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Instructor: Herve Collin

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PHYS170, Spring 2015
PHYS170, Fall 2014
PHYS170, Spring 2014
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 2015

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: PHYS 170 - General Physics I Crn (Section): 33563 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 9 (90%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 9 (90%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 9 (90%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
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  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 9 (90%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Herve knows his field extremely well. I have never had a teacher that knew their field as well as him. He also has passion for what he teaches and really pushes his students.
He likes teaching and the subject
Professor Collin is very familiar with his major. And he seems to be a very humorous person.
I already filled out this entire survey with REALLY great comments about Herve, but..............it all got deleted! Sorry I'm too lazy to rewrite everything, but Herve is a fantastic person and teacher! sincere charismatic hilarious realistic helpful entertaining knowledgeable
He really knows the subject really well and has a true passion for it, also he explains the subject in great detail and is always there when you need him.
His knowledge of da subject and his caring attitude.
Herve's a great guy, and one of the most energetic and lively teachers I've yet had. He has a great personality and is very fun to watch teach. He knows his material very well, and is very solid in his math skills. Most of my math teachers make mistakes once in awhile on board, but Herve almost never made mistakes. We thought he did, and he would point out how we were actually wrong in thinking so, in a nice way. He has a passion for teaching and outside research projects that cannot be matched by anyone else at KCC. It is very difficult to follow him at times, because he is writing and talking fast, and erasing things before I could get them written down, but if you study a lot outside class and put in your time, and work with your classmates as a team, this rough course can be done! His online lectures were very well done too, and he always takes questions and answers them! Every single question! It's too bad he teaches only 170 and not 272.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
none
Stop smoking
Perhaps doing 5 step by step solutions on chalkboard vs 12 really fast skims
none
Consider extra credit, because students appreciate it and it helps their grade. Plus their doing more then required of them so they wont feel degraded and babied and they feel like adults being responsible for more things at da same time. plus sessions would be a lot more successful if they were worth extra credit. Believe me Mistah. LOL!!
Sometimes he is writing things really fast on the board, and then begins erasing parts before we can get to them in our notes, but eventually you get used to this pace and adapt. His take-home exams are really hard!!! Make them harder for next year's kids =)
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
If you had any questions he would spend as much time as possible clearing up issues.
He always asks questions to ensure we know the material, and will go over any of the problems we have trouble with
Truly cares about students' educations Asked me about my future educational goals, and offered guidance If he couldn't help, he would point you in the direction of someone that could.
He told us that we need to step up our game and asked if we needed help come see him.
He answered questions as they came and would break material down more if needed to. He would answer my questions most of da time when I asked him them
Herve was very helpful in every way possible. All of his online lectures from this semester and every other semester he's taught were put up online, free to watch and help you study for exams. He was always in his office, accessible most every day to help with any question you had. If I had difficulty understanding something he went over in class, and he could tell, he would go out of his way and e-mail me personally or find me on campus and flag me down to make sure that I could understand what I was having trouble with in the previous class. He's definitely a top-class professor here at KCC!
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, very cool guy all around.
Yes. I can learn from him
Absolutely! He's a little unorthodox, but that's what sets him apart. Herves is very approachable and wants the best for his student's.
yes because is an amazing teacher
Yes, great teacher but tests and quizzes just difficult.
The course material is hard no matter who you take, so you might as well take it with someone as cool and available as Herve. It was probably one of the roughest classes I've gone through since arriving at KCC, and it will be for most other students too, but Herve is a great person and teacher, and I would recommend him as the definitive choice to take! You may not pass the class, but you'll get to know one of the coolest guys around! =)
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
guy has humor!
He is a great teacher that motivates students to perform their best
Tu es incroyable!
he is great
Been a long ride Mistah, but now it comes to an end.
18. Other comments:
I do not know about how other students feel, but I personally prefer a teacher to teach in a more serious and careful way. (And I would really have had a greater time if we were having the class in another classroom, like an ordinary lecture classroom.)
Dont worry. Dont cry. I will still see you around next semester and if I am desperate for help, then I will come bother you in your office. LOL!! Have a hot summer and come watch me play vball at queens beach Waikiki here and there. Were there every weekend, just look for me and wave so I see you. LOL!!

