eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Daniel Brayton

Available Survey Results

CHEM100, Fall 2013
CHEM100, Spring 2013
CHEM100, Fall 2012
CHEM162, Spring 2010
CHEM100, Fall 2009
CHEM161, Fall 2009

Daniel Brayton: CHEM100, Fall 2013

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: CHEM 100 - Chemistry and Man Crn (Section): 31792 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 17 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (59%) 7 (41%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.82 17 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 7 (41%) 5 (29%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.24 17 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 7 (41%) 7 (41%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 14 (82%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.88 17 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (41%) 5 (29%) 5 (29%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 17 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 7 (41%) 5 (29%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 17 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 9 (53%) 7 (41%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.12 17 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 9 (53%) 5 (29%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 12 (71%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 13 (76%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.24 17 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 9 (53%) 6 (35%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 12 (71%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He talks about chemistry as if it's his passion. The next Bill Nye
Able to explain concepts in a way we could all understand.
Professor Brayton's major strengths as a teacher are: - explained each of the chapters well - provided clear examples - relate the concept to real life - experiment that he showed to the class were very cool
He knows his stuff!
He knows he's topic very well. He responds back to us ASAP.
He knows the material very well, brings in materials for demonstrations
His lectures are well organized and has helped me to better understand the material.
he's young, so he's like a student. I guess he gets us because he's kind of easy going. he's not some hard ass teacher that gives us a lot of work. he's somewhat lenient. he's kind of boring sometimes, but he did some fun stuff like the liquid nitrogen experiment he did in class.
He's a fun teacher, and he's young, so he's very understanding. He's also very smart and knows his stuff so when theres any confusion, he can relate the topic to a real life scenario, making chemistry understandable
He tries to make it fun
He knows his material
Professor Brayton is very organized and efficient. He provides all his power points and resources on laulima so we have access to what we did in class if we were not able to make it.
he was very into the subject.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Spending more time on the slides, allowing more conversation.
None. He is a good teacher.
None
Try not to read off the powerpoint or have students work problems on the board
Make longer study guides for more practice. Instead of the online homework give homework assignments because I honestly thought the way he structured his questions on the exams were must different. Also it was hard sometimes to answer problems on the mastering chemistry which became time consuming.
maybe some extra credit to improve our exam score. he gives those extra credit questions on the exam but those extra credit questions were tough.
The material, the book was so unrelatable to real life, Daniel Brayton had to scrap some examples given and replace them with things we would actually use in real life.. the fact that he could do this, really helped... but that book needs to go!
Nothing I can think of
Explains some material more fluently
N/a.
was actually pretty good but chem in general seems to be a harder subject.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He was always available
Questions on the quizzes to get to know us.
Professor Brayton showed concern to his students by confirming them their grades and if they needed help, he would try his best to explain it.
He made himself available via email and by appt.
He would always tell us to see him when we needed help. And when I would email him, he would email me back right away.
He was very accessible outside of class, easily approachable
Always asked questions and stressed if we needed help to ask.
i'm not sure if anyone really came to him, but he does offer help outside of class.
He we accessible outside of class and responded to emails promptly, and explained things in diferent ways to cater to the student.
Shows the schedule every class
Fair
Professor Brayton is very easy to contact and he emails back very fast.
he was willingly trying to make it so that we could understand clearly
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
yes. hes a cool teacher
Yes.
Yes, I would recommend Professor Brayton to students because he explains every chapters very well and provided examples that are relatable to the topic.
Yes, he's a good teacher. He's very willing to give help if you need it.
Yes, I would recommend other students to him because he's a chill professor. But even if he's chill he knows his chemistry which is a good thing. And also the quizes and tests are really easy. He doesn't give a question on the test that he didn't discuss in class.
Depends on their learning style. His class can be an independent learning, but you have to be genuinely concerned about your grade and learning the material. Take advantage of office hours.
Yes, overall he is a great teacher and sets his standards for the class from the start. He really gives you a good foundation if you are planning on taking a higher chemistry course.
yes
I would if you're a student who wants to learn from a teacher, the book itself is very confusing, but his examples are helpful
Yes, He's an easy going teacher.
Yes
Yes I would. He is a great teacher and his class is very fun.
yeah he is a pretty fun teacher
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
His a cool teacher.
He was good! :D
I really enojyed him, hes a very funny guy! Super chill too!
Nothing else
N/a.
he is a fair teacher
18. Other comments:
Thank you Dan!
None

