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Instructor: Chris Rachal

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BUS310, Fall 2013
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Chris Rachal: BUS310, Fall 2013

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Information Technology Mgt
Course: BUS 310 - Stat Analysis for Bus Decision Crn (Section): 73436 (001)    
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  
3.23 35 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 27 (77%) 8 (23%) 0 (0%) 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 35 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 35 (100%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 35 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 8 (23%) 25 (71%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 35 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 12 (34%) 22 (63%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.26 35 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 3 (9%) 14 (40%) 16 (46%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.26 35 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 3 (9%) 16 (46%) 14 (40%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 35 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (26%) 26 (74%)
8. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.26 35 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (9%) 1 (3%) 15 (43%) 16 (46%)
9. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 35 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 4 (11%) 8 (23%) 21 (60%)
10. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.49 35 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 15 (43%) 19 (54%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 35 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 0 (0%) 13 (37%) 20 (57%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 35 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 10 (29%) 22 (63%)
13. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 35 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (9%) 12 (34%) 19 (54%)
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  
4.4 35 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (11%) 13 (37%) 18 (51%)
15. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.51 35 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 13 (37%) 20 (57%)
16. Other comments:
Great teacher overall. I did have some issues with responding to my emails. I have sent numerous emails that have gone unreturned. Other than that, excellent teacher!
I actually learned a good amount in the class. The biggest thing I will take away from the class is how important statistics are used in business decisions.
Awesome teacher!!! Definitly one of the best teachers I have ever had at UH! I would recommend him to anyone and EVERYONE! I learned alot in this class and the tools he posted on Laulima were incredibly helpful!
He is a solid teacher. Really enjoyed being in his class. Learned a lot from his teaching and he is very fair.
Chris Rachal seems to be very passionate about the curriculum and is always very eager and willing to help anyone who needs it. He does whatever he can to see his students succeed.
I enjoyed this semester! I learned a lot, but sometimes, I felt like we glossed over the theory sections, so we didn't always understand why we're analyzing this particular set of data using this certain concept. Overall, though, this class was fun!
Great professor! Really knows his stuff and is open to suggestions and questions. Love the summary build-up we have at the start of class. Sometimes can get confusing when explaining the excel in relation to the different tests (ie. t-test,anova) and regression. The content and all the spreadsheets for regression get a little overwhelming, so it would be helpful to provide us with a vocab list of what all the variables and other values (ie. significance f, coefficients, standard error, etc.)while we go over the spreadsheets so we can absorb the info and not get lost. Just a list that's simple to read that describes the function/how to read it would be great. I know it's kind of late to be suggesting this now, but hopefully that will at least help in teaching future students.
Too many documents on laulima. Makes it harder rather than easier to find what we want.
Great teacher and very well structured and taught class. Very helpful with the homework and provided ample time to complete in class and at home. Would recommend to any incoming shidler student.
The course was enjoyable and very accommodating. Although stats is not the most interesting class, the different styles of learning did make it easier. I personally feel that the class would of been a lot more difficult if it was just a lecture.
Good Job Professor.
After learning the material in the course, I would like to learn more about statistics, and possibly pursue a career in this field in the future. Having taken this course concurrently with another statistics course helped me to understand the concepts more clearly. For me, it would have been helpful if we actually learned how to manually compute the equations, because I am more of a hands on learner. Overall, this course was very informative, and I feel like I got my money's worth
Great teacher, and definitely very knowledgable on the subject of stats!
I enjoyed coming to this class! He had a way of taking extremely complex material and making it easier to understand!
Great teacher and made me see positively of statistics
Really loved this class. While many of the topics we learned was a review for me from taking AP Statistics in High School, Professor Rachal was able to make relearning a lot of the content engaging and easy for students to understand. I really appreciate his method of teaching and how he tries to accommodate to everyone's learning styles. Professor Rachal's shows his passion for teaching at every class lecture, and tries to make Statistics applicable to each of his students lives. Thank you for a wonderful semester!
I liked this professor a lot however sometimes when he is trying to explain something to the class he tries to make metaphors which confuses the class more. I think if he focused more on basic examples the concepts would be clearer, rather than trying to relate the content to a students personal likes/dislikes. Although, the sentiment to trying to connect to students on a more personal level is appreciated.
Chris Rachel was one of the best professor i have had the honor of learning from while at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He was very knowledgeble of the subject matter and went above and beyond in his attempts to help students, answer questions, and make himself available via office hours or email/skype. He was also very enthusiastic about statistics and showed all his students the passion he has for business stats. Great guy! Great Professor!
I think he is VERY knowledgeable about the subject and the material, but has a hard time conveying the information and teaching in a manner that students completely understand. Sometimes I feel as if he is just talking and reassuring/teaching himself/ speaking the information out loud, and not teaching in a manner that is helpful to students who have never learned about it before.
well organized and lots of helpful material on laulima. resources on laulima made it easier to prepare for exams and other assignments.
Asking if student have questions is by far the best part about this class. Perfect examples, well explained, a great semester for a confusing topic. Wish i could take this class again.