Herve Collin: PHYS170, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: PHYS 170 - General Physics I Crn (Section): 31702 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
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%)
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 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
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  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (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  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
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%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
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%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
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%) 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  
4.5 6 1.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
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%)
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?
His knowledge of the subject and his attitude was really good.
His online sources are very useful and homework problems are fairly easy to follow through, especially for students who took Calculus.
Everything
Awesome teacher!
Herve creates a really relaxed environment in the classroom and makes sure we (his students) know that he's always able to help us with the problems and course material we're are struggling with.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Extra credit for students going to plus sessions a must and students wouldn't feel undermined but they would appreciate it a lot. Tests were very difficult no matter how long I studied for them and taught I did well on. He should make homework and attendance part of our grade too, because it helps our grade a lot, plus we learn the material as we do the homework.
No changes to suggest.
None, dont change
Maybe more organized homework. (sometimes the solutions don't match). Also pleeeeease get mp4 files for all the lectures for the iPad users.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He has a good heart and I mostly enjoyed his class, especially the laughs and actually understanding the material as he went through it. He really wants his students to learn the material and strives to get them ready for the courses ahead by kicking their butt during throughout the semester with his tests and answering their questions. LOL!!
He always tells his students to work on all homework problems and prepare for quizzes and exams.
Cares for everyone.
Awesome teacher!
He is always available and let's us know what parts of the material we really need to focus on for the tests and future classes.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, he's very knowledgeable about the subject, he cares about his students success and is an all around good person.
I would recommend students to take his class, but be prepared before class to answer his questions when he discusses new curriculum.
Yes, the best teacher.
Awesome teacher!
Absolutely, he really cares about teaching!
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
It's been a nice ride Mistah, but wait...... we get to do it all over again next semester. LOL!! Let's do this!! HAHA!!
I really enjoyed his online sessions and meeting up on campus. Hope to see him in the next physics class.
Awesome job
Awesome teacher!
HE AWESOME!
18. Other comments:
Make homework count as our grade, along with attendance. Also, extra credit for going to plus sessions like you use to. Come on Mistah!! Haha!! For reals though. =>
No other comments.
Awesome!
LIKE SUPER AWESOME!

