Faculty Member:  LEONG WING LUP, BEN
Department:  COMPUTER SCIENCE Academic Year:  2011/2012
Faculty:  SCHOOL OF COMPUTING Semester:  1
Activity Type:LECTURE
Class Size/Response Size/Response Rate/Contact Session/Teaching Hour :44  /  21  /  47.73%  /  13  /  26
QnItems EvaluatedFac. Member Avg ScoreFac. Member Avg Score Std. DevDept Avg ScoreFac. Avg Score
(a)     (b)(c)     (d)

1The teacher has enhanced my thinking ability. 4.571 0.130 4.095 ( 3.897) 4.060 ( 4.044)
2The teacher provides timely and useful feedback. 4.619 0.129 4.046 ( 3.896) 4.033 ( 4.043)
3The teacher is approachable for consultation. 4.250 0.190 4.066 ( 4.017) 4.080 ( 4.152)
4The teacher has helped me develop relevant research skills.*NANANANA
5The teacher has increased my interest in the subject. 4.476 0.148 3.973 ( 3.813) 3.948 ( 3.953)
6The teacher has helped me acquire valuable/relevant knowledge in the field. 4.429 0.163 4.114 ( 3.902) 4.081 ( 4.056)
7The teacher has helped me understand complex ideas. 4.200 0.186 4.026 ( 3.782) 3.990 ( 3.946)
Average of Qn 1-7** 4.427 0.135 4.046 ( 3.884) 4.024 ( 4.032)
8Overall the teacher is effective. 4.571 0.130 4.115 ( 3.902) 4.089 ( 4.063)

* This includes skills in research methodology, research problems/questions, literature search/evaluation, oral presentation and manuscript preparation.

** If Qn 4 is NA, it will not be included in the computation of average score (Average of Qn 1-7).

Frequency Distribution of responses for Qn 8

Nos. of Respondents(% of Respondents)
























13 (61.90%)

7 (33.33%)

1 (4.76%)

0 (.00%)

0 (.00%)

Teachers teaching all Modules of the Same Activity Type (Lecture), at the same level within Department


99 (26.90%)

173 (47.01%)

69 (18.75%)

15 (4.08%)

12 (3.26%)

Teachers teaching all Modules of the Same Activity Type (Lecture), at the same level within Faculty


241 (33.20%)

343 (47.25%)

103 (14.19%)

25 (3.44%)

14 (1.93%)

1. A 5-point scale is used for the scores. The higher the score, the better the rating.
2. Fac. Member Avg Score: The mean of all the scores for each question for the faculty member.
3. Fac. Member Avg Score Std. Dev: A measure of the range of variability. It measures the extent to which a faculty member's Average Score differs from all the scores in the faculty member's evaluation. The smaller the standard deviation, the greater the robustness of the number given as average.
4. Dept Avg Score :
 (a) the mean score of same activity type (Lecture) within the department.
 (b) the mean score of same activity type (Lecture), at the same module level ( level 3000 ) within the department.
5. Fac. Avg Score :
 (c) the mean score of same activity type (Lecture) within the faculty.
 (d) the mean score of same activity type (Lecture), at the same module level ( level 3000 ) within the faculty.


Q9  What are the teacher's strengths?
1.You've always been excellence in teaching. It's the greatest news for us when you decided to quit your governmental service!
3.Knowledgeable, humorous, intelligent. He knows exactly how to torture his students but make them enjoy themselves in the meanwhile. :D
4.Very honest and sincere teacher who genuinely wants his students to learn and apply their skills to make a difference. Goes beyond academic syllabus to teach life skills and lessons. Focuses on the most important points about the project.
5.He's really inspirational
6.OFFER THIS MAN TENURESHIP. It is a great loss to NUS should he leave; and a greater blow still if he leaves for another competing university. Let me summarise it for you: this module requires an investment of time and effort and energy and mental well being far exceeding any combination of four modules you care to name in NUS. And yet, every year he manages to get the number of students he shoots for, and every year all forty of his students deliver and happily suffer through the immense stress, pressure, torture, and exacting toll on life and limb and sanity he puts them through. AND THEY DO IT HAPPILY AND WILLINGLY, GIVING OF THEIR OWN FLESH AND BLOODY AND MIND AND SOUL AND BODY. Napoleon once discussed how he feared an army of sheep led by a lion more than an army of lions led by sheep. This man can lead, and motivate, and teach an army of sheep to conquer armies of Lions led by Napoleons. What more can you ask for in a teacher, save for some mercy on the part of giving assignments? Offer this man tenureship.
7.Very good prof! I love the fact that he reads all out module blog and give feedback. I don't see other lecturers doing that. He is really dedicated and aims to teach us life lessons rather than focusing on actual skills.
8.Charismatic Able to attract renown speakers to give presentations.
9.Very good insight about how the future of apps work and creates self awareness in us.
10.Passionate, hardworking, not giving up

