eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Katie Landgraf

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ACC202, Fall 2014
BUSA312, Fall 2014
BUSA312, Fall 2014
BUSA415, Fall 2014
ACC202, Spring 2014
BUSA312, Spring 2014
BUSA313, Spring 2014
BUSA318, Spring 2014
ACC202, Fall 2013
BUSA312, Fall 2013
BUSA318, Fall 2013
BUSA318, Fall 2013
BUSA321, Summer II 2013
ECON321, Summer II 2013
BUSA301, FIN301, Summer I 2013
ACC202, Spring 2013
BUSA312, Spring 2013
BUSA313, Spring 2013
BUSA321, Spring 2013
ECON321, Spring 2013
BUSA301, FIN301, Fall 2012
BUSA312, Fall 2012
BUSA318, Fall 2012

Katie Landgraf: ACC202, Fall 2014

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Professional Studies
Course: ACC 202 - Intro to Managerial Accounting Crn (Section): 66004 (1)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 25 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (20%) 20 (80%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
I learned a lot about accounting. Although I disliked Accounting 201 that I took at a different campus, I learned much more in 202. Her teaching styles are great, organized semester, and exams are tough.
Help to understand the finer challenges of the accounting process. Good Stuff
Although this course was not required for my major, it will improve my job prospects and it taught me essential concepts that will help me if I choose to pursue an MBA or MAcc.
it increased my accounting skills.
As a business major, accounting is really important to understand. Learning the concepts of accounting helps me know what can keep a business alive and how to manage a business optimally.
This class prepared me for the next class which is ACC 312
I feel like I received a good base in this class with Landgrafs help. I definitely can use the information learned in future classes, especially when i take her again next semester.
Professor LandGraf enhances student capability in the subject matter by covering all materials in detail, answering student questions and encouraging student participation.
Enhanced my accounting skills
My major is actually in economics; however accounting goes fits like hand in glove to a certain degree. Miss Landgraf is an excellent teacher who is able to thoroughly explain the course material with perfect clarity. In the events where there was a lack of understanding, Miss Landgraf was patient to repeat the portions that needed clarification.
I feel very prepared for my next accounting classes.
Personally I had accounting but Dr. Landgraf made it exciting and easy to learn. I love how she makes her own lecture notes, making it easy to follow along with examples.
This course helped me to understand the basic fundamentals of managerial accounting. It has helped me t apply it to my job.
I am an Accounting major, and she definitely helped take the basic and make sure we understood them through the different examples she used.
Understand the concepts of accounting
This course thought me the basic knowledge i need to know about managerial accounting. And business in general.
I've learned many useful strategies and basic accounting concepts that are needed in the field. As a business major, I needed to know all of the lessons that my professor taught us, and she has made me learn it in a way where I will always remember how to do it.
It helped me prepare me for BUSA 312. Since I took Accounting 201 online I'm glad that I took Accounting 202 in class because I feel like I learned more.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.68 25 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (32%) 17 (68%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.6 25 1.08 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 12 (48%) 8 (32%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
Class should HAVE LONGER LECTURE TIME. As a result material covered was at a fast pace.
This course made good use of the textbook, Wiley Plus multimedia resources, lectures, and activities. No further activities/resources are necessary.
more extra credit
I think there could probably be real life example videos of some concepts in the class to help explain some things.
I wish we had a better text. WIleyplus wasn't as effective as other homework guides i've had before.
As far as I've noticed, I would not recommend adding any material to improve learning. Professor Landgraf has touched all bases.
more examples or homework that coincide with the lesson. the wiley plus was like a different language.
No comment
Katie is perfect.
Print out her lecture notes and bring it to class. Its so helpful!
No need. Katie is doing a good job.
I think she incorporates real world into her lecture which helps. Also, she give us lecture notes to refer to, so I am not sure anything else should be added to.
examples that are more similar to the Wiley homework, more videos on Wiley showing examples
Unlimited tries for WileyPlus so the student can learn more with practice.
It was perfect the way it was.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.04 25 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (28%) 10 (40%) 8 (32%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 25 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 8 (32%) 16 (64%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 25 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (40%) 15 (60%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 25 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 6 (24%) 18 (72%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 25 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 3 (12%) 21 (84%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 25 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 22 (88%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
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%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.84 25 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (16%) 21 (84%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
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%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 25 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 4 (16%) 19 (76%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Have more review time for exams as they are extremely tough.
No Change needed.
Professor Landgraf has an engaging teaching style and she is very organized. This made the course easier to manage.
Give more time for in class quizes
There probably could be at least one more example similar from every lecture to show if students understand the concept.
I had a very hard time turning in homework because of the due date. I normally use Sunday as my homework day but our class had homework due on Saturdays which is my all day work day
I think we definitely could've used a notecard for all the exams, there was a lot of material covered in the exams and it helped a lot.
In my opinion, I cannot suggest improvements for the class since I feel the professor is doing a great job at utilizing all resources.
Get rid of wiley OR go over the homework. Allow students to still do the homework even after the due date even if points are deducted so they still have opportunity to understand and learn them.
I thought the course was fine.
Katie Landgraf is an excellent instructor. She did have difficulty getting the students to participate. Often the class was completely quiet. But she incorporated group activities to the curriculum. I would definitely recommend the discontinuance of Wiley Plus. It is unstable. Often it does not save answers or even allow an answer to be submitted. I also had to log in repeatedly.
I love her teaching style. Maybe more group work, I really benefit from her in class group work.
Maybe not as much WIley problems and more of her own personal problems. Wiley just makes it all confusing and had to understand the material.
No need. Katie is doing a good job.
None. :)
Teaching style and methods are very helpful and easy to understand, although it would be great if we could spend more time on each subject. Sometimes, class feels very rushed.
N/A
perfect teaching skills
Allow students to use note cards on exams. The amount of material is too much. The first exam was probably really poor for us to be allowed to use it in the second and third.
No suggestions; it was perfect the way it was.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
A++
Professor Landgraf is an excellent instructor. She is knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and committed to helping her students succeed academically, professionally, and personally. She is very approachable and understanding.
awesome
I think Professor Landgraf's style of teaching is really good. She used the time in class appropriately to explain the chapters that we go over each week clearly and it was very helpful. I also like that she kept the class updated with what is going on within the next few weeks of the class to let us know what we need to get done so far.
