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Instructor: James Lynch-Urbaniak

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ENG100, Summer II 2014
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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?
James is very understanding of a fast paced course environment and is very straightforward in his teaching style.
everything was great..
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.
No class discussions about topics to hear others' ideas.
There was feedback on all assignments, and Professor Urbaniak gave suggestions on how to improve scores and writing.
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.
7. What did you like most about your online course experience?
It was very fast paced and did not require much more than completion of assignments and understanding of materials.
the flexibility of doing my assignments when I have the time.
The professor was great at explaining assignments, grade and return assignments promptly. He was all around magnificent!
It was simple, quick, and the professor was great. I was able to earn credits while having a summer too.
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.
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.
No text book
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 ...
The wonderful interactions and feedback from the Instructor.
reminding myself to structure my paragraphs.
How awesome my professor was!
How great the professor was.
hmmm...best online class experience I've had?
Green! Yellow! Red! And Green! SUTW!
10. What things did you get from this course that will benefit you personally?
The skills to organize paragraphs in an orderly format.
Structure in my college writing.
developed my writing skills
I learned easier ways to start papers using the SUTW method.
How to formulate an argument from a simple paragraph to a full length essay. How to properly cite and use quotations to strengthen arguments.
TBD...
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?
I didn't have a bad experience with this particular online course. It was very well done and it greatly helped me in writing.
No least liked comments.
n/a
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.
There isn't anything that I didn't like.
I honestly didn't have any issues with this particular course.
Nothing
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.
7. What did you like most about your online course experience?
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.
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.
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!
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.
All assignments were available from the beginning, and we had a chance to work ahead.
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.
I like that I've gained more experience about my English courses.
I would have to say the interaction was what I enjoyed most about this class.
Nothing
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.
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 !!
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 ...
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.
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 Step Up To Writing essays that he taught us.
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.
The structure of an argumentative essay or paragraph.
I will always remember the step up to writing paragraphs, that has help me get started on essays.
SUTW color coded
The techniques used to teach the class.
Probably not
Great teacher and easy to follow learning material.
The fact that I will be a published author and this was my first writing class :)
10. What things did you get from this course that will benefit you personally?
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.
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.
Learning how to cite properly and make a great essay with ease.
I feel more confident in writing a basic essay.
A chance to work on paragraph and essay structure.
How to write essays properly.
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.
Structure
Tips in writing that will help in the future in work and in future writing courses.
I learned how to do argumentative style writing and I learned what a thesis is.
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:
Excellent class and I hope that I will have the chance to take more classes from James Urbaniak!
Great professor
Great class, and instructor.
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.
this is a great class. I enjoyed it very much.
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.
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!

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?
Absolutely nothing. It was awesome.
Nothing
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.
There was nothing i did'nt like in this course.
None.
Nothing, I enjoyed it.
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.
Cutting it close to course deadlines
7. What did you like most about your online course experience?
The ability to think and write without the confinement of a classroom.
I like that it gives the the freedom to do my assignments on my own time and at my own paste.
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!
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.
work at your own pace
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.
SUTW method
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 ...
Mr. Urbaniak methodology of teaching English. SUTW.
The Step Up To Writing method that he introduced me too.
Not being overloaded with hundreds of essays, but just four final essays that weren't 10 pages long. Also, the four class meetings.
By James and his color coded techiniques.
My first online course experience.
The feeling of not being so stressed about turning in an assignment every week.
SUTW paragraphing.
SUTW Method of developing my writing
10. What things did you get from this course that will benefit you personally?
THE SUTW METHOD OF WRITING, AND ACCESS TO THE UH LIBRARY FOR RESEARCH AND CITATIONS.
This course taught me how to get me motivated and make sure that I turn my assignments in on time.
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.
My writing skills are sharper and im able to identify words that fit in sentences.
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.
Ability to break down my paragraphs and putting it into an essay. Look for reference to back up your writing (citing)
Everything
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:
The class forum and response was very interesting along with the different learning tidbits that MR. Urbaniak conveyed to us. Thank you.
N/A
I enjoyed the course!!!
Awesome course.