Q10  What improvements would you suggest to the teacher?
1.PLEASEEEEEEE COME BACK TO SoC before I graduate!
2.Keep doing cool stuff
3.Very good lecturer! You should stay!
4.Could share more of his experiences and valuable thought processes to students to be able to come up with realistic, feasible ideas that can make a difference.
5.1. Stay in NUS. 2. Mercy on the souls and lives on your students, at least for one week. 3. MOARRR.
6.Don't stop the module!! :(
8.Too fast in shooting down ideas perhaps can hold back a little.
9.try to give more suggestions for us to learn more from this module, I think
10.Maybe he can teach us more technical skills?... :)). Maybe not necessarily. Great teachers inspire, as a saying goes. So I think that's more important than some boring technical stuffs.


Faculty Member:  LEONG WING LUP, BEN
Department:  COMPUTER SCIENCE Academic Year:  2011/2012
Faculty:  SCHOOL OF COMPUTING Semester:  1

Module Code:CS3216No of Nominations:10

1.He inspired me greatly in learning and living. To a great extent, he's my real life's model. I thank him very much!
2.He is amazing. Wish I could nominate him and Prof. Damith together. Both are such inspiring people that they dramatically change the way you look at life.
3.He is really an educator rather than simply a teacher
4.Teachers teach, and students learn; that we have two words for these (apparently) disparate process reflects all that is wrong with the style of thinking today. Teachers stand and lecture, and give printouts and notes and assignments and throw information at students, and that is teaching; students sit there and listen and take notes and read materials and do the occasional assignment, and that is learning. It works for a certain type of people, the sort who, because they can learn this way, make it into university, but surely you will agree this is not teaching or learning; this is regurgitation. (Professor) Ben Leong believes in one simple fact: learning by execution. Learning by doing. His classes throw you off the deep end, pausing only to toss you the tools you need to survive, and wait for you to either drown (at which point he will politely hint at a means for your survival) or swim (at which point he will kick you, or throw you into a deeper pool, and expect you to learn to dive). All his students become excellent swimmers. All his students become excellent learners. It may be too much to credit him with being any sort of teacher, since he does not seek to directly transmit content, but he does not need to; his brief, his goal, his vision is to teach his students how to learn, and where to learn, and to know what to learn. Autodidactism is the most powerful tool a student, a learner, a person seeking to better himself can. And yet this is the most difficult to inculcate and equip a person with. Ben Leong has done it, and I believe no other module in NUS can or will be the same again. It is a common trope, and joke, amongst his students, that Ben Leong has misunderstood 'learning by execution' as corporate punishment; he believes in executions by guillotine, or slow torture, or hanging, drawing and quartering. This is a joke about the agony he puts us through. In truth, he does not; it is merely that he has awakened, and appetized, and made us all-too-aware of how hungry we are for true learning, and knowledge, and to better ourselves. One may lead a horse to water, but not make him drink; teachers too often lead students to knowledge, but they gulp frantically to avoid failing, or to pass the module simply. Ben Leong does no such thing. He makes his students aware of their thirst, and throws suffering their way until they can find water themselves, and gulp greedily, and eventually dig their own wells.
5.Style of teaching and commitment to the module
6.Break from the norm.
7.Really extraordinary teacher, need more lecturer like Ben Leong, especially since he will be leaving this school soon for indeterminate period of time. He taught us not only about technical knowledge, but also life values and knowledge about real life. The modules he taught are the most valuable modules, although it made students said the module is "killer", but I think that's how life works. Overall, he is a really good teacher, and by teacher I mean the real teacher, who teach, guide, and educate his students.