eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Barbara Zazzi

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BIOC241, Spring 2011
CHEM100, Spring 2011
CHEM100L, Spring 2011
CHEM151, Spring 2011
CHEM151L, Spring 2011
BIOC241, Fall 2010
CHEM100, Fall 2010
CHEM100L, Fall 2010
CHEM151, Fall 2010
CHEM151L, Fall 2010
BIOC241, Spring 2010
CHEM100, Spring 2010
CHEM100L, Spring 2010
CHEM151, Spring 2010
CHEM151L, Spring 2010
BIOC241, Fall 2009
CHEM100, Fall 2009
CHEM100L, Fall 2009
CHEM151, Fall 2009
CHEM151L, Fall 2009
CHEM151, Spring 2009
CHEM151L, Spring 2009
CHEM151, Fall 2008
CHEM151L, Fall 2008

Barbara Zazzi: BIOC241, Spring 2011

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Biochemistry
Course: BIOC 241 - Fund of Biochemistry Crn (Section): 18331 (0)     18830 (0)     18840 (IN2)     18333 (INT)     18841 (WE2)     18335 (WEB)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
i liked the visualizations that we had for assignments, it makes the homework seemed more "hands on" rather than just answering questions you actual got to see what was going on more than just read about it.
Overall I like online courses, and I like it that we have at least a week or more to complete our task.
I liked that we had such a long period of time to work o our chapter quizes.. It really gave me the opportunity to look at the chapter and also helped me learn more..
I LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS COURSE! THE VISUALIZATIONS GAVE ME SOMEWHAT OF A HANDS ON TYPE OF FEEL WHEN IT CAME TO THE COURSE WORK. THE ASSIGNMENTS WERE A GREAT WAY OF PRACTICING SOME OF THE HARDER WORK AND BARBARA WAS AWESOME AS OUR COURSE INSTRUCTOR!!!!
I really enjoyed the visualization activities. They really helped me in understanding the materials and was better than just reading and taking a quiz. The activities aided in practicing what I just learned.
I have an abundance to convey...where to begin. What I appreciated, predominantly, was Barbara's proficiency and structure with each module, assignment task, etc. organized for this course. Each document and/or link was coordinated to fit a studentâ??s method of access (e.g., pdf, doc., etc.). She always responded in a timely fashion and offered every opportunity to improve oneâ??s grade. Though the material may have been complex (at times), it sure was worth absorbing.
It was a good course that the teacher made our learning fun and enjoyable as well as knowledgeable. She was an inspiration for learning this course. She was helpful as well as flexible when things came up for students. She made this course so great to learn. This is a very challenging course. She makes us want to learn it. All students learn differntly to have a second chance encourages learning and that is the main thing that we learn. She really cares that her students learn and tries to help them in whatever way she can. She makes it easy to learn this difficult course. This is a difficult course so having a teacher that understands that is a blessing. She has made this on-line course very interesting. I really enjoyed this course. The only thing is trying to find a group to work with but its all good. Mahalo Dr. Zazzi for being such a great inspiration as a caring teacher who helps her students learn the material they need even when they are having a hard time you take the time to explain it again. You go the extra mile. :)
I love how she gave extra credit, was always there when I needed her, was open about assignments. If anyone in the class had a hard time, she would totally help us out. She gives online courses a good...no...GREAT name. I am currently taking 3 other online and 1 hybrid class. This class was the least overwhelming. I thank her so much for that. I wish more course had this much support.
teacher was extremely helpful. i liked the many hands on little animations It seems for every learner there was a helpful tool available
I believe that Barbara was well prepared. I enjoyed very much her website simulations, the illustrations and instruction was very helpful in making me understand and see what is truly happening in a chemical reactions. I thought I would have difficulty with this subject because it deals with science and equations, however Barbara helped me through the difficult equations. I also liked the fact that she gives us another chance to do the quizzes. this helps me see what i did wrong and to understand which answer is correct. with Barbara's help I am more aware of chemistry and with science.
What I liked about this course was that the teacher was there to help whenever I needed her. Barbara, really is a great teacher whenever I had a question I just sent her an email and she responded to me either within a few hours,or no longer than the next day. She made me feel like no questions were stupied that I could ask anything and they would be answered. Also, being that this class was online she made it fun and easy to stay on track of my work. Thanks Barbara :)
I liked that the course was thoroughly outlined and the assignments and lecture presentation was on the quizzes and test material. I also liked the visualization assignments because it gave additional information and help about a topic.
The extra added videos by the other professors provided great supplemental information! The class work was sufficient in meeting the objectives of this course.
I liked the quizzes, they helped me stay on track.
The entire semester's curriculum, quizzes, exams and homework assignments were laid out clearly and precisely at the beginning of the semester! There were no surprises, so it was easy to plan for study time! Prof. Zazzi is incredibly responsive to the student's concerns and she puts in full effort to make sure each individual student really understands the material. She also uses different styles of relaying the course material (including online video lectures, links to various Internet resources and texts, etc.) that ought to cover all students' diverse learning styles and preferences. She wants the student to succeed and also enjoy the course content (Yay, hooray for biochemistry!!).
Very good class and really interesting.
Instructor responded quickly when there were concerns regarding assignments and activities. She's awesome!
The online layout of this class was so well organized. I liked the ease of being able to complete all needed tasks and assignments for this class. Not once was I ever lost or confused about where to find needed material or where we were in the class. Wish I could say that for all teachers, some of which seem to try to make it difficult.
I enjoy doing visuals for assignments.
The course is hard but Ms. Zazzi was very knowledgeable about the subject. She made the course material easier to understand and I enjoy doing the assignments. I just want to say thank you.
that it forced me to learn independently:)
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
some of the visualizations couldn't open :( , but i did like the visualizations for assignments that could open : ).
none
Tgere isn't anything I would change about this course
NOPE :)
I think this course was great. I don't really know what else could be done to improve it. Maybe creating one group project for the semester would help in working and getting to know the other students in my class.
I do not believe so...why fix something that ain't BROKE! ~ (LOL...!)
A potluck, and a way to call her I am old school so the phone is best for me for communication.
Shes has it good. What more can I say?
Yes! I just wanted to suggest that maybe for the test reviews and the slideshows, have more relevant information included in there. I wanted to review for the tests and the final tests, but there wasn't that much information relating to the tests.
No suggestions everything is great about Barbaras couse.
Please consider LECTURES instead of just reading ppts. It can be difficult to learn this material, and there were no tutors on campus. There was a biology tutor but not chemistry tutor.
No improvements can be suggested. The course is GREAT as is!!
Maybe more powe points
power points should be made in pdf file. the power points that were available took long to load. and it didnt help much with homework or the tests.
NONE
None!
optional final. if a student wants to improve the grade he can do final test, if a student satisfied with current grade he may pass it.
None, I am happy
15. Other comments:
i had a great semester in this class and really enjoyed it.i learned a lot. : )
I really enjoyed being in this online course..
I ABSOLUTELY ENJOYED THIS CLASS. I WAS INTIMIDATED AT FIRST TO BE TAKING BIOCHEMISTRY ONLINE BUT BARBARA DID SUCH AN AWESOME JOB RESPONDING TO EMAILS AND GIVING OUT APPROPRIATE COURSEWORK THAT I BECAME MUCH MORE SETTLED IN THE CLASS THAN I THOUGHT I WOULD.
Great class. I was really worried about taking a chemistry class much less a biochemistry class. The last time I ever took a chemistry course was my junior year in high school and I didn't really remember thie material. Taking this class with Barbara was great because she started from the beginning and made a foundation on the material so we all were on the same page once we got to the complicated stuff. I wasn't nervous through majority of the class because she presented the material so well. Thank you.
I will surely keep an eye out for other course subjects of interest taught by her. Aloha ke akua~
Nothing else it is all "G"
Thanks for a great semester!
expected more biochemistry, course was more about basic chemistry---could have been chem 101 book for course was very expensive, are there cheaper options?
I enjoyed her class! I had a difficult time with BioChem when I was in highscool, but I have more of an understanding with chemical equations and reactions because of her.
Another thing that I liked about Barbaras class was that she had a lot of visuals and good power point presentations that helped my understanding of the course.
The textbook is easy to read and comprehend, but it is rather expensive.
Already recommended a friend to take this course!
This truly is the the most well organized class I have ever taken, online or not! Barbara Zazzi has put a lot of time and effort into the presentation of this class and it truly shows! I wish more teachers would be as thorough as she is.
great idea for extra credit work
This class was challenging but I enjoyed it very much!

Barbara Zazzi: CHEM100, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Chemistry
Course: CHEM 100 - Chem for Non-Sci Majors Crn (Section): 18337 (0)     18820 (0)     18821 (IN2)     18338 (INT)     18822 (WE2)     18340 (WEB)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.7 11 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.45 11 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I really enjoyed doing the final paper. It helped me get a lot of insight on the types of technologies that our being created to make sustainable living a reality.
Everything worked well together. She does a great job at doing several different learning examples and tools other than just the text book.
I liked the quizzes becaus they helped me to learn more about the chemsitry.
The test were very helpful and I liked how if you got a problem wrong, she would tell you what part of the chapter it was in so that you could go back and see where you made your mistake. (:
I liked that the quizzes gave us two chances because then I could look for what I did wrong. I liked the videos that were available to us because they were really helpful in learned the material.
everything
i learned alot from this class
I liked that this chemistry course linked everyday things to the subject to keep the students motivated and interested.
In this chemistry 100 I enjoyed all of the homework assignments, they fascinated me and helped me learn about the world more.
I really enjoyed how the text and the teacher tied chemistry to real life and the world around me. It made it much more interesting.
I always new what was expected of me.
I appreciated the fact that we could redo our test once...I felt the tests were relevent to what we really needed to learn. I struggled with the tech aspect of the labs though.
Assignments and quizzes were not too hard and helped me to learn a lot
on my own time
It was conveinient for me because this class was online.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
I would be good to have the class meet every other week to discuss any questions we have about the material.
I have no suggestions.
Nothing really, I really enjoyed this class. I really don't like science courses that much, but this class I really enjoyed and learned a lot from it.
none
leave it alone. its a great class with a very good teacher
No, this course was taught very well
None
This was my first class that the content was completely online. There were times that although the professor was always willing and available to offer help- I wished there was an actual lecture available.
Not rly
no
None
No
15. Other comments:
Good class.
Great teacher:)
I found it difficult to get a hold of Barbra Zazzi. She sent our class an email saying she is still on grading in the middle of the semester. I felt that she was overwhelmed by the stress, so in her class I did my best to pass her class.
taking the quiz twice really registered the information in my brain
This is a very great class to take. Especially with the gas prices going up, you fon't have to drive to class, you can do it at home on your cmputer. What a money saver!
I really liked Barbara. She was very fair and understanding. Since she was not able to grade our completed work on time, she also felt that it was not fair to ask us to complete our work on time and allowed us to either turn things in late or extended the deadlines. I felt that even though it was an online course, she showed great compassion for us as students.

