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Instructor: George Garneau

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George Garneau: ENG100, Fall 2010

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Languages, Linguistics & Lit
Course: ENG 100 - Composition I Crn (Section): 31946 (0)     32060 (0)     32099 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (8%) 7 (54%) 2 (29%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (62%) 3 (43%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 4 (31%) 5 (71%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (38%) 3 (43%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (38%) 3 (43%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 3 (43%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 2 (29%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.86 7 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 8 (62%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.86 7 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 3 (43%) 6 (46%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (71%) 9 (69%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Very knowledgeable. I felt confident that what he taught us was relevant, and will help all his students pursue their goals.
He communicated well and knew what he was talking about.
Professor Garneau is a friendly, courteous, and caring teacher. His easy- going demeanor definitely helps with putting the students at ease when learning the course material.
Professor Garneau's strength is that he is very encouraging and the atmosphere he creates in class encourages others to participate and contribute to the class discussion.
He is very patient, and he knows how to teach.
He is adept and professional knowing the style guides required for MLA formatting in the english department of the Universities, as well as an expert in grammar, but not just that, knows good literature that is engaging on a variety of levels, which therefore keeps the students interest in the class ever growing. He also is a genuinely caring teacher and his teaching methods in taking time with the subject while keeping in line with the schedule reflects that.
He has sense of humor 'for the heck of it' making us understand the subject using easy methods.
good communicater. Strong patience
Made sure students got involved in the class. He was a calm people person.
It was easy to approach Professor Garneau with any concerns, learn the subject matter and its applications, and although he is relatively new at KCC, he was well organized for his lessons.
He was very encouraging and really got the entire class to participate in discussions. Class was very enjoyable.
Knows his grammar.
He knows how to get many of the students involved during class.
He had a great but basic way of teaching for the students to become interactive with the class.
He is a wonderful editor and knows his structural english very well.
He always encourages students to participate to the class.
He has an ability to teach in many different ways
He's very understanding and teaches key points really well.
English, knew material
Enthusiasm, Honesty, and a Sense of Humor
Professor Garneau is very personable, and he is well-versed in the material. The reading and assignments focused on interesting topics/issues and made completing homework assignments more enjoyable.
very intelligent and knowledgable in the english language. he seems to have had a very full younger life and has learned a great deal from his experiences. he was very fair, did not make it impossible to get a fair grade for the effort the student put into the class.
He knew the material well. He is open minded and encourages students to speak their minds.
He always thinks of the students. Very open to thought and opinion, he does not restrict us and encourages us to think and see the bigger picture.
He is very forgiving, very patient, and is passionate about the things he teaches.
Very by the book so he gets things done in a way they are supposed to and when they are supposed to. He is always on time and ready by the time class is supposed to start.
not only have i personally become a better writer in general, i have also become a more "confident" writer. Theo showed an excellent representation of the basic english 100 course. his enthusiasm for making a good writer went beyond getting "the grade." he was more concerned that i understood the concept and skill vs. having the material be perfect. i not only enjoyed the the course material he selected but also enjoyed Professor Theo as a person. He made the environment comfortable and open. i thoroughly enjoyed everything i got from this course. :) A+++!
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
None
None
None.
no changes
none, he's great!
He is already an awesome teacher.
none
None
Nothing; keep up the fine work.
Would be better if we could see our overall grade anytime.
Giving less readings.
None
More emphasis on grammar and analysis on essays read.
None
He is a kind person, and students took advantage of that. I am not saying he should change anything, but if he deemed it necessary for future classes, he could apply stricter rules and punish the students who break them.
i would have probably preferred to have an actual book so that we didn't have to hunt down the syllabus every time for the readings, then download the reading. having limited internet access made that a little bit of a pain.
none
Nothing. Don't change, man.
None
i really couldn't have asked for a better course.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He asked questions.
He often asks questions about students. If a student was absent he will usually ask why. He shows a general concern for what the student is doing and how they are fairing in the class.
He told me that I should get a tutor when he tough is was needed
Available through email, out of class in office hours, and always willing and taking the time to answer questions. Especially it being an english 100 class taking the time to teach us all the correct MLA formatting, although tedious at times, never expressed frustration with the students.
