eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: James Lynch-Urbaniak

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James Lynch-Urbaniak: ENG100, Summer II 2014

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Writing
Course: ENG 100 - Composition I Crn (Section): 58023 (0)    
1. I would recommend this instructor to other students.
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%) 8 (89%)
2. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
3. The instructor treated students with respect.
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 (100%)
4. Assignments are returned promptly.
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 (100%)
5. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
6. What did you like least about your online course experience?
everything was great..
Being unable to chat leisurely with the instructor or fellow students about assignments. Emailing works however it can never replace the face-to-face experience.
No class discussions about topics to hear others' ideas.
James is very understanding of a fast paced course environment and is very straightforward in his teaching style.
There was feedback on all assignments, and Professor Urbaniak gave suggestions on how to improve scores and writing.
Not being able to get in at the beginning of the semester (at no fault of the professor), but he helped me and gave me instruction.
7. What did you like most about your online course experience?
No text book
the flexibility of doing my assignments when I have the time.
Our professor did his best to make this experience as personable as possible. I rather appreciated his positive attitude. Seemingly, the intent to ease students through introductions was relieving.
It was simple, quick, and the professor was great. I was able to earn credits while having a summer too.
It was very fast paced and did not require much more than completion of assignments and understanding of materials.
I feel like I learned how to write arguments better, which I will need in my future as a student of nursing at some point.
The professor was great at explaining assignments, grade and return assignments promptly. He was all around magnificent!
8. I developed more confidence in my ability to communicate effectively through writing.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
9. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
reminding myself to structure my paragraphs.
Green! Yellow! Red! And Green! SUTW!
How great the professor was.
The wonderful interactions and feedback from the Instructor.
hmmm...best online class experience I've had?
How awesome my professor was!
10. What things did you get from this course that will benefit you personally?
Structure in my college writing.
TBD...
I learned easier ways to start papers using the SUTW method.
The skills to organize paragraphs in an orderly format.
How to formulate an argument from a simple paragraph to a full length essay. How to properly cite and use quotations to strengthen arguments.
developed my writing skills
11. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
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%) 8 (89%)
12. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 9 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 3 (33%) 3 (33%)
13. The flexibility of this course helps all kinds of students learn.
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%) 7 (78%)
14. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
15. The instructor has everything going according to schedule.
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 (100%)
16. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to 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%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
17. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
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%) 8 (100%)
18. Audiovisual materials (or computers) were an asset to this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
19. The instructor has a realistic definition of good performance.
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 (100%)
20. This was my first online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   True   False   N/A  
1.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%) 0 (0%)
21. The online course format allowed me to contribute to the discussion more readily than in a face-to-face format.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.86 9 1.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 2 (22%)
22. Other comments:
Professor Urbaniak was an excellent teacher. I enjoyed his class, feel I am a better writer because of it, and appreciate the online format and structure. Urbaniak was really, really good about getting back to students when they had questions and explaining exactly what he wanted from his students. His online videos were short, to the point and very useful. I enjoyed this class and would recommend him as a Professor.

James Lynch-Urbaniak: ENG100, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Writing
Course: ENG 100 - Composition I Crn (Section): 52513 (0)    
1. I would recommend this instructor to other students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
2. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
3. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
4. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
5. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
6. What did you like least about your online course experience?
That I do not get to interact with people in a classroom setting. However, online learning is the only option for my schedule and I am thankful that it exists.
I honestly didn't have any issues with this particular course.
Nothing
No least liked comments.
This is by far the best online class I have taken. The professor was very helpful and answered question I had right away and his material was very helpful and left me with few questions.
I didn't have a bad experience with this particular online course. It was very well done and it greatly helped me in writing.
There isn't anything that I didn't like.
n/a
7. What did you like most about your online course experience?
James is a very good teacher. Everything is explained in an easy to understand fashion. The feedback for each assignment has been extremely helpful too. I love that I can work school around my schedule for my job !!
I enjoyed the entire course with Professor James. I felt that his way of teaching and setting up the assignment leading up to our final topic drafts helped me to become a stronger writer. Professor James is down to earth and approachable which made it easier for me to ask him questions through out the semester. He made taking English for the second time a much more enjoyable experience and I actually learned and will walk away with better writing skills.
I would have to say the interaction was what I enjoyed most about this class.
Professor was very clear in his online modules. He provided visual aides, audio, and other documents to help us understand the concepts of English 100. He articulated very well and broke everything down in to manageable, bite sized pieces. This is my second time taking English 100 and this time around I feel much more confident (and less confused) because of his method of teaching.
Nothing
Responds to emails quickly. Very educational. Helps out as much as he can. Fairly grades homework. Teaching style suited my needs the best. Great professor!
The best thing that I like about this online course was the forums ( class discussions) I like that the fact that the class would still have group discussions online.
Professor Urbaniak is an excellent teacher. He was responsive, attentive and helpful with any questions that I had throughout the semester. He gave me a new perspective on how to write and write well.
Very good course. The teacher helped students understand the topic by using great visual aid and short lectures. Teacher always provided great feedback and made the course very easy to understand and follow.
I like that I've gained more experience about my English courses.
All assignments were available from the beginning, and we had a chance to work ahead.
8. I developed more confidence in my ability to communicate effectively through writing.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 11 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
9. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
The fact that I will be a published author and this was my first writing class :)
Definitely the Step-Up-to-Writing paragraph and making sure that when I write something it is complete and concise as it should be.
The techniques used to teach the class.
Remembering the ways the Professor broke down writing an essay. It makes it much less intimidating to write a paper which is so important for many other classes after English 100.
Probably not
The Step Up To Writing essays that he taught us.
I will always remember the step up to writing paragraphs, that has help me get started on essays.
I will remember this course most by the new and improved technique that I learned in writing. I was able to improve my writing skills and in the process I began to write with ease and without stress.
Great teacher and easy to follow learning material.
SUTW color coded
The structure of an argumentative essay or paragraph.
10. What things did you get from this course that will benefit you personally?
I learned how to do argumentative style writing and I learned what a thesis is.
The hybrid portion was a big advantage for me. Although we didn't have any classes on campus, we had lecture videos that were created by Professor James. Each video showed step by step instructions and it just as if you were in class with him. He also attached a PDF copy of what he was teaching and made sure to include a sample paper from each module. Writing a paper actually makes sense to me now and after seven semesters in school, I'm enjoying writing papers for my classes.
Some of the things that I've learned from this class was how simple writing can be. The techniques used to teach enabled me to hone in on a skill that has always been there.
I feel more confident in writing a basic essay.
Structure
Learning how to cite properly and make a great essay with ease.
How to write essays properly.
The step by step process of writing that we were taught in this class will benefit me throughout the rest of my college career and hopefully throughout the future I have planned for after college.
Tips in writing that will help in the future in work and in future writing courses.
A chance to work on paragraph and essay structure.
11. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
12. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 0 (0%) 8 (73%)
13. The flexibility of this course helps all kinds of students learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
14. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
15. The instructor has everything going according to schedule.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
16. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
17. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
18. Audiovisual materials (or computers) were an asset to this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
19. The instructor has a realistic definition of good performance.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
20. This was my first online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   True   False   N/A  
1.8 11 0.42 Freq(%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%) 0 (0%)
21. The online course format allowed me to contribute to the discussion more readily than in a face-to-face format.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.56 11 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 6 (55%) 1 (9%)
22. Other comments:
Online forums allow you to be bolder than in a classroom setting if you are shy, which I am not. Another point is that there is no bias or prejudice online as we all have no idea what each other looks like, ages, race, etc. I think that is a tool that helps people feel free to communicate more freely. No real fear of judgment!
this is a great class. I enjoyed it very much.
Great professor
I really enjoyed this class. I have taken English 100 at the campus and I didn't really learn anything but this online course I really enjoyed and learned things.
Excellent class and I hope that I will have the chance to take more classes from James Urbaniak!
Great class. At first I was intimidated by writing essays. The professor basically walked students through essays and helped students gain confidence. Definitely would recommend teacher to other students.
Great class, and instructor.

James Lynch-Urbaniak: ENG100, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Writing
Course: ENG 100 - Composition I Crn (Section): 53071 (0)    
1. I would recommend this instructor to other students.
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%) 8 (89%)
2. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
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%) 7 (78%)
3. The instructor treated students with respect.
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%) 8 (89%)
4. Assignments are returned promptly.
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%) 8 (89%)
5. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
6. What did you like least about your online course experience?
Cutting it close to course deadlines
Nothing
None.
Nothing, I enjoyed it.
There was nothing i did'nt like in this course.
Absolutely nothing. It was awesome.
Taking Urbaniak was no regre at all. I recommend his ENG 100 class to students that are willing to learn. Urbaniak made writing essays eeasy and it couldn't have got any better than that.
This is a good course, especially since this was my first hybrid course. I thought it would have been hard, but James did a really good job on teaching us how to work with this course step-by-step.
7. What did you like most about your online course experience?
SUTW method
I like that it gives the the freedom to do my assignments on my own time and at my own paste.
Positively accelerating.
I liked how we were able to first grasp and understand certain concepts of the assignments given then practiced them by applying them in weekly assignments.
I enjoyed having to do my homework in the comfort of my home. ENG can be a little hard for some so i loved doing it in a relaxing setting like home. This hybred course was awesome in many ways. I really enjoyed the interaction we did have during our monthly meetings. James is an awesome teacher and i enjoyed learning from him.
The ability to think and write without the confinement of a classroom.
work at your own pace
It's really convenient, I can do my work at home but still being able to have the chance to meet with my instructor. It wasn't tedious or confusing. James is the kind of instructor that gets right to the point, which I believe is great! This is because he doesn't waste our time with useless information, and all the things we are supped to learn is easily attained in our heads- so no overloading information. I also liked the fact that there was no "final exams"- it was just final essays, which were okay because James took us step-by-step on what to do. Other than that, this course was awesome!
8. I developed more confidence in my ability to communicate effectively through writing.
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%) 7 (78%)
9. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
SUTW Method of developing my writing
The Step Up To Writing method that he introduced me too.
My first online course experience.
The feeling of not being so stressed about turning in an assignment every week.
By James and his color coded techiniques.
Mr. Urbaniak methodology of teaching English. SUTW.
SUTW paragraphing.
Not being overloaded with hundreds of essays, but just four final essays that weren't 10 pages long. Also, the four class meetings.
10. What things did you get from this course that will benefit you personally?
Everything
This course taught me how to get me motivated and make sure that I turn my assignments in on time.
Prepare me for the next English course that is required to accomplish an AA in Liberal Arts.
A greater and more simpler knowledge of how to write essays and how to organize and put them together.
My writing skills are sharper and im able to identify words that fit in sentences.
THE SUTW METHOD OF WRITING, AND ACCESS TO THE UH LIBRARY FOR RESEARCH AND CITATIONS.
Ability to break down my paragraphs and putting it into an essay. Look for reference to back up your writing (citing)
I hate writing essays, because I suck at writing. But this course help me write 5-paragraph essays with no hassle. Now, since finals are coming up, I have to write up to 10 pages of essays for one of my courses. But I'm not worried because I know how to write them without writing non-sense just to make my essay longer.
11. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
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%) 7 (78%)
12. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
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%) 7 (78%)
13. The flexibility of this course helps all kinds of students learn.
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%) 7 (78%)
14. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
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%) 7 (78%)
15. The instructor has everything going according to schedule.
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%) 7 (78%)
16. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
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%) 7 (78%)
17. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
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%) 7 (78%)
18. Audiovisual materials (or computers) were an asset to this course.
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%) 7 (78%)
19. The instructor has a realistic definition of good performance.
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%) 8 (89%)
20. This was my first online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   True   False   N/A  
1.11 9 0.33 Freq(%) 8 (89%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%)
21. The online course format allowed me to contribute to the discussion more readily than in a face-to-face format.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%) 0 (0%)
22. Other comments:
Thank Mr. Urbaniak for an enjoyable class, and thank you for your time
N/A
Awesome course.
I enjoyed the course!!!
The class forum and response was very interesting along with the different learning tidbits that MR. Urbaniak conveyed to us. Thank you.
It was my first hyrid class and I enjoyed it.

James Lynch-Urbaniak: ENG100, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Writing
Course: ENG 100 - Composition I Crn (Section): 53708 (0)    
1. I would recommend this instructor to other students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
2. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
3. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
4. Assignments are returned promptly.
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%) 8 (80%)
5. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
6. What did you like least about your online course experience?
I couldn't edit my work after submission.
I don't have anything bad to say I loved this course.
I find it hard to remember to turn in assignments, but Mr.Urbaniak would remind us by email sometimes, so that was helpful.
n/a
Nothing bad about the professor or the course. I simply would forget I had an online class, oops!
This was my first time taking a online course for English, It was challenging to learn away from a classroom environment.
That I couldn't keep up with the class.
trying to balance school, work, and family after being out of school for many years was my biggest challenge. nothing bad to say about this course.
Nothing
7. What did you like most about your online course experience?
I really liked that Mr. Urbaniak replied to emails quickly and gave feed back. Even though the class was completely online it felt as though he was guiding me every step of the way.
I could log on to laulima at anytime and complete my work. Online helps a lot with my life situation, I can't afford to miss work much so i am able to do the assignments and lessons at my convenience!
He was very helpful and graded assignments quickly to give feedback for future assignments.
Mr.Urbaniak was helpful and easy to contact if someone needed help. He made things easy to understand.
The professor was very helpful. He used these videos to help us gain a better understanding of how to properly write an essay. I have found that his process of writing an essay was easier to understand and very impressive. In the past I had a difficult time writing great papers. Now it is quite simple.