Barbara Zazzi: CHEM100L, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Chemistry
Course: CHEM 100L - Chem Non-Sci Majors Lab Crn (Section): 18342 (0)     18842 (0)     18843 (IN2)     18343 (INT)     18844 (WE2)     18344 (WEB)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 3 1.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I took the lecture portion of Chem 100 last semester, and I didn't find it very interesting. This Lab class greatly surprised me. The assignments were not simply generic electronic experiments in the Virtual Lab software. The instructor obviously put in a lot of effort creating experiments that we would do in our own homes that helped us to understand the concepts. It was also fun to create our own visual of what she was trying to teach us.
The kitchen labs were so much fun!
I loved doing the lab assignments for this course, they were really fun to do, and I liked how they corresponded to the things learned in the lecture part of the class.
the assignments were sometimes challenging but they were also fun and helped me to learn more about chemistry
Wonderful labs, fun and easy with little products needed.
It was very easy to follow the directions and also the labs was very interesting
I really liked the making lotions assignment. That was definitely the most fun one.
I very much enjoyed the kitchen lab experiments. By using everyday items I became very aware that chemistry is in everything.
I have physical disabilities, and my instructor was willing and able to work with me and help me to complete the course against the odds. She is intelligent, knowledgeable about her subject, and cares about all of her students. She never once felt it necessary to tell me what a busy life she leads, or how many students she has (some other instructors do this a lot- we all lead busy lives, right?)but helped me to learn the material and complete the course.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
No, I thought the class was very well though out, organized and all the requirements were clearly stated.
none (:
NONE
Nah. This was a top notch course.
I have no suggestions.
Get her to teach more courses!
15. Other comments:
I recommend this teacher.
Thank you for an amazing semester!
Loved this teacher and this course. Very fun and I would take a class from her again!
I would have been nice to more assignments that used the virtual lab.
I have recommended it to ALL of my classmates.

Barbara Zazzi: CHEM151, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Chemistry
Course: CHEM 151 - Elem Survey of Chem Crn (Section): 18345 (0)     18823 (0)     18824 (IN2)     18346 (INT)     18825 (WE2)     18347 (WEB)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.9 10 1.29 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 3 (30%) 4 (40%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.3 10 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.3 10 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
The course material was presented in a very clear manner that was easy to understand. mrs. Zazzi was always willing to help if I had a question and is a very good teacher!
I liked the fact that she had a quiz just about every single week. That way, during the tests, we knew what to expect.
I liked the activities that brought chemistry close to home, making me realize how relevant this subject is to everyday life and the things so easily taken for granted.
For an online Science course, I think I learned more than what I did in my in-class science course. I actually understood the material. Ms. Zazzi made it and taught it very well. She always had very good explanations on the assignments. Gave step by step detailed assignments that made it so much easier to understand. She did a great job in communicating with me through email.
I like that the assignments were very helpful and she explained exactly what she expected from them.
The worksheets were very helpful to practice the formulas etc. to understand and be sure that I know what I was doing.
I was a bit intimidated about taking chemistry after not talking it since high school a long time ago. However, the class proved benefical with an easy to learn formate. I learned things that use to confuse me. Barbara Zazzi was great with her feedback and was amazing at helping us prepare for exams and assignments!
I liked the videos that were related to the course material
I liked the labs
I found the assignments became progressively more difficult.
I really enjoyed this class! I like that the quizzes were able to be taken twice. Not many teachers offer this opportunity so I really appreciated that. I also loved that the assignments were given ahead in time for those who wanted to work ahead to do so. I hate procrastinating so this worked well for me!
course assigment dates were somewhat flexable, allowing room for things which may come up in other coarses/life. I do however believe this class would be much easier to grasp had i taken it in a classroom. Variety of instructional material made all the answers available.
This class had all of the material needed to understand it, which is hard for a online course.
The powerpoints were extremely helpful and well-prepared.
I loved Barbara's online course! It was a hard subject to begin with, but she made it fun, exciting, and interesting. She provided lots of great power point presentations and movies were very helpful! I loved her class and would recommend it to anyone! She is an absolutely wonderful professor! I wish she taught other science classes that I need to take!
Very understanding and commited instructor. Thank you for allowing me into the course. Thank you for understanding about logistics and completing assignments, I would never been able to do everything I had set out to accomplish if it were not for your understanding.
Extra activities and homework really help out on this course considering how challenging this course for me.
The power points and videos were very helpful in my learning.
THis course was very well prepared. I enjoyed reading her powerpoints and the rest of her curriculum. The one thing that I loved about zazzi, was that she made sure that if i didnt understand anything, she would send me more material to read until I understood. thank you so much for that barbara....
Was a fun course and enjoyed it.
I liked the assignments we were given and the extra credit opportunities.
I liked the fact that we had two chances on the quizzes and that it was all multiple choice. The assignments were helpful and helped me learn a lot.
I liked that the professor provided a large range of supplemental materials to help us understand as best we could. Many professors just throw the book to us and expect us to do well. Thank you =]
The lab was easy to submit and Zazzi gave detailed feedback on each assignment.
everything was conducted online and we were able to work at our own pace.
I liked how every week there were atlease one homework quiz that was due to keep up focused and updated with where we are suppose to be
I liked doing this course at my own time.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
None...i would suggest this course to anyone and have in fact recommended it so several people who are taking it this coming fall!
Nope. I think everything went very smoothly.
overall it was very well put together
none
None
None! This course is very organized and Mrs. Zazzi is an amazing teacher!
The best suggestion i have for improving this class would be to have "office hours" in the chat room. Once or twice a week, at a certain time (probably right before due dates!) when the teacher would definitely be available in the chat room, so students who needed help with pressing questions could get explanations. Though the teacher was available VIA email, 20 minutes in a chatroom-like conversation would have saved me hours of trying to figure out if i was going in "the right direction" during assignments.
Nope, she had everything in order.
I would highly recommend arranging this course specifically around a single textbook -- not to say that it wasn't; however, the powerpoints often served as the primary reading material for the weekly quizzes. I didn't even have to buy a textbook for this course since it wasn't mandatory, which was nice in that I saved some money, but ultimately I didn't learn as much as I could have. If the course had REQUIRED the textbook and the powerpoints had served as summaries of chapters rather than as an easy way to pass the quizzes. The quizzes should have centered on specific questions related to the textbook, hence forcing students to read the chapters. For an online class, there should be a high level of enforced motivation.
The only thing that I wished I could get was a phone contact. It was hard only being able to communicate via email. I'm not used to that concept so it was a little fustrating. But at the same time I can understand why! She has so many different classes and students! She would be bombarded all the time!
More activities and homeworks, so students get to practice practice and do more practice especially on the Math and formulas...
none
None shes awesome
Not really
I think including visual images (i.e. animations), would help students to better understand and comprehend the material.
None:)
No not really =]
N/A
N/A
Nothing
15. Other comments:
I learned more about the math I needed for my math 27 course form you than from the math teacher who does not seem to care much about how any of his students are really doing! A gold star for being an exemplary teacher! You should give courses in how to TEACH!!
Barbara Zazzi is a pleasure to take a online course from. She is quick to respond to e-mails and is very knowledgeable.
Barbara is amazingly passionate about her subject and I am awed by her ability to put so much info together and then conduct such large classes all online.
She was such an understanding teacher, allowing late work and such. It allowed me to keep up with my other class workload. Would actually love to take another class from her, too bad I'll be graduating this semester.
Great Job Professor! Really enjoyed your class!
Sweet teacher, very sweet. =]
Teacher was very resourceful and helpful.
She is a wonderful teacher, because she is so helpful and not just let us out alone studying like some online teachers do.
i liked the fact that we were able to turn our assignments in on wednesday instead of fridays. that really helped out my schedule
Perhaps have a lecture class at the West Hawaii Campus
I'll probably take her lab class next semester.
Otherwise, I did enjoy the class and got what I could out of it. In all honesty, Zazzi did a good job. I personally feel that chemistry is better taken in person rather than as an online course.
Thank you Barbara for a wonderful first experience with my first online class! I enjoyed it greatly, even though it was challenging at times without the ability for face-to-face learning & question/answers. I still was able to figure it out! Thanks for a great semester! I'm sending many more your way next semester! Aloha, Jenifer Young
Professor Barbara Zazzi is very knowledgeable on presenting this course. She's a great teacher. Highly recommended!
Thanks for all that you've taught us!
You are a great teacher and thank you so much for helping me with the assignments:)
Shes a very great instructor!
Thank you for everything keep up the good work.

Barbara Zazzi: CHEM151L, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Chemistry
Course: CHEM 151L - Elem Survey of Chem Lab Crn (Section): 18348 (0)     18835 (0)     18836 (IN2)     18349 (INT)     18837 (WE2)     18350 (WEB)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
It would have been nice to have an actual lab to go to, but as we all know, when you take an online course, a lab isn't available. I thought it was awesome how we were able to still do the labs virtually. Another great thing about Barbara is that she actually created instructions for doing our own labs in our kitchen. This was awesome.
This Lab course caught me by surprise. At first I thought, how can you learn Chemistry lab through online course, when a lab is "hands on." However, I learned a lot. This course taught me a lot. The lab assignments were so relevant to the lecture class. All assignments given were easy to understand and complete due to Ms. Zazzi's instructions being really well put together. I thought overall this class was worth while of doing. The labs were fun and meaningful. I could surely use some of the lab assignments for future uses (ie. the Lotion Lab) =) Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us!
Some of the experitments were very fun!
I really enjoyed the experiments that were assigned. For example, it was interesting to actually make my own lotion. I didn't realize it was so easy to do! Having this course online also gave me the flexibility to do my assignments when I have time. Our instructor also gave great feedback on our assignments so we can resubmit the assignment to get a better grade on assignment she commented on.
The virtual lab was super cool! It was amazing how technology allows us to do a lab over and over again until we think were getting it right without having to clean up or reset the lab equipment. I think it's great that I can reinforce what I learned in the class with a lab that helps me to understand the concepts. It's great for students like myself that time does not allow to take the actual lab that I can still learn by a virtual lab.
i like the model science computer lab. it was very useful when learning about the subjects that were being taught
I liked the hands on assignments
Very difficult, but rewarding.
I had no idea that a lab class could be this fun especially an online one! I enjoyed the labs very much, and I plan on doing the others that were not assigned just for fun. I think my favorite lab was the lotions! Who know you could make a lotion from household products. I loved that the assigments were open super ahead of time, it allowed me to get so much work done and now I am able to focus on finals with no stress!
I especially liked the "kitchen labs". they were exciting, i wish we'd have done more. Chemlab is pretty blan and seems like "older technology". I don't know how cool a simulated lab could be though.
Very understanding and commited instructor. Thank you for allowing me into the course. Thank you for understanding about logistics and completing assignments, I would never been able to do everything I had set out to accomplish if it were not for your understanding.
Barbara made learning Chemistry so fun and intersting. Learning Chemistry online was very challenging...but learning Chemistry itself is hard! She made it as easy as possible and lots of fun with the home labs! The lab software was fun too.....I just had so many problems with my internet and computer at home, so that was my challenge on the lab side.
Had a lot of fun with the lab assignments
Labs to do at home were so much fun! ChemLab was also a really good substitute, i feel, for a real chemistry lab. Even if it was all virtual, it was nice to have yet another supplement to the course material.
I liked the virtual labs, but I especially liked the lotion lab. It was cool to make my own lotion.
Zazzi explained material in a way that was easy to understand.
The labs were a lot of fun to do. Some a little more challenging then others, but thats Chemistry right?!
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
Nope. I think it's perfect.
none
Real lecture classes at the West HAwaii CAmpus
none
None at all! Great course and a great professor!
no
Was kinda bummed we didn't get to play with the Chemlab a bit more
The only thing was that some of the at-home labs required things that people in dorms might not have access to. (ie. place to safely perform flame tests, a lighter) I don't smoke & neither do my friends so hunting down one was definitely a challenge.
None:)
Less, reading/videos.
none
15. Other comments:
Barbara is a wonderful professor who knows her stuff. I enjoyed taking this course from her.
Great teacher!!
Barbara was a very understanding professor. She was available to answer back any questions and concerns I had throughout the semester, in a timely manner. She was able to explain concepts that I was having a harder time to understand.
course was very good and got me interested more about chemistry
none
I would like to take the second part or 152 and 152L next semester or during the summer!
I had lots of fun! Barbara is an excellent Professor and easy to communicate with! She cares greatly for her students and goes above and beyond to help them and make sure they understand things or have the resources or help needed! I loved her and would recommend her to everyone! I already have people signing up for Fall 2011! I wish she would teach other science courses that I need!
Thank you again so much for helping me with the labs and for cutting me some slack:)