Great professor, great examples, made me want to learn accounting
She was very good. Even though the class was tough she always took the time to explain things and was always available to help us when needed. Even though I hate accounting and this is like the 3rd time i've taken it, it definitely was easier this time around.
My overall evaluation is 10 out of 10. I would highly recommend Professor Landgraf to anyone looking to take accounting. She does a great job helping the students learn accounting material in a way that does not hinder or confuse the student.
She's great overall. she speaks clearly and not monotone. She tries to keep the class awake and participate.
A++++++++
If I had to giving Kaie Landgraf a grade it would be an A. Good Job!
Katie is a great teacher. She genuinely cares about our learning and doesn't threaten with bad grades but rather helps us achieve and earn a higher grade. This is a aspect of a great instructor.
awesome teacher. love her teaching style. would recommend to others.
she is an excellent teacher that really makes it easy to understand the material.
She is an excellent professor. Very straightforward and honest with her policies and how she works. I would definitely recommend her and cannot wait to have her again and work with her in the future.
Excellent professor! Very clear and organized.
Very educated in here field. Which helps with her teaching skills.
a++
I enjoyed your class. You are a great instructor and an improvement from my ACC 201 professor.
THE BEST TEACHER EVER!
Overall, I liked how Katie Landgraf used examples many times throughout the course in order for us to get a better understanding of the material. She was also very easy to talk to about grades and if we needed any additional help.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 24 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 9 (38%) 14 (58%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 24 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 5 (21%) 17 (71%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
A+
This is an excellent course. Highly recommended.
awesome
I think accounting 202 is a good course for any business associated major. I think that I would use the information I learned in the class for my career and it was a good course to take.
Very good. After not taking accounting for a couple years I was nervous to jump back into it, with Katies help I was able to get through this class and feel confident for the next semester.
The course was well planned and timely. The course material including the chapter notes and quizes are presented in a manner that follow the text and help the student prioritize for the class.
its difficult for some students who dont take the ACCT 201 and ACCT 202 right after another. it was very difficult to keep up or understand when a student hasn't taken an accounting class in awhile.
I like the course and I learned a lot about accounting.
I'm really glad I took this course. I feel very prepared for my business career.
like i said above i hate accounting but she made it as easy as you possibly could.
I would take it again if it was for free.
Show up, pay attention, take notes, and you will do well overall in the class.
Challenging yet effective. Struggled with some of the course material, but with studying and much effort, it was manageable.
Hard course
Way easier than ACC 201 (online).
In this course we went over a lot of chapters so I feel very prepared for the next level.
21. Other comments:
n/a
Thank you for a great semester!
awesome
I liked this class, and professor Landgraf made the material easy to understand with a lot of real life examples and things that the class can relate to. I think the lecture notes and exam reviews/sessions are great as well because she actually creates the reviews to help us do well on the exams.
Like I said before, Wileyplus was not the best homework aid and material i've worked with. I wish it helped us work through the problem more with different examples or examples from the book. Instead it just gave us straight text from the book and I was still lost.
Overall, I would say that professor Landgraf is a great teacher and I am not exaggerating. She is thorough, helpful and creates a sense that accounting is actually a fun topic by explaining the subject matter in a way that is clear and easy to follow.
Katie is perfect.

Katie Landgraf: BUSA312, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Professional Studies
Course: BUSA 312 - Interm Financial Accounting I Crn (Section): 66023 (2)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.61 33 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 11 (33%) 21 (64%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
This course helped me a lot because she conducted the class very well.
She provided some good real life scenarios about her own experiences which could better prepare me as a future accountant. This course helped me learn more about different accounts and how they work. It gave me a better understanding of what Accounting is all about.
It refreshed my memory on accounting and expanded my knowledge and capabilities within the accounting field.
I now know financial accounting
It has thought me the aspects of accounting in concerned to business. I've learned things about investors and what they are looking for and how to make my company look good as far as a balance and income statement shows.
I learned more in-depth understanding of accounting processes.
This class was so rewarding. I feel like I have a better understanding of Business and how to operate a business now that I know how to calculate so many different essential components of the financial statements. Businesses cannot escape the things we were taught in class and even though my focus is in management, after taking this class I will be more inclined to be a great manager.
This course taught me the importance of accounting and accountants.
Ive developed a better understanding of key concepts, commonplace in the accounting field.
It helps
Real world analysis.
This course gave me a better understanding of accounting and its principles. I also was able to relate to real world problems and will be able to apply things ive learned from this class to real world situations.
It may or may not be necessary for my business marketing degree, but it never hurts to no how to do it if it comes up later.
Intermediate accounting gave me the foundation of what a business needs to consider when placing things on their books.
This course helped me to solidify the basics I learned back in ACC 202 and to put my focus on future lessons. Through repetition of these lessons you won't forget how to do something which is what I feel this course was about: to help with the basics while moving forward.
I feel like I learned a lot of useful information & methods that I will actually be applying in my career.
This course was taken to satisfy the requirement for a Bachelor's in Accounting. I would say it's given me a better understanding of the importance of GAAP and that will help me in the future.
It was rough ride but learned a lot from accounting 201 and 202
I learned how to account for things in depth. I learned quite a handful of information but the challenge is retaining the information.
I had a poor start in the accounting portion of my core, after attending Katie's class I have a better understanding of what this class is all about. I've learned a lot and I am more aware of certain terms and what they actually mean.
It has given me a wide vast of knowledge in my field. Knowledge that I am able to use once I get out into the work force.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.42 33 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (12%) 11 (33%) 18 (55%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.73 33 0.88 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 15 (45%) 9 (27%) 8 (24%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
I wouldn't change anything
There should be more than one accounting tutor.
The activities and resources were more than enough.
Videos on the homework could
HAVING MORE CLASS TIME TO WORK ON PROBLEMS.
More examples in class.
Katie Landgraf already does an amazing job, I cannot think of anything that would be better than what she assigns to us. I love love love WileyPlus and I like to watch the additional videos on the website for a deeper understanding of the topic. I would suggest a longer class period/extra day of class since there is so much of accounting to cover in so little time. Katie makes class go by so fast because I NEVER get bored listening to her lecture. She applies everything to real life examples, which is the most important thing to me in every single class.
UHWO should provide better resources to instructors, specifically dry erase markers. This is my second instructor mentioning the difficulties of procuring supplies needed to teach.