Daniel Brayton: CHEM100, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: CHEM 100 - Chemistry and Man Crn (Section): 33901 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 11 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 4 (36%) 5 (45%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 11 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 4 (36%) 5 (45%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 1 (9%) 7 (64%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
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%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 11 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 3 (27%) 4 (36%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 11 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 3 (27%) 4 (36%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 1 (9%) 7 (64%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 11 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 1 (9%) 5 (45%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
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%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 3 (27%) 5 (45%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
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 (27%) 7 (64%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
he knows he's area. awesome chemistry teacher. very fair
He was very knowledgeable of his subject,
Understands material and teaches in a fun way.
He was knowledgeable about the subject
Chemistry is a difficult subject, and Dr. Brayton has a great way of making it easy and enjoyable to understand!
Very knowledgeable about chemistry!
That he knew the subject that he was teaching and relating it to real life things.
He has a good sense of humor, which brought comic relief to the class.
Had study guides with practice questions and answers available.
Major strengths are breaking down the material step by step. Writing examples on the board then explaining it thoroughly. Also, teaching us how to use the periodic table correctly.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
none
None
None
He should speak/explain slower
Wished he was a bit more organized. Maybe come up with some lessons that aren't based on the book.
nothing much he's a great teacher, maybe getting classes at a later time but thats unclass related.
I would suggest to change his teaching style a bit every so often. The lectures can get very repetitive.
N/A
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
he always reminds us to do the online homework because it would help boost up our grade
Email.questions in class. Office hours
help answered questions that were asked and helped out with homework problems that were hard and confusing.
He met people outside of class to help them
He would do his best to give visual examples and apply chemistry to real life. It made everything make more sense.
He communicates well with students. He emails back within 24 hours which is good.
he would help out his students any way he could meaning he would stay back and tutor showing concern.
Graded on a curve
When struggling on a problem he would help us better understand it. In addition, he would go over some of the homework problems that we may have difficulty on. Also, gave us study guides and later posted the answers so we can review our work.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, he is really awesome teacher. He makes learning fun
Yes, he's funny in class explains his subject very well
Yes, he is a fun and cool teacher.
Yes because he's cool
Absolutely! He is a great professor!
Sure, he's pretty chill and in order to pass the class you'd have to attend the lectures, take quizzes, exams, and do online homework.
yes very nice guy and hilarious!
I think it depends on the person I am recommending him to. His Chem 100 class maybe easy and straightfoward, however I did think he fully prepares students who intend to pursue upper level Chemistry courses.
Yes
Yes because he's a very easy going, approachable, helpful teacher that would help us in every possible way to better our understanding in Chemistry.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Thanks for making the chemistry class fun and chill although its really hard to wake up early in the morning.
Have a great summer Dan
Good job
Good Class
thank you Dr. Brayton it's been nice having you as my teacher for my class very funny!
He had some weird, quirky survey question for the class in every exam. That was pretty cool.
Made realistic choices like how certain sections would not relate to us because there is no lab or because most of us are nursing majors.
Overall, very good teacher I've had this semester.
18. Other comments:
Thanks!
n/a
N/A

