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Instructor: Brian Hew

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Brian Hew: MICR130, Fall 2013

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?
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.
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.
Knowing what he was talking about for each lesson.
Seems to know the material quite well. He is fun and funny. He makes the curriculum interesting. He provides extra credit.
He is well organized and very outgoing!
He is very very knowledgable about this subject and he is very good at making things clear when they are confusing at first
He demonstrated concern for his students.
Everything. He is a well rounded teacher
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
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
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.
Communicating with all of his students. Making sure we are all on the same page and agree with his decisions.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
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
Spend more time on the the more difficult to understand concepts such as Kreb Cycle and DNA,RNA transcription.
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No
None it was perfect
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.
i think that with this hell have an easier time next semester knowing how quickly a sememter really goes by
Maybe to not be as challenging on exams. It is a lot of material to cover.
None
None.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
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.
patiently teaching
Makes himself available outside of of class. Created extra materials to help students prepare for upcoming exams.
He emailed us showing concern, giving us reminders, study guides, making sure we were able to have the proper material to study for tests.
Told students they could come by his office for extra help and offered extra credit.
He offers help and resources outside of class
He always made time for us and told us to come to this office if needed and he responds to all emails
He helped me on the problem that I don't know.
always in his office and communicated well with students via email
He talked to student from heart to heart.
By conversing with them outside of class and by always being available.
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..
Reaching out to students when he notice we were confused or dropping our grades.
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.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
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, Dr. Hew makes microbiology interesting to learn. Dr. Hew is very accommodating to his students.
Yes. He's a funny instructor and he cares about his students.
Yes. He is fun and keeps the material interesting.
Maybe, slow down on the material. Going over the material that fast is sometimes too much at one time.
Yes I would because I really like the way he teaches his lectures and his power points are super helpful.
No
Yes. He makes class fun and entertaining while teaching us important concepts
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, 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 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.
Yes, he's easy-going but is still very informative on Microbiology.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
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!
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.
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No
Best teacher I've ever had
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.
He is overall a good teacher considering it's his first time teaching.
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.
Awesome first time teacher!
18. 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.
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No
Overall, everything is excellent
None
No other comments.