Barbara Zazzi: BIOC241, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Biochemistry
Course: BIOC 241 - Fund of Biochemistry Crn (Section): 17605 (0)     17849 (0)     17850 (IN2)     17606 (INT)     17851 (WE2)     17607 (WEB)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 10 1.27 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 10 1.26 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (90%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 10 1.27 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 10 1.27 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.25 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
The power-points were very precise and accurate. It allowed me to follow questions clearly on tests and assignments.
the lectures and quizes
I liked to do the visualizations because they were interactive online and fun. I also liked the pH worksheet; I learned a lot from it.
I was very grateful for all of the modules that she put together for each week's lecture along with the additional resources that came in very handy for the difficult concepts. She was always available for help and an overall excellent teacher!!
I find bio-chemistry very interesting.
I liked how she had video lectures! These videos were very clear and easy to understand even for non-chem majors. I liked the extra credit assignments! Especially the recipe oe because I like food so much!
This course was well covered and the assignments and activities helped me develop a solid understanding of organic biochemistry
Very easy to understand!
assignments / activities / quiz's / and exams all were great .
Barbara has been the most efficient & helpful instructor yet in my courses here at Maui College!!!! Her savvy ways via learning on-line have improved my knowledge about my own computer! And then some. She returns homework with corrections so I can more easily understand the difficult material; she responds Quickly via email & laulima (usually w/in 24 hrs at most); & any information we as students do not understand, she gives us links & explanations right there in announcements. All in all, I recommend this course & this instructor to everyone!!!!!!!
Just learning more about chem
The way this teacher delivered a very complicated subject was great, to me she makes sure everyone is challenged, yet understands the subject matter,and I finally understand biochemistry as it applies to life. Kudos..
They were "do at your own pace". That helped a lot not to have official due dates with the tests as an exception. I was able to work and succeed at this class because of her curriculum. I also learned so much. Her notes were thorough and the book was great. Thanks for a great class
The minimal campus requirements were paramount to my schedule. Professor Zazzi was well prepared and gave additional email support when needed.
This class is hard so I was happy about the second chances for the quizzes.
I really liked doing the visualization assignments. It helped me learn more because I am a visual learner.
I liked how the subject matter was set up on the internet, for example before quizzes we would do little assignments. I liked how Barbara gave us visualization assignments and with every module to help with the subject matter.
I like the fact how all assignments was done on laulima. I LOVE THIS CLASS!! One of the best online class I have taken! Great teacher!
I liked it much more than I thought I would and I understood it a lot more than I thought I would.
The assignments were relevant to the course and was useful in everyday activities.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
No
nope, great course to introducte one to chemistry
none
Great the way it is.
NONE
No. Great Course!!! Loved It!
none - the course is great how it is now.
When I signed up for this course I thought that there would be a proper lecture to watch with the instructor. When I took Pharmacology (due to the intermitant availability of online video streaming) our Professor put mini lectures up on Utube. The video department never did get the course up as promised. The utube lectures were a tremendious help. I realize that resources are limited and that the UH system may not be able to afford to make all the class lectures available but it sure does help to learn a subject to be able to listen to a lecture and at least there is some connection with the professor.
I think it went smooth.
None
no
I would not suggest purchasing the textbook and saving money. I didn't use it and Ms. Zazzi provided the necessary information.
Maybe the exams should not be culmutive because there is alot of material to cover. The textbook was only helpful partially throughout the course.
15. Other comments:
Great online class but would've been better if it were a regular class- environment type of class.
enjoyed your class
Thank you for a fun semester; I learned a lot about Biochemistry too.
Excellent curriculum, course was challenging but with a manageable amount of material. I feel as if I Learned a lot and would definitely re-register with this professor.
NONE
Best Class ever!!
Thank You Barbara for all of your help! Esp in this challenging course! Aloha, C
Professor Zazzi was available for help and although this was a difficult course to on do online, I still gained more experience in the understanding of the wonderful world of chemistry!
Mahalo!
This class was way better than taking it in class at Maui College. Thank you!
Ms. Zazzi always responded promptly through many different avenues. She was always encouraging and supportive. She was very detailed in her explanations and very personable and caring. This all came through even though this was an on-line class. She is just what the science students who don't like science need. We need more teachers like her!
Overall, I enjoyed th course!

Barbara Zazzi: CHEM100, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Chemistry
Course: CHEM 100 - Chem for Non-Sci Majors Crn (Section): 17608 (0)     17859 (0)     17860 (IN2)     17609 (INT)     17861 (WE2)     17610 (WEB)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 10 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%) 1 (10%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
n/a
flexible time management
At the beginning of the semester I wasn't to thrilled about taking Chem100 because I thought it was going to be boring. As I completed the work it became interesting and I learned a lot about Chemistry and Science. I don't really like reading text book material so im glad we were able to have access to a power point and other resources. I was also satisfied with being able to have 2 tries with the chapter quizzes. I am very happy that Barbara Zazzi was a very good and straight to the point teacher (which I like). She was also very understanding and motivating. I felt very comfortable in Chem100 even as a online student. If I have take another science course in the future I would want Baarbara Zazzi as my instructor/teacher. I would also recommend this course to others so they can enjoy what I learned in the course. :)
I liked that Professor Zazzi made it very easy to understand and she helped anytime I didn't understand or had questions about a certain subject.
I really liked this course because it was really organized. the weekly quizzes really pushed me to read the chapters and keep on top of everything.
I took both the lecture and lab course from Prof. Zazzi and both classes were excellent. She provided us with awesome course resources and wonderful explanations. I also loved the extra credit project.
I like the assignments giving enough time to complete while taking other courses I found that Wednesday was a good day for me to complete this course assignment work. It was a learning experience and I liked it very much because of the flexibility with taking the courses on-line.
by giving us two chances to re-due the quizzes, was a big help in learning. Made me go back and find the answer and understand what was going on.
I loved the paper, we got to chose an area in chemistry that we wanted to explore. That is awesome! This course is straightforward and easy to navigate and everything is clearly outlined. There is no wondering if you are missing something. Barbara is a fantastic instructor!
Liked the interactive labs.
I noticed from the start of the semester that Prof. Zazzi responded to every single student, & nearly instantly, which had me very impressed. I enjoyed picking 3 topics from the 19th century that were discovered for the benefits of science and the positive/negative effects each discovery created. We also had discussion on Yucca Mt. & the nuclear fall-outs that effected several places in the country, bc the government had neglected to tell its citizens what they were up to.
This was a very no-frills class to me, and I was able to learn the material in a timely manner. I like it that way. The activities that were offered toward the beginning were fun, and I was really intrigued by some of the movies that we watched.
I liked how easy going everything was, the teaching style wasn't at all pushy, instead it was open so that you can be as apart of or distant to the class as you. She made it very welcoming to participate.
A lot of information, even if I didn't use it all. Kitchen labs were varied.
Barbara was a very good teacher. Even though the class is online, just by the way she talked in her emails and how the class was structured you could tell she was a very nice person with an amazing personality. Chemistry and I have no "chemistry" so to speak so I was worried going into this class but I feel I did pretty good and the way that the assignments were set up made it easier to comprehend the world of chemistry. I really enjoyed this class =)
This course was very interesting. I learned a great deal about chemistry.
movies regarding chemical issues
I like that Barbara was a very approachable (in the a sense since this is an internet class) teacher that would help her students succeed in learning about chemistry.
I like that our paper has to be less than 2 pages, because the paper is going off of your knowledge of the subject.
it is well structured!
I was able to gain knowledge in so many areas such as chemicals and their reactions; that I was unaware of.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
open an in-class chemistry. personally prefer it over online.
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None
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I really have no suggestions because I thought this course was challenging and well done
No nothing this course is already excellent!
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I liked the course, I just wish the activities didn't stop after the first few weeks.
no
video lectures by the teacher for each chapter.
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NOPE!
15. Other comments:
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Thank you for being a great teacher. I enjoyed this class.
Thank you for making this experience wonderful!
Loved this course, was hard for me but it made me think and i'll walk away with alot more knowledge of chemistry
I will highly recommended this course to other students because it taught in a way that I could understand and learn. !
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Barbara Zazzi was a very good instructor. I highly recommend taking this course. She always communicates with her students and is very organized.
I wish I could have focused more on this class. With High school classes, AP courses, a building project, and social activities, I always put off chemistry. No excuses though, and I learned a lot.
Mrs.Zazzi is a great teacher.
sometims presentations were not clear enough.
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THANK U ZAZZI HEAR FROM U IN CHEM 151 next semester:)

Barbara Zazzi: CHEM100L, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Chemistry
Course: CHEM 100L - Chem Non-Sci Majors Lab Crn (Section): 17611 (0)     17612 (INT)     17613 (WEB)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 5 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%) 1 (20%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%) 1 (20%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 5 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%) 1 (20%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 5 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 5 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%) 1 (20%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 5 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%) 1 (20%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I am HAPPY that I took ChemLab. I learned a lot and enjoyed myself. Barbara Zazzi is a AWESOME instructor/teacher. :)
I enjoyed the virtual lab and the kitchen lab experiments. I had fun with doing the labs and sometimes teaching my children right besides me. I enjoyed the flexibility with being at home. The lab work was a lot of fun and I will be able to use this in the future.
In the beginning I was a bit concerned about how I was going to manage doing the labs for this course, but thanks to Prof. Zazzi's wonderful attention to organization and promptness each lab was awesome and got better as the semester went a long. The best thing that I liked about the class was her attempt to incorporate our children in the labs :) Well done professor my 4 year old son loved the labs just as much as me.
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Kitchen and virtual labs were interesting and do-able.
I really enjoyed doing all the lab work!
All the kitchen labs were fun and helped to understand the material she was teaching.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
Next time we should make soap and shampoo as well as lotion.
offer an actual class, not just online. some students prefer it.
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15. Other comments:
I enjoyed working with Barbara Zazzi, she is a wonderful instructor!
none
I wish I could have focused more on this class. With High school classes, AP courses, a building project, and social activities, I always put off chemistry. No excuses though, and I learned a lot.
I really enjoyed this course. I just wish i had more time to do the labs due to my busy schedule but, this course was excellent and I would totally recommend it to other students.