Wiley is terrible
I think that there is more than enough resources and activities that allow for a course like this however, I think more example based practice should be given so we could therefore be more comfortable with "going with the motions" of finding key outputs such as key ratios.
Lecture notes
N/a
I cant think of anything that really needs to be added. Everything that is there is useful and serves a purpose. Some sort of review game might be a more engaging way to study and possibly earn extra credit.
Study grpups would help, instead of just in visual tutoring, maybe a group session?
One particular resource that would probably help add options for students is to use the MyLab series (if there is one for Accounting specifically). The MyLab series is much easier to handle than the Wiley-Plus model.
No additional activities or resources necessary.
N/A
Lecture notes are suffice
I really don't like the WileyPlus system, but have recently got a little used to it.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.06 32 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (22%) 16 (50%) 9 (28%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 33 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 12 (36%) 20 (61%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 33 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 16 (48%) 16 (48%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 33 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (9%) 10 (30%) 20 (61%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 33 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 12 (36%) 19 (58%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 33 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 11 (33%) 20 (61%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 33 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 10 (30%) 21 (64%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 33 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 2 (6%) 9 (27%) 21 (64%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 33 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 4 (12%) 8 (24%) 20 (61%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 33 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 4 (12%) 12 (36%) 15 (45%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Maybe make sure to cover everything on wileyplus.
I think that quizzes should be done after the homework due date not before.
none.
I think Wileyplus isn't a very good fit for this class and maybe another accounting program would be better suited for BUSA 312
Possibly having more examples to go over would help.
Less Wiley!
She is the BEST PROFESSOR IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE!! I always say there is room for improvement, even for the best people, but regarding Professor Landgraf, her skills are superior and there is nothing I would change about her teaching style!
Stop Wiley & more examples in class that get fully completed!
As aforementioned, having more problems to be able to work out would be beneficial. I also think that there are some conflicting concepts that differ with the online resource (Wiley) and the ideas of Professor Landgraf. Because of this, I felt as times have to learn a concept this way because it is how Landgraf would figure it out, but Wiley would express it another.
Time management when teaching the class.
N/a
Nothing
None.
Prof. Landgraf's teaching style would be improved if she used a variety of companies other than Target's for the start of her lecture notes. It would add multiple ways of looking at the lesson in the accounting lessons provided.
No suggestions.
N/A
None
I believe that more group work would be beneficial. Possibly more take home quizzes, just make them harder if they're take home.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
she is a great teacher!
She is a very helpful and patient teacher. She answers all questions that we may have. I know there is a lot of material to cover and may be a bit overwhelming but she was very optimistic about it.
She's a great teacher and would definitely recommend her.
Great professor just wiley plus doesn't quite connect with the class
She is a wonderful teacher and excellent at what she does. She is very helpful to the subject and always will to clarify things we don't quite get.
Good professor, very knowledgeable of the material she is teaching.
She is amazing, fun, perfect, extremely helpful, inspiring, encouraging, hardworking, and wants the best for each and every student!!! I hope that UHWO sees that and understands how invaluable Katie Landgraf is. You can't put a price tag on her because she is the best asset UHWO has. I am so glad I enrolled in her classes because my college experience at UHWO would NOT have been as rewarding as it has been if I took accounting with any other professor. Trust me, I took Sharon Cox for my first accounting class and I felt so dumb and hated accounting. Then I heard how great Katie Landgraf is and I enrolled in her classes for Busa 301, Acc 202, and Busa 312. Now I feel like I can conquer the world and that my degree is actually worth the student loans I will have to pay off now. No one can compare to the incredible Katie Landgraf, CPA. Please don't ever take advantage of her, she deserves every penny in the world.
She is a great instructor. Professor Landgraf is very passionate and knowledgeable about her instruction. Her upbeat instruction style is very helpful for tired college students taking a 8am class.
good intentions and she does care about students however if you are not an accounting major her teaching is very hard to follow and understand and lacking in full explanation and examples
She's good
Good, will recommend.
She's a great teacher who definetly knows the subject she is teaching. I strongly reccomend her for any student who needs to take this accounting course.
A great teacher considering the amount of chapter that needed to be covered in the time frame and how difficult accounting can be to some people. The course was never confusing or frustrating. She is always available for help inside or outside of class and is a very patient teacher. I would strongly recommend her to others taking accounting.
Katie is a great professor and you can tell is very passionate about reaching what she knows. She has and shares real world examples, which makes it more relatable to our lives outside of the classroom. You can tell she spends a lot of time outside of class preparing for her students to give them the best chance to learn. She is one of the rereasons why I still want to change my major from business to teaching.
She is a good teacher.
She is a capable professor who is also easy to talk to regarding your class. She is also highly encouraging for students to dive into the business world in relation to the Career Fair/Internship Fair.
I really enjoy taking classes with professor Langraf. Her lectures are engaging and her teaching is effective because she asks for input from students and makes good use of real examples. She is also very helpful when it comes to academic and career advising.
that she is very well organized, and well informed about the subject.
she is great at allowing time for us to learn and letting us understand before moving on.
Very passionate in teaching and very knowledgeable. She is an excellent instructor. It helps that she's very energetic especially because the class is taken in the morning.
I honestly don't like working with numbers and dreaded attending ANY accounting or financial classes for my degree. Fortunately, Katie Landgraf is a great teacher and made learning fun and visual. Group work and in class problems helped out a lot while doing homework!
She is a good teacher although she needs to be more understanding and helpful when one on one with the students.
She is a great teacher. She is consistent with what she teaches and tells us of her experience in the work force as she teaches. I like this because it validates the work we are learning it solid.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 31 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 3 (10%) 11 (35%) 16 (52%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 31 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 11 (35%) 18 (58%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
I would recommend it to everybody.
I enjoyed this class even though it was very challenging.
Awesome course.
Great class
Hard subject but great professor to help better understand such a hard subject.
Good class but glad this is my last accounting class!
See above evaluation of Katie Landgraf. This class was amazing!
this is a hard subject with tons of material! more examples and problems from the text should be done in class
This course is very concentrated and is full of terminology and key concepts that are vital in understanding financial statements, and conceptualizing analysis tools used in finance. The course is overall structured very well and thorough, although there is some things that definitely needs to be "ironed" out.
