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Instructor: Amanda Russell

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ACC137, Fall 2011
ACC201, Fall 2011
ACC202, Fall 2011
ACC137, Spring 2011
ACC201, Spring 2011
ACC201, Fall 2010

Amanda Russell: ACC137, Fall 2011

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Business
Course: ACC 137 - Business Income Taxes Crn (Section): 31697 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 5 (45%) 5 (45%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.55 11 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 4 (36%) 2 (18%) 3 (27%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.09 11 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 8 (73%) 2 (18%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.09 11 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 6 (55%) 3 (27%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.82 11 1.08 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 1 (9%) 5 (45%) 3 (27%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.64 11 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 6 (55%) 1 (9%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 11 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 6 (55%) 3 (27%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.09 11 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 5 (45%) 4 (36%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (73%) 3 (27%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.45 11 1.29 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 1 (9%) 5 (45%) 2 (18%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.45 11 1.04 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 4 (36%) 3 (27%) 2 (18%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.09 11 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 8 (73%) 2 (18%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Knows the subject and is very willing to helping students
Knowledge of course material
The class was for the most part organized.
n/a
Ms. Russell is passionate, enthusiastic, intelligent and has a lot of talents to offer. She cares about her students as well as planting "seeds" in us to do our best.
She would respond to emails promptly
Organization
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Just that this class should not be an online class but that has nothing to do with Amanda Russell
Too much assignments, way too much work. This was a business tax class, not individual. It was unnecessary to cover individual tax stuff since we already completed that course, should focus more on business tax.
Discussion postings could be improved. How? Well,um, sorry not sure.
She needs to at least on the due date of an assignment check her email at least once. There were numerous times I had a last minute problem and couldn't get ahold of her and she never got back to me for over a week.
I think it would have been helpful to have more Elluminate sessions. Respond to questions on the discussion board.
The only changes I'd recommend to Ms. Russell is to take on only as much as she can carry. She extends herself to those in need and at times she sacrifices herself.
She needs to be accessible to answer questions and meet with her students. This was an online class and her availability was almost nothing and she was only available when it was least effective for her students.
Grade the assignments faster
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
She made sure that if we had questions there were multiple ways to reach her and for the online class she had an online class like thing
She helped us a little and sometimes answered our questions, but it takes her over a week.
n/a
Ms. Russell showed concern for students by making herself available outside of office hours as well as within regular office hours. She also encouraged us to work together and to think "outside of the box".
She didnt
unknown
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, even though her class is not easy she is always willing to help out
Yes, but lots of homework.
Yes. Fair teacher.
I would absolutely recommend Ms. Russell to students as she has a lot of experiences and talents to share. She is an extraordinary individual an her spirit and energy is full of positivity. It's contagious!
Yes. It makes you a stronger student. You have to prepare well and will learn the subject better.
yes
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Returns e-mails promptly, good explanations.
She needs to start grading homework assignments faster. I have probably 6 or 7 homework assignments and tax returns sitting in my assignment box that haven't even been looked at. How are we supposed to know where we stand with our grade?
n/a
One thing I'd like to add about Ms. Russell is directed to the Kapiolani Community College Administration. Specifically, please continue to support Ms. Russell in all her endeavors. She is a great teacher and inspires students to not settle for "mediocracy".
nothing
18. Other comments:
Acc 137 should not be only offered as an online course
n/a

Amanda Russell: ACC201, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Business
Course: ACC 201 - Intro to Financial Accounting Crn (Section): 31003 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (50%) 5 (42%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%) 5 (42%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 12 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 6 (50%) 4 (33%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (50%) 5 (42%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%) 6 (50%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 6 (50%) 5 (42%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 6 (50%) 5 (42%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 6 (50%) 4 (33%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%) 6 (50%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (50%) 5 (42%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 12 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 6 (50%) 4 (33%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 7 (58%) 4 (33%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Shes funny and made learning easy.
encourage students to participate in activities and solve their problems
She was very helpful. She knew her works.
knows the subject very well, goes over in class and shows you how to do it.
She really cares about her students and esay-going.
I don't know
Focusing on the aubject
She had us get into groups and do problems together.
patient, easy-going.
Easy to follow
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
No
nothing
little more organized, got better, but the beginning couple of weeks seemed to be a little unorganized.
Already perfect.
None
None
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
She was always available to her studens.
Help students to solve their problems
She helped us when we needed help
gave an opportunity for an xtra credit, made herself available, and listened to the concerns of the students.
She encourages her students to answer questions.
I think so
Study help
give extra credits.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes.She is a good teacher
Yes, she is a great teacher
yes, I liked how she was through with what we were learning. explained material in a way that made it easier to understand.
Yes. Her class is well-organized and easy to understand.
I don't know, but maybe
Yea
i would like to recommend Mrs Russell to students, because she is a kind and easy-going teacher. also, her course is easy to understand if the students pay attention.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
No
Nothing
You are a very good teacher.
None
18. Other comments:
No
None.
None