It was my first hyrid class and I enjoyed it.
Thank Mr. Urbaniak for an enjoyable class, and thank you for your time

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?
This was my first time taking a online course for English, It was challenging to learn away from a classroom environment.
I couldn't edit my work after submission.
I find it hard to remember to turn in assignments, but Mr.Urbaniak would remind us by email sometimes, so that was helpful.
Nothing
Nothing bad about the professor or the course. I simply would forget I had an online class, oops!
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.
I don't have anything bad to say I loved this course.
n/a
That I couldn't keep up with the class.
7. What did you like most about your online course experience?
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 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!
Mr.Urbaniak was helpful and easy to contact if someone needed help. He made things easy to understand.
Very fun, assignments are explained real well, great teaching,
It was so convenient, the forums kept it feeling interactive.
professor urbaniak was very easy to "talk" to. he was helpful, understanding, and willing to accept late work if we emailed him.
He was very helpful and graded assignments quickly to give feedback for future assignments.
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.
I could work ahead if I wanted.
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.
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 ...
The positive feedback from Mr.Urbaniak, he really gave me motivation on my papers.
How it simplified and organized writing essays for me.
the way this class was taught. we learned SUTW and the color coding really helps write essays.
How it taught me a great way of writing.
The teaching skills and strategies.
sutw format. green, yellow, red.
How nice the teacher was and how I was excited to complete and turn in the work.
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.
Being on a computer
Ten years from now ill remember this course mostly by the outlined we used to write our paragraphs and essays.
10. What things did you get from this course that will benefit you personally?
Gave me confidence to write papers
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 believe I am able to communicate better from being in this class.
Writing papers, quicker, faster, and better.
The format of how to complete essays. It broke down the material so simply, I am no longer afraid of essays.
time management. still working on it, but i won't be making the same mistake next semester.
I learned how to keep organized and make sure I improved my work with the feedback I received.
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.
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.
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:
Mr.Urbaniak is an awesome professor, I would recommend him to future students taking an online course for math 100.
Great class!!!!!!! Take it!!!!!
Professor Urbaniak is the best!
thank you.
My favorite online course so far.
GREAT PROFESSOR! I am very thankful for all I have learned in this semester.
PLEASE LET ME PASS THIS COURSE LOL JK. yeah i'm gonna fail again. Sound a cannon for a fallen tribute yo.
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.

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?
I didn't like that it went by so fast.
Not being able to ask questions and get answers real-time.
I liked everything about it
Nothing.
Nothing, I think Mr. Urbaniak made the hybrid experience awesome! I would recommend his class to everyone!
I really didn't find it unpleasing at all. for my first time having a hybrid class it was great.
There wasn't anything that I didn't enjoy about the course.
Nothing.
7. What did you like most about your online course experience?
I enjoyed having the ability to work at online.
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.!
A lot of resources were available to students.
Being able to do homework online
Everything.
I liked that it was online and i could work on my assignments on my time.
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.
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
The fact that it was so easy to use and when ever I needed James help he would respond to my emails quick.
instructor stayed in contact with students on a timely manner :)
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 ...
Efficient.
the professor that taught the class. James Urbaniak made this course easier to understand and complete through his teaching methods.
the online work
The writing methods.
Thinking of it as a great confidence booster. I feel like I can take on any paper now!
the teacher and his technique.
The unique color coding technique.
modules
The instructor.
10. What things did you get from this course that will benefit you personally?
I got to know the different aspects in writing.
The general outline for writing an effective essay/paper.
Learning how to write an essay in MLA format
New ways to write.
Confidence in my ability to take on the rest of my college years.
how to use quotes better in my writing.
I will be more confident in writing college papers.
writing in 3rd person
Better understanding of writing essays.
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:
This was the best class I took in college so far!!
James is an awesome teacher!
wish I knew this course n style last semester
James is an awesome teacher.
really great instructor!!
Best English teacher yet!

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?
I had to learn how to use a computer while taking this coarse.
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.
The allowance of time management!
Nothing
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.
I liked everything, there's nothing negative to say about this course.
