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Instructor: Brian Hew

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MICR130, Spring 2014
MICR130, Fall 2013

Brian Hew: MICR130, Spring 2014

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: MICR 130 - General Microbiology Crn (Section): 34584 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 16 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 14 (88%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (31%) 10 (63%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 14 (88%)
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 16 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (38%) 10 (63%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 11 (69%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%)
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  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He knows science.
He always relates his lectures to real life problems which made all of his lecture very interesting
knew he stuff, kept the class engaged, really fun, helped students
Brian Hew had a strong heart for his subject. He expressed Microbiology as a way of expressing himself and to me, that is the best of a professors ability to express those reactions to students. It helps them with interest in the subject and encourages them to learn.
He made the class fun and taught it with an open mind.
Dr. Hew is a great teacher. he knows the material very well.
he had great amount of knowledge about the field that he was teaching
He knew what he was teaching and cared about his students.
Knowledge and being personable. Taught with an unbiased approach while prompting critical thinking of social and political aspects of microbiology in our world today. Great teacher.
Integration of health career situations and encouraged participation.
His knowledge of the microbiology. He is really in depth about what he knows. He's easy to talk to and ask for help. Very approachable
Very helpful in and out of class. Easy to talk to. Understanding and compassionate towards students.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
smaller worksheets for homework
None
none
More studying preparation outside of school. Any type of science could be difficult for students to fully understand and learn. With extra tutoring, there could have been more students who could have understood the subject more clearly. (including myself)
I would suggest taking out the presentation portion of the course. I felt as if it added more stress to the already difficult course.
no changes
No changes
None.
Some breaks in the lecture/powerpoints would be great. Can be too much to absorb at one time
No suggestions at this time.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He helps students in and out of the class
He wrote comments on the assignments that he gave back to us to come and see him
yes, was open , had after class reviews, replied quickly, made sure we tried our best
Yes, Brian Hew always was on top of checking his e-mail and replying to us students. He was very reliable and almost met students outside of this regular office hours.
He would email you.
He made sure that the students were well prepared for the exam.
was always willing to help us out of class. he would try and help us prepare for the exams
He offered us to attend review sessions, so he could help us prepare for our exam.
Was very open to being a resource for class content and held his own exam reviews.
Offered study groups and always welcomed students to come to office hours.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes. He might not teach anymore
yes because he is a teacher who isn't boring. Lectures are very on point and very knowledgeable
yes, its easy and fun and you learn a lot
Yes, He is a understanding teacher, and does know that Microbiology could be challenging. He provides a lot of extra credit opportunities and helps students to not fall behind.
Yes. He makes the subject interesting. He makes it so it's not impossible to pass. If you put the work in, you'll get a good grade.
yes, he is a great teacher. Easy to understand
Yes.. Even though the course material is hard. He still made it fun and interesting.
yes i would because he is very nice and has a sense of humor which helps when your trying to learn a difficult subject such as microbiology
Yes, because he is a very organized teacher and he knows what he's talking about. He also helps you do well in this class.
Yes. See #1
I would recommend Dr. Hew to students who are willing to interact and apply their knowledge. The class isn't meant for students who do no actively participate in learning.
Yeah definitively because he shows that he cares and give a s**t about he is doing. He really wants to succeed and is gonna help you get into the position.
Yes, he clearly explained what was expected. Even though the course is difficult, he brought understanding of difficult concepts.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
he knows almost everything?
Nothing
he is a good teacher
Thank you for a great class and semester in Microbiology 130!
Great teacher.
18. Other comments:
None