Herve Collin: PHYS170, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: PHYS 170 - General Physics I Crn (Section): 34618 (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  
4.5 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 4 (50%)
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  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
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  
4.38 8 1.06 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 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  
4.88 8 0.35 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%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (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  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 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  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He makes a class that could be very dry and difficult online, entertaining and educational.
Explains everyhting
He is very enthusiastic and makes me want to learn. He is also very knowledgable and I can learn well with him.
Herve's strength were that he is very knowledgeable about this course and is always wanting class participation. He explains things thoroughly and if it still doesn't help, he has other references of his from homework other class archives. Plus he is very enthusiastic about this subject and encourages the students to better themselves and stick it through!
Herve Collin, knows his area of study. He is an extremely talented teacher and is one of the most amazing professors I have had in my college career. He encourages greatly for participation and questions. Despite his crazy and busy schedule, he emails and answers concerns as fast as he can. He takes the time to make sure every student is on the same page and has an understanding of the subject
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
I think he is great
MOre problem solving
If it's possible, make the class a hybrid that students who are having trouble with problems can feel more comfortable about asking questions.
The only change I would suggest is that get a better device that will make your handwriting nicer because it was really difficult to read, even though Herve has a nice penmanship in real life, his handwriting online is horrible! And maybe have a quiz every other week? But overall no other changes because it's so good!
none at all.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Very prompt feedback with email questions about course, expectations, and material. Also, unsolicited encouragement for good work and test results.
Answers all questions
He always makes students think for themselves.
Herve is always wanting us to ask questions! He makes us want to ask more questions and he is patient with all our silly and repetitive questions! Plus he is pretty fast with email and he will email you his personal handwritten solution/corrections to your question/problem instead of just typing a long boring message like other teachers! Plus he keeps his lectures simple and on point and doesn't try to talk over our heads!
He constantly asked for questions and would stop his lectures no matter what to answer questions and make sure everyone was on the same page. He answers every question with in depth explanation and incredible visual representations. Amazing how he knows so much.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
I would, with the reservation that he is very no nonsense and treats class as adults hoping to enter physics or engineering. There are no curves and no nonsense regarding projected pass/fail from previous semesters. I enjoyed the direct approach.
Yes, But the class is hard
Yes I would recommend Herve to other students because he is really easy to talk to and he is willing to help you out and he encourages you to strive to be better! Overall, he does his job really well and he is just an easy guy to talk to and get along with!
Yes. Without a second thought I would recommend students to take his course. Even if someone didn't need his course for their major, I would recommend him. He is such an outstanding teacher.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He has done an excellent job online. I am in Hilo and have never met him, that being said, I feel that I know the man and he cares for my success. I believe I could, without reservations, contact him in the future if I need advice.
Hard class
Herve! It was nice taking your online class and lab! This was my first online lecture class in my life and I think my future online classes won't even be on par with the way you arranged this class! You are a great teacher and keep doing what you are doing! I was afraid of physics but now o actually enjoy it and like physics because of you! You should have taught physics 2! We could have been your guinea pigs and you could have seen how it would have been teaching physics 2! You could refresh yourself on physics 2 while us students learn it for the first time ! A win win situation!
I wish he taught the higher levels of physics. I am disappointed that I will not have him again as a physics teacher. Best teacher I have had yet.
18. Other comments:
Nice guy and very respectable. I wish he curved the class becasue it was really hard,.
Thanks Herve for being a great teacher! In your voice,"Let's take a smoke break/quickie and be back in 10mins!" & "CAO!" ^-^y

Herve Collin: PHYS170, Spring 2013     Back to top

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 able to explain concepts very clearly.
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 a well rounded teacher.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Having an in-class lecture.
I would like Herve Collins to be paid handsomely for his hard-work for all the students he encounters.
None.
nothing
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He made himself very available if we had any questions and was prompt in e-mail responses.
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 would ask his students how they are doing and if they needed any help understanding anything.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, his class will make other physics classes and upper engineering courses not as difficult.
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 i would. He is an awesome teacher. As long as you put the time into learning, you will pass his class.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He is a great instructor and needs to teach other courses too.
CONDUCTS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED PHYSICS 170 COURSE
Nothing.
n/a
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?
It works a little better for my work schedule.
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.
you dont have to drive to school
22. What did you like least about your online course experience?
I do not like using a microphone on collaborate.
He amde the online course experience wonderful and unforgettable
Nothing, everything was good.
time that the class is held.
23. Other comments:
no comments
None.
n/a