I liked this class very much I would highly recommend this class and instructor to other students
its alot more convenient, being its a hybrid class vs having to attend every class inthe traditional class setting.
Nothing
nothing I enjoyed my English 100 hybrid course
There wasn't anything that I found not accurate or least liked.
7. What did you like most about your online course experience?
That James was patient and understanding and walked with me through out the whole coarse explaining how to be effective.
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.
Mr. Urbaniak made the course seem attainable and achievable for everyone!
Everything
I really liked the step up to writing program. It was really 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
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.
The way he broke the lessons down it was easy to understand
The flexibility to work on my own time and yet still meet occasionally with the class for discussion and instruction from the Teacher.
Mr. U's knowledge and understanding he shared with us, Writing in Color.
I liked everything about the course, how everything was set up, the instructor and just the good vibes from the class.
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 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 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
I'll remember the step up to writing system.
James, he is a great teacher.
The Stop light
My first class in my return voyage to college.
Mr. U's helpful writing techniques
The consistency and balance of the amount of face to face's and online time.
10. What things did you get from this course that will benefit you personally?
I am able to use this for my job, church and family. I am empowered.
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.
Step up to writing style.....
Confidence in Writing
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.
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.
How to work from creating a paragraph into an essay
Learned the proper form of argumentative writing for college level work.
Constructing an Essay from writing in color to MLA form
This course has helped improve my writing skills and also helped me grow as a person as well.
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:
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.
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!
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.
Keep up the AWESOME work mr. U
Great experience as a first timer for a hybrid class.

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?
The course was put together very well and is easy to follow. There are some obscure due dates but otherwise everything was great.
I didn't entirely enjoy the topics of the course papers, but that's just a matter of personal preference.
I was forgetful with a few deadlines
There was nothing I disliked.
Responses are sometimes delayed.
Nothing, I enjoyed taking this online course
N/A
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.
9. What did you like most about your online course experience?
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.
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.
Working on my assignments whenever I pleased
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.
Works around 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.
The class is very well organized and I learn a vast amount of information!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
That it fit into my busy schedule with a full time job.
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.
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.
The class was very organized, which helped me understanding exactly what I had to learn and accomplish. The assignments were very stimulating.
The material.
I really appreciated the promptness in response to emails that I sent; receiving a response in a timely manner is important to me.
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?
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.
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.
Nothing
Nothing. The best online class I've ever taken to date.
Nothing, I enjoyed taking this online course.
N/A
That the UH system sometimes was going through maintenance so could not access laulima.
22. Other comments:
None
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.
Thanks professor Urbaniak. I gained a lot this semester and I will carry it on with me in the future.
Great Class, great professor.

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 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (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 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (80%)
3. The instructor treated students with respect.
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%) 9 (90%)
4. Assignments are returned promptly.
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%) 5 (83%)
5. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
6. What did you like least about your online course experience?
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 were some weeks when the turnaround time on essays was pretty tight.
Sometimes laulima wouldn't work and I'd miss deadlines
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.
nothing.
none
There wasnt really anything I disliked about this course.
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.
very well paced course: the subject runs smoothly and easy to attain.
N/A
None
Nothing, I think that everything went very well in this course.
Nothing
7. What did you like most about your online course experience?
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.
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.
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.
It was a nice balance between in-class and online classes
Since I am a visual learner, I liked how everything was color coded and easy to understand.
Everything, and the fact that my intermediate teacher was my English 100 college teacher.
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.
This teaching method helped with my writing a lot.
We didn't need to buy any books or extra materials.
I like because I can study by myself.
I liked how Professor Urbaniak taught the course. His ways of teaching English 100 was very effective considering it's online.
The freedom to do the classes when I want, the flexible hours and the easiness of turning in assignments.
The learning process, how it's organized and presented to class. The teacher is very thorough.
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.
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.
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 6 0.52 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 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.
The paragraphs where we color code things, because it helps me write my essays for other classes.
Color coded system of writing essays.
SUTW
the way the teacher gave me positive feed back.
I don't know how but I know I will.
Remembering how to correctly write a paper.