Accounting isn't so bad
Meets expectations.
Great. It is a hard course that will she a lot of work but it is worth it.
It was difficult at times simply because of the nature of accounting, especially if it is not your major. The way the course was set up by Professor Landgraf and the way it was taught made the process much easier.
Hard course, but with the tools Katie provides, and studying hard, anyone can master (or at least) not be afraid of accounting!
I am not one for accounting. It is a struggle for me but ever since I took ACC 202 from Landgraf any accounting class I look to take it from her.
This is a good step-up from ACC 202: not too much to not handle but this course also expects you to not slack off (like with any other course). Overall a standard course in which its lessons will pay off in future higher-level courses.
It was very useful and objective material.
that it's challenging and beneficial for all business majors, not just for accounting majors.
it is difficult but a lot to be learned
It had its challenges but Professor Landgraf facilitates those challenges.
This is very difficult course that I feel may not be necessary for non accounting majors. I don't make the rules, but this class was definitely hard to understand.
21. Other comments:
n/a
none.
None
None at this time.
Katie is awesome. She also inspires and encourages her students to have goals and a purpose in life! She is an adorable professor.
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Great professor, who appears to always go above and beyond for her students no matter what may be going on in her personal life. She is a great example of an outstanding educator and I hope to someday follow in her footsteps and become a teacher as well.
This is course requires you to have a basic understanding of Accounting but is necessary for some of the later courses where you need to have grasped the basics in order to succeed.
Extra credit is always appreciated, but I think too much of it may contribute to grade inflation.
I like the way Professor Landgraf organizes her notes, they were very helpful throughout the semester and I plan to keep them to use for reference in my other accounting classes.
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Katie Landgraf: BUSA312, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Professional Studies
Course: BUSA 312 - Interm Financial Accounting I Crn (Section): 66228 (4)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.63 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 11 (69%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
I learned valuable skills that I will be able to apply in the work field
I am accounting major this kind of work was expected.
This course taught me necessary skills needed to become a cpa in a comfortable setting.
This course helped me re-learn all my old course materials from previous accounting classes and provided me with new knowledge to help me with future accounting procedures
This course is great and is very appropriate for my degree. All throughout this course I was and am able to relate what is being in taught in class to what I am also learning at work.
This course has helped me to better understand financial statements a lot more because it goes more in depth than what was taught in ACC 201 and 202.
This course was beneficial in understanding financial statements.
This course is required for my Accounting major. The course covers same topics covered by ACC201 in more depth.
Yes. This course expand my understanding of my concentration
Material is hard but she was a perfect professor. Her teachings enhanced our professional development by teaching us the concepts of TVM and depreciation which is a hard concept to grasp.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.69 16 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.81 16 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 8 (50%) 4 (25%) 3 (19%) 1 (6%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
I found the review videos implemented towards the end of the semester to be very helpful.
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Better class room at kcc!
Wiley is the devil an gave no mercy when it came to answers that were off by a few decimal places. The videos on the other hand, on select problems, were extremely helpful and gave us step by step procedures on how to attempt tricky questions.
N/A. I think the resources available are good enough.
None, because the Wiley homework problems and various examples in class did help us learn the course material.
an eighth day in the week would have been appreciated. Preferably after Sunday but before Monday.
We had class-room lecture, online classroom and discussion, assignments. I thought everything we needed was provided by the professor.
I had a lot of problems getting the textbook. Not even Ms. Landgraf was able to assist me in getting the text. Because of that, I had was to take the first test without reading the text and I did not do good on the test
Wiley plus took a lot of time doing but help with understanding the chapter
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.38 16 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 4 (25%) 9 (56%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (31%) 10 (63%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (50%) 8 (50%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (38%) 10 (63%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 11 (69%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 11 (69%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 13 (81%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (38%) 10 (63%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.19 16 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 0 (0%) 7 (44%) 7 (44%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
None.
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None keep up the good work!!
None, Professor Katie is an excellent teacher and showed great compassion and patience with our long 3 hour class. Even when she was sick, she came to class and gave us a clear, lecture on a hard chapter.
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None
I really appreciated the Saturday option at KCC. I work fulltime and have few opportunities to attend UHWO campus lectures. Landgraf made int. accounting as painless as possible.
Nothing...she was the best professor thus far
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
She is a very good teacher who really cares about the success and well being of her students.
Katie is a wonderful professor. She expresses her passion for accounting and she shows her dedication to students to making sure we understand what she teaching us. She has a great personality and very easy going. She's is always has a positive attitude and is very kind her students.
Very fun and encouraging teacher.
I thoroughly enjoyed taking Accounting from Professor Katie. I feel that once in a blue moon, you get professors that you look forward to coming to class because of the way the material is taught and because you can feel the positive energy from the teacher. That energy then in turn comes back to us as students and makes you feel that you can really get a grip on the tough course material. I am by no means an accounting kind of person, but she gave me great confidence in times where I second guessed myself. She's an excellent teacher and an even better person.
that she is an excellent teacher. She is easy to talk to and also challenges you to think about other relative connections. I would definitely recommend Katie Landgraf for this course.
She is a great instructor who is willing to help all her students in and outside of the classroom. I really liked how she went around the room when we were working on some problems to see if we were on the right track and even guided us through the problem if we were stuck.
Superior instructor. I've taken over 200 units of undergraduate coursework and have never had an instructor that gave some much of their time as Landgraf. Her drive to help me understand motivated me to achieve within the course. I can't ask anything more for an instructor. Five star Michelin.
Professor Landgraf provides excellent notes for classes and clear instructions in class. She provides extra review sessions online for exams. Very clear and precise to her teaching style. Reasonable amount of assignment, homework and exams preparation provided. Overall, a great teach! Highly recommended!
Good
She is a Gem at West Oahu
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (38%) 9 (56%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 3 (19%) 11 (69%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
It was a very informative course!
The 3 hour lecture is practical use of time for accounting because it is an extensive subject and the lecture flows better in one class sitting rather than having to come back a second day to recap on the first half and then continue the rest of a chapter. Wiley plus for homework. I think is the BEST tool for students to apply what they learn in class and then applying in our own online. And receiving INSTANT feedback on the assignments just puts the cherry on top. Its great that we don't have to wait a week or even a day to hear back if we got our homework right or wrong. I think Wiley plus should be used more often and in everyone accounting class if possible.