Excellent professor. By far, one of the most interesting courses I have taken

Chris Rachal: BUS310, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Information Technology Mgt
Course: BUS 310 - Stat Analysis for Bus Decision Crn (Section): 73437 (002)    
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  
2.83 36 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 9 (25%) 24 (67%) 3 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.97 36 0.17 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 33 (92%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 36 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (14%) 31 (86%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 36 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (22%) 27 (75%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 36 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 8 (22%) 26 (72%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 36 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (11%) 10 (28%) 22 (61%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 36 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (11%) 32 (89%)
8. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 36 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 12 (33%) 21 (58%)
9. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 36 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 9 (25%) 26 (72%)
10. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 36 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (14%) 6 (17%) 24 (67%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 36 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 0 (0%) 5 (14%) 28 (78%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 36 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 5 (14%) 30 (83%)
13. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 36 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 9 (25%) 25 (69%)
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  
4.53 36 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 2 (6%) 7 (19%) 25 (69%)
15. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 36 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (14%) 31 (86%)
16. Other comments:
Great professor who simplifies concepts without "dumbing" it down to have student understand. Materials and resources are a big help and I had an aversion to statistics and math in general, but to my surprise, I thoroughly enjoyed this course.
Professor Rachal did a great job in making sure that each person understands the material. He has a lot of resources for his students to refer to.
Though a very tough class, Chris made it very understandable and in totality, tied the course material to relevant skills needed in the job market.
Very organized course with a lot of supplemental material. Glad I had him as a teacher.
GREAT MENTOR! I learned a lot from this class all thanks to his helpful style of teaching in multiple ways to make sure everyone gets what he is saying :)
It seemed like you knew the stuff and were confident in knowing it. Had lots of resources avaliable for students to use. Was very good in doing reviews and making sure everyone had a good understanding of the material.
Hands down, Chris is one of my most favorite instructors I've ever had.... Ever. Clear, concise, humble, funny, and confident. His confidence in himself made me confident in him as an instructor. I wish I would've taken his 310 in the first place. He genuinely cares about us learning and understanding the material, which is hard to come by these days. All in all, wonderful course!
The repetition of concepts was helpful in learning and understanding the material. Very accommodating to a variety of students' learning styles. Extra credit opportunities helps motivate students. Allowing us to work in groups creates a better learning environment. Thank you for everything!
You da best!
Excellent work. Thank you for everything! I feel like I learned a lot!
One of the best Professors I had this semester.
I was excited for the class, but my excitement fizzled out toward the end of the semester. It would have been nice to get more involved in the class, like group work or in class assignments where the teacher could help right away. Ended up zoning out when ppt slides came up.
I really liked this course because I really felt that I learned a lot and how the material applies to the real world. I really liked how one of our classes, we got to apply how to do regression on phstat and excel. For next semester, it would be great to have more days like that. I felt that our class really benefited from that day because we got to see how running the application was done. It helps us learn better by applying the material in class. Awesome course and professor overall!
Very fair professor. Always willing to help and very knowledgable about the subject matter.
Great work, I love your teaching style. However, I cannot stand the way the homework is set up. Needs more polishing, way to many spelling errors and unclear instructions. I feel like I understand what I learned from class but that the material for homework has a different emphasis.
Professor Rachal is very passionate about the subject he teaches. He genuinely cares about the students and does everything he can to make sure the student understands the material. He provides numerous handouts and references to assist the student in better comprehending the subject.
Chris is very knowledgeable about statistics. I really like how Chris offers tons of resources to help students do better in class.
good professor, no comments
I thought this class was awesome! Though I was challenged, and had a difficult time through some of the explanations, you always did your best to answer our questions. The only thing I would review and possibly change is the last portion of the mid-term, where we had to connect the types of graphs to the questions. Many of us struggled with this portion, and I still have a hard time understanding the connection. Overall, excellent course!
Statistics can be very boring for someone like myself, Chris helped me engage in the material. Good teacher!
I feel like Professor Rachal, overwhelms us with his information on certain topics. Sometimes it may be really confusing how he stops at one point and goes on to a different topic and then goes back to the previous topic which prevents me from getting the point, but overall, he is very helpful and he is the first professor that I've seen who enjoys teaching. He is very thoughtful about his students and he tries to make sure we learn and understand his lectures.
Mr. Rachal clearly has extensive experience in effectively getting his students to learn. Everything he covered was explained clearly, and he repeated critical topics as many times as needed to really imply its importance. He has an extensive amount of extra resources that he has made available to students so they can see examples and practice work, making sure that the students have as much guidance as possible, even when they are not in the classroom. The only problem that arose with Mr. Rachal is that he can sometimes be quite soft-spoken, so if I was not sitting towards the front of the class, it would occasionally be hard to hear him.
The course was good it was a bit confusing starting with examples on the chalk board instead of with the power points. Overall it was a good class.
He has this down to a science, and his comprehensive reviews made my life as a student a lot easier. I'm taking more classes than the norm, so it really helps me to make sure I actually understand what I need to for this class. I think more can be done to stress how this course applies to other courses, e.g. Finance. I'm taking BUS 314 concurrently and I saw how students don't really make the connection between the topics learned in 310, and they had to relearn the material.
Chris offers many resources on laulima for students to use. I found it to be very helpful ! I enjoy how he is able to passionate for what he teaches and is able to have a "check-point" for each student asking us if we understand the material. I had some trouble learning the material, and he was more than willing to help out. If I had any questions, he emailed in a timely manner. He is a great professor!