Barbara Zazzi: CHEM151, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Chemistry
Course: CHEM 151 - Elem Survey of Chem Crn (Section): 17614 (0)     17843 (0)     17844 (IN2)     17615 (INT)     17845 (WE2)     17616 (WEB)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I think Professor Zazzi was a great teacher...Very Positive person. Unfortunately, being that this was an online course, I think I would have been more motivating and easier for me to understand chemistry if I did not take an online class for chemistry. Overall, teacher was very helpful and a pleasure to have.
There weren't that many projects in this class. However, I enjoyed the feed back from my assignments turned in through Professor Zazzi.
The quizzes.
Professor Zazzi is a great teacher. She helped me out a lot during my online course.
I liked being able to do homework on Laulima through tasks/tests/surveys and having two tries to get it right. Content was perfect. Not too much to do, and definitely not too little (I have experienced this in the past).
Flexible time , fun class
I lOVE EVERYTHING!!!!
labs
I thought this was a very well presented course. I've had other courses online and cable that didn't have the depth that Dr. Zazzi had in this one. The others were traditional classroom-style courses ported over to e-media without much thought. This is the future of teaching and learning, I think. The instructor offered much more personal feedback and help than I am used to even in a face-to- face class. I received multiple paragraph answers to my questions.
I liked all the videos that were provided for us to view to help us to get a good grasp of the sections we studied. Worksheets assigned to us also helped me to practice computations.
Barbara Zazzi was an excellent on-line instructor. Her material and course activities were organized and well structured. She also gives you the opportunity to correct your mistakes, and that's where I can say I have learned more by correcting my wrong answers instead of her just giving me a bad grade without any explanation. If you email her any questions she is quick to respond. I would highly recommend this course.
Teacher was super helpful and such a knowledgeable person. Probably the best teacher I have had while living in Hawaii.
I thought it was great!!
I have a learning disability, and Pro Zazzi assignments were clear and precise in the ease of understanding the content of a Chemistry course where Chemistry is sometimes hard to grasp, she made it easy with the content she picked to instruct. She is professional, understanding, and an instructor who conducts her class well and actually cares if her students learn the content. She makes learning fun and I would highly recommend any student wishing to learn Chemistry to take her course because they would learn a lot.
I really enjoyed the way this course was graded. I also enjoyed the chance to do group work.
I enjoyed the instructors attitude. She made it seem like it was a bit more fun than simply stressful.
like the home labs, they were kinda fun.
I like the format of this course very much, with the weekly quizzes. The modules helped a lot, along with the videos. The extra assignments also were helpful.
flexibilty to complete assignments quizzes helped me prepare for exams and retain knowledge of subject matter
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
It depends on the student and learning capability style. This course (online) for chemistry was unfortunately tough for me. I think I would have had a better learning experience in a classroom setting.
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None.
GREAT TEACHER
moar cookiez
One other class I had recently had an activity which I found fun and engaging. The teacher would use the "Discussions" tab for responses to critical thinking questions. The student was required to post a succinct response to the question. Students were then required to respond to two of their classmate's posts. It gave a nice sense of community that might be lacking in online courses otherwise. The instructor needn't evaluate the discussion, just give credit for making the effort.
No. This class is perfect. Don't change a thing.
Absolutely None.
None
Explanations on hw/tests on how the problem is supposed to be done or why that answer is correct/wrong.
No suggestions.
Dr Zazzi had everything we needed. Not sure how it could be improved more!
15. Other comments:
THANK YOU BARBARA ZAZZI
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merry christmas
I particularly appreciate the multiple chances to get it right. I am an Honors student, so I get good grades to begin with (and I only mention that because I want you to know I am qualified to make the following statements). However, it is easier to learn when you can recieve instant feedback on the work you have done. There were several occassions where I was SURE that I had the answer right, only to find out that I misread a paragraph, or misinterpreted information. Being able to do the homework the second time around really allowed me to instantly clarify this information, instead of assuming I was right for two weeks (while waiting for it to be graded) and then being frustrated that the answer was not right and have to re-program that information in my head. The course was the most easily understood and organized course I have taken and at the end of this semester I will have taken thirteen online courses-so I have some experience. If I didnt know how busy instructors already were I would recommend Barbara to instruct an-onsite Laulima training course for other college professors. You have no idea how difficult it is to learn content when the tool (laulima) is either under, over, or incorrectly used. I've had professors go so far as to require you to fill out a survey detailing how familiar you are with computers, where your back-ups are, where your nearest computer lab is (in the event you need it), etcm but when it came to their own competency-I found them lacking in the extreme which left me severely frustrated when it came time to fix problems that I was experiencing. Yay Barbara Zazzi!
LOOKING FORWARD TO BE IN YOUR CLASS AGAIN!!!!
--Good integration of online videos and websites. --ChemLab was surprisingly effective. --Multiple tries on quizes allowed me to use the quiz as a learning tool, not just an evaluative instrument.
Thank you so much Professor Zazzi for being so helpful.
She's a great teacher.
I really liked my professor.
Overall, great teacher. Barbara responds to emails in a timely manner, very important as an online instructor. She is helpful in clarifying class material and rewording things in a way that is understandable.
pretty difficult subject to take online but you made it easier.
excellent course! i learned a lot, but some of it was very challenging for me.

Barbara Zazzi: CHEM151L, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Chemistry
Course: CHEM 151L - Elem Survey of Chem Lab Crn (Section): 17617 (0)     17846 (0)     17847 (IN2)     17618 (INT)     17848 (WE2)     17619 (WEB)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I movies.
I enjoyed our little kitchen lab assignments. The hands on experience made myself learn a lot more.
THE LABS WERE AWESOME....
I liked the mixture of virtual labwork, in-home labwork, and other written work that was used in the class. It never became boring or monotonous. It was always timed perfectly within the lecture, but all would not have been lost if it was taken as a stand alone course since the instructions were so clear and informative (my husband is having this experience now in his own classes).
It took a long time to get lab results - the grades - especially the last 6 weeks of class.
ChemLab was surprisingly effective as a lab experience.
fun
I loved our labs:) Very fun and interesting:)
Very helpful teacher.
I liked the flexability of the lessons, the consistancy in the requirements and grading.
Labs outside of ChemLab--kitchen labs.
liked the chemlab experiments but wished it was more mac friendly
I enjoy the kitchen labs that we sometimes have.
Teacher really knew her stuff! Great learning experience.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
None.
more kitchen lab assignment.
Maybe the discussions/critical thinking idea I presented in the other survey.
None. Well thought out class.
No this was a great course, good job keep it up, really enjoyed this prof.
i prefer to do the chemlab experiments instead of some of the "kitchen labs"
Absolutely nothing. Great job, Professor Zazzi.
15. Other comments:
merry christmas
none
thankx
Thank you for providing a schedule on the front page, I referred to it very often and it was the perfect place. My internet connection is very slow and having it there meant I didnt have to open several windows everytime I needed to view it, or download content heavy files to my computer for viewing. Yay Barbara Zazzi! The best online prof Ive ever come across!
Overall great teacher, who takes time to clarify class material when needed.
It was fun!
some of the labs were interesting, its a little hard to understand on a computer, but what can you do?
Perfect job. Great course.

Barbara Zazzi: BIOC241, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Biochemistry
Course: BIOC 241 - Fund of Biochemistry Crn (Section): 16554 (0)     16555 (INT)     16556 (WEB)    
1. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
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%) 3 (100%)
2. Course objectives were met.
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 (33%) 2 (67%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (53%)
4. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (33%) 10 (53%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 3 2.31 Freq(%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (37%) 2 (100%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 19 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (32%) 3 (100%)
8. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 19 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
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%) 14 (74%)
12. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (50%)
13. The instructor was willing to help students 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%) 2 (100%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the 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%) 6 (32%) 2 (100%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.26 19 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (26%) 3 (100%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 19 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
17. The instructor made helpful comments on assignments and exams in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
60 Question electronic exams fatigue the eyes. I would consider two 90 minute 30 question exams. Exam 1 Part 1 and Exam 1 Part 2.
Can't think of any changes. I really liked how the class was arranged. It made making, what in my opinion is a difficult subject, fun and easy. Dr. Zazzi is great and I love her positive attitude.
I would request that a different textbook be required. I found that the text book for this course did not explain the subject matter very well and I had to do a lot of outside (ie internet) searching in order to understand concepts. It would be great to have more worksheets on chemical equations/ stoichiometry, etc to get some extra practice, but that aren't necessarily graded assignments. I learn well by doing a million problems in something, so that would have been beneficial. Also, provide answer keys for the problems so students can check their work.
well i took biochemistry and then was changed to dental hygiene chemistry. I ordered the book for biochemistry then it was changed.I then had to learn the special tab with no book and just the powerpoints given. It was real hard to do it with no textbook. but she did try and help to get some other book, but unfortanely i couldnt find another text book for chemistry.
I would make the powerpoints shorter. Its overwhelming to look at a powerpoint that has 80 slides.
Some of the lecture contents were not too clear, i would improve that.
I'm not sure what or if I'd change anything. This is my first online class. Barbara was very helpful
None.
a. honestly she was great. this is pretty tough material to cover, and i can't imagine how difficult it is to motivate students to study it online. i think she does a great job. and she is flexible to work with students who show that they are trying. she understands that sometimes life gets in the way, and she is really accommodating. b. i really can't think of what i would change. she seems to have this down to a... science! :)
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
I think the resources provided were educational. If you read the material you will do well.
See above
I really liked the layout of this course with owl and the textbook.
Prof. Zazzi was very encouraging and it was evident that she wanted every student to succeed. She took extra time in the beginning of the course to make sure that all the students, who needed a refresher or who were new to chemistry, got the information about basic chemistry knowledge that was need to succeed later in the course.
I think she teaches in a good pace & provides lots of info to help with subject
Prof Zazzi went above and beyond to make sure all students were able to grasp the subject matter and took time to explain any difficilt concepts thoroughly
there were things on the test that werent taught in the powerpoints.
I liked OWL.
I liked them.
I was fine with the teaching and the programs that helped with the teaching.
She is a great instructor who really cares about the students' progress and learning. I wish we had more instructors like her!!
I like her and her teaching methods
None.
i think she's fantastic.
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
Yes. I am glad I took the class.
Yes
Yes, my major is dietetics and this class has been a positive step towards achieving my goal!
Yes! I can't wait to move on to more advanced Org Chem and biochem courses
yes
yes
Very intelligent.
Yes.
yes
Yes. I learned a lot. At first it was a little difficult because I have never taken biochem. I really enjoyed it.
She has helped to make the online course a bit less difficult by always answering questions right away and by providing excelent materials for this course.
yes
Yes
absolutely. i can't believe that i am passing this class.
22. Other comments:
OWL was really a good learning experience. It was intimidating at first.
Barbara Zazzi went above and beyond for us Dental Hygiene students who are required to take Biochemistry. Most of us had either never taken Chemistry or it had been a very long time. Barbara took this into consideration and as a result created a whole new section for us Dental Hygiene students that was tailored to meet our needs. Communication was great despite this being an online class with questions always being answered in a timely manner. Overall, I was very pleased with how this course was setup. Barbara did an excellent job facilitating learning.
I like that she's always prompt in returning emails whenever I have 911 questions..she's a great online teacher!
She was very helpful when contacted with questions.
Thank you.
She's awsome!!
i know she was going through a lot of stuff this semester, but she was still able to be there for us. she answered every e-mail, and was willing to work with us and extend due dates and offer alternatives. i think she's the best kind of teacher... understanding. and she's obviously incredibly intelligent... this content is pretty deep & she presents it in a fairly easy to understand way. i'm so appreciative.