Brian Hew: MICR130, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: MICR 130 - General Microbiology Crn (Section): 31900 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 20 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (25%) 14 (70%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 20 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 3 (15%) 15 (75%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 20 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 3 (15%) 15 (75%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 20 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 17 (85%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 20 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (15%) 16 (80%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 20 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (25%) 14 (70%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 20 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 17 (85%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 20 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (20%) 15 (75%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 20 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (25%) 14 (70%)
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 20 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (15%) 16 (80%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 20 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (25%) 14 (70%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 20 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (20%) 15 (75%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He demonstrated concern for his students.
He is very very knowledgable about this subject and he is very good at making things clear when they are confusing at first
Everything. He is a well rounded teacher
His strength is that he is a professional in his field. Unlike most professors he brings a lot to the table as far as teaching goes. Many professors at KCC seem to know just the subject matter and regurgitate the subject. Dr. Hew is not one of these professors. He is an asset to the University.
His passion for microbiology and very knowledgeable on every concept. If we would ask a random question and he didn't knew the answer, next class day he would show up with an answer.
He has a good heart wanting to teach others about micro knowledge. And this ambition can broaden student knowledge and change the world.
- Sincere eagerness to help students be successful - Fosters latent ingenuity - Approachable and friendly
His knowledge of the subject and his enthusiasm about wanting others to know about the subject. Very interested in his students not only doing well and knowing the subject but also in making what we studied highly interesting. Was good at explaining complicated mircobiotic processes so students could understand. Gave us lots of worksheets and readings that were helpful in improving our knowledge even further.
He makes class very entertaining by discussing topics in terms that we can relate to. He also really cares about his students and would do anything just to make them succeed. Dr.Hew is a very enthusiastic and energetic teacher and you can tell right off the bat that he enjoys this subject very much.
Communicating with all of his students. Making sure we are all on the same page and agree with his decisions.
Clear and simple explanations of complicated subjects.
Being that it was his first semester at KCC he was at first very unsure.. but the knowledge of the information is his strong point... his orginaztional skill and the worksheet that he provide help with us in knowning if we had really grasp the material
gives examples, clear explanation
Passionate toward microbiology. I feel Dr. Hew has a genuine interest in the student's success in the course. Expertise in field of microbiology lets him emphasize important concepts throughout the course, preventing an overwhelming workload on the student.
Seems to know the material quite well. He is fun and funny. He makes the curriculum interesting. He provides extra credit.
Knowing what he was talking about for each lesson.
He is well organized and very outgoing!
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
No
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None it was perfect
Maybe to not be as challenging on exams. It is a lot of material to cover.
None
I think the class is great. Dr. Brian attempt to do the best.
Don't concern yourself too much with student opinion. It's great that you worry, but remember, you're a teacher. Your job isn't to make us happy. Your job is to prepare us for our respective fields, and I doubt it will be as forgiving in the future as you are.
None
Being more direct with what he wants in the beginning of the semester so that students are more aware of what is expected
None.
None.
i think that with this hell have an easier time next semester knowing how quickly a sememter really goes by
Spend more time on the the more difficult to understand concepts such as Kreb Cycle and DNA,RNA transcription.
None
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He helped me on the problem that I don't know.
He always made time for us and told us to come to this office if needed and he responds to all emails
always in his office and communicated well with students via email
Reaching out to students when he notice we were confused or dropping our grades.
He talked to student from heart to heart.
By conversing with them outside of class and by always being available.
He was very concerned for students to do well for themselves. he made much time for study sessions and always answered any e-mails with questions that i had promptly. his plan for the class was well-organized and he followed the syllabus to a t.
He stays up replying to emails regarding exams and questions and told us that he dedicated himself to this class. I thought that was pretty awesome. He brought in candy to motivate us to participate in class and he always welcomed questions and opinions.
He always wanted us to strive to get "A's on exams. He cared if we passed or not. He made it so we always had enough resources to complete assignments and always made us feel welcome to ask him questions.
Answered questions promptly, and if didn't know the answer got back to them with the right answer.
he would take the time and always be willing to come in on certain days to help with the material..
patiently teaching
Makes himself available outside of of class. Created extra materials to help students prepare for upcoming exams.
Told students they could come by his office for extra help and offered extra credit.
He emailed us showing concern, giving us reminders, study guides, making sure we were able to have the proper material to study for tests.
He offers help and resources outside of class
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
No
Yes I would because I really like the way he teaches his lectures and his power points are super helpful.
Yes. He makes class fun and entertaining while teaching us important concepts
Yes highly recommend Dr. Hew to students who are going to use microbiology in their chosen field. Not recommended for student just trying to fulfill science requirement. At times his expectations exceed capabilities of students.
Yes.
Definitely because he is a great counselor and instructor.
Absolutely. Professor Hew will encourage other students to really grab hold to the material and understand it in a way that'll make them proud of themselves.
Yes, I already have
Of course! He's a really great teacher and he made this topic really fun and easy to learn because of the way he taught the class and I'd want every student to experience this.
Yes, he's easy-going but is still very informative on Microbiology.
Yes, because he made the class interesting and easy to understand.
i would definately suggest him as a teacher he has a pasion for his knowledge and an understanding for the students
Yes, Dr. Hew makes microbiology interesting to learn. Dr. Hew is very accommodating to his students.
Yes. He is fun and keeps the material interesting.
Yes. He's a funny instructor and he cares about his students.
Maybe, slow down on the material. Going over the material that fast is sometimes too much at one time.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
No
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Best teacher I've ever had
Great teacher, a definite asset to the university.
I really appreciate how passionate he is about microbiology and his effort for us to understand it and make it fun.
I appreciate Dr. Brian's help in learning this subject.
Professor Hew, in absolute and utter honesty, has inspired me to follow my field of study but eventually return (for at least a while) to teach.
One of the best teachers i've ever had. He made me so interested in the subject and I've learned more than in any one class i've ever taken. hope i get to have him as my teacher again in the future!
Awesome first time teacher!
He is overall a good teacher considering it's his first time teaching.
Dr. Hew seems excited to teach the course material. Consequently, making the course material interesting to learn.
He's a cool guy that loves microbiology.
18. Other comments:
No
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Overall, everything is excellent
None
No other comments.
Yes, I do go on Laulima.
We'll know what you've been up to when you show up to class glowing in the dark.