This course was very easy because of the way Mrs. Landgraf taught. I would highly recommend her to any student taking an accounting course.
Tough course material but with a great teacher anything can happen.
that the course is relevant and has been taught well.
It is really informative because it helps you understand the different items listed on the financial statements better.
This is a challenging course that demands lots of time and effort in order to understand the material. As a Bus. admin. major I don't expect any other course in the core courses to rival this course in time and dedication required. On the flipside, I appreciate what I learned because I had to work much harder to understand it. Most U/G biz programs don't require a 3rd semester of accounting. I know I will be better off in my career for having taken this course.
Excellent!
Good
Very hard but Landgraf made it easy.
21. Other comments:
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Thanks for a memorable semester Professor Katie. If by some unfortunate turn of events my Ravens don't make the playoffs, I will be rooting for the guys in Green. GO PACK GO!
Thank you for being an excellent teacher!
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I transferred from UHM because the professors didn't have time for me and put very little time and effort into their U/G courses. Landgraf has been my reward for transferring to UHWO. I have NEVER had an instructor so attentive in answering my questions and making sure that I understood the concepts. Landgraf has set the watermark far higher than I ever realized a professor could perform. In a manner she has ruined me as student in that I now know just how good a great instructor can be. Thank you for the experience.
It was a long way drive for Professor Landgraf coming from Kapolei to KCC every Saturday but I am glad she did it this fall. Otherwise, I would not have had the opportunity knowing her and enjoyed so much of her classes. Mahalo!!
Being a non-traditional student, this semester I was and still am going through a very, very difficult time and Ms. Landgraf was not receptive to understand what I am going through. I said this because I informed her that I was being evicted and was homeless along with being unemployed and that I am seeking resources to assist me with this major problem. I ask her for extra assignment in order for me to maintain my GPA of 3.50, only to be told that she cannot give me extra assignments because there was many of opportunity for extra credit, knowing darn well that of what I am going through
I hope she teaches more classes

Katie Landgraf: BUSA415, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Professional Studies
Course: BUSA 415 - Auditing Crn (Section): 66045 (1)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.53 17 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (47%) 9 (53%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
It helps me understand that audit doesn't have to be scary for as long as employees especially accountants and admin team are following GAAP. Errors may be made but it's okay for as long as it's not intentional and are minor (immaterial).
BUSA 415 has greatly impacted my accounting concentration. I plan to become an accountant and it was a great eye opener to witness a bit of auditing. I'm not sure if I want to be an auditor, but this was a good experience.
This course has helped me understand what auditing is. Also learning the things that auditors do when auditing the financial statements of a company.
It is very useful for actual accounting work.
Learn the procedures of an audit and what auditors do. Figure out how to confirm the numbers presented on a company's financial statements.
It really taught me a great deal of what an audit consist of. I learned very important material in this class.
This course definitely made me think for analytical. Usually accountants want to see black and white, but this subject had a lot of grey areas. This made me gain judgement on how to evaluate a client during an audit.
This course really forced me to recognize what my chosen career path really entails and the types of thinkers that will be around me. Up until this point,my learning accounting came pretty easy to me. But now, along with a concurrently running a tax class, I realize the type of mental output I will be churning when I start working. Shook me up a little but better now that later.
I should be able to do an audit ir at least be able to keep up if asked to do this type of work
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.53 17 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (47%) 9 (53%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.76 17 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 6 (35%) 9 (53%) 2 (12%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
More in class team activities
This class has everything that I look for in my classes. It has group work, insightful review sessions, and I like how Professor Landgraf has fill in the blank sections in her personal notes.
More activities examples
More real life situation examples.
The material is difficult to comprehend via lecture. the hands on learning offered were very helpful.
A workbook mocking auditing process would improve learning this course. Having a workbook would help guide students and it would spell out what is expected. I'm not sure if there is something like this, but it would really help. Having lessons based of a workbook would be more effective in remembering the material.
I don't know what could help in understanding auditing. I would really like to one day come back and develop an easier method of teaching auditing that would really help a student understand it. But I don't know what is important so I don't know what would help.
the book is a bit hard to read but still does the job
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
3.71 17 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 3 (18%) 10 (59%) 2 (12%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 17 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 9 (53%) 7 (41%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.06 17 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 12 (71%) 3 (18%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 17 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 9 (53%) 7 (41%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 17 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 9 (53%) 7 (41%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 17 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (59%) 7 (41%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (35%) 10 (59%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 12 (71%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 17 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 9 (53%) 7 (41%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 17 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 8 (47%) 7 (41%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Maybe have students switch partners every other class so that they can learn from others and create relationships with others.
More class activities. Helps more when students get the hands on experience instead of just listening to lecture and listening to what needs to be done during an audit.
I like her style methods and I don't see anything else that I would like to be implemented.
More activities examples on how to do the steps, procedures, journal entries, etc.
Less group work. We tend to follow wrong suggestions from teammates, and end up using the wrong information for the exam.
more time for the audit program lab.
Make the class more interactive. Have students engage in reading the lecture notes and filling in the blanks before class that way students know if they are on the right track or not when doing auditing homework. To get students involved, maybe a cup with names should be kept in the front and she call upon students. Most students don't want to sound "dumb" if a question is answered in correctly, but if you call them by name, they have to answer. It will get the students be me more on their toes.
For the course, perhaps a few more problems assignments for each chapter so that what is really important from the chapter is presented and more comprehension can sink in. Or maybe more reviews in class about completing the homework. Maybe less review of the chapter (that is supposed to be read before class) and more examples of the applications of concepts during class time. Something that would help us repeat the concepts and the way we are supposed to be thinking as auditors so that it can really sink in. Or maybe point us to a resource that would help. Maybe I should have been youtube-ing it or Khan academy, hahaha.
nothing there is so little one can do to teach this subject
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Okay. There were times when she was unsure of certain subtopics but given that the class is being taught at such early time of day, I understand that the brain hasn't really kicked into gear yet. I felt the same way at times.
Professor Landgraf is very nice, funny, and knowledgeable about auditing. She always knows what she is talking about and provides personal examples that aided my learning in this course.
Katie Landgraf is a good professor. She tries to make this course fun with the simulation and the activities. She cares about students. She wants us to pass this class.
Very smart.
knowledgeable teacher and good lecturer.