Chris Rachal: BUS310, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Information Technology Mgt
Course: BUS 310 - Stat Analysis for Bus Decision Crn (Section): 78370 (007)    
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  
3.12 26 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 22 (85%) 3 (12%) 0 (0%) 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 26 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 25 (96%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.96 26 0.2 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 25 (96%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.96 26 0.2 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 25 (96%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 26 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 24 (92%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.84 26 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (15%) 21 (81%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 26 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 24 (92%)
8. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
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%)
9. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 26 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (15%) 22 (85%)
10. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
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%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 26 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (19%) 21 (81%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 26 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 24 (92%)
13. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 26 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 4 (15%) 19 (73%)
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  
4.88 26 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 23 (88%)
15. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
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%)
16. Other comments:
Great teacher. Never fire him.
I wish more professors would teach like him it makes it easier to understand, organized, and fair. If every teacher was like him more people would learn more and understand things better, Need more teacher like him!
He is one of the best professors I've ever had at UH Manoa. He really cares about us learning the subject matter, and takes the time to check where everyone is at with understanding the concepts every class! He makes sure that all concepts or equations are clearing by not only saying them multiple times, but by saying them in different ways if he sees someone not understanding. The assignments are very clear and not confusing as he makes sure to make explain the directions clearly.
The way you reviewed lecture material every class day was great! I've never had a professor go to such great heights so students can truly understand the material
He shows a lot of passion towards the development of students. He encourages every student to try their best. He has a lot of motivational quotes and shows a open mind to students. He is the best teacher I had.
Chris is a great teacher because he really wants all of his students to succeed and understand the material he is covering. He allows class time to go over homework and ask questions before submitting it. He also will go over difficult sections of the lecture until everyone is on the same page. I like his style of teaching because he breaks down the concepts so they are very easy to understand. Also the way he teaches the information makes it so everything is a building block for the next lecture. You learn the basics and then how to apply them to more complex situations.
The teacher is good at going step by step to explain how things work in statistics
Chris is an excellent professor. He is a perfect example of a teacher who is very passionate about his job. Chris made the course very exciting by using real world examples of the use of statistics in his class. He seems like a very energetic and lively teacher who tries to encourage all of his students to participate in class. The material is difficult but Chris uses different techniques of learning to ensure everyone is on the same page. What is most important I think is that even outside of the classroom he is a very nice teacher who will spend a few minutes of his time to talk to his students which shows that he truly cares about them.
One of the best teachers I've seen!
One of the best classes I took so far. He is a great teacher and has a lot of knowledge. Thumbs up :)
I learned a lot in this class and I would recommend this professor to anyone that wants to learn statistics and how to apply it to the real world.
One of the best teachers I've had. Highly recommend taking Stats with him. Always available and willing to help students. Is very knowledgeable about what he teaches!
Got me excited about statistics.
Best stats teacher. strongly recommend
Chirs Rachal is a best professor I've ever have, he's helpful and thoughtful teacher and he finds difference kind of way to support your knowledge. you should take his class because you will find it interesting.
Although the course itself is challenging, I'm glad I took your class! Great professor!
He is the best teacher I have never experienced.
Some questions are really hard to get the answer.
Very useful class but HARD
Professor Rachal will be highly recommended to anyone in need of a Statistics class. He is very patient and walks you through the information when you don't understand. He doesn't make you feel embarrassed or ashamed to ask questions. I love the way he can explain things in such a way that helps you undertstand. This is my first class at University of Hawaii and I am very please it was Mr. Rachal's class! I am looking forward to being a UH graduate! :)
He is a good professor. He breaks difficult concepts into simpler forms. Really enjoyed his class. He is a very fair grader as well.

Chris Rachal: BUS310, Summer II 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Information Technology Mgt
Course: BUS 310 - Stat Analysis for Bus Decision Crn (Section): 90510 (701)    
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  
3.57 29 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (45%) 14 (48%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.96 29 0.19 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 26 (90%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 29 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 27 (93%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 29 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 4 (14%) 24 (83%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.66 29 0.86 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 4 (14%) 23 (79%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 29 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 3 (10%) 24 (83%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 29 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 27 (93%)
8. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 29 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 5 (17%) 23 (79%)
9. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 29 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (14%) 24 (83%)
10. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 29 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 4 (14%) 24 (83%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 29 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 10 (34%) 18 (62%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 29 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 3 (10%) 24 (83%)
13. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 29 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 2 (7%) 26 (90%)
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  
4.69 29 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 6 (21%) 22 (76%)
15. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 29 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (17%) 24 (83%)
16. Other comments:
One of the best classes I've ever had at UH Manoa. It wasn't easy but that's to be expected. I feel I learned a lot of things that i can use in the future.
Definitely a great class that has taught me with useful skills. Thanks!
Always available for help. Really knows what he's talking about because he's been teaching it for years and had experience.
Wonderful professor who really knows the material well. He care for his students and really want us to do well in the class. I really like how chris includes the class to participate as well as makes sure everyone understands and is on the same page before moving on to the next lesson.
If there was more material if this core course I believe that Professor Rachel could have tackled it with ease. The course grants a fist full of knowledge in a tear drop of time, yet he accomplishes it with the grace of a light wind. Meaning, he made the subject matter look and feel easy to learn even though it was a heavy load of material.