Daniel Brayton: CHEM100, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: CHEM 100 - Chemistry and Man Crn (Section): 31563 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (47%) 8 (53%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 3 (20%) 9 (60%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 8 (53%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 15 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 3 (20%) 8 (53%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 15 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 5 (33%) 6 (40%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 7 (47%) 7 (47%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 4 (27%) 9 (60%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 6 (40%) 7 (47%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He really knows what he is talking about and it is apparent that he has a true passion for the subject he is teaching.
Very organized!
He knew the subject area very well and was able to explain it in a way that was easier to understand.
Speaks clearly/well. Relates concepts that are difficult to understand with "everyday" things making them easier to understand/grasp. He understood that we had an early class and was very considerate. i can't recall him ever being late this semester. and always reminded us via email if there was no class. Responds to email quickly. Provides good practice tests.
Ontime
He knows that subject matter.
His experience in chemistry
Easy to talk to. Really smooth in his lectures. Keeps things interesting
very knowledgeable...knows the material well...gives out examples...he is somewhat funny...
he knows his subject really well.
His major strength is the love of the subject. He knows his subject very well.
Because he specializes in the field in which he teaches, he is very passionate about what he teaches and makes sure that the examples he gives are understandable and clear.
Very kool professor and easy to talk to.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
None
I enjoy this course as it is.
NONE
Do not just run/read through the power points no one in the class understood the material really well. Its a lot of material but more time needed to be spend on areas that included equations. STOP making you own days off it takes away from our class time, with that much material to cover class time is perious.
Nothing, everything is good
Less lectures :'(
his teaching style...maybe because it's an early class...but at times he seems timid and tired...also his writing sucks...can't understand whenever he writes notes on the board...he is all over with his notes...not organize at all...
none
I don't have any changes, the class was great.
More examples
None
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He was always available through Email and would respond quickly. He also took questions after class was through.
Quick response to emails
always encouraged asking questions if you didnt understand something.
ask questions
I feel like the only thing that help was that we were able to do quizzes as group work it help us to understand the class material better.
He never give the stress to students.
he gives out examples has study guides for the exam...although his exams are still tricky and hard at times...overall he seems like he cares about how well we do in that class because he seems lenient...
he update his grade book and return quizzes so we know what we are getting in class. he encourage students to do online homework. he always ask students if they have any questions in class.
He would email all of us or he would talk stories to us before class started.
He welcomes students to come for help. Responds quickly to emails.
He reply quickly if I have question through e-mail regarding about the class.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, he made learning the subject fun.
Definitely!
Yes. He provides good examples and his exams and tests are based on his lecture and notes.
Yes, because he provides a great learning environment that involves class participation.
yes-gets work done
NO, bad teaching stay and althought he gives practice exams they only help with half to a quarter of what actually on the exam.
Sure, I don't feel stress to study in his class.
i'm not sure...maybe..depends on the person...this is an independent kind of class (learning on your own)...he does teach but he is confusing...
yes. he knows his subject really well. he shows power point slides in class and give students study guides so they know what to expect in the exam. similar questions.
Yes, I would recommend him. He's a really good teacher.
Yes, I would very much so would recommend him to other students, he is very passionate of what he teaches and makes it evident through his lectures. You learn a lot.
Absolutely!
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Good teacher, just wished he taught more classes.
Daniel is the best teacher in KCC.
can't think of anything else..
nice teacher
He's a fun and entertaining teacher.
Hope he teaches Chemistry 161 and 162 at Kcc.
18. Other comments:
A method for his course that I found very helpful was to print out the power point slides and have them when you go to class and take notes directly on them that way you wont have to scramble to write everything down.
thanks
Keep going, Don't give up teaching
none
Greaaaaaat teacher!
I usually dont like mychemistry class in high school but since I took his class I begin to love it. I'm so interested to learn more about chemistry.