Replies to emails in a timely manner. Considerate of her students.
She is an awesome teacher who really knows her stuff.
She's really understanding. I appreciate that she goes over the chapter and gives students a fill in the blank note file. She uses outside resources and shares stories from her audit experience and consults friends in the auditing field to ensure material being covered is applicable in the work force.
Professor Landgraf is extremely organized and clear. You can see that she takes responsibility for her students learning and tried hard to adapt to what the situation calls for.
great
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 17 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 9 (53%) 7 (41%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 17 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (35%) 10 (59%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Class meetings are too early. Should be taught at a later time especially because it's mainly analytical.
This course was fun to take and it was a little easier than I expected it to be. The auditing assertions were repetitive, but I understand that it's very important to remember them and I feel like I know which assertion is appropriate for a specific scenario.
It is a good course I believe splitting up into groups and going through a simulation each class would be helpful. I enjoyed learning from Landgraf
This course is good. Got to know more about auditing. Learned about finding evidence and looking at internal control together with looking at the numbers to give an opinion that the financial statements are free from misstatements.
Great course to take.
difficult course to digest.
Informative in what auditors do. Requires students to play an audit game so they know what it could feel like doing a real audit.
I found this course to be very useful. I'm glad I took this course.
This course is challenging because there is no definite right or wrong, there is judgement involved.
its hard because it is such a way left way of thinking for people who have been such focused numbers people
good times
21. Other comments:
Happy Holidays!
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Katie Landgraf: ACC202, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Professional Studies
Course: ACC 202 - Intro to Managerial Accounting Crn (Section): 69009 (2)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
This has helped me incredibly because her teaching styles were easy to obtain and I was able to further my learning from accounting 201, which I had difficulty understanding, yet she's provide so much help that I was able to know more about everything as far as accounting goes. Not only did I learn new information, I learned more about what I missed out on 201 which helped me in this 202 class.
Knowledge on accounting
This course has given me the ability to understand what managerial accounting consists of.
This course gave me a lot of insight into accounting and how they relate to business practices. It taught my why things were done the way they are, and in turn helped me to better understand finances in general.
This course has increase my previous knowledge on the different methods, steps, styles, and many other concepts in managerial accounting.
This course helped me figure out important information I will need to know when I get a job in the career field that I desire. I wish I would have taken Professor Landgraf for Accounting 201 instead of taking it online with a different professor because I would have switched my major from Business Administration with a focus in Management to Business Administration with a focus in Accounting.
This course is a core requirement. It has broaden my knowledge in the field of accounting.
It did well, I especially liked the hands on class work before homework was due.
it did not
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.38 13 0.77 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 7 (54%) 4 (31%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
I recommend to take this class in person because at first taking this class online was difficult and ever since in person began my grades improved tremendously and my understanding of the course work.
I liked the notes but not learning from an online setting for the class
She gives students a good amount of resources to her students.
I feel that there were adequate resources.
I believe Professor Landgraf's strategies are great and I can't think of anything that she should change.
The use of a small note card during all exams would be really helpful. Some formulas were too complicated to remember
Wiley plus is difficult to use and it would be nice to have some consistency between ACC 201 to ACC 202 when it comes to homework.
none
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
3.77 13 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 2 (15%) 6 (46%) 3 (23%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 13 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 6 (46%) 5 (38%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (38%) 7 (54%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 13 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 13 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 7 (54%) 4 (31%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (38%) 7 (54%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (46%) 7 (54%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Keep up what you're doing. I love the lecture notes. Also, maybe slowing it down so that other students can catch up to what you're saying or teaching so we don't lose out on information.
Notes are great
If you could use the projector screen when we take notes. You could have the teachers notes on hand while having the student version on screen and fill in the notes while we go through them. I think that would be better for students because we will be able to see and know that we are both on the same track. It would help a lot for visual learners.
None, everything was good.
No suggestions she does an excellent job at providing examples and providing lecture notes to follow along during class
The only thing that Professor Landgraf could work on is clarification of exactly what answer she is looking for on her quizzes. The wording of the question could be a bit more detailed. But everything else is amazing!
Less talk about coffee!
Her teaching style is great, I just didn't like the fact that it was a Hybrid class in the beginning of the semester. This is definitely not an easy course, and switching it up to hybrid and not an in-class experience made it difficult to understand what was going on in the beginning of the semester.
Not having any of this class online
When class changed from online to class room the course material became more easier to understand. Slow down a little and interact with us students a little more so your words have a second to get past the figurative bottleneck in our minds.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
that she's a great professor for accounting. She offers many opportunities to gain points as far grades, makes sure her students understand the material before furthering her lecture and has a lot of time if we unable to obtain the information we were taught. She's a great multi-tasker and look forward to have her in 312.
Great class but I just wish the online portion didn't count because the class would have better grades
Great Professor! I really enjoyed her class. Very easy to get along with and talk too.
She is an excellent teacher. Her uses of examples in class and her ways of relating terms and methods to real life made the material extremely easy to understand. Whereas sometimes I didn't understand the assigned readings at home (and would skip parts of the text for that reason), Katie explained it the next class and I understood it without having the need to ask questions. I feel that she has a good method of teaching and makes it very easy to learn this material while making it fun.
Very thorough and takes her time; she doesn't rush to get her point across she makes sure that everyone is on the same page.
Best teacher, hands down. I'm not just saying that because she made Accounting 202 easy for me to grasp now, but Accounting is NOT easy! I'm saying this because she knows how to teach this field. She teaches what you need to know and tests you on the information that she tells you she will, unlike other professors who like to throw in surprise questions. Professor Landgraf uses strategies to teach Accounting that makes it easy to stay focused and eager to learn. Now that I actually understand accounting, I really regret not majoring in Accounting. Professor Landgraf is a very smart, hard-working professor. It is noticeable that she strives to push her students to do their best. Some professors don't show that they care, but this professor does! She is an admirable woman and if one day I am only as half successful as she is, I will be happy with my career. I am actually sad that the semester went by so fast and this class is ending in a couple of weeks.
She is an effective instructor.
She's a great teacher with a great atmosphere about herself, unfortunately she sometimes got confused on some material due to the lack of sleep from her new-born. Overall great teacher, but wished she handled the beginning of the year better.
Katie is a great teacher.