It was so convenient, the forums kept it feeling interactive.
Mr. Urbaniak, gave good lectures especially with the video modules. He also gave me good feedback on my rough drafts before I turned in my final draft.
I could work ahead if I wanted.
professor urbaniak was very easy to "talk" to. he was helpful, understanding, and willing to accept late work if we emailed him.
Very fun, assignments are explained real well, great teaching,
8. I developed more confidence in my ability to communicate effectively through writing.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
9. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
Ten years from now ill remember this course mostly by the outlined we used to write our paragraphs and essays.
How it simplified and organized writing essays for me.
How nice the teacher was and how I was excited to complete and turn in the work.
the way this class was taught. we learned SUTW and the color coding really helps write essays.
I will remember this course because of the easy format. I will most likely use his STEP UP TO WRITING FORMAT to write my papers in the future.
The teaching skills and strategies.
The positive feedback from Mr.Urbaniak, he really gave me motivation on my papers.
Being on a computer
sutw format. green, yellow, red.
How it taught me a great way of writing.
10. What things did you get from this course that will benefit you personally?
It will help me for future classes, when I have to write papers. This class has helped me so much with writing, because i am so much more organized, i know how to stay on track and get to the point. Writing essays used to be stressful because I didn't have a mapped out structure of what an essay should look like, with this class I learned that and it has made writing essays a breeze.
I learned how to keep organized and make sure I improved my work with the feedback I received.
I believe I am able to communicate better from being in this class.
I honestly felt very nervous taking this class, especially online. But now I have an overall confidence in my writing. I actually feel quite satisfied with this class, I honestly feel like I will be using the information provided in this course through out my life.
The format of how to complete essays. It broke down the material so simply, I am no longer afraid of essays.
Gave me confidence to write papers
I now know that i have to work extra hard for online courses. cause i really sucked this semester. and the one before. i'm dying in this class.
time management. still working on it, but i won't be making the same mistake next semester.
Writing papers, quicker, faster, and better.
11. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
12. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 10 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 5 (50%)
13. The flexibility of this course helps all kinds of students learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
14. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
15. The instructor has everything going according to schedule.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
16. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
17. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 10 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
18. Audiovisual materials (or computers) were an asset to this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
19. The instructor has a realistic definition of good performance.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
20. This was my first online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   True   False   N/A  
1.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%) 0 (0%)
21. The online course format allowed me to contribute to the discussion more readily than in a face-to-face format.
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%)
22. Other comments:
This was my first online class and i was skeptical. Im glad i had Mr. urbaniak he really put things in perspective. I really like his teaching methods and his willingness to help. He always replied back to my emails quickly and gave me honest feed back. He really helped me grow to love english.
My favorite online course so far.
GREAT PROFESSOR! I am very thankful for all I have learned in this semester.
Professor Urbaniak is the best!
Mr.Urbaniak is an awesome professor, I would recommend him to future students taking an online course for math 100.
PLEASE LET ME PASS THIS COURSE LOL JK. yeah i'm gonna fail again. Sound a cannon for a fallen tribute yo.
thank you.
Great class!!!!!!! Take it!!!!!

James Lynch-Urbaniak: ENG100, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Writing
Course: ENG 100 - Composition I Crn (Section): 54235 (0)    
1. I would recommend this instructor to other students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
2. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
3. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
4. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (91%)
5. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
6. What did you like least about your online course experience?
Nothing.
I didn't like that it went by so fast.
I really didn't find it unpleasing at all. for my first time having a hybrid class it was great.
I liked everything about it
There wasn't anything that I didn't enjoy about the course.
Not being able to ask questions and get answers real-time.
Nothing, I think Mr. Urbaniak made the hybrid experience awesome! I would recommend his class to everyone!
Nothing.
7. What did you like most about your online course experience?
Everything.
I like that it was a do at your own pace kinda of course, Also that it was super fun, I learned alot. Also james would keep in touch with us. He emailed back right away. I give his class TWO thumbs up.!
what I like was how I was able to work at my own pace and not having to meet up constantly since I was pregnant
Being able to do homework online
The fact that it was so easy to use and when ever I needed James help he would respond to my emails quick.
A lot of resources were available to students.
I liked that it was online and i could work on my assignments on my time.
I enjoyed having the ability to work at online.
instructor stayed in contact with students on a timely manner :)
Everything, we always had enough time to complete assignments, he always gave great feedback, and always gave us a chance to make our papers perfect.
Everything.
8. I developed more confidence in my ability to communicate effectively through writing.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
9. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
The instructor.
Efficient.
the teacher and his technique.
the online work
The unique color coding technique.
the professor that taught the class. James Urbaniak made this course easier to understand and complete through his teaching methods.
modules
Thinking of it as a great confidence booster. I feel like I can take on any paper now!
The writing methods.
10. What things did you get from this course that will benefit you personally?
Better understanding of writing essays.
I got to know the different aspects in writing.
how to use quotes better in my writing.
Learning how to write an essay in MLA format
I will be more confident in writing college papers.
The general outline for writing an effective essay/paper.
writing in 3rd person
Confidence in my ability to take on the rest of my college years.
New ways to write.
11. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
12. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside 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%) 8 (73%)
13. The flexibility of this course helps all kinds of students learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
14. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
15. The instructor has everything going according to schedule.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
16. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
17. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
18. Audiovisual materials (or computers) were an asset to this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
19. The instructor has a realistic definition of good performance.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
20. This was my first online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   True   False   N/A  
1.2 11 0.42 Freq(%) 8 (73%) 2 (18%) 1 (9%)
21. The online course format allowed me to contribute to the discussion more readily than in a face-to-face format.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.7 11 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (82%) 1 (9%)
22. Other comments:
Best English teacher yet!
This was the best class I took in college so far!!
wish I knew this course n style last semester
James is an awesome teacher!
James is an awesome teacher.
really great instructor!!

James Lynch-Urbaniak: ENG100, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Writing
Course: ENG 100 - Composition I Crn (Section): 54236 (0)    
1. I would recommend this instructor to other students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
2. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
3. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
4. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
5. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
6. What did you like least about your online course experience?
There wasn't anything that I found not accurate or least liked.
I can't think of anything I didn't like. I could find what I needed and if I had any questions I knew just where to go to find the answers.
its alot more convenient, being its a hybrid class vs having to attend every class inthe traditional class setting.
Nothing
Nothing
I liked everything, there's nothing negative to say about this course.
I had to learn how to use a computer while taking this coarse.
At first I didn't think the hybrid class would work for me but after taking the class I found it to be very informative. I'm glad I took the class I'm just not happy with the wat I finished.
The allowance of time management!
nothing I enjoyed my English 100 hybrid course
I liked this class very much I would highly recommend this class and instructor to other students
7. What did you like most about your online course experience?
I liked everything about the course, how everything was set up, the instructor and just the good vibes from the class.
