerous ones! Very knowledgeable about the subject matter and even made it interesting by his enthusiasim.
He shows obvious passion for the subject matter. He kept a positive and fun atomospher in the classroom.
he knows the background well
17. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
When students are showing disrespect by talking, please talk to them about this behavior as it is distracting to students who want to learn.
involve all students
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  
1.75 4 1.5 Freq(%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%)
19. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He would listen and remind everyone that he was available to help if anyone need any.
Always listened, responded to questions and concerns.
He was always available to answer questions.
answered any questions
20. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
yes, the course was interesting but it wasn't what I thought it was going to be.
ABSOLUTLEY WITHOUT DOUBT...YES!
Yes, particularly if you enjoy science. He makes the subject fun, and teaches you how to develop your own ideas.
yes. knows what he's talking about
21. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He was awsome, tons of fun and energetic.
his accent is funny
22. The instructor actively listened to students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)