Barbara Zazzi: CHEM100, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Chemistry
Course: CHEM 100 - Chem for Non-Sci Majors Crn (Section): 16560 (0)     16784 (0)     16785 (IN2)     16561 (INT)     16786 (WE2)     16562 (WEB)    
1. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
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%) 5 (56%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 3 (33%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 2 (100%)
4. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.09 11 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 6 (55%) 2 (100%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 5 (56%) 1 (33%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%)
8. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 2 (67%) 3 (27%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 3 (33%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (70%) 3 (33%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (64%) 2 (100%)
12. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%) 1 (50%)
13. The instructor was willing to help students during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (44%) 1 (33%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
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%) 4 (67%)
16. The instructor graded 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%) 5 (83%)
17. The instructor made helpful comments on assignments and exams in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 4 (44%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (44%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
Nothing it was fine
i was in my first online class, i need more contact i think, need comp. at home to do online class welll..
nothing
i would improve it by making it more interactive within the students
Nothing at all.
More interaction with the classmates would be good. Maybe doing a group project or something to make learning about chemistry fun. Other than that, I really like this class.
be on time.
I would not improve or change anything in the course.
Nothing.
I would make a pre-trial test before unit tests, to see where we are at. After taking homework tests, not all of the information is absorbed and learned. I found the unit tests a little hard and a little too challenging.
Video lectures would be cool. It was dificult to find the information on the tests/quizes in the slides.
i wouldn't change anything with this class.
I would use the virtual lab more
I would do nothing to improve the course, it was all planned out perfectly. Students can learn a lot from it.
Make the power point lectures an audio lecture.
Nonthing to improve, nothing to change.
nothing
create a way that students can post assigments individually instead of all under teachers posting. that way we can commment to them directly. I hope that makes sense. I'm taking an online course from lucy jones and her assignment postings are very user friendly.
Not much I would change barbara has a good teaching method for an online class.
I am a very visual person and if I "see" something explained I get it. Being on an online class can have its obstacles. I would maybe have more video samples or You Tube demos. Other than that I wouldn't change a thing.
I believe, I would not change anything. I wish all instructors were like Barbara, she allowed extra time to catch up, she did not penalize you if you turned your work in late. I enjoyed her class this semester and I will recommend to everyone who need a science and a lab to take her class. Mahalo.
I wouldn't change a thing.
Have Barbara Zazzi teach night Chemistry 100 @ Leeward Community College instead of online in Hilo!!! ;)
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
helpful and it made my first internet class not to bad, unlike my other one.
good
great
fairly good. since its a online class
It's a good way of teaching.
I think Mrs. Zazzi's teaching methods are very good.
OK
I enjoyed this class and instructor.
I don't have any complaints. She did good teaching the material, although some of the material was not easy to understand and grasp.
She is a good teacher, online classes seems to be more difficult for both teachers and students.
i liked her methods of teaching and i also enjoy taking online classes, the professor was very fair and i would most definitely take classes from her again
I really liked this course!
She was very flexible and modeled someone who "lived a real life." Meaning, whenever personal situations would arise, she was flexible in turning in work making the class structure less intimidating and more inviting. She did not penalize us for having to take a moment to catch our breath and resume where we left off.
thorough and easily understood
It was good teaching methods. A student can learn easy with those methods.
The teaching methods are fairly the same as other teachers. This makes the class easy to prepare for because I know there is a quiz.
Great. She understands the stresses that we college students have when we have to hold down a job, care for family and go to school. She made it all seem so easy to attain.
they were sufficient
it was fine for an online class
This was the best online class I have taken so far. I was worried because this was my first time taking a science class online but it was very good and I liked it. She responds very timely to all questions and provides us with so much notes and discussions via skype and powerpoint it was almost like I was in a classroom! Would definately recommend her to other students.
I think Barbara did a great job on teaching this class. I had questions and she answered them. She gave us ample time to complete our work which is really needed especially when you've got a couple jobs and a family to tend to.
Excellent teaching methods, even when you are not physically sitting in her classroom, you can understand what is needed to be done.
I would definitely recommend her to other students.
Awesome! Many of the subject matter dealt w/ things we see & use everyday.
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
yes I learned chemistry
yes
yes
yes by making me read more
Yes
Yes, chemistry was my least favorite subject in high school. It always seemed so technical. This class is very informative and I felt that I've learned a lot. Especially when I did my final paper about solar energy.
yes
Very much so.
Learned a lot of new concepts.
Yes she has. I have learned a lot of terms and things I didn't even know existed in chemistry. Some of them were definately wow factors.
Yes.
yes. i learned quite a bit more about chemistry and also to improve my time management skills because there were time limits on the tests and they were quite challenging
I knew nothing about chemistry before taking this course. Now, I find myself trying to figure the chemical make up of everything!
yes
The quizes always made me read and study the material for the class.
She contributed greatly to my general knowledge of chemistry.
yes
yes
Definately contributed to general knowledge, this chemistry class related everyday items and how they are associated with science.
I have to admit I am not a fan of chemistry but I did find some of the information very interesting. Some parts though, I did have to take some caffeine.
She has helped me broaden my horizon about science and how it applies to everyday life.
Yes.
Yes, more fascinated w/ Chemistry
22. Other comments:
ty
none
I highly recommend this class. I really enjoyed it being that I could actually take chemistry online at the convenience of my home and at my own time. Thank you!
it an OK class
I had a good semester!(:
This class was very fun and knowledgeable. It's amazing, chemistry is everywhere!
This course was very interesting and definitely sparked my overall curiosity towards the field of chemistry. I would recommend Professor Zazzi, and have already enrolled in her biochemistry class next fall.
none
I really learned a lot from ths class. Things dealing with my everyday life, things I never thought about. Great class.
none
none
keep up the good work! key terms and class notes were very helpful on tests.
You can tell Barbara is very passionate about science. She lives, breathes, and eats chemistry. She's a great resource for anyone going into this field. I really enjoyed her class.
She is a great instructor! There is really no other word I could describe her by, just GREAT!!
Excellent course and excellent instructor.
Come teach @ Leeward Community College one semester!!!

Barbara Zazzi: CHEM100L, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Chemistry
Course: CHEM 100L - Chem Non-Sci Majors Lab Crn (Section): 16557 (0)     16558 (INT)     16559 (WEB)    
1. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
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%) 7 (70%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 5 (45%) 3 (75%)
4. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 1 (25%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 2 (50%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
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%) 8 (73%)
8. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 6 (55%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 7 (64%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 3 (75%)
12. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 3 (75%)
13. The instructor was willing to help students during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 3 (75%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (25%) 7 (64%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
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%) 8 (73%)
17. The instructor made helpful comments on assignments and exams in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (50%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
I would not improve or change anything in the course.
nothing
Nothing! I loved the class!
nothing at all.
I don't think Chemlab was necessary. We didn't use it enough to make it worth the 25 (30?) dollars spent on it.
nothing
nothing
No changes
ALthough I liked how she didn't take points off of late submissions, I do think that if I were the teacher, I wouldn't assign so much in the labs; meaning, lighten the load for each lab a little. Maybe instead of assigning both a Virtual Lab and a Kitchen Lab, i'd assign one or the other, not both.
Nothing. The lab was fun for an online class. The kitchen labs were also a blast. I only wish we couold have blown up something.
have it live...
I would not change anything.
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
I think Barbara Zazz has a very good layout for this class and presents all of the concepts very well.
Love it
I liked how Mrs. Zazzi had many videos and pictures of the experiments that she did. So when it was time for me to do the experiment, I didn't have to struggle because I understood the steps.
Excellent intsructor, very helpful.
good
She is a good teacher, I think we should have used Chemlab more often though.
In addition to doing awesome chemistry lab, Prof. B. Zazzi is clever at making fun and understandable. ie. half life. Not an easy subject. My friend was taking the class (not the lab) as I was taking the lab (not the class). I felt I had a better understanding of half life. Great m&m experiment.
perfect
Great treacher.
I think that her teaching methods are great, she does provide the opportunity for family to be involved in the labs.
Great instructor. Gave us time to finish the projects without any grade loss.
awesome! many labs applied 2 everyday items we use!
I enjoyed her class via internet alot.
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
Very much so.
yes
I learned so many new and interesting things in this class! I am excited to share some of the experiments we did with my younger brother, who is 11 years old. I am sure he would get a kick out of it because I know I did!
Yes learned a lot.
yes
Yes.
This class has also challenged me to learn more computer skills. These skills ahve already helpped me at work.
yes
Yes. The experiments (Kitchen Lab) was very intersting. learned a lot and shared a lot of observations with others.
Yes.
I leared a lot about some things I really never would have thought about. Its interesting on how things react under certain conditions.
Yes, alot.
22. Other comments:
none
This was the best lab ever!! I learned a lot of cool new tricks and dazzled my audience with every experiment. I obtained a lot of new knowledge and now are more aware of my surroundings and how chemistry plays a huge part in the world we live in. THANKS!
It has been a pleasure to be a student of Prof. B. Zazzi.
Never thought chemistry would be this intersting. Should have taken it earlier and in High School.
Great instructor.
I have really enjoyed this class.

Barbara Zazzi: CHEM151, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Chemistry
Course: CHEM 151 - Elem Survey of Chem Crn (Section): 16566 (0)     16567 (INT)     16568 (WEB)    
1. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
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%) 9 (100%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (75%)
4. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (75%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
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%) 1 (50%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 2 (100%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (25%) 7 (78%)
8. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 1.16 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (50%) 8 (89%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (50%) 4 (50%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
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%) 6 (55%)
12. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 8 (67%)
13. The instructor was willing to help students during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 1 (50%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 1 (50%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 7 (78%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 9 (100%)
17. The instructor made helpful comments on assignments and exams in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
Loved it!! Dont need to change anything!
I couldn't imagine doing a better job than Barbara in explaining these complicated and abstract concepts.
Nothing. She is a really great teacher and very helpful.
I will never take another science course on line again!!!!
Nothing everything is great
I wouldn't change anything
I would change the presentation format to smaller parts. With each part matched up with the video. It was difficult to swallow when we had to look at all of the information then try to digest it with videos that contained slivers of information pertaining to the slides.
I would take out the timed tests
I would not offer it online, but in class only. I would also return graded assignments within two weeks of their submission--no longer.
use cable television to present lecture.
More regular communication, even just a quick note in Laulima with a reminder of deadlines would be helpful in an online course. It seemed that sometimes a couple weeks would go by without hearing anything from the instructor.
I don't think I would change anything about this course.
Be more prompt on grading.
maybe more homework
Make some changes on some test. I thought the first test was okay. But somehow the second one was really hard, and I ended up taking the whole 3 hours and not getting a decent grade.
nothing
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
Good, easy to understand, helpful when needed.
Barbara is more than helpful. She translates everything in a way that enables her students to better understand the material.
I love the creativity in the lessons.
I loved it. Her material was very clear and easy to understand.
She very nice and open minded. She makes sure that the students get it.
She was FANTASTIV
very good considering this is an online class
I feel that she was quick to respond but during midterms when her family came over I was a bit lost when the grading dropped off.
fair and easy for me to grasp the material
Very motivated, positive, optimistic--but slow in grading. I don't think chemistry can truly be learned online and without a real lab.
tries to use a variety of web resoures to aissit with the lectures, sometimes the websites are helpful
She did a great job explaining concepts in many different ways.
Actually this was my first online class and I loved it. Professor Zazzi is great and you could understand the subject. If you needed help she was there.
I thought she was a great teacher. He explanations for our work was stated clearly.
great
I think she is a good teacher, and I like how she has easy to understand directions we can upload. they really make it easy to understand and very helpful.
very able to help
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
yes!!
Absolutely!!
Yes, very much so.
Yes, but I wish it was in class so I could of learned better.
Yes
yes
Yes.
yes
Not really.
yes she has addressed every concern and explained difficult topics
Absolutely!
Yes, professor Zazzi gave me an eye opener on Chemistry. It was difficult at times, because I lack my Math skills, but very rewarding.
I learned quite a bit.
yes
Yes she has, i never really like science before but now i enjoy it.
yes explained everything when I was confused
22. Other comments:
keep up the great work! Thank you for a great semester!!
Barbara is a very knowledgeable and thorough teacher. Chemistry is a tough subject; yet with her thoughtful explanations it made it easier to grasp.
Thanks for the great semester!
n/a
no
I understand family is very important, but checking in at least three times that week would have been better than once in two weeks. It was frustrating not knowing what my grade was for the labs and how I needed to improve. Just that little break of communication lost a lot of my interest in the material. I felt I would have been more into it if we got a "hang in there," or a "be back soon," instead of a dead space of wondering. I appreciate the effort, but my potential for learning in this class plateaued because of that lull in communication.
This class should be offered in class every semester. One nursing school I applied to refused to accept an online chemistry course as a prerequisite; now I can understand why. Even though I am getting A's in the class an the lab, I feel like I have learned hardly anything. It is very difficult to truly understand the concepts without a lecturer and real lab time.
this is a difficult subject to teach, having the ability to watch a lecture on television would benefit the students
Love this online class. Would recommend it to other students
Thanks for a great class.
Good teacher, just maybe rethink test.
I enjoyed lab that accompanied the course and highly recommend Dr Zazzi's class to other students. She is informative