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?
Knows and explains the material well.
Knowledge and availability
Herve is very passionate about Physics, and is a great lecturer. He makes his lectures very interesting.
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)
He knows the subject very well, understanding, always there when you need outside of class help.
shows concern for students
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
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.
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.
None.
Sometimes less is more when it comes to videos, there is so many videos, its difficult to watch them all
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Answered questions promptly and is always available even outside of office hours.
office hours and tutoring sessions
He was very flexible with scheduling the exams, since many of us have very different and busy schedules.
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.
He made sure you're doing well and if you're not he'll let you know.
Offered help outside of normal class hours, offered retake on exams
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
yes
Yes! He teaches the subject really well and is very nice. Lectures are always interesting.
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, I would recommend Herve to other students even though he's an online teacher because his overall class is pretty good.
yes
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I wish he were teaching the next semester of Phys 272.
N/A
super genius, but very humble
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?
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.
Smart, easy going, very willing to help, very encouraging
His greatest merit as a teacher is his consideration to his students. He really cares his students.
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 is very friendly and is always willing to help.
super fun and very smart! made coming to class fun!
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 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.
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 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
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
None.
It's hard with him going on so many trips and missing many classes.
None. He is good as it is!
None
teach more classes please!
NONE!
None at all.
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.
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
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
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.
From the start encouraging to keep up with the class and lecture.
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.
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).
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.
He would always say that anyone can walk into his office or feel free to email him whenever, because he replies quickly.
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.
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.
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
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Absolutely. See questions above.
Yes absolutely, great teacher
Sure!! He is one of the best physics teachers I've had!!
Yes. He's very good at explaining things and he's funny.
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!
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 of course! Great professor.. Easily one of the best. My favorite course this semester.
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 is great!! It's a hard class because of the problems but he goes over it with the class.
Yes!!!!!! GREAT TEACHER!
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Excellent teacher that I'd highly recommend to other students interested in STEM studies.
Thanks for the semester!!!
Super chill guy and easy to talk to about anything.
I wish he were teaching PHYS 272 next semester.
He rocks!!! the only thing he could improve is giving more extra credit =) dont ever retire!!!!thank you!
I wish you taught more physics courses! Like the upper levels!
Thanks Herve!
He is the best physics teacher.
YOU ARE AWESOME!!!
Great at teaching and helps students strive for the best. Excellent and by far greatest teacher I ever had in college
18. Other comments:
N/A.
Teach phys272 and phys274 please!
Herve ROCKS!!!! :D
I love physics!
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  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 1.17 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 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%) 1 (14%) 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  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
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%) 1 (14%) 12 (100%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 12 (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 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%) 1 (14%) 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%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Very knowledgeable professor. Very outgoing and approachable.
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 knows the subject he's teaching
very helpful, encouraging, accessible
- 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 is extremely helpful and knowledgeable.
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.
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.
More than just a teacher, Herve Collin is a friend!
Knowledge of material
Knows physics.
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!!
provides online resources of past lectures that condense what you need to know for the class into 15 minute videos
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
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.
more detail on the lectures online.
none
- 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.
Only thing I can think of is that, sometimes his hand writing is hard to decipher.
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 this class was perfect just the way it is.
None
He goes too fast n he shud make his tests open book...
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.
none. He is a good teacher.
I thought that the work load was pretty tough! maybe only one semester project instead of two!
include more student participation in the online class
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He's very encouraging and he makes good recommendations.
He's always available.
he asked whether we undestand the material or not
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.
His willingness to avail himself for the students is legendary.
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.
Yes, he was very helpful and tried to answer all our question when we got stuck.
You can come to his office at any time, and he can help you
Reminded us always about deadlines
Solicits questions often.
By being available at all times.
He's awesome
provided students with plenty of resources that provided guidelines for exams, projects and homework
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.
Absolutely. There is no why not.
yes, he makes the class comfortable for students to learn
yes. great teacher
Definitely YES. He's a tough teacher, but he prepares you well for the many courses to follow both in course material and learning.
He is such a good teacher, his interest and concern for his students are clearly demonstrated throughout the semester.
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 I would. I have learned a lot in this class because of the way the material was presented to me.
Yes, most helpful teacher I've seen.
Not really.... Hes a little too difficult to keep up with....
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, 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 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
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Nothing that I haven't already said.
funny
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.
He is one of the best instructor I've ever had.
Great teacher. Fun activities. Really liked the Semester project.
Good job! I really enjoy physics now. Thank you!
vous etes le meilleur !!!
Ok
Please find a way to convey the knowledge, both in writing and verbally, to students in a more clear manner.
He is a very nice guy.
nice accent!!!
plus sessions are awesome
18. Other comments:
PHYS-170 is a very tough subject.
Is it possible for Professor Collin to teach Physics 272 also.
I highly recommend his classes. He is the ultimate instructor.
Thank you Herve. Course was great!
AWESOME SEMESTER!
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.
Cheers!
None
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.