Very well done class. I wish I could have taken it over the semester
He did a great job teaching and making sure that everyone understood the topics being taught. His tests are very difficult, but he makes sure we are ready for them when the time comes. I never thought statistics could be fun!
Very knowledgeable and always eager to help every student. Although this class is definitely hard, he made it much easier and did the best he could given the limited amount of time.
This class was hard class. However, professor Rachal really cares his students. He asked us if we understand or not. Every time I asked professor about stats, he explained very clearly. He helped me to understand Statistics a lot. I learned a lot in this class. Thank you very much.
I really enjoyed taking this course!
Anything you could ask for $1000 course. I like that Business 310 is geared to actual work that we are likely to see after college, and you teach us the material well in a fashion where we don't use silly symbols. Thanks Chris!
Proessor Rachal, despite having a reputation for conducting a challenging and very demanding class, is what I consider the perfect archetypal Professor regarding his generosity and willingness to work with his students. He has made what I consider one of the most difficult classes I have taken to be one of the most intriguing and satisfying classes I have ever taken, due to his extensive time and effort he has provided in terms of giving us the proper material and resources to fully understand the course material. Professor Rachal has given me a new sense of vigor and responsibility with regards to my approach towards my studies. I enjoyed his class immensely, and hope that I have the opportunity to study under a Professor as knowledgeable and generous as he is.
Prof. Rachal was an awesome stats prof!
This is probably the most difficult class I have ever taken. It's only been 5 weeks in summer school and I'm wishing that I had taken it during the semester year. Only because I am trying to still connect the dots, but I know that it won't be in time for when we take our final exam in a few days. However, I have learned A LOT! You're right..I'm a bit traumatized. BUT you are a fantastic teacher and I say do nothing different. I only wish I had more time to learn this in detail to be better prepped for the exam.
Really appreciate the mixture of teaching styles including constant repetition. For some people, it was too repetitive but it was perfect for me since I learn through association and repetition; especially towards difficult concepts. When a subject is too difficult then my brain normally tends to shut off but it was tolerable this session. Most likely because of the many help resources and explanations. Thanks you acknowledging that everyone is different.
I wish he just stops asking us about if we have any questions during exam. I am pretty sure that if any of us have a question, we'll ask. It is really hard to concentrate on the exam. And when I ask him a question, het ask me back a question. Obviously, I have a question, he doesn't need to repeat it like a parrot.
Teacher explained the material well. :)
I enjoyed this class a lot and will most likely try to take more classes that are related to statistics. The thought of being able to calculate chances is very mind bottling.

Chris Rachal: BUS310, Summer I 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Information Technology Mgt
Course: BUS 310 - Stat Analysis for Bus Decision Crn (Section): 90508 (601)    
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  
3.41 29 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 14 (48%) 12 (41%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.86 29 0.35 Freq(%) 4 (14%) 25 (86%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 29 0.83 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 26 (90%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.66 29 0.86 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 4 (14%) 23 (79%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 29 0.86 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 5 (17%) 22 (76%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 29 0.91 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 6 (21%) 20 (69%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 29 0.8 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (14%) 24 (83%)
8. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 29 0.95 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 7 (24%) 20 (69%)
9. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 29 0.87 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 6 (21%) 21 (72%)
10. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 29 0.82 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (24%) 21 (72%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 29 0.84 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (28%) 19 (66%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 29 0.8 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (14%) 24 (83%)
13. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 29 1.11 Freq(%) 2 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 8 (28%) 17 (59%)
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  
4.38 29 1.08 Freq(%) 2 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 8 (28%) 18 (62%)
15. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.66 29 0.81 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (21%) 22 (76%)
16. Other comments:
Chris, you are an excellent Professor. You are very conscientious of your students' needs and I am truly grateful that you are my Professor for this class. Regression is blowing my mind. Thank you so much.
Professor Rachal seems like a really nice guy and he goes above and beyond to do everything he can to help his students succeed. Its refreshing to have a professor who wants nothing more than to see his students learn and do well, and I really appreciated this approach to the class. While stats is a difficult course with complicated subject matter because of the great steps Prof. Rachal takes to provide all the tools for his students to do well it was a great course.
enjoyed class surprisingly. I like that Chris provided several handouts and resources for me to get through the material, which can be very confusing.
The class was very well structured. Professor Rachal really wanted us to do well and understand the material. He was always available and willing to provide aid which was awesome. Overall, he was not only the most professional but the coolest teacher I've taken a class with..
Very passionate about the material! Comes through his teaching.
Thank you for a great class.
On occasion, too much of lecture time was spent discussing how Chris is trying to make the material more understandable, such as elaboration on teaching methods, rather than the actual material. With this, I enjoyed when Chris would elaborate more on case studies, application, etc..
I thought this class was very well-taught. Professor Rachal did an excellent job relating the use of statistics back to our lives and majors. He genuinely cares about the students and wants to make sure that every student understands the material. He is very patient and kind. He also provides many helpful resources and extra credit opportunities to help students do their best in class. I enjoyed this class very much.
He genuinely cares that each student learns the material 100%. He gears his lectures to people that learn in various ways. I enjoyed the class very much. A class like statistics can be difficult, but Professor Rachal made it easy to learn. One of the BEST teachers at UH.