Amanda Russell: ACC202, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Business
Course: ACC 202 - Intro to Managerial Accounting Crn (Section): 32457 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
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%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 1.06 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 1 (10%) 7 (70%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
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. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
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%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
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%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
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 treated students fairly.
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%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Information about the subject.
She know the subjects well. She organizes the class schedule and follows through.
understanding and flexible to student ideas to make class better.
Gives lots of chances, always smiles. not enough bonus.
She knows a lot about ACC.
Very supportive.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Post current grades throughout the semester.
Not much. its accounting you gotta read the book to understand.
none
Be firm with deadlines. It is not fair to other students who submitted homework on time then come to find out it has been changed to accomodate students who are late with their submission.
need more bonus, more extra points, MORE
Be more organized.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Explaining questions fully in class and by email.
If you drop below a certain average she will inform you.
She communicated with me and concerns I had and worked with me on reasonable excuses if I needed to make up quizzes or gather more information.
She is good with providing us resources for quizzes and exams.
very passionate
She always spend some time after class to answer students questions!!
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, she knows her stuff and she knows how to present it to students.
Yes. She is grades fairly and definitely has concerns for students.
Yes, I liked the structure of the class and as long as you kept up, it was easy to understand and follow.
Maybe.
yes, makes course material understandable and learnable
Yeah, she is kind of good teacher.
Yes. Conveys material to students that is effective for retention.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
na
more bonus points please, MORE
She looks buzy with other things!
18. Other comments:
thank you, please give us more bonus points and extra credit
no

Amanda Russell: ACC137, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Business
Course: ACC 137 - Business Income Taxes Crn (Section): 33703 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.9 10 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 6 (60%) 2 (20%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 5 (50%) 4 (40%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.6 10 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 4 (40%) 2 (20%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 10 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 5 (50%) 4 (40%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 10 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 3 (30%) 4 (40%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 10 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 5 (50%) 4 (40%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.7 10 1.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 3 (30%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%) 5 (50%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
energetic and motivated. Very nice.
She was very knowledgable with the subject she taught.
she knows the material.
She know the course material and she encourages up to work out the problems and really think about the concepts that we need to apply. She really cares about students, but I can see where this course became slightly complicated in that it was as mix of those that took 134 and those that didn't and so the schedule was pushed off and worked through week to week.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Perhaps plan the course better. Since it was her first time professing, it is OK.
I would love Ms. Russell to well organize her materials, testes, assignment, etc. I would love to see more example related to real life vs. example in the book. All assignments should be graded in timely. Students should have alternative choices whether submit assignments on Laulima or printing papers instead of doing both.
a little more organization would be great go over material more in depth.
I would suggest in the future to truly utilize laulima or not to use it. And to stipulate what we can and shouldn't use it for. Homework assignments should be put up. So that students that can't make it to class can get the assignments without having to e-mail you.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
When you needed help she is there for the students. Responded to emails.
She made time outside of class to meet with us and she didn't just tell us to work it out but showed us step by step what we should be doing.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, though the course this time around was a little jumbled and off schedule. I truly believe she did her utmost to ensure that we were learning all we could through this class, but that it is a hard sell when having to go through ACC 134 material to ensure that your class can perform the necessary problems.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
She's a good teacher.
She is a truly caring and inventive instructor. Let it not be said that she didn't give it her all and try to be fair to all those in her class to ensure that we call pass and gain and grasp the information that she gave us. Way to go!
18. Other comments:
Hardest elective I ever took hahahahahah. I learned lots though! Now I know how to do my own taxes if I ever open up a small business.
I would have preferred that you utilize laulima to its fullest. I understand that e-mail can be hard to keep up with so perhaps we should have put our questions in laulima discussion boards so that other students could have assisted with some other questions.

