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Instructor: Reginald Worthley

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BUS621, Fall 2010
BUS310, Spring 2010
BUS621, Fall 2009

Reginald Worthley: BUS621, Fall 2010

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Business Administration
Course: BUS 621 - Business Statistics Crn (Section): 76061 (001)     76062 (003)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 23 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (26%) 17 (74%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 23 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (39%) 20 (80%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 23 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 4 (17%) 7 (30%) 17 (68%)
4. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.87 23 1.01 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 11 (48%) 6 (26%)
5. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.96 25 0.2 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 24 (96%)
6. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 25 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 9 (39%) 16 (64%)
7. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 22 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 23 (92%)
8. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 25 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 7 (28%) 17 (68%)
9. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 25 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (9%) 6 (24%) 16 (64%)
10. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 25 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 23 (92%)
11. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 25 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 11 (44%) 10 (43%)
12. 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  
3.57 23 1.12 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 6 (26%) 8 (35%) 5 (22%)
13. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 23 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 4 (16%) 16 (70%)
14. Other comments:
The allocation of our final exam being worth 50% of our grade is unacceptable. The textbook was almost completely worthless. However, Dr. Worthley did a great job of trying to impart the knowledge required for us to learn through energetic and involved lectures. Dr. Worthley was my favorite professor this semester.
Great job Reg. Despite the material, you kept it entertaining
I thoroughly enjoyed both courses and believe I have grown from them each; but I feel that the forecasting project should be decoupled from the economics course. As they are currently presented, the two courses have contradictory objectivesâ??one founded in theory and the other in practice. The steps necessary to arrive at a statistical model that gives a truthful forecast may not reflect the theoretically significant drivers. There are instances where fictitious relationships result purely by coincidence and alter the steps taken in the regression process. Compromise between effectiveness and theory of the model must be made and doing so doesnâ??t fully meet the obligations to each course. The textbook was a good primer, but didnt explain the theory behind why certain steps are done and what the corresponding meaning is. The book didnt seem like a necessary component of the course, although the associated digital materials did. The homework was great practice and an illustrative component of the course.
At times, the material was difficult to follow. Definitional support for the lectures would help. Also, explaining the why process in better detail would help as well. Lastly, the homework should follow more of the format of the testing material. It would greatly enhance our understanding and learning experience
I did not like the rotating classes with Econ and would recommend Stat for 1/2 of the semester and Econ for the second half. Also, combining the forecasting project with Econ severely limited the successful application of the Stats portion. I would highly recommend separating these projects. Personally, I know without a doubt that I will never use the information from the Stat class in my professional career. I highly doubt that any aspect of this business program will ever be useful. However, I did appreciate Professor Worthley's approach to the program and his understanding. He has a great sense of humor and this made a potentially painful experience much more pleasant.
I enjoyed this course a lot and learned a lot! Thanks Reg!
More lectures on theory are required to explain some of the background of statisics
Enjoyed the class. Reg, you're very patient and nice. And now, I offer a joke. Why can't bicycles stand up on their own? Because they're too tired.
I did not have any major issues because I have had previous experience with statistics courses, but some students were lost about the "big picture." Also, a little more time spent on the how and why of the normal distribution would have benefitted some students.
Although I found the subject very challenging Dr. reg was always ready to help me out any time.
I thoroughly enjoyed Reg's class. He was interesting, accomodating, friendly and approachable. I did not use the textbook throughout the course, however, which I felt was a slight waste of money. I also found the amount of time spent on homeworks were very long and should have been worth more in points. The final was challenging and worth 50% of the grade which was a little unnerving. I am a terrible testtaker so I was already at a disadvantage in the class before it began.