Mr. Rachal was an excellent teacher for business statistics. His knowledge and expertise was invaluable in making the material understandable and meaningful.
I think Chris Rachal with this statistics course put some spark back into us students and he made a point to make us believe how important our education is and this course could be life changing to every individual student. I couldnt imagine a better summer course for such a class. Thank you! feel lucky to have an experienced professional in the material we are learning as a teacher.
He taught the material in a way that can be applied to the real world. Although the exams are hard and the problem sets are rather long, the material definitely sticks in your head.
Professor Rachal was a great teacher. I wish more teachers could teach like Chris. He broke down all of the material needed to learn in class into easily understandable concepts. His enthusiasm for teaching really shows and helps me the student, learn better because Chris provided many resources and ways of help that really catered to my learning style. I really appreciate the extra resources offered in laulima because without them I would not have learned as much as I have. I want to thank him for taking the time to create those supplemental documents because I know it takes some time to create those things. In addition he was always available to help via e-mail or when he was at the computer lab. I appreciate the help in the computer lab because he went above and beyond his teaching requirements and genuinely tried to help us get the best grade possible. Professor Rachal was the best teacher I've had so far because of many factors including his preparation, helpfulness, enthusiasm for teaching, fair but challenging grading, class structure, available resources, and knowledge of the course material. I would definitely take another course taught by Chris.
It would be helpful if the laulima resource page was cleaned up and reorganized to make it easier to find what we need. Otherwise everything else is good.
This professor is very dedicated to the subject matter and one of the best professors so far in my academic career. He teaches in a manner which you can actually apply to real life and understands the mind of the student. He was always very willing to help and loves statistics. He provides you with excellent resources and his class is challenging but not impossible. If you need help ask for it!!! Really appreciated his daily review!!!
Loved the class, I found it extremely informative and may have to change my major.... maybe. I really like the in class examples, really had me thinking and into the stories then into the class after seeing how it connects. Great Class!

Chris Rachal: BUS310, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Information Technology Mgt
Course: BUS 310 - Stat Analysis for Bus Decision Crn (Section): 80393 (001)    
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  
3.1 30 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 25 (83%) 4 (13%) 0 (0%) 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 30 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 29 (97%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 30 0.81 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (23%) 22 (73%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 30 0.81 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (27%) 21 (70%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 30 0.91 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 6 (20%) 20 (67%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 30 0.92 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 11 (37%) 15 (50%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 30 0.81 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (23%) 22 (73%)
8. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 30 1.11 Freq(%) 2 (7%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 11 (37%) 16 (53%)
9. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 30 0.97 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 7 (23%) 20 (67%)
10. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 30 0.94 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 6 (20%) 20 (67%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 30 0.9 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 6 (20%) 21 (70%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 30 0.86 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 6 (20%) 22 (73%)
13. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 30 0.94 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 7 (23%) 19 (63%)
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  
4.33 30 0.99 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 2 (7%) 9 (30%) 17 (57%)
15. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 30 0.85 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 5 (17%) 23 (77%)
16. Other comments:
Professor Rachal is an exellent instructor and always willing to help students!
I really enjoyed this class. I really didn't know what to expect, but if I have more time, I would like to take another stat class with Professor Rachal.
I think that Professor Rachal is a very good professor, and he constantly wants to make sure that the students understand the subject matter that he's teaching about. If a student doesn't understand something, he will ask them questions and try to help them understand.
I found the course material to be quit difficult, however professor Rachal put in much effort to make sure everyone understood the material. He goes way beyond any other professor I have had to provide extra help and material.
Great teacher that is extremely passionate about teaching and helping students really learn the material. Great course overall.
I really like how Professor Rachal always explains the material in details. I recommended that he slows down a bit when he speaks though. Overall, it was a great semester and I really learned a lot about how statistic is implemented in business. Thank you.
Chris Rachal is a great teacher, and taught one of the toughest classes. Not because the subject itself is hard, but the class has a common stigma that the class itself is hard. It's also a class in which the information that we are being taught is a different perspective from the norm. In that way, I believe Rachal is one of the best teachers out there, and I would take a class from him again any day
Just a comment that I would like to point out. Regarding posting the problem set assignments, please do not change it a couple days before it is due. There may be some students like me, who have a strict time schedule and try to do the assignment a little earlier. Though, for the past few problem sets, the instruction files were switched only a couple days before the assignment is due. This ultimately led to wasting time and effort in doing the wrong problems.
Great Professor!!! Explains everything really well and makes sure all his students understand the material before moving on.
He is a nice professor!