Barbara Zazzi: CHEM151L, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Chemistry
Course: CHEM 151L - Elem Survey of Chem Lab Crn (Section): 16563 (0)     16564 (INT)     16565 (WEB)    
1. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
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%) 8 (100%)
2. Course objectives were met.
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 (13%) 7 (88%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%)
4. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
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%) 1 (50%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
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 (11%) 1 (50%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (11%) 7 (88%)
8. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 8 (100%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
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%) 6 (67%)
12. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%)
13. The instructor was willing to help students during office hours and/or via email.
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%) 1 (50%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the 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%) 2 (22%) 1 (50%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (88%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 8 (100%)
17. The instructor made helpful comments on assignments and exams in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
I would have liked more hands-on activities.
Since it's online it's kinda hard to write down what your seeing from an experiment.
I would change nothing!
Nothing everything was great
I woundn't change a thing.
To me, less is more. By that I mean the more programs that we have to download and less we use it, it becomes just a novelty that takes up space. I rather stick with one program that we can use even after the class ends, not a bunch that we use only once or twice.
nothing
Nothing really. It was fun and interesting doing labs on the computer, and she helped to make it really easy to understand.
I like the way the course was set up and liked the experiments that were given
Since this is an internet lab, there is not much that can be done to improve it.
It was great the way it was.
Lab should be in class only. Online lab is a joke. I feel cheated out of a real chemistry experience.
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
Awesome. I had a great time with the labs.
She a great teacher, but had a hard time with the labs.
awesome! easy to understand and fun!!
She was FANTASTIC
very well considering this is an online class
The more communication the better.
very good
I love how she typed up things for us to understand how to do the labs. Those really helped out a lot. Also I like how she made labs for us to do in our own homes. Those were a real blast.
She is an excellent instructor and I would recommend other students to take Dr Zazzi's class
Professor Zazzi uses handouts and intructions that are very clear. She encourages the students to think through the problems...not just find the quick solution. I appreciate her willingness to help...and explain.
Good teaching methods. She knows what she is doing.
Same as my lecture comments.
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
Definately.
Somewhat! Just wish I could start the semester over again.
absolutely!
Yes
yes
Yes.
yes
Yes she has, in many ways. I now know how to make my own beauty products from simple things. Also i know a lot more about chemistry!
Yes. I learned alot about how chemistry affects daily life
General knowledge mostly, because I dont use chemistry in my line of work. I have a better understanding of how things are constructed.
yes
No.
22. Other comments:
keep up the great work, thank you for a wonderful lab!
PLEASE TEACH the next chem class online...
no
Great Class!! :)
Wonderful class
Keep up the good work Professor! You have done a great job with the handouts and are very fair in your grading. Thanks
thanks
Barbara Zazzi is a very friendly and positive professor. However, I would strongly discourage anyone from taking chemistry and its lab online. It felt like a waste of my time.

Barbara Zazzi: BIOC241, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Biochemistry
Course: BIOC 241 - Fund of Biochemistry Crn (Section): 15383 (0)     15384 (INT)     15385 (WEB)    
1. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
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%) 7 (88%)
2. Course objectives were met.
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%) 7 (100%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
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%) 1 (33%)
4. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 1 (13%) 1 (33%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
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%) 1 (100%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
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%) 7 (88%)
8. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
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%) 7 (88%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
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 (25%) 6 (75%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
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%) 1 (33%)
12. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 2 (67%)
13. The instructor was willing to help students during office hours and/or via email.
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%) 1 (100%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
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 (67%) 1 (100%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 5 (63%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
17. The instructor made helpful comments on assignments and exams in a timely manner.
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%) 7 (88%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
Not sure what I would do differently. I do know the the OWL website is very helpful, especially being an online course.
N/A
Extra credit home labs might be fun. Find a way to encourage online discussion between students. Make General Chemistry a prerequisite.
maybe it's just me, but maybe make presentation available for printig? Other wise it was a superb format.
I would change the amount of visuals given for the chapters. The visuals that helped the most were the ones in OWL. More activities of that nature are very helpful.
I really enjoyed the course and the online format was ideal for me. Although I wouldn't have minded covering the last two chapters, I don't feel "cheated" and do think that there was value in interspersing some general chem chapters in.
N/a
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
excellent
I enjoy biochem a lot more than I thought I would. I actually understood the concepts.
Great.
great.
Instructor is very encouraging and supportive, and seems to be concerned about what is important for students to get out of the course. The instructor is very generous with her time and is conscientious about responding to questions.
I think the teaching style, despite of the internet limitation felt very personal and engaging. I felt the teacher was very fair and reasonable without compromising the level of the class
They are great! She explains the answers to our questions very well. She was very helpful in giving us information that would refresh our memories, which helped us with the material for this course.
Good methodology for an online course.
very helpful teacher
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
Yes
Yes.
Yes.
yes
what I learned from this course will help me understand human physiology much better.
without a doubt. in a very grounding and uplifting way.
Yes, she has contributed to my general knowledge.
Definitely; the latter chapters were more familiar to me, but the initial chapters on organic chemistry were fairly uncharted territory and the OWL work was a great complement to the text and lectures. Also, I REALLY liked having this type of course in an online, open text format, as you know there is a world of headaches involved in memorizing endless formulas that, in reality, can be looked up when needed in the "real world". I feel like I learned a lot without unnecessarily cramming details into my head before each test. Cheers!
yes
22. Other comments:
I thought that this course would be a hard one to take online, but she made it very easy to understand.
It would be good if UH Hilo would list this course as an equivalent for the organic chemistry class required for the nursing program. I think currently one needs to file for a waiver to get credit for the nursing prerequisite because the course is "not on the list."
I would highly recommend!
Mahalo nui!

Barbara Zazzi: CHEM100, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Chemistry
Course: CHEM 100 - Chem for Non-Sci Majors Crn (Section): 15392 (0)     15754 (0)     15755 (IN2)     15393 (INT)     15756 (WE2)     15394 (WEB)    
1. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
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%) 1 (50%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 2 (67%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
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%) 1 (100%)
4. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
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%) 3 (100%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%)
8. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
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 (100%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 2 (67%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
12. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
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%) 1 (100%)
13. The instructor was willing to help students during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (67%) 2 (67%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
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%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
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%) 7 (78%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
17. The instructor made helpful comments on assignments and exams in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 2 (100%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (67%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
This was a very difficult class. Science has never been one of my strong subjects but the instructor gave the class many tools that helped me with the difficult concepts. She made the class so much more interesting and informative than I expected. I wouldn't do anything to change it.
Nothing, she did a great job and the amount of work was very adquate.
With a subject as hard as chemistry is, let alone doing it all online, this class was well structured and the tests challenged your reading and thinking skills throughout. I would not change a thing about this section. great job Zazzi.
I really wouldnt change anything I thought this was a wonderful class.
no comment
I don't think there was much to be changed. I think the teacher did a good job considering that the course was a science course which i believe is hard to do.
I enjoyed it just the way it is. I would not change anything
I think the course was very well laid out, and that the instructor clearly invested herself strongly in efforts to make the course interesting and fun for the students. Chemistry can be very abstract at times, but she did a great job of trying to wring the essence out of the textbook and put it into a context, chapter by chapter, that we could absorb with relative ease.
I have almost no complaints, this was probably my best class this semester. The only thing that I would change would be the type of textbook for the class. We used Kimberley Waldron's "The Chemistry of Everything". The book is interesting and informative on the various uses of chemistry in industry throughout the United States. But I find that the author is too wordy in some chapters. It makes it a little difficult to find the right information quickly, which makes answering the homework quizzes online more time-consuming. I also find her examples to explain basic chemistry rather complex. These examples may be interesting for an experienced chemistry student but it is rather mind-numbing for a beginning student. I highly recommend the textbook by John Suchocki, "Conceptual Chemistry" as an excellent introductory textbook for beginning Chemistry students. His book is far better organized, easy to read, and he uses BIG diagrams to show how atoms and molecules interact to better illustrate a critical chemistry concept. An easy to follow textbook is something I highly appreciate as a student.
I wouldn't change anything. It was an on your own class. She graded fairly and the quizes/ exams/ test were fair to each student.
nothing
I would try to keep up and share the computer tech help advantages,ie new browsers or helpful sites or new applications..etc The changes in computer tech is fairly fast and fierce. No change as the instructor provided a browser base and periodical tune-ups.
I know nothing about chemistry, but this instructor made it easy to get through the class, get a good grade, and learn about a subject I didn't understand. Nothing needs improvement or change.
have all of the tests avaiable from the beginning of class
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
The teacher found many ways to make the class informative and almost entertaining.
Its great and easily understood.
Great methods
I really enjoyed this instructor. She was very understanding and was able to address any concerns.
I appreciated that Barbara took the time to become available to students at anytime via Skype and email. She was prompt in her responses and kept good communication.
no comment
I really enjoyed this class and I think a variety of methods were offered to help enrich the course.
I thought that she was a great teacher very knowledgeable and understanding.
I like and respect her, although we have never met, because she worked so hard and carefully to present the course material (in 3 different formats, no less!) to us in a way that would help us grasp the concepts presented in a clear and helpful way.
She is excellent. She is super-organized and that is why she is able to teach an online course for chemistry. I find the addition of videos outlining social problems connected to chemistry supremely important for educating students about the importance of social knowledge and responsibility connected with chemistry.
Well as an online course it was kind of difficult because you can't actually see or hear the instructor. But as for assignments and explanation I found it understanding.
she was great and infromative
Very advanced and up-to-date.Also the subject matter was intense, but the text was appropriate to the student. The movies and displays are engaging.
I think the method of her teaching is wonderful. I learned more with the way she allows us to take our quizes. Even though it wasn't timed and was open book, I learned more this way, I actually had to read through the chapters for find the important information, instead of just memorizing things or trying to remember unecessary information.
i enjoyed Mrs Zazzi and found he very helpful and knowledgeable
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
She does know the subject matter and it shows. I learned a lot more than I expected.
Yes, I believe chemistry relates to everything!
I learned things I never knew, things I wouldn't think would interest me did.
I really did learn quite a bit more than I had orignally thought. I also was able to refresh what I already knew.
no comment
Yes I hadn't taken chemistry yet and I learned a lot this semester.
Yes I really was able to connect what she taught into a practical sense
Yes, very much so.
Absolutely.
Yes. Chemistry is a hard yet fun course. I found information useful and intresting in the text.
yes she did.
Yes
for sure. always very quick with a response to my emails
22. Other comments:
This class was overall a wonderful experiance and I wouldnt reccomend it to other students.
no comment
I hope she keeps up the good work, and I would recommend her online classes to any of my fellow students, either to satisfy a course requirement or to have a good learning experience.
Keep up the excellent teaching! :)
Although as an online course I enjoyed keeping up to date. Meaning by logging onto the internet more often.
Mrs. Zazzi did a great job in teaching this course, it was much to learn, but fun and informative.
When I first saw the text I was very doubtful. But later, perserverance was the key. the instructor provided encouraging support