He always writes direct good advices on our papers and how to improve on our weakness, besides, he is always available after class for discussion.
showed indiviual concern
Would always answer everyone's questions with respect. Never discounted anyone's opinion.
He always made sure that his students understood what was expected of them and was open to any discussion or questions.
He would talk to people after class that seemed to need help.
He brought everyones attention to the readings to make sure they understood them, so that the students could understand different styles of writing.
He is available almost always via email.
He kept emphasizing how important coming to class was and the importance of punctuality and being on time.
Asked for opinions and feedback
Connecting using his experiences as a teenager in English courses
He encourages the students to engage in class debates--to voice their opinions and participate. I suffer from social anxiety, and--unlike my other professors--he never forced me to participate by threatening me with point deduction/a lower grade. He was very accommodating, and I really appreciated that.
He didnt exactly show major concerns for students, he believe that at this level of education students should be responsible for their own learning.
He addressed students personally, and stressed informal atmosphere.
He shows concern by trying to get everyone involoved in everything that the class is doing at the time.
see question #13
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, loved his class. Very fun.
I would recommended George Garneau to other students because he makes English exciting.
Yes, Professor Garneau knows the course objectives and is great in teaching the material.
Yes I would recommend Professor Garneau to students. He creates a very good atmosphere for learning and we have many deep discussions about the stories we read in class. He also contributes to the conversations himself, adding his own thoughts and ideas and linking what the students are talking about to several stories.
yes I learn a lot from him
Yes. The best english teacher a student could ask for.
Completely.
yes. Nice guy
Yes. Easy going instructor. Laid out clearly what he expected of students.
Yes. You will not only enjoy the course but will learn many things applicable to other classes.
Yes because he was very encouraging.
Yes, teaches the basics well.
Yes. Although his course is semi-difficult, it is a good class to learn English in; especially to learn how to write better essays.
Yes, I would because he got me to understand the basic standards of writing an essay.
Yes, he completes his task of english 100 perfectly.
Yes, i enjoyed the course. Especially all the groupd discussion because students were able to imput and share their thoughts on the material covered. George Garneau is also a lenient grader which was great because if he wasnt, i dont think i would be doing as well as i am.
Yes, very socially involved in discussions
Yes, because he's cool, smart, and knows what he is teaching
YES! I already have; it is hard to find interesting courses with likable professors. I was lucky to have picked his class.
yes, he is a fair professor, helped me whenever i asked for it, and was not difficult to talk to. he's very interesting as a person as well.
yes, i would reccomend this teacher because he is very personable and a great teacher.
yes, good teacher helps students based on their writing ability. Always understanding and helpful.
Yes, he is an amazing professor who puts learning first.
Yes. He is kind, funny, understanding, and actually teaches you what you need to learn
Yes, I would recommend Prof Theo to another student (and have already) because of the progress and success of his teaching.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Great Guy!
Excellent teacher, made English the most enjoyable class I had this semester.
He is a great teacher and I always enjoyed coming to the class. I learned a great deal about English and he gave me a sense that what I was learning had more value than I knew, which encouraged me to learn more.
he is a good teacher
Excellent. A supreme teacher.
he is friendly
Not only a good instructor but a good person.
He's awesome. Don't let him go.
Overall strict but great teacher.
Overall fair and nice teacher.
He has an interesting sense of humor.
I really enjoyed watching his obvious love for teaching the class while I was present.
He is a really nice guy. Understanding, thoughtful, and funny. He can take a joke and throw some at students as well. He keeps the atmospher chill.
Treated all students fairly
Excellent!
I would like to thank him profusely for a fun and educational semester, and I hope his future classes have a better appreciation for the Faigley handbook.
NEVER. CHANGE.
I enjoyed being in his class and he is a good teacher
a really cool person and really worked hard to make us enjoy the course.
18. Other comments:
good comments
none
None at this time.
Enjoyed the class.
This semester was enjoyable, and encouraging. Thanks to Mr. Garneau's agenda, it was a fun and refreshing way to start off my college schooling.
Nice sweater.
None
thank you Theo, you really helped my confidence and i know this course (and faigley) will be a huge part of my college and daily life! what a wonderful thing to have in my knowledge bank now!!!