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eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Darren Tagawa

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Darren Tagawa: ACC20, Spring 2012

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Accounting
Course: ACC 20 - Fund of Accounting I Crn (Section): 16002 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 10 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (50%) 5 (50%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.3 10 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
Iʻm a first year college student majoring in accounting and although it seems like itʻll only get tougher I enjoyed being in this class and doing the assignments!
I like the connect problems. It helps me know what were doing and the right way to do it.
I liked the laulima test and connect because we had enough time to do it and I felt like I focused more better when i was at home.
I like the fact that we were able to do most of the assignments on the connect program and most test on the laulima. I was great we were given a second chance to increase our test scores by taking a in class test besides the laulima
I like discussions in the class and Mr. Tagawa answers questions effectively.
I enjoyed the in class review and activities that discussed each chapter. Mr. Tagawa went through every process step-by-step so that each student would understand the material. I appreciated the in-class tests. I felt that the Laulima tests did not allow us to apply the learned material effectively. The homework was just enough without being overwhelming.
The way Mr. Tagawa explained things was very easy to grasp things. I enjoyed the in class work and going over each problems was helpful
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
N/A
No its great.
You shouldn't do in class tests. To much pressure.
I have no suggestions i rather enjoyed the class
A group activity may have assisted in building academic bonds with other students. However, for the most part, I was satisfied. In the event that Mr. Tagawa is not teaching this class next semester, I suggest that the teacher who does continues in-class testing rather than have tests on Laulima which does not allow students to use the information and skills learned through out the semester.
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15. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
16. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
17. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
18. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
19. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
20. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
21. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
22. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
23. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: A=Superior; B=Good; C=Average; D=Poor; F=Inferior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   A   B   C   D   F  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 6 (67%) 2 (22%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
24. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
N/A
Nothing Its good. I got all the information and the work.
I would give the students a front and back cheat sheet because sometimes the in class test was hard.
I would give more time for the in class test that were given cuz i always felt rushed to get it complete
In order to improve it I would keep chapter testing in class. Other than that, I wouldn't change anything.
N/A
25. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
Tagawa is an awesome teacher! Loved this class!
Their both good.
it was alright
none
As for me, it is effective.
I believe Darren Tagawa was successful in teaching not only I, but the entire class. His teaching methods inspired me to learn, and practice all skills learned. I would definitely recommend him to other students.
I feel I got lucky this semester to have a teacher that was easy to understand and very helpful.
26. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%)
27. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%)
28. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
29. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
30. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Great teacher and I learned what I needed to learn.
He wants everyone to get a great understanding to the subject and the work their doing.
he's a fun teacher to have.
He was a great instructor and very knowledgeable about the subject matter. He was always willing to go the extra mile for me if i asked for it. He even helped me with my work on his personal time by texting back and forth till I figured it out.
Mr. Tagawa is effective instructor.
I believe Darren Tagawa should continue to teach this course. He knows what he is doing and explains it in a way that is easily comprehended. He expects the best from each student, and if we can't be at our best, he still inspires us to try.
A great teacher too bad he isn't a permanent teacher!!!!!!
31. Other comments:
hope to see you next year.
I really enjoyed taking this course. It is because of this class that I have considered changing my major to accounting.