The text book is pretty bad at explaining concepts. Also, Reg needs to audit his files he provides for help and homework because many contain mistakes.
Reg is such a great guy. The most pleasant professor at UHM.
I loved Reg's class. It was like an oasis in the MBA program
Reg is always available for help. He is very passionate about the subject. He grade fairly. He is very kind and pacient. He is a wonderful teacher. just small things - 1) Dear Reg - sometimes you do not understand the questions, and answer on something else 2) I feel that we act sometimes like robots, and many students do not understand the theory behind the excell ....maybe I would add more theory explenations before just giving strict instructions : " press this, press that ". overall - it was a good class. thank you very much !
Thanks for making the class as fun as could be hoped. The care you have for the students is wonderful.
Overall good class. I liked the dry humor to break things up. I think that more examples of how this applies to real life would help a little contextually. At the end of the course, what should I be able to do? I can do a multiple regression, but how would an MBA use this in everyday management? If we don't use it, why is it important to know these things?
Reg made a mundane class relatively fun and engaging. Reg, mahalo for a well-run, well-taught semester!
Thoroughly enjoyed coming to class and learning from Reg :)
Would be useful to know how the various tools we use works. Its in the book, but a discussion of them before we use them would be helpful.
Professor Worthley explains his material in a way that students are able to understand. He is extremely helpful and patient with assisting students that need additional explanations for assignments.
Overall I thought the course was very informative. I liked how the course wasnt about doing the programming, but rather, interpreting what the data meant. The only problem I had with the course was probably not something that the professor could change but rather the college. I, and several other students I talked to, didnt like how econ and stats were intertwined throughout the semester. Sometimes there were a couple weeks between the classes (where we may have 621 and not have 622 for a couple weeks )and we would end up forgetting what was taught. It would have been better if the first half was strictly stats and the second half strictly econ. When the courses are mixed up, it becomes difficult to remember what was taught previously, and sometimes if you cant recall what was done previously, it makes learning the new concepts more difficult. Otherwise the professor was consistently helpful and I feel the course will be important in the future.
I enjoyed the class, was very informative.
I only wish Reg would teach more MBA classes! I enjoyed being in and even looked forward to his class. :)
With little math or stats experience this class was extremely difficult. There should be more time spent on the basics. I felt like once I stopped understanding it was hard to catch up.
Thank you for your time and effort. Your passion for statistics and students really showed.
Best instructor ever (but I've only taken three courses at UH). The one pain in the rear part of this class was having to use StatPlus add-ins for excel as a mac user. It hurt my pocketbook a little. As far as instruction, in addition to being knowledgable during lecture and having a sense of humor, the reference materials on Laulima and Support Files were extremely helpful after class. Inevitably there are some lectures that you just can't follow because it moves a little too quick. After the lecture, having reference materials to guide us through homeworks is very helpful. I also appreciate all the Support Files in one nice compact filing system. The past student questions and exam practices were also valuable.
Hey Reg, I know you and Jack put a lot of effort into designing the distribution of resources in your course, but I still had a little bit of trouble keeping up with what class was when. It could be useful to offer a joint syllabus that has the schedules and due dates for both of your classes. I also saw that you guys had used the calendar on laulima to try to keep everyone on track. An idea that I had was you folks might be able to build a calendar in outlook and attach the course materials that are important to each class under the date that it's important. If you made something like that available, students could download the course calendar straight to their computer and it'd have everything they need all in one place. Then we could do things like sync it to our phones, etc., etc. Thanks for your help this semester.
Reg did a good job giving us an overview of statistics. It was definitely a continuation of what I've learned in BUS310 in undergrad.
I enjoyed this class, it was easy to understand and grasp which is not always easy for statistics. Thank you
This was my first statistics course, and I'm very happy to have had Prof. Worthley teach it to me.
The comment is more for the structure of the stats/econ courses. It was often confusing as to which class was taught when. there was a schedule handed out in the beginning of the year, but it should also be posted on laulima. Other than that the class was great. Thanks Reg.