Barbara Zazzi: CHEM100L, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Chemistry
Course: CHEM 100L - Chem Non-Sci Majors Lab Crn (Section): 15395 (0)     15396 (INT)     15397 (WEB)    
1. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
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%) 4 (57%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 1 (100%)
4. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 1 (100%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%) 1 (100%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%)
8. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
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%) 5 (71%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
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 (29%) 4 (57%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 1 (100%)
12. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 1 (100%)
13. The instructor was willing to help students during office hours and/or via email.
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%) 1 (100%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%)
17. The instructor made helpful comments on assignments and exams in a timely manner.
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%) 3 (43%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
I enjoyed this class very much I wouldn't change anything
no comment
I would like to use the virtual lab a bit more then the kitchen labs.
Maybe a video demonstration explaining the process of some of the labs. I guess for me some of the wording just was over my head.
nothing she was great and very informative. this course was fun and I was challenge through out the semester.
There were some technique problems in manipulating items in the computer labs, and it took a frustrating while to master it.
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
I really like how she incorporated the kitchen labs. I thought that it was much more fruitful then just mixing stuff in the virtual lab.
no comment
I enjoyed it she was able to make the labs fun with using stuff around the house
Teacher knew exactly what she wanted out of each assignment and was clear about it.
she was great got the students invoved thru the lab work and the subject was tought, but interesting and informative.
For the 1st time presentation, the instructor is excellent! It was also my 1st in on line class. The teacher was well prepared and capable in imparting to the student's use of tools. The browser tune up was the most helpful component. The professor was most competent and inspiring!
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
I really liked the kitchen labs we were able to make stuff with what we had. She was able to teach and it was fun.
no comment
This instructor was able to take complex things and teach it in a way that was very eay to understand she was able to connect what we learn to our daily lives.
very knowledgeable
she did I have learned a lot about this subject and hope to open my mind to the things that I have learned in this course.
The material covered was ample to expanding general knowledge. The text was current too! The extent of applying skills in the job market may contribute to positive application in the field.
22. Other comments:
no comment
This is a great lab to take I would highly reccomend it to other students.
I was amazed that a class like this could have been taught online. I enjoyed it.
Mrs. Zazzi knows this subject very well and did a great job thanks for your time.
The class accelerated my technical skills.

Barbara Zazzi: CHEM151, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Chemistry
Course: CHEM 151 - Elem Survey of Chem Crn (Section): 15389 (0)     15390 (INT)     15391 (WEB)    
1. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
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%) 4 (100%)
2. Course objectives were met.
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%) 4 (100%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
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%) 8 (80%)
4. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
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%) 8 (80%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
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%) 1 (100%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 1 (100%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
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%) 4 (100%)
8. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
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%) 2 (50%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
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%) 8 (80%)
12. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
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%) 8 (80%)
13. The instructor was willing to help students during office hours and/or via email.
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%) 1 (100%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the 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 (10%) 1 (100%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
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%) 3 (75%)
16. The instructor graded 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%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
17. The instructor made helpful comments on assignments and exams in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
Nothing
The only thing that I would maybe change is taking away some of the videos. Some of them were very informative and cleared some things up for me, but others got me a little more lost... It seemed that sometimes the gentlemen on those videos were wayyy beyond my knowledge level!! :)
I wouldn't change anything.
NOTHING I ENJOYED THIS CLASS
nothing
I believe our instructor has done a excellent job, nothing I could've done to improve the course.
No comment
I liked the course the way it was.
i wouldn't change anything. Zazii did an excellent job. It would be hard to beat an instructor like her.
Everything was great in this course. Understood what was expected and was encouraged by the teacher which is very reassuring.
I have taken many online courses and this was done well. The Chem movies were helpful.
it is very good. none
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
I think she is a great teacher.
I think Barbara was wonderful! Her teaching methods are very clear and concise. Easy to understand, yet still challenging. She has a very upbeat personality and does not talk down to you if you are confused or questioning something. She is patient and understanding of students' frustrations and will continue teaching until the lesson is driven home.
GREAT!
IT WAS GREAT. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK TEACH
excellent
I find it easy to understand and learn, while the subject is difficult for myself, i find the information easier to gather.
Professor Zazzi is great! I appreciate her flexibility with turing in assignments and her help with the homework. i was pleasantly surprised and appreciative that she tookt he time to put notes on each of the problems that I got wrong on my worksheet. They really helped me to understand the materials more. She is also very encouraging, thanks prof. Zazzi!!!
No comment
I liked them
I think her teaching methods are perfect.
Very well thought out. Enjoyed this course.
The teacher was helpfull, and although she was quite busy, she made herself available to all who needed extra help.
good
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
Yes
Most definitely! I had taken chemistry classes in high school, but I think that through this class, I was challenged to actually LEARN the material as opposed to just memorizing it for a test. As someone who has been working in a scientific field and plans to expand on it, this class has helped me immensely and I am sure has prepped me for what is to come.
Yes. I want to take more of her classes.
YES
yes
Yes, my general knowledge of chemistry and its function is more clearer.
definately
No comment
yes
Yes.
Very much
I didn't need a lot of extra help in this course, but felt that the instructor was knowledgeable on the subject. She was able to spread her knowledge in an effective way.
yes
22. Other comments:
Thank you for an absolutely wonderful semester, Barbara! I hope to take another one of your classes someday!
no
excellent course
Great class!
No comment
n/a

Barbara Zazzi: CHEM151L, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Chemistry
Course: CHEM 151L - Elem Survey of Chem Lab Crn (Section): 15407 (0)     15408 (INT)     15409 (WEB)    
1. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
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%) 7 (78%)
4. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
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%) 5 (56%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
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%) 1 (100%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 1 (100%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
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 (100%)
8. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
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%) 2 (50%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
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%) 7 (88%)
12. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
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%) 7 (88%)
13. The instructor was willing to help students during office hours and/or via email.
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%) 1 (100%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the 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 (11%) 1 (100%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 3 (75%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
17. The instructor made helpful comments on assignments and exams in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
Nothing
Change nothing!
NOTHING. IT WAS A GREAT CLASS
nothing
I would rather not use chem lab. Lab is very difficult online, so maybe a new program?
it is fine for an online class, but maybe do more with skype etc so students can interact better
No comment
Nothing she is a GREAT teacher who loves what she does....
nothing
for first timers need to be more clear instruction how to prepare for the course
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
Shes great
I think the teaching methods were fantastic! The labs always tied in with whatever chapter we were learning about in Chem 151. The labs usually put some of those things in perspective and made some of the Chem 151 work a little easier to understand.
GREAT!
GREAT. THANKS FOR TEACHING ME AND HELPING ME GET THROUGH IT.
I liked them
I love my instructors teaching method, made everything simple and clear. And you don't feel like your attempts at answering would be ignored, which it wasn't. I was comfortable in just trying my best.
she makes things as interesting as possible when she explains things
No comment
i appreciate the step by step instructions for those of us non- computer people! I thinkt hat the chem lab ont he computer is really great, I never thought that a program like that even existed!!! I especially liked the color flame lab. i appreciate your patience with turing in our labs. I didnt worry about the labs being retunred because even in some of the classes that I attend at the UH Manoa, for one class we have not had a single peice of homework returned to us the whole semester!!!
She is WONDERFUL!
excellent
wish to be have a little more information about what to do or how to the work in the begining
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
Yes
Yes, very much so. I think that without this being an ACTUAL lab environment, I have certainly gained a basic knowledge on how a chemistry lab would conduct business as far as safety and precautions taken when performing experiments.
yes
YES
yes
I believe the instructor did the best she can, I believe the problem relies on the chem lab program.
yes, enough for a chemistry class
No comment
Definately
She is Ver Knowledgable and she helps her students alot.
yes
yes
22. Other comments:
I had fun working with ChemLab! Definitely something different than an actual lab environment but fun, nonetheless! Thanks for the great semester, Barbara!!
NO
Mrs. Zazzi thank you for being an amazing instructor :)
No comment
Excellent class!!
I would recommend this teacher to anyone even if you never have taken a chem class before she makes very understandable....
excellent course
over all it is a good course for everyone