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?
His knowledge & teaching skills are unmatched.
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
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
More clarity in hand writing.
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.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Extra help.
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.
In numerous ways. I don't want to write a bible. He DOES care his students.
Helped whenever he was asked. Flexible
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Absolutely yes.
Yes. You won't regret it.
Yesyesyes. Absolutely yes. Why? I just said that.
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.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He is very helpful and kind.
I like that he let the students work on the labs at their own pace. He is also very fair and understanding.
He's amazing just the way he is. Except smoking too much. Maybe that's why he's always happy...?
18. Other comments:
He is the MAN!
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.
Take care!

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  
4.75 8 0.46 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  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 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  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
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%) 1 (13%) 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%) 2 (33%) 7 (88%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (25%) 6 (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  
4.13 8 1.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 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%) 2 (25%) 4 (67%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
hes knows his stuff. explains well.
He explains what he will do on the class very very clear. And he suggests/advices us for our major as well too.
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.
positive attitude, fun class, very down to earth, helpful
He is a genius.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
I dont think so.
I would have liked to get my grades for tests back sooner.
None.
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.
Handwriting.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
checking up with us making sure we understood the material and talking to us when we were falling behind
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.
You ask help, you guarantee it will come.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
yes, hes an excellent teacher and really fun
Yes! I strongly recommend him to students who will take physics class on next semester. his lecture makes me understand physics easily.
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, makes physics fun
Totally, absolutely, seriously, yes. He's the best physics teacher I've ever seen.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
one of the best instructors
disorganized but gets things done
Great person.
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%) 2 (29%) 3 (50%)
19. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 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%) 1 (17%) 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.
Very good at explaining and extremely knowledgeable on the course matter
General understanding of course material.
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?
very much so. One of the few extraordinary teachers at kcc...
Yes, prepares for upper level engineering courses.
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?
His enthusiasm for physics is unparalleled, and it is easy to get excited and blown away when he is presenting material.
He is good teaching for all students
very good
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?
Visual aids would be a great benefit.
none
none
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  
4.53 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 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%) 0 (0%) 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  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
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%) 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 (7%) 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%) 2 (33%) 13 (87%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 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%) 0 (0%) 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 (13%) 3 (50%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
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
Mr. Collin made understandable online lectures showing the essential concepts.
Herve is very knowledgeable and kcc needs alot more teachers like him.
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 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.
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 is very passionate about what he teaches.
Funny and knowledgeable which keeps the students up and entertained.
He knew the subject matter like the back of his hand and was very confident in presenting the material.
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?
None
If he wrote more clearly on the board, I could understand well.
Nothing
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 at all. Except maybe learn to write better, it's a little hard to read his hand writing sometimes.
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.
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 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 was available outside of class.
He went to each student and made sure that they were doing fine.
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.
Making extra time for students. Being flexible about tests and homework (everybody is busy).
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.
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.
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?
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
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.
Yes because hes explains the concepts really good!!!
Yes, As a teacher he's excellent. And sometime he just like one of us, which makes us want more.
No. The class was too difficult.
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.
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.
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?
Best physics teacher I've had so far.
You did an excellent job this semester,and thanks for your help on everything i have been ask before.
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.
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 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.
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%) 2 (13%) 2 (33%)
19. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.62 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%) 0 (0%) 6 (40%) 7 (47%)
22. Other comments:
I've never been to the recitation, but I can tell from the other students that go really benefit from it.
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.
Thank you for teaching!!!
None what so ever.
Hope we get to meet again!

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?
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.
The ability to help out with lab reports and experiments.
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?
Making extra time for students. Being flexible about tests and homework (everybody is busy).
He responded to emails.
Always available for help through email
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
No. The class was too difficult.
Yes because he very helpful.
YES. PHYS170 Lab was interested, fun, and easy.
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.
He knows his stuff and encouraged students to think out the process of the experiment.
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:
Lab assignments force us to think. If we didn't think, we wouldn't have been able to finish the lab reports.
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!
this class is self learning class. I cant pay for more than $900 for this class.