It was challenging and fun but at the same time easy. I liked being able to choose what time I worked and for how long I had to work. I also liked that we also had face to face time with our instructor. We learned what we needed to do and how to do it and what to do if we had anymore questions throughout the work.
Everything
The flexibility to work on my own time and yet still meet occasionally with the class for discussion and instruction from the Teacher.
I liked that assignments were very detailed and the resources were all there for us to use. I also like the hybrid course over all it's great for students who have full time jobs. The instructor was awesome and I would recommend him to others.
That James was patient and understanding and walked with me through out the whole coarse explaining how to be effective.
I really liked the step up to writing program. It was really easy to understand.
Mr. Urbaniak made the course seem attainable and achievable for everyone!
Mr. U's knowledge and understanding he shared with us, Writing in Color.
The way he broke the lessons down it was easy to understand
I truly enjoyed the flexibility of taking an online course, and really enjoyed it even more because it was an hybrid. I found attending classes once a month was an additional plus because i got to meet my fellow classmates and communicate with my professor online and in person when needed. Awesome
8. I developed more confidence in my ability to communicate effectively through writing.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
9. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
The consistency and balance of the amount of face to face's and online time.
I'll probably remember this course by the instructor. Our instructor was fun, straightforward, insightful, and easy to get along with and talk to. Voicing opinions and questions was easy, knowing I would be taken seriously and given an explanation that was easy to understand.
how to organize a paragraph
My first class in my return voyage to college.
James, he is a great teacher.
The strategically using visuals to help me remember how to write. I am confident in writing a great essay at any time for my future.
I'll remember the step up to writing system.
Mr. U's helpful writing techniques
The Stop light
10. What things did you get from this course that will benefit you personally?
This course has helped improve my writing skills and also helped me grow as a person as well.
Instructors are fun and actually try to help and be useful so i'll be sure to take more classes and be in school when I need to be.
Confidence in Writing
Learned the proper form of argumentative writing for college level work.
SUTW, I will always use his format on my future papers. I never really knew how to start or end a paper but now I have all the knowledge to write a good paper.
I am able to use this for my job, church and family. I am empowered.
Being that I'm planning on entering the nursing program, I know there will be a lot of writing. I will use the sutw system to fulfill my future writing assignments.
Step up to writing style.....
Constructing an Essay from writing in color to MLA form
How to work from creating a paragraph into an essay
11. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 1.11 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (92%)
12. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
13. The flexibility of this course helps all kinds of students learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
14. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
15. The instructor has everything going according to schedule.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
16. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 12 (92%)
17. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
18. Audiovisual materials (or computers) were an asset to this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
19. The instructor has a realistic definition of good performance.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
20. This was my first online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   True   False   N/A  
1.08 13 0.28 Freq(%) 12 (92%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%)
21. The online course format allowed me to contribute to the discussion more readily than in a face-to-face format.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.46 13 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 1 (8%) 9 (69%) 0 (0%)
22. Other comments:
Great experience as a first timer for a hybrid class.
thanks james! you were awesome and made this class a very great experience!
I personally really like working online and plan to do as many of my college courses as online classes as possible. I run my own business and need the flexibility and lack of travel that an online class affords me. Definitely enjoyed the course.
Great course overall and a great instructor is seriously the cherry on top. I enjoyed this semester and James has an amazing attitude with his teaching, there's never a dull moment. I love that he doesn't make students spend $100 plus on as text book that will barely be used. I wish other instructors were as informative and brilliant as him. Amazingly good course!
I will recommend this class to anyone who is interested. This class has helped my level of thinking, my level of placing words in order and a full experience in loving my English language and writing. I will be able to use this theory for the rest of my life and will teach it to others as well. I am very blessed on this day and feel empowered to live life to the fullest. Mahalo Ke Akua.
I really enjoyed this class. I'm just unhappy with the way I finished. Had it not been for my personal issues I would've still had my A. All in all this class was very interesting and I found the material to be helpful.
Keep up the AWESOME work mr. U

James Lynch-Urbaniak: ENG100, Summer II 2013     Back to top

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Writing
Course: ENG 100 - Composition I Crn (Section): 59158 (0)    
1. The instructor was willing to help and respond to questions in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
2. I would recommend this instructor to other students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
3. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
4. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
5. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 8 (62%)
6. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.83 13 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%) 0 (0%)
7. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.85 13 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 12 (92%)
8. What did you like least about your online course experience?
Professor James Urbaniak did an excellent job in teaching the class. The materials and readings that was given along with the assignments taught me how to write sentences, paragraphs, and essays that I will use throughout the course of college. Professor Urbaniak also followed up promptly with emails and correspondences since I live on another island this made a great difference in order for me to correct or prepare for assignments. He gave feedback that helped me to improve my writing. I would highly recommend this class to other students.
There was nothing I disliked.
I was forgetful with a few deadlines
I didn't entirely enjoy the topics of the course papers, but that's just a matter of personal preference.
N/A
Responses are sometimes delayed.
The course was put together very well and is easy to follow. There are some obscure due dates but otherwise everything was great.
Nothing, I enjoyed taking this online course
9. What did you like most about your online course experience?
I enjoyed the ability to go on ahead and do assignments that were not yet due. I also appreciated the quickness in responses that I got from Professor Urbaniak when I emailed him about questions that I had and things that I wanted clarification on. The modules for each week were clear and concise, there were no real important questions that arose as far as how to do the assignments, I just make things harder on myself than need be.
The course material and especially the modules which I use for other classes in order to format my writing for assignments. Professor James Urbaniak responded promptly to all of my correspondences and gave feedback that made me learn the material taught in the assignments.
James made this course great and the material was excellent and most certainly aided me in my confidence in writing. This is from someone who dislikes writing very much but this course inspired me.
Working on my assignments whenever I pleased
I enjoyed that the instructor offered explanations and additional help to the students, and was very clear as to where we could find additional resources if needed.
The class is very well organized and I learn a vast amount of information!
Works around my time.
I really felt like I was in control of myself. I could work on assignments and finish them in a timely manner. I could move on instead of waiting for an entire classroom to finish.
What I liked the most about this online course was that I could really relate to the material. Good topics that fit in this present day.
10. I enjoyed this course.
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 (31%) 9 (69%)
11. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
12. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
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 (31%) 9 (69%)
13. A textbook would be a useful addition to this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.46 13 1.2 Freq(%) 3 (23%) 4 (31%) 4 (31%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%)
14. Audiovisual materials (or computers) used in this course contributed significantly to my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
15. Audiovisual materials (or computers) used in this course were well integrated with course topics.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
16. This was my first online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   True   False   N/A  
2.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%) 0 (0%)
17. I believe I would have gained more knowledge and a better understanding of the course materials had the online course been conducted in-person.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
2.31 13 1.38 Freq(%) 4 (31%) 5 (38%) 2 (15%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 0 (0%)
18. Upon entering the online course I felt welcomed, and knew where to go and what to do to get started.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%) 0 (0%)
19. What did you like most about your online course experience?
I really appreciated the promptness in response to emails that I sent; receiving a response in a timely manner is important to me.