Reginald Worthley: BUS310, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Information Technology Mgt
Course: BUS 310 - Stat Analysis for Bus Decision Crn (Section): 80505 (001)     80508 (004)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 35 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (17%) 29 (83%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 35 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (17%) 19 (73%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 35 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (20%) 20 (77%)
4. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 35 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 12 (34%) 21 (60%)
5. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 26 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 23 (88%)
6. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 26 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 7 (21%) 13 (50%)
7. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 35 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (16%) 21 (84%)
8. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 26 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 7 (27%) 18 (69%)
9. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 25 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (28%) 17 (68%)
10. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 26 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (23%) 20 (77%)
11. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 26 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (35%) 26 (76%)
12. 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  
4.63 35 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 11 (31%) 23 (66%)
13. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 35 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 6 (23%) 28 (80%)
14. Other comments:
I just had to mention Professor Worthley and how helpful he was to me. I was having a hard time with the course material and I came to talk to him about my grades, he was more than willing to help, and offered his own free time to help me understand the material better. He was always available and made time for me and overall a very nice and great person.
He is a very nice man, and very helpful whenever anyone has a question. He always offers his time during or after class to explain anything we do not understand. His help on the problem sets was very much appreciated.
I thought that Professor Worthley was a great teacher. He was very nice and encouraging. He tried to make the material very easy to understand and accessible to the students. He was always on-top of things, by emailing us every little update or new post to Laulima. I thought he was excellent and would take his course again if I could.
Well-organized class. I liked his personality and the jokes he makes. Soemtimes its hard to follow along when hes presenting the lecture using excel.
honestly, the lectures were very boring, but i did learn a lot about statistics.
Mr. Worthley knows his stuff. Awesome teacher and he went slow enough so the whole class really understands the material.
A very fair class and grading system. I feel like I took something valuable away from the class and hope to apply what I learned in the future. Professor Worthley is always enthusiastic about the material he's teaching an d is very approachable if we ever need help.
Best teacher I have ever had in my entire academic career. His is always well-prepared and organized for class. He is always willing to accomodate question during/after lecutres. Statistics is a very difficult subject, he made the subject very enjoyable. I have decided to pursure further study into ITM because of his passion for teaching.
I don't really like the problem sets. They are either really helpful or not at all. Also some of the grading is off; if you want something in the problem ask for it don't just assume I will put it in. I haven't learned a lot in this class because I took AP Stats in high school, but if I had never taken it before I would have learned a lot. Professor Worthley really helps the students and his main goal is for us to learn and understand the material.
I learned a lot within this course. I thought it was very beneficial for students to be assigned the problem sets and be able to re-do them in order to receive more points. I also thought it was beneficial for students when the professor demonstrated within the lectures on how to do the material being discussed. I also believe that the professor really wanted his students to succeed within the course because he always re-assured us that he had open office hours and sent out emails in regards to the materials that were assigned. Thank you professor for being enthusiastic about the material and keeping it as interesting as you possibly could.
I think that Professor Worthley is a really good teacher. He is really easy to talk to and ask questions if you don't understand anything. He teaches the material in a way that everyone will understand it. His tests are straight forward and he doesn't try to trick you. He really cares about the students. He is a great teacher!
Although statistics was a challenging course and very different from anything I have ever had to so before, Professor Worthley was very effective in his teaching and fair in his grading policies. I enjoyed coming to class, even when the material was difficult.
Great teacher. Great attitude that cares about the students and is always there to help us. Well organized.
I enjoyed going to his class. Professor Worthley wanted us to understand fully what was going on. He's very helpful and willing to offer any kind of assistance. I would take him again.
The grader I did not like. Many times when comparing work the grader graded on things differently not so much what the problem set asked but by how you thought it had to be answered. Please get a new grader who is more lenient on points and can better explain what you are missing and better handwriting to even read what is wrong. Overall I found Worthley to be a good professor who did his best to teach the material and be fair for the students and help all of us succeed in what can be a difficult subject for some.
Professor Reginald Worthley explained clearly what need to be taught in this course. He is a great Professor.
A wonderful professor, very concerned about students progress and well-being
An excellent professor.
Prof. Worthley was an extremely helpful teacher who truly cares about the course and his students. He is a genuinely great professor and I would gladly take another course from him. Also, despite the challenging material I learned a lot about the Statistics. Difficult course, great Professor
Professor Worthley is a great professor and has a passion for this course and subject which made it easier to understand. He is very understanding and considerate which also makes him such a great professor.
TA and teacher has different standards for grading so maybe that should be unified
overall excellent.
For a Professor who teaches statistics he is always cheerful and tries to make class a lot of fun. He is also really helpful if you are confused in any subject matter. He responds quickly to any emails you send him regarding classwork or homework. The one thing I think needs improvement is the text, the instructions on how to use the PHstat software are not very clear so without the instructions that Professor Worthley personally sends out I would probably would not have been able to finish the assignments.
I think that Reginald Worthley is a great teacher. I have already recommended other students to take his classes. I wish that all Business teachers were like him and took pride in what they do, as well as teach the subject so that it is easier for us to understand. Loved the course!!!
Prof Worthley is quirky and fun. Very easy to talk to and joke with but was a very simple and organized teacher. His concepts were easy to understand. I felt like the textbook was unnecessary especially for how many chapters we use when it costed so much.
I personally don't like the textbook, but his teaching and methods are great.
Professor was very helpful and offered help whenever needed. A lot of enthusiasm for class made me want to pay attention. Grading and instructions on assignments were very clear. Would definately recommend this class/professor to other students and would take another class instructed by Professor Worthley.
Tries his best to make the class more interesting.
Professor Worthley is one of the best professors I've encountered since entering Shidler. He really cares about his students and their success in his course. I took his course because of classmate's recommendations and am so glad that I did because he is all they said he would be. There aren't too many professors out there who go beyond the call of duty and/or who genuinely care about their students and at times go out of their way to help students do well in the course that they teach. Definitely a recommended teacher, learned a lot about statistics and creating graphs and such.
Professor Worthley always shows concern for students and goes out of his way to provide the best possible chance for success! Thanks a lot Prof W!!! :)
Prof. Worthley is a great teacher! I never thought that I would understand business statistics but he made me not only understand the material, but I acually enjoyed it. He is always trying to help his students and his office hours are always open. He is easily approachable and a very good teacher. Best teacher I've had at Shilder. Only criticism would be that his grader is a little harsh.
Quality instructor who surprisingly is on tenure. He cares about students and communicates the material in a common-sense manner.
Professor Worthley is a really good professor who really takes the time to try and get students to understand stats.

Reginald Worthley: BUS621, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Business Administration
Course: BUS 621 - Business Statistics Crn (Section): 76663 (001)     76664 (003)     1286 (311)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
5.0 24 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 17 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
2.0 19 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 17 (100%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%) 17 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 22 (92%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 17 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 20 (83%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 17 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 17 (100%)
8. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 6 (25%) 14 (82%)
9. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.96 24 0.2 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 17 (100%)
10. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 17 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 11 (65%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 17 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 0 (0%) 6 (35%) 8 (47%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 7 (78%)
13. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (24%) 16 (67%)
14. 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  
4.24 17 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 4 (44%)
15. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (17%) 5 (56%)