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%) 2 (17%) 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  
4.5 12 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
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  
4.5 12 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
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%) 0 (0%) 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%) 1 (9%) 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 (100%) 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  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
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?
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.
super knowledgeable and when he doesnt know he wont make something up, he just admits he doesnt know.
he is really friendly and always willing to help
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.
know what how to teach his class. he is very clear. although i would say try to write little bit clearly on the board.
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.
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.
interesting
he made sure everyone understood the material and answered all questions
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Seriously nothing. Keep doing what you're doing!!
Nothing
ah the class is soo hard, but its good for us.
he should complete the problems in class.
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.
NA
please carry the cell phone all the time.
if he could write more clearly and neatly on the board, then will be perfect!
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
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.
yes
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.
really good. if any problems come hes always there to help is.
He showed his concern for students very well. He helped students whenever students were in trouble.
he is awesome, I like him a lot.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
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.
Yes, He's funny and understandable
yup. just warn them that 170 is tough.
n/a
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.
yes yes yes.
yes.... i would invite students to take his class. because students will have a great experience in his class.
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 I do. he is VERY NICE!
i would because he put things where you can understand it
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Very cool and at the same time know what he's doing.
Nothing
the man.
nothin
NA
He is the one of the greatest teacher I have ever met.
he is awesome!
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%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 5 (50%)
20. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 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%) 2 (20%) 5 (50%) 3 (30%)
22. Other comments:
Nothing
physics is cool, but soooo damn difficult.
Great optimistic teacher that bestows knowledge in a way that makes it enjoyable for every student.
NA

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 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%)
7. 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%)
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
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.
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.
The instructor is always prompt and makes accommodations for students. He responds to questions quickly and he explains material until someone understands it.
he eemed to know the material well
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
he know what he teach and he teach well.
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. 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%)
18. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Make the exams slightly easier.
I cannot suggest any changes because these instructors keep advancing and improving.
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.
this class should be made into an actual class (not online)
Posted answers to homework problems were not helpful.
none
Work on hand writing and anunciating
nothing really, he's great for being an online professor.
19. How did the instructor show concern for students?
he made positive remarks about questions asked by students
he would answer any questions and/or make suggestions.
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.
he ask us if we understood during online discussion
Always responded to emails.
The instructor asks everyone if they have questions before moving on... Literally, by going down the list of names.
gave us a tuesday dimdim session
he took the time to write out emails and was very encouraging.
always welling to help his students
Making sure everyone follows the lecture. Stops lecturing and answering student's questions and clearifies, rather than just keeps going with the material.
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 because the other teacher who teaches CE at kcc are horrible.
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 i would recommend other few students do take his class. He is very helpful and shows concerns towards he's students.
he does try to help us when his available but most of the time his not available
Yes, A very good teacher. If you put in the time and effort, you'll get the grade you deserve.
the only thing I didnt like about him was his accent and handwriting could be hard to understand.
definitely.
yes, he was fair, and made ample opportunity for students to get help
Yes, becauce this class is really challenging and you weill learn alot from this professor
Yes. great teacher. you learn a lot.
21. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
No comments at this time.
he had hard test, and they were graded harshly.
great teacher.
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!
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.
The heavy independent course load developed self discipline regime in me.
the convinience
Ability to take other classes.
Class is right inside of my room!
you can do it whenever you like.
didn't have to physically go to class.
flexibility
I alwasy can watch the lecture over and over again untill I understand.
the flexibility.
26. What did you like least about your online course experience?
nothing
No comments.
I always thought that the online course dim session for an hour is too short because there is only so much you can do.
tendency to procrasanate with homework
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.
some of the lectures didnt load, and limitations due to my hardware
it was harder to stay focused and keep up with the material since it was online.
takes a lot of self-discipline
exam kinda late at night.