The material.
That it fit into my busy schedule with a full time job.
I liked that I did not have to keep a notebook full of papers on hand, and everything was well formatted and organized so that I did not have any trouble locating necessary materials.
The class was very organized, which helped me understanding exactly what I had to learn and accomplish. The assignments were very stimulating.
The professor was cool. Very sweet, gives back useful information. Also, all the assignments were posted up so I was able to finished everything ahead of time.
I really like that I am on my own pace. Sometimes I am quick and can move one faster but other times I am slower and need more time to work. When being online, I am in control of how I spend my time.
What I liked the most about this online course was that I could really relate to the material. Good topics that fit in this present day.
20. The course site was organized well, and it was easy to understand what needed to be done each week.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%) 0 (0%)
21. What did you like least about your online course experience?
That the UH system sometimes was going through maintenance so could not access laulima.
Nothing
I feel like the Information Literacy Test was mostly on resources of the Leeward library, but some students may be attending a different school or relocating so it was slightly bothersome to have to learn those things and be tested on it.
N/A
Nothing. The best online class I've ever taken to date.
I wish there were more discussion board topics rather than just the one introduce yourself topic. I feel I would be able to communicate more effectively with the instructor and other students.
Nothing, I enjoyed taking this online course.
22. Other comments:
Great Class, great professor.
Professor James Urbaniak was seriously the dopest professor I've ever had for an online course. Through emails and feedbacks I can tell he's a sweet dude who gives back useful advice.
None
Thanks professor Urbaniak. I gained a lot this semester and I will carry it on with me in the future.

James Lynch-Urbaniak: ENG100, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Writing
Course: ENG 100 - Composition I Crn (Section): 56562 (0)     56563 (0)     56624 (0)    
1. I would recommend this instructor to other students.
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%) 6 (100%)
2. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
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 (10%) 6 (100%)
3. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 6 (100%)
4. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 3 (75%)
5. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
6. What did you like least about your online course experience?
nothing.
There were some weeks when the turnaround time on essays was pretty tight.
I liked how the class was very convenient for me to access on instead of having to go there physically. I liked how the lessons was easy to understand and it gave me a lot of examples of how to write an essay as well.
Sometimes laulima wouldn't work and I'd miss deadlines
Sometimes with the over load of students on laulima i would be logged out and my work would not be submitted. Other than that the course was excellent!
There wasnt really anything I disliked about this course.
none
Nothing, I think that everything went very well in this course.
N/A
Nothing
None
very well paced course: the subject runs smoothly and easy to attain.
nothing
Mr. Urbaniak is very helpful and explained his material with step by step instructions that was easy to grasp. Really enjoyed taking this class.
7. What did you like most about your online course experience?
Everything, and the fact that my intermediate teacher was my English 100 college teacher.
I like that this was a hybrid class. There is less pressure trying to get to a class with having classes also online. Assignments were available and ready at anytime. Responses were timely and schedule was flexible to when we could do the work. Awesome teacher.
The whole course's assignments were laid out in advance so that I could see what I had to do and when each item was due.
Since I am a visual learner, I liked how everything was color coded and easy to understand.
It was a nice balance between in-class and online classes
How quickly the assignments were graded and uploaded to our course gradebook, i also liked that we could see all our upcoming work and plan ahead to achieve the stated deadline.
It was really nice because i could do my work on my own time whenever i made time for it. I liked that it was half online and that we also met up with the teacher in person as well.
The freedom to do the classes when I want, the flexible hours and the easiness of turning in assignments.
I like that it was easy to manage, the assignments were spaced out in due date times very well, everything was easy to understand, and he was very prompt on returning assignments and replying to emails.
I liked how Professor Urbaniak taught the course. His ways of teaching English 100 was very effective considering it's online.
James Urbaniak is an amazing professor. He managed to make the class feel personal, which I feel isn't common for online classes. He responded very quickly to all of my e-mails and always gives feedback.
That I was able to complete English 100 online.
The learning process, how it's organized and presented to class. The teacher is very thorough.
I like because I can study by myself.
This teaching method helped with my writing a lot.
We didn't need to buy any books or extra materials.
8. I developed more confidence in my ability to communicate effectively through writing.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
9. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
I don't know how but I know I will.
I will remember this course by what I learned and experienced. From effective research and writing to computer skills and learning online. This class has encouraged and taught me alot.
Color coded system of writing essays.
the way the teacher gave me positive feed back.
SUTW
The paragraphs where we color code things, because it helps me write my essays for other classes.
How great the teacher was
Remembering how to correctly write a paper.
The color coding system which he introduced to us, the SUTW.
The fact that he used a junior high / high school curriculum, to reach college level students.
The teacher and the way I learned how to write an essay.
How I was taught to section off a paper. Writing my thesis, body paragraphs, and conclusion using the SUTW method. The Step Up To Writing method is very effective.
my professor and the knowledge I gained while writing the essays.
Mr Urbaniak as a great teacher of English 100, his SUTW (Step Up TO Writing) concept and another way of looking at traffic lights.
The course is well explained and no complicated way , step by step so is nice and soft to learn.
The color coding system
10. What things did you get from this course that will benefit you personally?
Color coding so I know exactly how college writing format is.
How to write better essays.
As a writer, I feel insecure with my writing before but now I know how to take constructive criticism when it comes to my writing and not take it personally.
It taught me time management
Tools on how to better communicate through writing and the confidence to know i can write a paper.
I learned the structure of how to write and i feel that i developed more writing skills.
The SUTW guide as well as learning about the different resources available online.
None.
I LOVED how we built our essays. I liked that we started off with an SUTW paragraph. That was the most beneficial part of this class.
Personally, throughout english I've dreaded writing any papers because I felt it wasn't in the correct structure or writing format. Professor Urbaniak made it simple and easy for me to understand how to write a structurely sound paper.
I gained a lot of knowledge during the process of writing my essays. I also learned more tips on ways to improve my writing skills.
Learning to add quotes in my essays
I've learned an effective way of writing an essay, postition paper. It's easy to remember and apply.
I'm able to write good essay in a formal format, improving my skills. Other is the citation learning which was helpful and quite interesting.
the SUTW method. I got really excited that I didnt struggle writing essays as much as i used to.
Structural formats
11. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 8 (80%)
12. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 5 (50%)
13. The flexibility of this course helps all kinds of students learn.
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%) 6 (100%)
14. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 6 (100%)
15. The instructor has everything going according to schedule.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 6 (100%)
16. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
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%) 6 (100%)
17. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
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%) 6 (60%)
18. Audiovisual materials (or computers) were an asset to this course.
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%) 4 (100%)
19. The instructor has a realistic definition of good performance.
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%) 6 (100%)
20. This was my first online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   True   False   N/A  
1.33 6 0.52 Freq(%) 4 (67%) 7 (70%) 0 (0%)
21. The online course format allowed me to contribute to the discussion more readily than in a face-to-face format.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 6 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%) 1 (17%)
22. Other comments:
This course definitely helped me to become a better writer. I also liked the fact that I didn't have to buy an expensive textbook.