Barbara Zazzi: CHEM151, Spring 2009     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Chemistry
Course: CHEM 151 - Elem Survey of Chem Crn (Section): 18468 (0)     18702 (0)     18703 (IN2)     18469 (INT)     18704 (WE2)     18470 (WEB)    
1. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
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%) 4 (80%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 3 (60%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%)
4. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 8 (89%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
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%) 0 (0%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (50%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 5 (63%)
8. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 5 (63%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
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%) 5 (100%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 5 (100%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 8 (100%)
12. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 9 (100%)
13. The instructor was willing to help students 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%) 2 (100%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the 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%) 1 (11%) 1 (50%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 5 (100%)
16. The instructor graded 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%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
17. The instructor made helpful comments on assignments and exams in a timely manner.
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%) 5 (100%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
I wouldn't change a thing. I loved the virtual lab as well as the at home labs.
I really liked how this course was adminitered and the instructor was very helpful and understanding. Considering this was an online class.
none
Teaching this level of chemistry is difficult over the internet, but Barbara did a great job in the way she taught it.
Nothing..
A couple of the assignments were difficult for me to complete. Maybe doing an example for the first problem would help. There were some assignments that you did do that but some didn't have that. I was totally lost. Even reading the text book didn't help.
I would combine the first two weeks into one and use the extra time for the material at the end. It was good to get to know one another but the introduction and first chapter could be done in less time. There was a lot of material to be learned near the end. Also it was hard to have a sense of class community when some students went way ahead and the questions being asked in discussion were ones the rest of us were not ready for. I understand there is no way to discourage students from working faster than others but it would be good if everyone was in sync with the "lecturing" and conversations online. Not sure what the solution is for this.
I don't think that I would change anything. I feel that Barbara was fair and appropriate. I think that the downfall for me was not knowing what to expect as far as course load and that made it very difficult for me to keep up with. I have a very hectic schedule as a wife, a full-time employee and student. I think that this class should be taken alone for those that need a science class to satisfy a credit requirement. I am happy to hear that there is going to be a beginners Chemistry class in the Fall. I wish it existed for me this Spring. I think that it would have made it a lot easier for a majority of the students.
Be a little more clear on some heavier concepts in the powerpoints.
a. nothing. Prof. Zazzi is an excellent teacher who has been nothing more than a great help for me. i know she is competent and loves this subject.
Nothing :)`
Nothing, Barbara was an EXCELLENT teacher....LOVED HER CLASS VERY MUCH
There is nothing I can think of to make this course any better than it already is -- Prof Zazzi did a fanastic job!
this course was fabulous overall, i cannot say enough positive things about professor zazzi, she's awesome. the only minor complaint i have is that the powerpoint presentation for each chapter were not very helpful as a whole. reading the book, participating in class discussions/chats, and the video postings with that crazy asian professor were adequate enough though! the videos were super helpful!
Having practice exams and may be a lab for an exam.
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
I loved the teacher her way of teaching.
I really like him. He was helpful, understanding, and quick on responding to problems we needed help with. I really appreciated how he checked in with me every so often, just to see how I was doing.
online course is well organized.
GREAT!!
I liked it. Everything was straight forward.
It showed she loved the subject and she showed that she really wanted us to really learn something new.
I was very scared about taking this course online.....but the instructor made this class very painless. I enjoyed the fact that she wanted the students to understand the concepts and the material...if a student didn't understand, she was there to help. Multiple tries on quizzes helped to understand what was unclear the first time around....i learn best by trial and error....not by trial and fire!
awesome
She is the most generous teacher I've come across here, in terms of time and attention. Very encouraging to slower students as well as the faster students. She was prompt and reliable with her responses to students' questions. Great sense of humor. Very supportive. I don't know how she managed to have any time for her family because she was always working!
it was great
I have to say that Barbara is a wonderful teacher and very supportive. She tried the best that she could to help me, but when you have a large amount of students, it is just not possible to work one on one with everyone. I think that she a great asset to your school.
She's great. She was very helpful and knew her material. She provided understanding of where her students were mentally, and even provided information from her college days to help us understand.
she is a great teacher who is readily available and is great at explaining concepts and getting you motivated to do well. She gives you the opportunity to make yourself understand the concepts and really you interested in the material.
Really nice and helpful. Always willing to help you understand and she always asks the students if what she has written is understandable to them.
I have never taken a chem class before and I totally understood everything that she was teaching...she is very helpful and she does her best to explain things the best way she knows how....i really enjoyed taking her class because she teaches it in a way that is very understandable. SHE IS WONDERFUL AND I WOULD RECOMMEND EVERYONE TO TAKE HER....thanks barbara for a wonderful semester and I really loved chem
Barbara Zazzi is the best teacher I've ever had. Her teaching methods are excellent!
I think Prof. Zazzi is truly dedicated to the success of her students. She turned a rather complex subject into an exciting, relatable topic. Prof. Zazzi used a varity of methods (slideshow, video lecture, worksheets, stduy guides, etc) to educate our class.
Professor Zazzi is a great professor who encourages her students to do well and provides them with a foundation for success. Her grading was always fair, gave everyone a chance to learn the materials and was readily available for help and assistance. Awesome instructor.
She interacts with her students more than any online teacher I have ever taken, which is a good thing because it encourages students to want to learn the subject (even though itʻs hard.)
Very well organized and knowledgable; the material provided much needed additional information that the textbook did not provide.
She did a good job of mixing in additional information that better helped me to understand the course material.
I enjoyed working with this teacher. I believe she did the best she could over an online class.
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
Yes.
Yes.
yes.
Oh definitely, because Chemistry is involved in many aspects of life.
Chemistry?.. Well maybe but i dont know how often I'll be using chemistry in life or on the job.
yes, very much so!
yes
I think a basic understanding of chemistry is essential to any responsible, thinking adult in our society--we have to make decisions as consumers, patients, and as participants in a democratic society and a lot of issues require an appreciation of the fundamental science, chemistry. I'm hoping to be a nurse or health worker of some kind, and Ms. Zazzi's basic chemistry course got me very interested in biochemistry. I think I will be more successful in my advanced science classes because of this background. I also think I will be a more effective nurse because I'll understand pharmacology better. I also have a greater interest and understanding of environmental issues because of this chemistry course. It helps me make better decisions about sustainability issues and I now have a greater awareness of the reasons behind environmental problems. I think I will be a more responsible citizen because of this understanding.
yes
Yes, very much! I appreciate everything that she has done for me!
My general knowledge has greatly improved.
definitely. i wouldn't have this much of an understanding if Prof. Zazzi wasn't my instructor.
Yes!
SHE IS EXCELLENT!!!!
n/a
Absolutely! I started this course with very little Chem knowledge -- what I did know, Prof. Zazzi helped me build on all the while introducing new concepts.
of cocurse! chemistry is all around us and this course was a wonderful basic introduction chemistry as a whole.
Yes.
Greaty!!! Chemistry on its own is complicated, but the instructor had made it very clean and concise.
Yes.
Definitely. I believe I have gained a lot of knowledge.
22. Other comments:
Good class and a wonderful teacher.
He's a good teacher.
Thank you. You taught a great class.
I think all pre-nursing students at the community college level should take a chemistry course. It would have helped me with my microbiology and I know it will help me with A&P and Pharmacology. Since the tuition for online courses and face-to-face courses are the same, and the regular science students don't have to pay extra for the lab, I think the school should provide for the virtual ChemLab software and not have us buy it individually. Textbooks are already very expensive for science courses so any assistance will be appreciated. Any extra expense is a burden. Or as an alternative, it would be good if the lab could be taught separately on campus, by a different teacher if necessary. I understand it is not the ideal situation.
thank you
My only complaint about this class... it should be offered in an actual classroom. Chemistry is definitely a "hands on" subject!
Hawaii Community College is lucky to have a wonderful instructor such as Barbara who loves teaching. That is hard to find in teachers, but she is definitely one of them.
I've told other students to take her classes.
superb. i couldnt have asked for a better professor
Great teacher, highly recommend. She is out there to help you get it. Very patient and courteous. Thank you very much Professor Zazzi for a great semester. I wish you were teaching Chem 152 online.
Thank you for making chem fun, enjoyable, and understanding.....also thank you so much for all of your hard work it was very much appreciated.
I have taken other online courses, but this class was by far the best. Prof. Zazzi made herself available and was quick to respond to any questions or concerns. She did an excellent job educating over the internet! I feel that her class should be a model for other online science courses.
I have only good things to say about professor zazzi. Fair grader, interesting and engaging curriculum, always available and prepared for classes or any questions students have...and she really knows her stuff!
She is such a good teacher- she deserves a raise!
I truly enjoyed this class.
Would recommend this instructor.

Barbara Zazzi: CHEM151L, Spring 2009     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Chemistry
Course: CHEM 151L - Elem Survey of Chem Lab Crn (Section): 18471 (0)     18705 (0)     18706 (IN2)     18472 (INT)     18707 (WE2)     18473 (WEB)    
1. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
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. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (100%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
4. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 5 (83%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
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%) 1 (50%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (100%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
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%) 2 (50%)
8. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
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%) 2 (100%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 2 (100%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 5 (83%)
12. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
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%) 5 (83%)
13. The instructor was willing to help students during office hours and/or via email.
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%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the 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%) 1 (17%) 2 (100%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
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%) 3 (75%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
17. The instructor made helpful comments on assignments and exams in a timely manner.
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%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
i wouldn't change or improve a thing.
The Chemlab program was a good program for learning Chemistry in the Laboratory on a computer; it definitely did not take the place of a classroom based lab though.
I really needed a better understanding of the materail. It took awhile to figure out the concepts. Some of the assignments seemed to be out of order.
It is difficult to teach science online and Professor Zazzi did an amazing job. She was always available and willing to help.
Hard to say--she's so nearly perfect. If there was a way to keep the class together so we're learning the subject together it would help. Once a few students started going fast and asking questions the rest of us had not even read about, it was difficult to follow the discussions (if we wanted to figure out the problems ourselves and not hear the answers in advance). I appreciate that we can't discourage students from working ahead.
I would not change it. I think that Barbara did a great job, but I think that this course was way too intense for me and I did not have much time with my schedule as a wife, full-time employee and student to devote the time needed to study and understand the concepts. If I had to do it again, I would not taken four classes, probably just this one.
Barbara is a great teacher- one of the best Iʻve had so far. She deserves a raise for encouraging her students to learn!
a. nothing b. nothing
I wouldn't change or improve a thing. I think the labs were broken down well. I had fun doing it!
Great Class
No change -- the course was great!
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
I loved the teacher and her teaching methods. she was very involved with the students and was always there in we needed help.
I liked that she let us go outside of the Chemlab program in the end and let us do a couple of labs that were more hands on.
I liked the way she presented the lectures and labs. The work was fair and not at all an overload.
It is difficult to teach science online and Professor Zazzi did an amazing job. She was always available and willing to help.
I think she is spoiling us for future teachers because she works so hard and responds so quickly and thoroughly to our questions. She has a gift for explaining concepts in writing--her explanations are conversational and effective. I would like to see more teachers like Ms. Zazzi,
I think my instructor was terrific!!! She did a great job and she was always very supportive.
She puts in overtime so that her students can master their understanding of chemistry.
Barbara Zazzi is the best teacher I've ever had!
she has been awesome to work with and i look forward to taking classes with her in the future, if possible!
The teacher was enjoyable and her teaching methods helped me gain valuable knowledge.
Prof. Zazzi did a great job in utilizing the ChemLab software, as well as crafting though provoking post-lab assignments. Additionally, she wrote some very interesting labs we could try at home. Her teaching methods are far superior to other professors I have taken -- especially online. Prof Zazzi has a vast knowledge of Chem and is eager to share that knowledge with her students.
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
Yes
Yes
yes she has.
definatly
She's helped me understand and appreciate science, a subject that I've never thought I would like. This was my first chemistry course ever and I found it fun and interesting. I understand more issues important to me as a consumer and civic citizen--environmental science and health in particular.
Yes, very much!
Yes!
i can't say how much she has contributed. she has kept me motivated and allowed me to really grasp the concepts presented in the material
Absolutely, especially since this was a lab course and we could see theory play out in practice.
22. Other comments:
great class, wonderful teacher. very helpful and understanding teacher. would recommend to others.
Very good teacher.
Thank you for teaching us and helping us through this semester.
She's inspired me to continue studying chemistry and I know it will make me a better student in A&P and pharmacology. I think this class should be required for pre-nursing students, and I recommend they take it the first semester, before microbiology, pharmacology and A&P. I like that she found supplemental sources online for us. This comment is for the school, not the teacher--I would like the school to provide the lab software and not require us to buy it. Face-to-face lab students get their labs provided, and we pay the same tuition and fees.
Considering this was a virtual lab, I think Barbara did a great job. All the instructions were very clear.
She works overtime when no other teacher online does. She deserves time and a half and a raise!!!
excellent professor
The lab program was a very fun learning tool as well as the "at-home" experiments!!!
I was unsure how a lab course could be done online; however, Prof Zazzi did a great job with this course. I felt that I did more expirements in my online lab than I have done in any live lab.

Barbara Zazzi: CHEM151, Fall 2008     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Chemistry
Course: CHEM 151 - Elem Survey of Chem Crn (Section): 17366 (0)     17725 (0)     17726 (IN2)     17367 (INT)     17727 (WE2)     17368 (WEB)    
1. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
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%) 3 (100%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
4. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%)