Brilliant
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 13 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 7 (54%) 4 (31%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 7 (54%)
20. This was my first online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   True   False   N/A  
2.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 10 (77%) 2 (15%)
21. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Great class, loved the lecture notes and in person meetings. Quizzes were very helpful to know what i need to work on for better understanding and exams.
Great class and professor
I learned just the right amount of material for this course.
The material for this course can be a bit difficult. I feel that this course is definitely a course that should be taken in-person because a lot of the terms and equations are hard to understand. Overall it is a good course to take because it gives insights into the world of business and I feel like I greatly benefited from knowing what I know now. This information will definitely come in handy in the future, so this course is itself a very good course to take.
Accounting is accounting! sometimes I get then other times I'm lost, which is why Katie Landgraf did an excellent job at helping me understand a lot of things that I missed from Accounting 201
Great for anyone who majors in Business. The information presented in this class will be useful for a lifetime, even in my own personal life.
Awesome
This class is definitely difficult for non-accounting majors, and changing the class format to hybrid didn't add to difficulty of this course.
It is difficult.
22. Other comments:
N/A
none.
See above. I could go on forever thanking Katie Landgraf for teaching at UHWO. I wish I could have her for every single class.
N/A
None
It was very hard to keep up with while this class was in an online setting. The material didn't make sense. After we went to an "in classroom" class it was much easier to follow along.

Katie Landgraf: BUSA312, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Professional Studies
Course: BUSA 312 - Interm Financial Accounting I Crn (Section): 69023 (2)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.56 25 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 7 (28%) 16 (64%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
This course has given me insight into accounting principles and concepts.
It provided a more thorough understanding of the concepts I knew about or had once learned about but hadn't put to use yet.
I am a business major and this class helped me understand more in depth financial accounting that is/will be very beneficial in my field.
It helped me understand accounting much more and how much financial information is important to businesses.
I've learned that are many methods of taking account of inventory and processing a firms balance sheet.
Accounting has always been an intimidating subject but Professor Landgraf provides so many resources that make learning so much more approachable. Live sessions are always recorded which made me feel that she really cared about our schedules and outside responsibilities.
While I learned a lot of information that will be utilized throughout my career this class helped determine that i certainly do not want to be an accountant. My brain doesn't work in that world.
Accounting is a tough subject in itself and taking this course is definitely going to help me in the future of any accounting work.
This has taught me the financial side of the business. It has taught me that I do not want to go into the accounting department. LOL
Enhanced my knowledge of accounting
I learned an incredible amount of information in this course.
This course was a review of Accounting 201 and 202, it also provided information related to Accounting regulations and help to prepare for CPA exam.
I have a greater understanding of the accounting principles, GAAP standards, real world accounting scenarios and ultimately how to implement these skills in a business setting.
n/a
It helped me to see the accounting aspect of business.
Gfs
It taught me more about accounting.
Developed better understanding of accounting techniques
It gave me a better understanding and more background information on accounting. I can use the skills that were taught in this class in my professional development.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.4 25 0.91 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 4 (16%) 4 (16%) 16 (64%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.8 25 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 11 (44%) 9 (36%) 4 (16%) 1 (4%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
N/A
This was one of the best online classes that I have taken. I typically only take online classes due to my work schedule and was pleasantly surprised at the thoroughness and method of teaching through these online resources. I was also very happy to be able to take this class online as I understand it was one of the first times teaching this online. Great job!
Nothing really, she provides a lot of resources. The only thing is Wiley Plus doesn't explain things very well.
Using online chat, excel and word to lecture the class made it easy to follow.
I think the prof did a great job with lectures, homework lectures and lecture notes.
correlate the software wileyplus with professors notes. videos were sometimes different than how it was explained in lectures.
There could be a little more assistance on how to do certain of the complicated problems without having to schedule appointments with the professor.
None
The resources available for this course were excellent. Nothing could be added.
N/A, more than enough materials were given.
The professor provided ample resources to be successful in this course. Perhaps at sometimes, it was too much because as a student you want to cover it all to ensure you don't miss anything, however, it was mentioned that not all resources had to be used as that could be time consuming and overwhelming!
I did not find the text book to be an effective learning tool. I would suggest using another text. I found several resources that better explained the material as the course went on.
n/a
N/A
Vsas
I don't think there is anything that could be added as all the resources are available in either Laulima or Wiley Plus.
None
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
3.68 25 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 7 (28%) 10 (40%) 5 (20%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.28 25 0.98 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 8 (32%) 13 (52%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 25 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 7 (28%) 13 (52%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 25 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (16%) 4 (16%) 16 (64%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 25 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 8 (32%) 15 (60%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 25 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 6 (24%) 17 (68%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 25 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 5 (20%) 18 (72%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 25 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 5 (20%) 18 (72%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 25 0.96 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 4 (16%) 18 (72%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 25 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (16%) 8 (32%) 13 (52%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
N/A
This was the one class that kept me the busiest and there were times where I felt that I needed more time to manage it, but with the exception of a couple crazy work schedule conflicts, I was able to make it through ok. I am aiming for an "A", but will likely get a "B" due to work getting in the way.
I don't have any.
There was a lot of material covered in this class, some weeks I thought it was too much. I also feel that will memorizing how to do problems or the steps to solve the problems is important it is perhaps more important to be able find the information that will help solve the problem. Meaning I feel an open book exam would have been useful. It was an extremely large amount of info to try and memorize.
do away with the software program
When doing examples, it's hard to learn when half the time the video spends 10 minutes of you basically saying, "You should already know this, it's in the lecture notes".
While I felt the class was organized I felt there could be a little more assistance when it comes to problem solving. It can be a pretty confusing and hard subject to do online.
None
No improvements needed- you are an excellent instructor!!
N/A, all good.
My only complaint with this course was the in person tests that were 2 hours long. I can appreciate the intent behind having students take tests in person to avoid cheating, etc., however, online courses are designed specifically for students who need flexibility and who don't want to have to visit campus on a certain day or time. Professor Landgraf was flexible regarding the day and time, however, requiring students to take tests in person for online classes creates a hardship on students who work full time and have other afternoon and evening obligations. Even though it was only three occasions there has to be another way to provide adequate testing in a flexible manner for online courses.
Better textbook and more homework assignments that more closely reflect what may be on exams.
Her teaching style is better in a class situation and not for an online course.