I had fun learning in this course and enjoyed learning from it without having to stress about it.
Very supportive teacher, provides feedback quickly and willing to help when asked.
GREAT TEACHER AND A GREAT COURSE! I would recommend this course and teacher to anybody.
I would definately consider professor Urbaniak to other students seeking to do online English 100!
James Urbaniak is an effective and good teacher of English 100. He is very helpful, organized and on-time. He is encouraging. Thank you!

James Lynch-Urbaniak: ENG100, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Writing
Course: ENG 100 - Composition I Crn (Section): 51848 (0)     52090 (0)     52091 (0)    
1. I would recommend this instructor to other 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%) 2 (22%) 6 (86%)
2. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (56%)
3. What did you like least about your online course experience?
Professor is a little misleading about due dates. For example, assignment is posted due Wednesday however he sends out announcements saying due by tonight (Monday).
This class was very enjoyable. There was nothing I didn't like.
I actually don't have much negative feedback for this class.
nothing
Nothing
the zero tolerance for late work policy. I understand why it's in place, but I think what if there was an emergency... thankfully it never factored for me, but it just makes me wonder... this is just a hypothetical pondering, I have no complaints about this course.
We only met face-to-face four times throughout the semester. I wish it would have been maybe a few times more.
he is a really good instructor, it would have been better if he had more than four classes a semester. at least two more classes would be nice
nothing
Using Laulime, the copy and paste method never worked for me.
N/A
sometimes contacting the professor took awhile for reply via email. It would be nice to get a reply right away.
N/A
I loved everything about this class and Teacher.
Everything was pretty good. The teacher answered any questions I had, and he brought us to a classroom to teach us the important concepts. Sometimes, I felt like I was being held back, but that was probably because I was misplaced in the course.
i didnt like pasting my eassy on laulima it would unformat it causing my grade to lower
N/A
I wish his hybrid English course could be during the day!
N/A
For this particular class, I didn't have anything that I didn't like about it. My professor was most helpful, I learned so much.He really helped me to understand how to write a essay the proper way. Having been out of school for over 30 years. I wish all my online experiences were as good as this particular class was.
Nothing.
I wish we could've had a little more class time to go over the essays given. Maybe a day or two more during the course.
Sometimes I couldn't just sit here and focus on the assignment. It is sometimes easier for me to sit in a class and work with others to understand certain things. But in the end I completed what needed to be done.
I disliked the fact that I couldn't get immediate help. I don't mind writing papers but I hate doing a paper based on research. Although it may be simple for others, I just couldn't do the research and citing in my paper. When I asked the teacher for help, I had to refer to the module. Although I viewed the module, I still have unanswered questions and have to wait for the teacher to get back to me. I understand that the teacher has many students and papers to grade, therefore, it takes a while before he can reply to me.
The fact that the only way to contact the instructor was through email and it was very inconvenient between the teacher and student(s).
Nothing
4. What did you like most about your online course experience?
Flexible and organized. I liked that Professor Urbanik provided us with great materials for this course. His video tutorials and sideshows were on point.
The ease of online availability.
Having a Hybrid class made things very convenient and easy. I enjoyed working at my own pace and the professor always had good feedback and responded to e- mails in a timely manner.
time to do the work
I enjoyed Mr. Urbaniak's method of teaching. He was fair and thoughtful. I appreciate his quick responses.
I loved everything about this class. Mr. Urbaniak was excellent! He always responded to my emails and questions and was always helpful and friendly/nice, never made me feel stupid or like a nuisance. I love the flexibility and that everything was laid out very clearly with no surprises.
I liked that it was easy and understandable for me.
it was really easy turn in assignments on time, and if i had more classes like this in pearl city it would be much more convenient.
That all the assignments and what was expected of us was well explained.
Saving of drive time.
Four class meetings makes it a flexible class and easy to work with other classes.
This being a hybrid style class that met 4 times, I liked the convenience of being able to do work at my leisure meeting assignment deadlines and still having met with the professor a handful of times to touch bases.
I liked how class was convient being online and having some face to face meetings.
Professor James Urbaniak
I loved that it was a hybrid class. Meeting and hearing lectures helped my success in learning.
I really liked that the teacher was very encouraging. He was positive and constructive.
module helped alot
It gave me the freedom to do my work, but with the responsibility to do my work on my own.
Urbaniak is able to help students understand the material and help students for future courses that uses the material we learn in class.
I enjoyed the topics that we had to write about. Also the course was not confusing.
Again for this class it was my best online experience ever.
I liked that I was able to do my work when I wanted to and I didn't have to go to class everyday.
I liked how everything was organized, there were examples available if you were stuck. Also all assignments were viewable a day or so after you turned it in so you can check your feedback and fix mistakes if needed.
Our professor made something like tutorial videos which helped me stay more focused.
I like how Mr. Urbaniak explains on how to write a good paper using the colors of the stop light. It makes total sense. It actually made it easier to write a paper. Anyone can pass his class as long as you do the work.
I didn't have to go to class everyday.
Learning an easier way to write essays. It will definitely come in handy when taking other classes.
5. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 3 (33%)
6. I developed more confidence in my ability to communicate effectively through writing.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (44%)
7. I improved my abilities to revise my rough drafts and to make my writing more effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (44%) 9 (75%)
8. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
Red yellow green!!!
The writing format
How to properly integrate quotes into my paragraphs and turning one paragraph into an essay.
i honestly dont think ill remember it
The SUTW guidline to writing.
this was my first entrance back into "school" after about a 10 year hiatus, I was very nervous and worried about whether or not I could adapt, so I am so glad I took this class first, it was great! I was never overwhelmed or left hung out to dry, Mr. Urbaniak always helped and made things very easy and clear to understand and get and now I feel like, Ok I can do this, I can write college level papers. So I'm very glad I took this course with this teacher, I'll always remember it as my first and Positive stepping stone back into college.
The way I was learned to write an essay in this class. The SUTW paragraph, rough draft, then final. It was really helpful!
how i was able to learn so much about essay structure, and how professors grade papers.
SUTW!!!
the step up to writing method. It was exactly what I need some structure to my writing.
The essay writing format. SUTW.
Professor and the format used to teach essay writing. I believe I will be able to use the materials learned in all of my future college classes.
the step up to writing soution
Facebook Assignment!
The green light, yellow light and red light method which helps me with my essays.
I will remember his writing system of coloring the different sentences in a paragraph, and that you only use one quote per paragraph. These were both new ideas to me, and they were quite interesting.
how easy it was
Using the things I learned with my students one day.
Color coding our papers, each color help me understand when and where things should go!
The color coding.
I will probably remember the method in which my professor used to teach us.
See the colors that our paragraphs had to be.