Daniel Brayton: CHEM162, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Natural Sciences
Course: CHEM 162 - General Chemistry II Crn (Section): 63264 (0)    
1. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.38 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%) 0 (0%)
2. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.38 8 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%) 0 (0%)
3. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
mellow
Unhelpful. Irresponsible.
Monotone
surfer, chemist, teacher
Prepares slides ahead of time for students to view.
Knowledgeable, practical, easygoing.
Good at talking
4. The assigned readings were instrumental in the development of my knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.25 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%) 3 (38%) 0 (0%)
5. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 8 1.2 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%) 1 (13%)
6. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%)
7. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%) 1 (13%)
8. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%) 1 (13%)
9. 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  
3.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%) 1 (13%)
11. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.38 8 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%) 0 (0%)
12. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%)
13. The instructor effectively uses the blackboard, films, pictures, computers, slides, or other aids.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 8 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%) 1 (13%)
14. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.13 8 0.99 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 3 (38%) 0 (0%)
15. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 8 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%)
16. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (63%) 2 (25%) 1 (13%)
17. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%) 1 (13%)
18. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.38 8 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%) 2 (25%) 1 (13%)
19. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%) 2 (25%)
20. The instructor clearly explains what is expected of students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%) 0 (0%)
21. The instructor clearly explains the grading system.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 8 1.2 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%) 1 (13%)
22. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 5 (63%) 2 (25%)
23. The instructor engages in a healthy exchange of ideas and opinions with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.38 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%) 0 (0%)
24. The instructor is actively helpful during lab activities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
25. The instructor stimulates student's thinking about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.38 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%) 0 (0%)
26. The instructor's practical demonstrations make it easier for students to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.75 8 1.04 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%)
27. The instructor makes the student want to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.75 8 1.04 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%)
28. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
29. How did the instructor show concern for students?
...
um.........
He answers all of our questions patiently and uses multiple methods of illustrating a concept until everyone gets it.
He asked if we had any questions.
30. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Grading system not accurate, it's practically based on "whatever he wants to do"...
I think Brayton a pretty cool guy. eh makes fun of alcoholics and doesn't afraid of anything.
He is a nice guy. He did not teach Chemistry 162 well. He used a different textbook for lectures than that of the required book for the class. He is not able to clearly explain complex ideas (maybe due to time restrictions).
31. Other comments:
I felt as if this teacher was very unengaged and unhelpful.
He should not read slideshow slides taken from a textbook out loud following with a laser pointer. He should not face his back to the class. He should focus on preparing students for the final exam.