Amanda Russell: ACC201, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Business
Course: ACC 201 - Intro to Financial Accounting Crn (Section): 33003 (0)     34398 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (18%) 2 (18%) 5 (56%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (36%) 3 (33%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (22%) 4 (36%) 3 (33%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 3 (33%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (27%) 4 (44%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 1.04 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 4 (44%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 8 (73%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%) 7 (64%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 9 (82%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
it was easy to understand her. she explained all the topics thouroughly and was able to answer all the questions
Amanda Russel is the exelent teacher. She gives her time for student's studying by assigning a alot of quizzes and tests, and homework for students to help student acquiring the strong basic of Financial Accounting. She always help students to solve their problems in studying. For my self, She always try to listen my poor English to help my studying. I am highly admind Amanda Russel, my teacher, not only her knowlege but also her big heart for students. Thank you Mrs. Amanda Russell
She tries to help out students in any way she can and you can tell she genuinely cares about her students.
Helping students understand the concepts. She help to engage in group learning. a PLUS!
teaching method is a bit difficult, i prefer to work backwards from answer to method sometimes but she is avery leninent nnd good teacher accounting is a hard subject
she made hours to be available for her students.
Ms.Russell knows the area very well. She is able to walk you through processes of accounting and has a lot of background in what she does.
knowledgable
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
none
No suggestion
None.
she should tell us the answers first sometimes instead of working up from explanation, like mathematics where they have the problems and we work backwards sometimes
come to class more prepared; when she comes in at times she would shuffle through her stuff looking for her lecture. half the time she would be unsure about the problem she's trying to solve in front of the class and the answer would be different so she would refer back to her notes then think where she made a mistake. she knows accounting alright, she's just unprepared when she comes to class. since we only see each other once a week, she should have 'office hours' before and after class but at times she won't even stay after class and leave immediately because she 'has to go' and maybe she does but it would be nice if she could always stay after class
not to get mixed up with her numbers when explaining a problem
I believe that the class time is a little pressed have a little more time in the classroom would make a world of difference
online exam
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
she was available outside of class, always answered emails
She offered extra credit to boost up the grades of those who needed it.
Office hours, or by appointment, after class, email. very prompted at responding
she gave us extra credit, but i wish we had more extra credit
gave out study guides for students
When asking questions she always made sure that we understood her answer or how to solve a problem after she answered
flexible hours
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
yes
YES! She is the best accounting teacher I ever had. I wish I could take her class next semester, but her class starts too late.
Yes, helps students feel comfortable when talking and works though problems. to better understand.
yes, great teacher
no especially if she's teaching the hybrid class that meets once a week because of her teaching style
I would recommend her to other students. The structure of her class was easy to follow. She teaches everything that is important to the class and needed for the success of the course
yes, fun class
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
new teacher but knows the subject very well
She's a kind and knowledgable teacher. I hope KCC keeps her as a professor. To not have her as a professor is a shame.
Very dedicated professor, even when she had car trouble she still came to teach class =)
awesome teacher, without her i wouldn't have learned anything
although she did email us on the day she was gonna be absent, she did not find a substitute teacher so to not have that class is like missing out on 2-3 days worth of lecture since we only met once a week. on a different class day, she came in but only had us take the quiz and go home because she had the flu and was not feeling well enough to teach for the remainder of the class period. i understand ppl get sick but she should have had a substitute cover or why have us come to class just for the quiz, she should have just canceled class; what a waste of time and gas money. to not have lecture for 2 days is a lot of 'missing out' by students.
great instructor
18. Other comments:
Great professor!
taking 202 with russell!

Amanda Russell: ACC201, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Business
Course: ACC 201 - Intro to Financial Accounting Crn (Section): 31006 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
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%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
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%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%) 3 (38%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
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%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
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%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
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%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
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%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
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%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
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%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
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%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
She is very patient.
she is kind. I like her teaching style.
She's nice and welling to help
very kind and understanding. has lots of patience as well
I liked that she went over the homework assignments to answer any questions we had. Great teacher
I think Ms. Russell really wants her students to learn and understand the material.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
i hope she can do more examples for us.
class schedule should be organized.
Knowing her subject a liltle more
perhaps less changes in semester schedule. that's all.
None
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
She show how to solve the problems which we don't understand.
she teaches us out side of class.
She will answer question back if you email her. It's fast too!
she showed up to kahala for a study group session that we planned, although it didnt go through as planned; she showed up and that was the most important thing.
Always offered help
By thoroughly going over all the chapters, the assignments. By setting up study sessions and providing us with study guides for the exams.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes.
I strongly recommend her. She teaches accounting clearly even a student who failed accounting class before can pass the accounting class.
Yes, outgoing teacher.
of course. she is probably the nicest of all the accounting teachers. she doesnt make the subject more difficult than it already is by being a grump(like the others) she's kind.
yes she is a very good teacher
Yes, she provided an excellent environment for learning.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
She is a good teacher.
She is a great teacher. I definitely take her class if she could teach Accounting202 next semester.
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even though it was only her first time teaching accounting, i think she did a splendid job!
keep up the good work!
18. Other comments:
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