The way ill write an essay that uses quotes. I also learned how to shorten my essays instead of blab on.
using the SUTW paragraphing.
The color coding of writing.
SUTW and, Red, Yellow, Green
9. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 8 (67%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 9 (75%)
11. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 8 (89%)
12. The instructor's feedback about my writing helped me become a better writer.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 12 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 7 (78%)
13. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 5 (71%)
14. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Very knowledgable and helpful!
He is an excellent teacher.
He was a good professor. He had clear and through instructions, sent us reminder e-mails about assignments, gave good feedback, and replied to e- mails quickly.
good instructor
Great teacher!
He is GREAT! I cannot say enough how grateful I am that I chose this as my first step back into college. I love how he set everything up with lots of visual aids and time to complete assignments, that everything was laid out and there were no hidden surprises and he always answered my emails and questions and was always kind and helpful. I loved this course and am so glad I took it with this teacher.
Excellent!
he was great and i had no problems with him. i will definitely recommend this class to all my peers.
A+
Great class for someone with not a lot of time.
Great teacher, made the 4 classes go by very quickly. His approach to teaching this English 100 class was great. I felt very comfortable taking this class with the tools given to get assignments done. Great professor!!!!!
good...friendly
I give him a 100% because of the time he takes to help his students and how he tries really hard to bring a smile to everyone's face.
dont fire him...he's cool
Great teacher, keeps you excited about writing by breaking it all down, making it super easy to understand.
Awesome instructor!!! He helps students understand the material.
he is a great teacher, happy that i took my first online class from him. Im not scared to take online class anymore.
Mr Urbaniak is a wonderful and knowledgeable teacher. He is very clear in expectations of his students and explains every assignment very clearly. He is always available for help and I really feel that his goal is to help all of his students to succeed in their ability to write a proper paper. I wish all teachers both online and in class had his approach to teaching.He provides all the content needed to complete each assignment and makes sure we understand what we are doing through visuals and examples.
He is a really good teacher. He teaches you in a way that you will be able to remember how to do the work.
He's a super funny guy and gets straight to the point with essays without making it seem like a pain in the butt to do. Even though they still are.
he is a great professor. He should continue teaching the way he does.
Mr. Urbaniak is a great teacher. 99% of the time, he was there when I needed him and quick to respond. But, the one time I needed him and asked to meet up in person (because I need to shown how to do it in order to grasp it), he referred me to the module. Although I didn't get the help I needed at that time, I still say Mr. Urbaniak is a great teacher. He explains well and usually responds as soon as he can.
He was good and he made the course very enjoyable. What I liked most about Urbaniak was that he was very attentive towards his students, friendly, and there was never a dull moment(except when the librarian came in).
Good. He makes writing essays much easier.
15. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 6 (67%)
16. A textbook would be a useful addition to this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.71 7 1.5 Freq(%) 2 (29%) 4 (44%) 1 (11%) 1 (8%) 1 (11%)
17. Audiovisual materials (or computers) used in this course were well integrated with course topics.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 12 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
18. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
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%) 7 (78%)
19. This was my first online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   True   False   N/A  
1.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%) 0 (0%)
20. The online course format allowed me to contribute to the discussion more readily than in a face-to-face format.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.22 9 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 1 (14%) 4 (44%) 0 (0%)
21. I had the necessary equipment and technological skills required for the online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 9 (75%) 0 (0%)
22. Other comments:
I would recommend Professor Urbanik!! I would definitely take another course with him!
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none
Mr. Urbaniak really helped give me confidence in my writing. I really enjoyed taking his class.
Loved this course, everything about this course, it was ran very well, extremely effective and efficiently. Mr. Urbaniak is a great professor, thankful he was my teacher for this course.
none
This class was a great learning experience for me. Helped me in structuring my writing technique.
Laulima was not my friend in turning in my final papers!! Need to make Laulima more effective.
Dear Professor, I greatly appreciate learning the S.U.T.W. method that was instructed by yourself. I think you are dynamic and a kool guy! Thank You Very Much! kurt7@hawaii.edu
Thank you James for all your help.
Great class. Everything was clear and concise. Students could see exactly what the teacher wanted through the rubrics.
Strongly recommend this course to others!!
Make this course available during the day!!
:)))))
If Professor Urbaniak taught more english courses I would definitely take and recommend his classes.
Really good class!!
I would reccomend this class to alot of people, so be ready if one semester you have alot of students.
I would recommend students to take his course.

James Lynch-Urbaniak: ENG100, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Writing
Course: ENG 100 - Composition I Crn (Section): 52732 (0)     52733 (0)    
1. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
2. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
3. I developed more confidence in my ability to communicate effectively through writing.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 2 (18%) 6 (67%)
4. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Mr.Urbaniak taught me alot in such a short period of time. I enjoyed the SUTW exercisises we did. That really helped with my writing skills.
The balance of the freedom we had being that the course was online, and the amount of face to face meetings we participated in. I think it's a perfect balance to make sure we're up to speed with the course, while excelling at our own pace online at the same time.
Being able to discuss with other classmates on an assignment topic so that we get an idea of what to write about. Also, the SUTW paragraphs made it easier for me to use one paragraph and expand it into four paragraphs.
The most valuable thing i learned in this course was the color coding system to set up an essay. For me it was so easy to actually sit down and put my thoughts onto paper that translated into an essay format. I never thought i could ever understand that part about writing (putting my thoughts down into an essay format) because this will be my third time trying to pass english 100. Mr.Urbaniak gave me those tools and confidence of writing in a way that i could understand.
the modules!!
The step up to writting technique that I've learned from this course and how we use it in our writting assignments.
the SUTW format and the fact that most college students are full time employees and ths class is basic,easy but you still come out with the knowledge. I really enjoyed this class
I would say that the SUTW process and the class forums were most valuable because we had more than enough time to complete our assignments and the SUTW method made my essays much more easier to create.
The aspects of this course was the STUW Paragraphs. They were very helpful.
SUTW is the most aspect that help me a lot to improve my writing skills. Its so amazing and easy how the teacher taught us to start our writing through this format and later turn into a whole paragraph.
I think the constant contact and communication. The feedback from the teacher was very helpful as well.
I like the instructors teaching methods and the stop light system, really helpful
Step Up To Writing Teaching Technique
James has a simple system to write a proper paragraph. He was always willing to answer questions and that really made a difference in my experience with this class.
it being an online class
I really liked the usage of the Forum section of Laulima. It was a great way of keeping us focused on our assignment while helping us come up with ideas at the same time.
His style of making us do a forum, a SUTW paragraph, a rough draft, then a final draft. The process was very effective for me.
I like the whole hybrid online/in class thing-- it was great to have the be able to meet in person and also the flexibility of having most of the course online. Also, Mr. Urbaniak gave tools we need to make college level essays.
5. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
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%) 8 (89%)
6. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
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%) 8 (89%)
7. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
8. The flexibility of this course helps all kinds of students learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
9. The instructor's feedback about my writing helped me become a better writer.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
10. The instructor was willing to help.
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%) 8 (89%)
11. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
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%) 8 (89%)
12. The course was a valuable contribution to my education.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
13. This was my first online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   True   False   N/A  
1.3 10 0.48 Freq(%) 7 (70%) 3 (30%) 0 (0%)
14. The online course format allowed me to contribute to the discussion more readily than in a face-to-face format.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.27 11 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 2 (18%) 6 (55%) 0 (0%)
15. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%) 0 (0%)
16. I had the necessary equipment and technological skills required for the online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%) 0 (0%)
17. I believe I would have gained more knowledge and a better understanding of the course materials had the online course been conducted in-person.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.45 11 1.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 2 (18%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 0 (0%)
18. What did you like most about your online course experience?
My teacher was very responsive to my questions and answered them in a timely manner. He was well prepped/organized. I enjoyed this online course and will recommend to everyone that needs to take English 100 in the future.
The sense of independence. Being able to work at our own pace is a positive. You don't have a teacher hounding you, but at the same time you know what is to be done. This course tests your responsibility, which is also a life virtue that must be taught. This course is also good for people who can't take criticism very well. When our essays are graded, instead of hearing them from their teacher, they could just read it online at their own leisure in their home.
James' personality was very warm and friendly, because of that his approach to writing wasn't intimidating. As a student that's horrified when it comes to writing papers, I completed this class with a lot of confidence in my writing because james' approach and attitude was very sincere and positive.
I liked the dicussions forums and SUTW paragraphs.
I liked that i could contribute my full thoughts on the discussion table through the forum assignments and not have to hold back on any of my thoughts because i was too afraid to speak up in a regular class.
great feedback
That I could do work ahead of time and turn it in before the due date.
I had time to work 40+ hours a week, spend time with my children and find out what English was about. i really like this class it was simple and it taught me almost everything i had to know, at least the basics. Im so pro
I enjoyed our class forums the most because I was able to hear everyone else's opinion on each subject we were assigned to. I gave me a better insight on what I was about to write.
What I like most is that the assignments were posted up so I knew when it was due which was very helpful.
The online course is a better way of learning than inside a classroom. More than that I think is because the way the teacher organize things online for students to have a easier way to learn. It saves my time to manage it for school, home, and work. The forum is a great source to the student to give us idea on the next easy that we are going to write. I like this class very well.
I liked the freedom and flexibility. It didn't interfere with my work schedule as well as with my personal life. I have also decided to take more classes online.
Ability to do course work on my own time, the quick responses from other classmates as well as the instructor
Being able to go to work and complete my assignments at my own pace.
I had the freedom to complete the material at my own pace and when I did need help, James always responded promptly.
Class discussions
It gave me the freedom to do my work when I was available in my own time.
Flexibility
It was mixed online and in class. I liked being able to do both. Having online course, allowed me the flexibility I needed to take care of other things in my life: work and taking care of grandmother. It's a very valuable thing for people who aren't just full time students.
19. What did you like least about your online course experience?
Maybe one more face to face meeting with the class would have had me up tp power but it's not needed if I was more on it.
There really isn't anything I would change, but if I had to choose something, it would be the amount of face to face meetings that there are. I think there should be more. I enjoyed them, and it gives the students an insight to some of the questions they may have. There are some things that are explained better in person.
What I liked least was that I could've done better if I stayed focused more.
nothing, i liked everything about it.
forums
Getting to know the other students better. I only know them by their names and not by their true character or self.
mothing
I liked my online course overall because it was convenient for my school schedule and my time management. There was really nothing to dislike.
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none
Everything was great.
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The fact that I was expected to respond to the posts of my classmates in a productive way. I understand the base for forum dicussions (constructive critisism and peer review), but I think my classmates are liberal morons and the political nature of some of our assignments made me hope none of them ever reproduce.
I think im more of an face to face learner but i liked the flexibility of the class
I got behind, and lost track of some assignments.
There wasn't always internet connection readily availabile whenever I needed it
Mmmm. I feel like Laulima had some kinks to work out: minor things. I couldn't ever utilize the save work option (perhaps it was my computer). The Laulima session seemed to expire too quickly if I was completing long projects or multiple projects (led to me re-doing work... along with bein g upset).
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Best class I've taken seriously. I don't enjoy English at all. I struggled in High school and my last English 100 class but Mr.Urbaniak has made it easier for me to comprehend/understand what is needed to complete an essay.
An awesome choice that I made. After taking this course, it makes me hope that there are other online courses that I can take as well.
A great online course with a great instructor.
awesome, i should've taken online courses my first semester of college.
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I really liked this course and how it works. I would want to see more online classes in more subjects, but at the same time I also like to be in a classroom setting conversing more with other students. My overall evaluation for this class was very interesting for me, I'd say I would recomend this class for students with a busy schedule and for the type of students who likes interacting with other classmates.
totally loved the class best experience ive had. more classes should be like this one simple, less stressful and you actually learned something by the end of the semester.
My overall evaluation of this course is that it is a fun and enjoyable course if you're willing to learn. It is convenient and Mr. Urbaniak is a very helpful and understanding teacher.
AWESOME, best English class ever. I learned a lot
This course is a good course for students. LCC should keep the teacher and the course.
I would have to say that I really enjoyed and liked this class. I got a lot out of it, and would highly reccomend this online course to others. A+
The course as well as the instructor was very helpful
A+
It was an excellent experience and I'm glad I had it. James is a wonderful instructor and he deserves a raise... maybe a blow job. What's this school's take on student/professor relationships? (I'm joking, but honestly, I give him and A+)
There should be more online courses
10/10. Very enthusiastic about his class and definitely knows his coarse content.
I enjoyed James' way of teaching this online course. I like that he was on it with returning our work and with sending us reminder emails before each assignment was due (VERY HELPFUL).
It was awesome! Really. The hybrid option is rad. Mr. Urbaniak is a great professor (and funny). I would recommend this instructor and class to everyone and especially to those who are working full time and who have lots of commitments outside of school.
21. Other comments:
Best class ever...
awesome course. much mahalo
Mr. Urbaniak is a very awesome teacher with awesome people skills and communication. I really liked his way of teaching and his Aloha. We need more teachers like him in our community teaching our young minds.
James Urbaniak is one of a kind and his methods of teaching is awesome. He really breaks it down so ou really understand what you are doig or trying to do. I love this class and their should be more like it.
Mr. Urbaniak makes this online course suitable for us and he's a great help to all of us students. He never favortisms anyone and if you need him, he's just an email away! I would rate his class 10/10! I recommend his class to anyone.
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Dear professor, I just want to say thank you for your great works for this course and your patient to me while I'm taking this course. Thank you very much!
Before entering this class i didnt know much about essays, now i understand how to format and write an essay. Thank You Mr. James Urbaniak. Keep up the Awesome Teaching!
Banana! Cause phallic objects are neat!
Great teacher!