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Instructor: Justin Stein

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Justin Stein: REL150, Fall 2009

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Arts & Humanities
Course: REL 150 - Intro to Major World Religions Crn (Section): 62194 (0)     62335 (0)    
1. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
2. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (20%) 7 (64%)
3. The instructor uses class time well.
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 (25%) 7 (64%)
4. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (6%) 6 (55%)
5. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
6. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 6 (55%) 5 (45%)
7. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
8. The instructor answers questions clearly.
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%) 13 (81%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
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%) 14 (88%)
10. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
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%) 8 (73%)
11. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (55%)
12. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 8 (73%)
13. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%)
14. The instructor treats all students fairly.
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%) 8 (73%)
15. The instructor is interested in 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%) 7 (64%)
16. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 13 (81%)
17. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 12 (75%)
18. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
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%) 7 (64%)
19. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 9 (82%)
20. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Mr Stein shows concern for students by showing them that he wants them to do well in his class. For example if you miss his class one day you can write a reaction paper and make your points up for that day. He also says that he knows sometimes there are days you are going to miss class, so we have no questions asked coupons, that can help you make up for days your gone. Alot of instructors don't have things like that, even though sometimes you have to miss class.
Very nice and cares about us Asks how we were and is approachable
he asked if we needed help.
He compiled all of the students grades at midterm and let us individually know how we where doing and how we could improve. This was not something he had to do and I think it made a big impact for student and allowed us to plan out our success.
You are a very awesome teacher. thanks.
For me personally, he reminded me of my attendance record, encouraging me to do an extra credit assignment to get back points lost.
He always made sure we got our work in, especially late work, and gave us grade updates to show how we could improve them with the amount of time left in the semester.
He encouraged questions and class discussions and reactions to class discussions, which made us feel as though our ideas truly counted. He made sure to not offend people of different religions and made sure to repremand those who were insensitive of other's beliefs. He was also easily approachable and relateable.
He always asked questions or made it a point that anytime we had questions or comments that we could see and talk to him
He allowed for us to hand in our papers early so we could do corrections and get better grades. He always makes sure we know where we stand as far as grading.
always did extra study sessions
always available, answered our questions, truly cared about our well being
he gave us opportunities to have him correct our work before we turn it in for a grade, and he made sure we always had review before major tests.
he was really cool and laid back
Made himself readily available
He helped out alot if their was questions or things that we did not know. He also allowed a lot of extra credit.
Stein devoted quite a bit of time making sure that his students were well prepared in the days preceeding tests.
Professor Stein always answered my emails without delay, he got back to me as soon as he could to help me out. Also, he was always willing to meet after class, encouraging us to stay and ask him more questions.
first of all, he knows every bodies names! He always makes sure that we understand the subject before moving on. Lets us participate in class. He would post his powerpoints that he used in class on laulima, So we had alot of material to help us study.
he lets us ask choke questions and let us share our ideas
21. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I really like Mr Stein as an instructor. You can tell he is really loves teaching religion and he has fun doing it. For example his power points are always fun to watch :)
Very down to earth learned a lot from him
totally loved teaching religion.
I really enjoyed his class, he was interested and engaged with his students and had a real passion for the subject matter. I would happily take any other classes he teaches.
Very fun, very interesting to listen to. He's always open to opinions and discussions in class. No question goes unanswered, and usually turns into a thought provoking discussion between students with him directing and adding his own opinion as well. He knows what he's talking about, but when he understands something as little as we do, he admits it, and yet again a discussion ensues, leaving us more in touch with the text than before.
He was really fun and always had lots of information to share. I really like that he always wanted our opinions on the subject; even the quieter students would speak!
He made a point to break up class time into parts in order to keep our minds fresh, since it was a 1 hour 25 minute class. He lectured, then we had group discussions or think logs (response paragraphs written in class which were then voluntarily discussed with the class). I found this to be a very interesting and effective technique.
Thank you Justin, I know you are fairly new at instructing college students and I know its not easy, but you did a great job to me. Good luck and I hope you enjoy your new position!
He's very knowledgeable in what he teaches and is very fun. Adds a little humor and makes test reviews very fun.
His class has just been lots of fun. He doesn't take himself too seriously and I find that to be an important trait for an instructor. The subject matter wasn't dry because he always held our attention with interesting facts.
good and great teacher
he was a great instructor, i would take another class that he taught
i found him to be very entertaining and enjoy the humor that was infused in his lectures.
he was great
He is very good instructor. Made the course real easy to learn, although it was not an easy course..
Stein's lectures are vibrant and delightful.
I'd like to say that professor Stein is one of the sincere instructors I've had. He's really engaged in the material and in his students learning something from it.
he's really cool! he can laugh and have a good time. gets along with everybody and gives students alot of time to give their point of view. He took complex material explained them very well. i like all of the powerpoint presentations he would give.
hes a really nice guy
22. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
I would definitely recommend Mr Stein as an instructor. I went into his class knowing close to nothing about religion and he has taught me alot and this isn't just a boring history class, I've had fun taking it.
yes I would very good learned a lot good class enjoyed it
yes he was fun to learn from.
Yes, but you would have to have a desire to learn the subject material because even though he is a great teacher it is rather difficult for a 100 level class but well worth it if you are willing to put in the work.
I highly recommend the teacher and the class to many other students.
Yes! Because of everything I wrote in the question above!
Yes. He's young but knows how to keep a very respectable, yet fun atmosphere and really encourages students to do their best. He also seems to have a genuine concern for each student and making sure they pass the course!
I definitely would recommend Prof. Stein. He knew his material, and if there was a question asked which he didn't have an answer to, he would be sure to look into finding out an answer. His class was also interesting and sometimes fun or funny. He also was easy to talk to and helpful with any questions.
Yes because he knows how to keep our attention while we're learning. He's awesome.
I would definitely recommend this instructor to students, it was one of the few classes I felt like I was having fun while I was learning. The assignments were not too hard and allowed for a basic understanding of religion and made one think.
yes i would
yes, hes an amazing teacher who really knows his subject and can really relate to his students
he is very knowledgeable on the subject matter he discusses and his teaching methods are very practical.
ov course the class is very interseting
Yes, he is very knowledgeable about this subject
Tottally. This class is worth taking because of him
I would absolutely recommend him, his classes are a joy to attend.
Yes I would, because i know that they'd feel comfortable learning from him and asking him for help in his class.
Ya for sure, he likes what he teaches so naturally the students like the subject and do well in the class. He made the subject/class very entertaining! He's awesome!
yes, he knows what hes talking about and he likes teaching it