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 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%)
7. 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%)
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?
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 his subject area very well
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.
He is very knowledgeable about Physics and all prereqs for this class.
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 the subjeck very well
the best thing about him he is very friendly and so it is asier to ask him questions.
17. 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%)
18. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
sometimes he goes fast and i would suggest to go little slower haha...and one more thing to write little clear.
none
None
I don't know...
None
Make the exams a little bit easier or make a study guide.
i think he should change y=the way he does the problems in class. he should be more organized in lecture during the class.
19. How did the instructor show concern for students?
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 very helpful
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.
He was always available, he offered recitations, and had oral exams on fridays.
Gave extra credit and listened to anyone who didnt understand the material.
20. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
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 very fun and great learning
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.
Yes, because he is a great teacher.
It depends on the person. if i think they can handle the course then yes, but if they just want to pass then no.
i would nott highly recomend him
21. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
na
Nothing
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 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%)
7. 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%)
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
Really smart in the subject area! Always prepared, definitely should keep this guy in the country!
his positive attitude and knowing his material.
17. 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%)
18. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
None.
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 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%)
7. 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%)
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 explains subject matter in a very clear way , always available to talk and ask questions to, consistant grading.
Really knows the subject area. Available a lot for any questions or help. Friendly and caring with help of class.
He encouraged student to become self-taught
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.
Great teacher, always available for extra help via e-mail and office hours. Wish was teaching ce271 again :(.
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.
He is always available to obtain help from
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 explain the material very well, and very easy to understand.
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
17. 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%)
18. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
I wouldnt change anything
None.
N/A
Use room 209 as a place for students to meet during the moo.
The class is on the internet, I think the class would be better taught in a classroom.
N/A
The class may be easier to understand if it was taught in the classroom.
None. The class always runs smoothly.
I wouldn't recommend any changes, other than maybe he stop smoking:)
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
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!
Making the Mo'o session earlier.
19. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Always wants the students to understand the cource material
Available at anytime of the day. Wants us to pass and strive for us to do our best.
Always willing to answer questions and takes time to explain
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.
Available for questions at all times.
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.
he encouraged us and pushed us
Always asked how people were doing, and if they had questions.
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
20. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes!!!!
Yes. He is very nice. Knows the subject well and can explain very well.
Yes...very nice and good way to start relying on oneself, with his help
I would not, this is because I like in the classroom setting.
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, great teacher, easy to understand, available for questions. Whats not to like?
Yes of course, because he's very fair with grading and really makes sure you understand the subject area.
Definitely, although kind of difficult, he is very knowledgeable and is always willing to help.
yes, he is genuinely concerned about your learning and is always available to help
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, he is a very hard teacher but you will learn all about CE from him.
Yes, because he knows the subject matter really well and he is really easy to talk to and appraochable.
21. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I know understand some concepts that I had learned in calculus and physics that I didn't understand before.
Good class
A great instructor who knows the material extremely well.
A very genuine and often assist everyones needs.
Teach ce271.
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.
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 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%)
7. 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%)
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 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.
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
17. 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%)
18. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
None
Nada. :)
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.
19. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He addresses the students' questions or concerns promptly.
He cared about our attendance, and answered all the questions any of the students asked.
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
20. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes. He is a great instructor, fair grader, and very personable.
Definitely. He makes time for the students and won't let you down.
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
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 encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
7. The instructor was prepared for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
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?
knowledge of the course content and availability
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.
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. 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%)
18. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Curving the class! Suggesting homework equivalent to the test problems so we know ahead of the test when we don't understand!
N/A
Cant really think of any!
None
19. How did the instructor show concern for students?
he took extra time to make sure we all understood
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 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
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.
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 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%)
7. 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%)
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 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%)
7. 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%)
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.
he knows the background well
He shows obvious passion for the subject matter. He kept a positive and fun atomospher in the classroom.
Very energetic. EXTREMELY prompt in answering emails...even numerous ones! Very knowledgeable about the subject matter and even made it interesting by his enthusiasim.
17. 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%)
18. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
involve all students
When students are showing disrespect by talking, please talk to them about this behavior as it is distracting to students who want to learn.
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.
answered any questions
He was always available to answer questions.
Always listened, responded to questions and concerns.
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.
yes. knows what he's talking about
Yes, particularly if you enjoy science. He makes the subject fun, and teaches you how to develop your own ideas.
ABSOLUTLEY WITHOUT DOUBT...YES!
21. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
his accent is funny
He was awsome, tons of fun and energetic.
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%)