Daniel Brayton: CHEM100, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: CHEM 100 - Chemistry and Man Crn (Section): 31141 (0)    
1. The instructor did not speak clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
1.83 12 1.11 Freq(%) 6 (50%) 4 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 0 (0%)
2. The instructor explained course procedure. (attendance, assignments, grading policy, exams, etc.)
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
3. The instructor was available during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 3 (25%) 7 (58%)
4. The instructor explained the course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 3 (25%) 7 (58%)
5. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 3 (25%) 7 (58%)
6. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.33 12 1.44 Freq(%) 2 (17%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 3 (25%) 3 (25%)
7. The instructor was prepared for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.92 12 1.16 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 2 (17%) 3 (25%) 5 (42%)
8. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 12 1.36 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 2 (17%) 5 (42%)
9. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 12 1.04 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 3 (25%) 5 (42%)
10. The instructor's way of teaching assisted my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.25 12 1.6 Freq(%) 3 (25%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%)
11. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 12 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 4 (33%) 5 (42%)
12. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 6 (50%)
13. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.42 12 1.31 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 3 (25%) 3 (25%) 3 (25%)
14. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 4 (33%) 6 (50%)
15. The instructor spoke clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.83 12 1.11 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 2 (17%) 4 (33%) 4 (33%)
16. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He is very free and individualizes each students own learning into a self-reliant status and still offers assistance to them when needed.
he knows his subject well
I think he relates to the students well. He has an easy going personality and that makes him much more approachable for a student.
he's knowledgable in the subject he's teaching.
He knows a lot about chemistry. But too much sometimes and it made it more confusing than it needed to be.
Mr.Brayton is a friendly and funny guy.
His major strentghs were he was very knowledgable about chemistry. He answered back promptly to emails. He graded exams fast so you got your grades back fast.
17. The instructor was not available during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.0 12 1.21 Freq(%) 5 (42%) 4 (33%) 2 (17%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%)
18. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
N/A
n/a
More hands on learning.
encourage more class participation.
Speak up, Read the powerpoints before class instead of looking at them for the first time WHILE teaching the class. Don't make everything so complicated and don't assume the students "already know" what you're talking about. Also, there was a statement made at the beginning of class that the conversion factors would Maybe allowing a 3x5 card or having a Jeopardy style review would help students to memorize the formulas better. Also, there are no opportunities for extra credit, as well as no homework. Our grade was only based on tests. Some students are bad test takers and it creates more anxiety when your grade is based on only 4 tests.
No changes, awesome class.
to interact with the class more. be more hands on with the material that he's teaching. i felt like i had to teach myself the whole semester!!!!
Classes were very boring because he just read off of the power points every class. Even the way he spoke was very monotone and made the class even more boring. I would have to say think of another way to get your students attention more and make learning a little more interesting. I didn't learn anything in that class.
19. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Emails students promptly upon missing exams and offers retakes almost immediately.
always informed us about the grades, prints out practice exams for us to study, responds to emails quickly
He answered questions when asked.
Mr. Brayton recommended tutors that were available in KCC if we were to need additional help.
i didn't see him show any concern!!!
His communication via email was very good but in class it seemed like he was just going through the lesson and not really paying attention to how the class was reacting to his lectures.
20. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
If you're the type of student who would rather study at home then I would recommend him. The class is mostly based upon lecture which is taken from Laulima. In that case, you don't necessarily have to attend class. It is without consequence if you feel that you can study on your own.
yes, because he makes everything straight forward so its easier to understand
No, I felt like he was too in depth. This is a basic chemistry class and most are taking it just to satisfy a requirement. I felt like things weren't explained very well.
Yes, I'd recommend this instructor to students. Theres a great atmosphere here.
NO sorry i wouldn't!!!
I would not recommend this instructor because chemistry is a tough subject for me and this instructor showed no real interest in making classes more interesting for his students. I had a hard time learning from him because he spoke softly during class and I couldn't really understand anything he was teaching me. I ended up trying to teach myself by reading the book which was why I ended up doing bad in this class.
21. The instructor actively listened to students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.92 12 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (50%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%)
22. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
N/A
very good professor.
I think as he gains more experience and gets a little more used to teaching he will be good. It seemed to me like maybe he was recently out of school and hadn't quite gotten into the groove that many of my other professors do.
He doesn't like peanut butter sandwiches.
i hope you improve next semester!!!!
I think he just needs to have a better approach at teaching his students. Many of his students ended up not attending his classes or dropping out of it because he was not a good teacher.

Daniel Brayton: CHEM161, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Natural Sciences
Course: CHEM 161 - General Chemistry I Crn (Section): 62087 (0)    
1. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.6 10 1.51 Freq(%) 2 (20%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%) 3 (30%)
2. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Knowledgeable, approachable, concise.
Funny, interested, clear
laid back
Goes over all the slides, and problems in power point.
surfer, cool, knowledgable
Boring, monotone
3. The assigned readings were instrumental in the development of my knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.7 10 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 4 (40%) 2 (20%)
4. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.7 10 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 3 (30%) 3 (30%)
5. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 10 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 7 (70%) 2 (20%)
6. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.6 10 1.26 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 5 (50%) 2 (20%)
7. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.7 10 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 6 (60%) 2 (20%)
8. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 10 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%) 1 (10%)
9. 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  
4.1 10 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 7 (70%) 2 (20%)
10. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 10 1.32 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 5 (50%) 3 (30%)
11. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.4 10 1.43 Freq(%) 2 (20%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 4 (40%) 2 (20%)
12. The instructor effectively uses the blackboard, films, pictures, computers, slides, or other aids.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.7 10 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 6 (60%) 2 (20%)
13. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 10 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%) 4 (40%)
14. The instructor emphasizes important points.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 10 1.23 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%)
15. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%)
16. The instructor encourages an atmosphere of good feeling in the class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 10 1.2 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%)
17. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%)
18. The instructor is willing to help with individual problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 5 (50%) 4 (40%)
19. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
20. The instructor clearly explains the grading system.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 5 (50%) 4 (40%)
21. The instructor stimulates student's thinking about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 10 1.23 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 4 (40%)