How great the teacher was
The color coding system
The course is well explained and no complicated way , step by step so is nice and soft to learn.
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.
The fact that he used a junior high / high school curriculum, to reach college level students.
The color coding system which he introduced to us, the SUTW.
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 teacher and the way I learned how to write an essay.
my professor and the knowledge I gained while writing the essays.
10. What things did you get from this course that will benefit you personally?
Tools on how to better communicate through writing and the confidence to know i can write a paper.
How to write better essays.
It taught me time management
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.
Color coding so I know exactly how college writing format is.
I learned the structure of how to write and i feel that i developed more writing skills.
the SUTW method. I got really excited that I didnt struggle writing essays as much as i used to.
Structural formats
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.
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.
None.
The SUTW guide as well as learning about the different resources available online.
I've learned an effective way of writing an essay, postition paper. It's easy to remember and apply.
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.
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
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 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%)
12. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 1 (17%) 3 (75%)
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 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
14. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
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%) 7 (70%)
15. The instructor has everything going according to schedule.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (80%)
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  
4.5 10 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 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  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (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 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (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  
1.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 3 (30%) 2 (33%) 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  
4.43 10 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 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.
I would definately consider professor Urbaniak to other students seeking to do online English 100!
Very supportive teacher, provides feedback quickly and willing to help when asked.
James Urbaniak is an effective and good teacher of English 100. He is very helpful, organized and on-time. He is encouraging. Thank you!
GREAT TEACHER AND A GREAT COURSE! I would recommend this course and teacher to anybody.

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  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 7 (78%)
2. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (71%)
3. What did you like least about your online course experience?
I actually don't have much negative feedback for this class.
nothing
Nothing
This class was very enjoyable. There was nothing I didn't like.
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.
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).
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.
nothing
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
N/A
sometimes contacting the professor took awhile for reply via email. It would be nice to get a reply right away.
I loved everything about this class and Teacher.
N/A
N/A
i didnt like pasting my eassy on laulima it would unformat it causing my grade to lower
We only met face-to-face four times throughout the semester. I wish it would have been maybe a few times more.
Using Laulime, the copy and paste method never worked for me.
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.
The fact that the only way to contact the instructor was through email and it was very inconvenient between the teacher and student(s).
I wish his hybrid English course could be during the day!
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.
N/A
Nothing
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.
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.
4. What did you like most about your online course experience?
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.
The ease of online availability.
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.
Flexible and organized. I liked that Professor Urbanik provided us with great materials for this course. His video tutorials and sideshows were on point.
I really liked that the teacher was very encouraging. He was positive and constructive.
That all the assignments and what was expected of us was well explained.
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.
It gave me the freedom to do my work, but with the responsibility to do my work on my own.
I liked how class was convient being online and having some face to face meetings.
I loved that it was a hybrid class. Meeting and hearing lectures helped my success in learning.
Professor James Urbaniak
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.
Four class meetings makes it a flexible class and easy to work with other classes.
module helped alot
I liked that it was easy and understandable for me.
Saving of drive time.
Again for this class it was my best online experience ever.
I didn't have to go to class everyday.
Urbaniak is able to help students understand the material and help students for future courses that uses the material we learn in class.
Our professor made something like tutorial videos which helped me stay more focused.
I enjoyed the topics that we had to write about. Also the course was not confusing.
Learning an easier way to write essays. It will definitely come in handy when taking other classes.
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.
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.
5. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 4 (57%)
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  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (25%) 5 (71%)
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  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 5 (56%)
8. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
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.
The writing format
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.
Red yellow green!!!
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.
SUTW!!!
how i was able to learn so much about essay structure, and how professors grade papers.
Using the things I learned with my students one day.
the step up to writing soution
The green light, yellow light and red light method which helps me with my essays.
Facebook Assignment!
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 essay writing format. SUTW.
how easy it was
The way I was learned to write an essay in this class. The SUTW paragraph, rough draft, then final. It was really helpful!
the step up to writing method. It was exactly what I need some structure to my writing.
I will probably remember the method in which my professor used to teach us.
The color coding of writing.