I was somewhat dreading taking this class because I'm not good/nor do I enjoy math. However, I was pleasantly surprised when I found out it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Props to Prof. Rachal for being an excellent stats teacher! Thank you!
very good teacher
fair teacher
Professor Rachal was extremely helpful when I was faced with issues about the course material, and he was always available after class to answer my questions. Also, I like how he explains how things covered in class can be useful in the actual career. However the problem sets were very confusing at times and I felt that it would be better if the professor could explain briefly how to solve the problems, during lecture. Overall, I really enjoyed this course. Thank you!
great guy

Chris Rachal: BUS310, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Information Technology Mgt
Course: BUS 310 - Stat Analysis for Bus Decision Crn (Section): 73700 (002)     79849 (007)    
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  
3.27 33 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 26 (74%) 9 (27%) 0 (0%) 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 33 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 31 (89%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 35 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (37%) 22 (63%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.66 35 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (34%) 27 (82%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%) 28 (85%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 35 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (11%) 10 (30%) 19 (54%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 35 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (15%) 28 (85%)
8. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 33 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (24%) 25 (76%)
9. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 33 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 6 (18%) 27 (82%)
10. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 33 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 8 (24%) 24 (73%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.66 33 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 7 (21%) 21 (60%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 33 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 5 (15%) 27 (82%)
13. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 33 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 6 (18%) 26 (79%)
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  
4.55 33 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (11%) 7 (21%) 18 (50%)
15. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 33 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (39%) 21 (58%)
16. Other comments:
Professor Rachal was very helpful throughout the course. He responded to our emails quickly and provided extra help if needed.
I like how you continue to do an overview in the beginning of class because this class involves building on top of previous concepts. I like how you teach by talking and utilizing the chalkboard before going into the PPT slides. I think it is a much better way to get the info across to others by having them see you work through the examples. I also like how the assignments intertwine with each other because you get to learn the material, go through the hw to see if you really understand the concepts and finally have the midterm/final.
I think it would be beneficial for more practice on how to solve problems in class on top of the theory that we learn. I would have preferred more time learning from him on how to solve problems practically so that I can apply them to my exams.
Rachal is a very good teacher. He takes the time to make sure everyone is caught up and knows what is going on. He also gives us a lot of help outside of class if we need it. Our Laulima page is full of resources that can assist in learning the material. There is kind of a lot of homework, but it is manageable. It is a challenging class, but he makes sure that everyone can pass and learn the stuff...
great teacher, helpful, will recommend to future students
It was fun. STATISTICS. That's saying something, I think.
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I like how the class was structured. we had had a lot of tools at our disposal. I appreciated the teaching style, and the "swag" used while teaching. It is good that we were asked if we understood the material. I also liked that we were given time to assignments because my attention span was gone by the end of the day. Overall it is a difficult class but a good one.
Professor Rachal really cares about his students, he has a great personality and shows that through his teaching style.
The class was a bit slow in the beginning of the semester. However, Prof Rachal's teaching style became more helpful towards the middle to end of the semester because he constantly reviews the class. He is very understanding. The problem sets were pretty challenging but helpful in the learning process.
Very good class. Professor was always willing to answer question or explain any problems we had. He gave us a lot of time for us to complete our homework and allowed us to work in groups.
Professor Rachal is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He is also passionate about his field, and compassionate for his students. The work may require higher-level thinking, but Professor Rachal's teaching methods ensure that everyone who wants to understand, will understand. I highly recommend Professor Rachal's class to any and everyone who wants to learn statistics.
You are a good professor for a some what difficult course. Keep up the good work. I also like how you show the stuff can relate to the real world.
Seemed to enjoy teaching and always wanted to help his students whenever possible.
Great teacher, went over material well and had many resources available to students
Great teacher! Always willing to help and sincerely wants students to succeed
I think other students should know for the class that PH Stat requires administrator level privileges to run properly in Excel on Windows. Allowing macros to run is not enough in some circumstances. If a student does not have access to Excel on their own, it is much better for them to do their homework in the Shidler computer lab rather than in either of the libraries on campus as they are not configured properly to run PH Stat.
Professor Rachal was always prepared. His stories were interesting and I enjoyed listening to it. It was comforting for him to ask the class if we understood and asked us one-by-one if we understood. He takes the time to explain things and would keep explaining it until we understood it. He made statistics into an interesting and easy subject. to be honest, i was afraid of taking this class but after taking this class, i feel that statistics can be applied to not just business. i am changing my major to education but i believe i can take this class with me throughout my life. Professor Rachal always shows how much he cares about his students and gives us a "pep" talk and it seems as though he is my father. i enjoy when he looks up the jobs on monster.com because it makes me realize that what i'm learning can actually be applied. Professor Rachal has made learning stats fun and easy! I would suggest this class to ALL my business friends. I appreciate his teaching ways of ppt AND chalkboard. he is a VERY caring guy and it makes learning easier when a professor shows he cares about his students. thank you Professor Rachal for a great semester!
Overall, Professor Rachal is a great professor. He stays true to his syllabus and schedule, has tons of material available online, and offers practice exams and problem sets. The extra credit opportunities definitely helped and also allowed us to learn material at the same time. Also, great job on the short reviews done every day that cover everything we've learned thus far, it helps retain the information and prevent us from forgetting key concepts. The "run through" on the example problem done the 2nd to the last class really helped me with the applying part of everything we've learned. If possible, I think that doing breakdowns like that and going step by step through a problem really help with the overall understanding of the material, I highly encourage doing so in your future classes. Going through the class one by one and checking individually to make sure each student understands "where we're at" helped and is something that I don't see other professors doing. Keep it up, great job this semester.
The materials of the course were interesting to learn about. However, I feel that we spent a lot of the time at the beginning on a little more basic items and the regression towards the end I feel was a little rushed. Other than that. Great class. =)
Prof. Rachal is great, but I think he should do more homework assignments on working out certain problems and going over them in class before the big assignments.