Color coding our papers, each color help me understand when and where things should go!
using the SUTW paragraphing.
The color coding.
SUTW and, Red, Yellow, Green
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.
9. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 12 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 5 (71%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
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%) 5 (71%)
11. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 9 (75%)
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  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 8 (67%)
13. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (29%) 8 (67%)
14. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
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 an excellent 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.
Very knowledgable and helpful!
he was great and i had no problems with him. i will definitely recommend this class to all my peers.
Great teacher, keeps you excited about writing by breaking it all down, making it super easy to understand.
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.
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!!!!!
Great class for someone with not a lot of time.
dont fire him...he's cool
Excellent!
A+
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 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).
Awesome instructor!!! He helps students understand the material.
he is a great professor. He should continue teaching the way he does.
he is a great teacher, happy that i took my first online class from him. Im not scared to take online class anymore.
Good. He makes writing essays much easier.
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.
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.
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%) 3 (33%) 5 (71%)
16. A textbook would be a useful addition to this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.11 9 1.27 Freq(%) 3 (33%) 1 (14%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
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  
4.33 9 1.12 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 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 (29%) 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%) 4 (33%) 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%) 3 (33%) 5 (71%) 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%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%) 0 (0%)
22. Other comments:
none
Mr. Urbaniak really helped give me confidence in my writing. I really enjoyed taking his class.
none
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.
I would recommend Professor Urbanik!! I would definitely take another course with him!
Great class. Everything was clear and concise. Students could see exactly what the teacher wanted through the rubrics.
none
Strongly recommend this course to others!!
Laulima was not my friend in turning in my final papers!! Need to make Laulima more effective.
Thank you James for all your help.
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
This class was a great learning experience for me. Helped me in structuring my writing technique.
If Professor Urbaniak taught more english courses I would definitely take and recommend his classes.
Make this course available during the day!!
:)))))
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  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 10 (91%)
2. I enjoyed this course.
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%) 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  
4.44 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 9 (82%)
4. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
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
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.
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 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.
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 step up to writting technique that I've learned from this course and how we use it in our writting assignments.
The aspects of this course was the STUW Paragraphs. They were very helpful.
the modules!!
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.
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.
I like the instructors teaching methods and the stop light system, really helpful
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.
Step Up To Writing Teaching Technique
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.
it being an online class
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.
I think the constant contact and communication. The feedback from the teacher was very helpful as well.
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%) 1 (11%) 11 (100%)
8. The flexibility of this course helps all kinds of students learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 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%) 1 (11%) 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  
4.91 11 0.3 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?
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 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.
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 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.
I liked the dicussions forums and SUTW paragraphs.
That I could do work ahead of time and turn it in before the due date.
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.
What I like most is that the assignments were posted up so I knew when it was due which was very helpful.
great feedback
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.
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.
Ability to do course work on my own time, the quick responses from other classmates as well as the instructor
I had the freedom to complete the material at my own pace and when I did need help, James always responded promptly.
Being able to go to work and complete my assignments at my own pace.
It gave me the freedom to do my work when I was available in my own time.
Flexibility
Class discussions
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.
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.
19. What did you like least about your online course experience?
mothing
nothing, i liked everything about it.
none
I liked my online course overall because it was convenient for my school schedule and my time management. There was really nothing to dislike.
What I liked least was that I could've done better if I stayed focused more.
Getting to know the other students better. I only know them by their names and not by their true character or self.
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forums
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.
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.
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.
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I got behind, and lost track of some assignments.
There wasn't always internet connection readily availabile whenever I needed it
I think im more of an face to face learner but i liked the flexibility of the class
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).
Everything was great.
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
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.
awesome, i should've taken online courses my first semester of college.
This course is a good course for students. LCC should keep the teacher and the course.
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.
A great online course with a great instructor.
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.
AWESOME, best English class ever. I learned a lot
A
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.
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.
The course as well as the instructor was very helpful
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+)
A+
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).
There should be more online courses
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.
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+
21. Other comments:
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.
awesome course. much mahalo
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!
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.
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.
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Best class ever...
Banana! Cause phallic objects are neat!
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!
Great teacher!