Chris really motivates you to understand the importance of statistics. Statistics is a tough course and he does a good job at explaining it. He makes you earn the grade and challenges you. The problem sets can be confusing, but it's only because statistics itself is not something easily understood. He is organized, prepared, has great communication skills, and he knows statistics in and out. He really cares about his students and wants us to succeed. I would recommend him to other students. His tests are tricky but if you get a good grade on it, you feel like you earned it.
Hard subject.
Really great professor who really proves that he cares about having students learn the material. Easy to ask questions and provides excellent assistance via resources, lectures, and personally. Great teaching style, other professors should adopt it.
Professor Rachal was extremely helpful and understanding. I really enjoyed this course, and I feel confident that I learned a lot. The only suggestion that I have would be a step by step class time help with the first few PhStats
Need to stay on topic, often changing subject about how we can do well at work.
Professor Rachal is a great instructor & it's not hard to notice that he is passionate about statistics & his students' success.
Great teacher! Professor Rachal knew what he was talking about, and was very well prepared for class. I like how he had almost everything we would need up on Laulima from the very first day of class. He was also helpful with homework, and I like how he let us work in groups because some of the homework was challenging individually, but when you're in a group it made it much easier. He is very good at answering questions in class, and is lectures are well organized. He doesn't go over something if we don't need to know it. Very good teacher! One of my favorite professors so far because of his good attitude, he is very knowledgable, well prepared, and very helpful. I was very pleased with this class.
Professor Rachal is an exceptional professor and an excellent teacher.
Very good teacher, went over material very clearly and easy to understand. One of the best classes I've ever had.
One of the best teachers I've ever had. He cares about the students, and he cares about them learning.
I learned a lot. The professor enforces us to ask for help when needed.
This is not a glitch, overall, Professor Rachal is one of the most informative and helpful professors in UHM.
Professor Rachal really knows his stuff and ensures that his student know it as well. He doesn't leave anyone behind and is willing to go over anything that we don't understand. From day one you really get the feeling that he doesn't just want to show up to class and lecture, but that he wants us to really get it. He shows this in his efforts to make class interactive. The course material is well prepared and ready for us through laulima. There isn't one thing that I would change about this course. I came in thinking I wasn't going to get it, but it turns out that I get it and I am doing well. Professor Rachal makes the difference. I have heard other students complaining about their BUS 310 professor in my other classes and thank my luck that I ended up in Professor Rachal's class cause he really cares and is willing to change his teaching styles to ensure that 95% of the class gets it. He even tries to work with the other 5% who aren't even trying, but Professor Rachal tries to assist them where he can, but if you don't come to class or turn in assignments there isn't much he can do to get you through. He rocks!!! I can't thank him enough for making my first semester in Shidler a great one. Keep up all the hard work Chris and thanks for caring about your students as more then ID numbers on your roster :)
Professor Rachal is a great instructor. He truly cares about his students and makes sure no one is falling behind. This class is also extremely organized, as all his lectures, handouts are on laulima from day 1. He is also very inspirational about students futures. I would take any class from Professor Rachal.
The class was fun and educational! Great Job
Rachal is a helpful teacher and I'm so glad I took BUS 310 with him. Even though his class started at 430, I didn't mind it at all because he knows how to teach the material. He needs a raise!
This class was really helpful; but, non-native student is little bit hard to understand when he explained example in the lecture.
I would strongly recommend Professor Rachal to anyone who needs a stats class, because knows what he is doing, and you will really learn a lot in his class. Professor Rachal is also very helpful and his passion for teaching is evident in the way he conducts himself in class.
I learned a lot from your lectures. Thank you very much.
Thank you for your time and patience. It might help to consolidate all materials by chapter instead of having them separately (ex. a folder for notes, a folder for ppt, etc.)
Proffesor Rachal is a great teacher. He has been doing this for a while and is very organized and sets his students up for successul. Will recemmend him to other students.
Super cool guy, always happy and encouraging.
Content is a little difficult, but the professor is always willing to help

Chris Rachal: BUS310, Summer II 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Information Technology Mgt
Course: BUS 310 - Stat Analysis for Bus Decision Crn (Section): 90559 (701)    
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  
3.54 24 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (50%) 11 (46%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.91 24 0.29 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 21 (88%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 24 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 21 (88%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 24 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 21 (88%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 24 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (21%) 19 (79%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 24 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (42%) 14 (58%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 24 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 20 (83%)
8. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 24 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 5 (21%) 18 (75%)
9. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 24 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 19 (79%)
10. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 24 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (25%) 18 (75%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 24 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (25%) 18 (75%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 24 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 20 (83%)
13. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 24 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (29%) 17 (71%)
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  
4.67 24 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 6 (25%) 17 (71%)
15. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 24 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (21%) 19 (79%)
16. Other comments:
Prof. Rachal is always available and crazy about making sure all his students are onboard with the lectures. He tries his best at not leaving anyone behind. He understands things happen, so he works with you when it comes to absences, tardiness, or late assignments. Really nice guy! Great class, learned a lot.
This class really clarified statistics and not only how to calculate the information but how to interpret the information which I feel is lacking in other stats classes. I thoroughly enjoyed Professor Rachal's passion for and knowledge of the subject.
One of the best teachers that i have had. I wish that i had him during the regular semester so i could retain more of the things he taught me. He is very clear, fair with what is being assigned and does not lie about what he expects from us as students. One of the only teachers i have had that doesn't lie about whats going to be on the midterm/final. Homework and his points are fair. I enjoy how he repeats things, and tries to teach in a way that accommodates everyone's individual learning style. Keep it up professor Rachal, and thank you.
Great teacher! He makes sure everyone follows what he is saying and he explains the material thoroughly.
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Great teacher! Very helpful! Problem sets were a bit lengthy and difficult :(
Chris was an awesome teacher. He was able to break down complicated concepts to make it easy for his student to learn. In this class I learned concepts that I can apply to my other classes and future jobs as well. He truly works hard to have his students become the best statisticians that they can be.
The professor seems very concerned for the success of his students and is constantly offering assistance. It is obvious that he wants his students to not only get a good grade, but to understand and appreciate the material. The only thing that I would change about the material is the wording of the instructions in the homework problem sets as it is often vague and makes the assignments more confusing than they need to be.
Mr. Rachal made statistics more than just a math class where we're crunching numbers. He focused more on theories rather than doing the math. I took Statistics from another professor at Shidler, gave up and failed the course. I could not focus as the professor went slide by slide, reading off of the screen. Mr. Rachal was able to cater to all types of learner: visual, auditory, and hands on. I found his class to be extremely good. I have learned a lot. Right now I am earning a B. HE ROCKS!
On top of being an awesome teacher, he's also a cool dude.
Very nice professor, in the same time, he treats every student in an amazing patient.
Great professor. Is fair in what he tests on. Always tries to incorporate real life situations and students' majors into lectures.
Hes a great teacher. Learned a lot in his class, and he is very understanding and fair.

Chris Rachal: BUS310, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Information Technology Mgt
Course: BUS 310 - Stat Analysis for Bus Decision Crn (Section): 80436 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 28 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 4 (14%) 23 (82%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 28 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (7%) 25 (89%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 28 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 4 (14%) 23 (82%)
4. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 28 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 6 (21%) 21 (75%)
5. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 28 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 1 (4%) 25 (89%)
6. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 28 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 3 (11%) 23 (82%)
7. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 28 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 4 (14%) 23 (82%)
8. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 28 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 3 (11%) 23 (82%)
9. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 27 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 6 (22%) 20 (74%)
10. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 28 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 4 (14%) 23 (82%)
11. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 28 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 8 (29%) 19 (68%)
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  
4.39 28 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 3 (11%) 8 (29%) 16 (57%)
13. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 27 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (7%) 24 (89%)
14. Other comments:
I like the structure of this class; the Problem Sets are designed for students to review lecture material again and apply it so that the knowledge can be instilled in our minds. I appreciate Chris' kindness and friendliness to his students. However, the textbook needs to go...it is confusing and difficult to read.
Professor Rachal truly made me interested in Statistics. I had troubles with some of the chapters, and he clarified everything in 15 minutes. He is very passionate about what he teaches, and also cares about whether his students are doing well in class. I appreciate that he thinks that no one should be left behind, and tries to explain concepts again and again, willingly, if some students are having trouble with it. I really like his teaching style; it's very refreshing. Statistics was actually fun because of Professor Rachal's teaching style, it made me want to major in statistics as well!
fantastic teacher! which makes the class enjoyable and understandable
Great Professor He teaches us what we need to know and explains it in ways we understand if some in the class are having a hard time he breaks it down again He offers lots of help to students and is available during office hours. I can't believe how much I learned in this class!
This was a solid class! Mr. Rachal has a great understanding of the material and can assist with any problems that might occur. There is a nice atmosphere in the classroom that Mr. Rachal establishes with a cool, calm, and collective teaching approach. I enjoyed the class and how it was presented.
Very animated and a nice person
Really helped the whole class understand the material. Genuinely cares about helping his students.
He is a really good professor I love this professor.
GOOD JOB!
great course that i can use in my future everyday life.
really enjoyed the class actually--made things easy to understand for me (someone who knows nothing about stats)
I really like his class a lot. I'm not a fan of statistics but he explains the material very well and always encourages us to speak up if we had any confusion/questions, and tries to have everyone with the same degree of understating the material for his class.
Very helpful and patient. Made statistics a lot easier to understand. Highly recommended to fellow students
Wonderful professor!! Willing to recap on topics that are not so easy to understand and willing to go the extra mile to ensure his students are grasping the concepts and succeed in class and life.
Very awesome teacher and he excels at what he does. He is very understanding and helpful and I really enjoyed his class. If he isn't tenured, he should be.
Great instructor, knows what he's talking about, breaks it down to make it really easy to understand the material.
Good Teacher, dose a very good job at explaining the theory behind statistics and then tests us on how to apply the theory into practice with the problem sets. While the tests make sure you understand how to interpret the data. He is very concerned that his students understand the material and will setup meetings and stay after class to make sure every one of his students understands the material.
Best statistics professor in the college of business! He was understanding of how students learn differently especially when it deals with statistics and math. Very organized and open-minded to the course of statistics! As long as students were able to support their answers with reasonable explanations, which is a good practice for reality. Used many real-life applications in class to help students make the transition from book to the test to reality.
Even though I understood the material well for the most part, it's very admirable of you to keep going back to certain concepts to make sure that as much people as possible get it. Thanks for making statistics enjoyable and applicable.