N/A
Gds
None
Very thorough and easy to understand lectures and demonstrations
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Professor Landgraf is genuinely interested in her students' success and understanding of the course. The Blackboard lectures with accompanying notes provided by the professor helped reinforce the textbook material and emphasized important aspects of the course. The homework recording videos in my opinion shows how Professor Landgraf goes above and beyond considering this was an online course. The videos really made it seemingly close to having an in class experience by going over questions and problems similar to homework assignments.
Great job. Katie is very pleasant. I enjoy listening/watching her lectures. She is very expressive and kept a good pace. I wasn't certain what to expect for this difficult of a class being online, but she did a wonderful job explaining and providing examples.
She is very easy to get in touch with, she responds to email questions very quickly. She breaks information down and makes it easier to understand than the book does.
Mrs Landgraf is a great teacher. I wish she could teach all my class. She made it easy to understand, meeting with us when we needed help and being available thru email when we were stuck on a questions. Overall, she is very positive and encouraging.
she is amazing teacher who is very flexible and knowledgeable about accounting. She provides outstanding lecture via online and easy to understand lecture notes.
I really appreciated the organization of the course prior to the start of the semester. I'm sure I wasn't the only student intimidated by the subject but having a multitude of resources really helped me get through the semester. She made it clear that being a first time mom and having a new born would not distract her from being the best possible resource. She reminded us of this throughout the semester which made her so approachable- at first I didn't want to bother her knowing that she had a newborn but she always responded to my (endless) emails promptly and never made me feel that I was a bother. I really appreciated the homework videos because I was able to watch them at my convenience and pause and re-watch as many times as needed. I would, without a doubt, take her classes again if I needed them.
She is a great professor!
Good prof. Wished she was teaching statistics.
great professor with an extensive knowledge on accounting.
Really nice and really wants us to learn, but everyone learns differently. Take that into consideration please.
Good
She is an excellent instructor who provides the necessary resources to be successful in the course.
Mrs. Landgraf is a very nice and good professor. She always responds properly via emails and follow up on questions asked.
that she is an amazing professor who is truly invested in her students and their education. I have taken 10 online courses and Professor Landgraf is the first and only Professor that actually taught her online course. I learned more in her course than all of the others put together. She is an exceptional Professor and I wish every Professor provided the same level of excellence and education she did/does. She is extremely dedicated to her students' success and that is what makes her a wonderful asset to the University, as well as her students. She truly is a exception educator. I am sad I won't have the opportunity to take any more of her classes. Thank you Professor Langraf for investing your time and energy into your classes and students. It is appreciated and you really do standout and make a difference.
Very good at communicating difficult material in an organized and professional manner. She helped me to understand how to relate course material to real world situations (she loves to use Target as an example).
She may be a great in class teacher but I did not like her online class.
She is a PHENOMENAL accounting teacher! Extremely organized, and well versed in her subject matter. She provided many resources, through her video/lectures on the chapters as well as the homework. Accounting is a very confusing subject to me, but she clearly explained everything so that it made sense to me. Another thing I found helpful is that she explained not just how to do a problem but why that problem is important and how it relates to the bigger picture (where it falls on the balance sheet or the income statement, etc). When I had questions about any problems she got back to me immediately, even after just having a baby!Thank you so much Mrs. Landgraf for being so good at what you do, I respect you and admire you! Keep up the awesome work =.)
Vssc
She is a good teacher and explains things in a simple way for her students to understand.
Great professor with a genuine desire to assist her students with completing successfully
Katie Landgraf is a great teacher. She answers questions in a timely manner and makes clarifications when you are confused on certain subjects.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 25 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 9 (36%) 14 (56%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 25 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 5 (20%) 17 (68%)
20. This was my first online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   True   False   N/A  
2.0 25 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 24 (96%) 0 (0%)
21. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Same as instructor evaluation.
Great class and thank you Katie for helping us out in the midst of being a new mother. Great job!! Best of luck...
It's a hard course to take online.
I enjoyed it. Hope my next class is just like this one.
This course was amazing, but I feel it was a bit difficult in the beginning. Maybe a more conventional classroom setting may be appropriate for me if took this course again.
Tough subject that one will either fail or succeed in-depending on the instructor. I never felt that I had to teach myself because Professor Landgraf was readily available with extra resources and if I still didn't understand something she was there to help. The material is relevant to everything, whether one goes in to accounting or not. Extraordinary course that should be taken by everyone. Highly recommend taking Professor Landgraf's course!
Good class, hope i passed.
Wiley Plus was really hard to use and understand. Consider another book.
Its a pretty tough course to do online.
Learned a lot of new material on this class
Excellent!!
This is a very beneficial course for Accounting and other business majors. This course covered the basic and major aspect of business accounting.
that this is by far one of the best courses I have taken at West Oahu. I have actually learned, rather than memorize and regurgitate information. In this one course I have learned more than all of the others put together. Professor Landgraf provided the resources and support to be successful in this course.
Though I am not an accounting major, I would highly recommend Katie Landgraf as a professor. She uses a variety of media methods to teach and is very quick to respond to questions/concerns.
Course content is good teaching style was not good at all
Excellent, I would give it an A.
Fscv
Great course. It was challenging at times as I took accounting a while back and it was not easy for me to remember everything I had previously learned.
Great professor, good course, really enjoyed using the student friendly Wiley website.
I would recommend this class to any student. This class was easy to follow and understand.
22. Other comments:
Although I'm not an accounting major, it almost made me want to minor in accounting just so that I can take more courses with Professor Landgraf! The course was enjoyable overall.
Thanks for being approachable and always willing to help.
I think it was amazing that Professor Landgraf continued to teach right after giving birth to her first child. Professor Landgraf is a hardworking and dedicated teacher, wife, and mother.
None please continue to be flexible as this is an online course.
None
The Professor made this course! I am very thankful for Professor Landgraf and having the opportunity to take this course.
Despite giving birth in I believe the second week of the semester, she was STILL recording lectures and available! Very impressive! It was nice to have a professor from my home state of Wisconsin as well!
This is not personal to the instructor
N/A
Fsvj

Katie Landgraf: BUSA313, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Professional Studies
Course: BUSA 313 - Interm Financial Accounting II Crn (Section): 69025 (1)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.74 27 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (26%) 20 (74%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
It went into further complexity on concepts raised in prior courses, which revealed the many complex accounting issues that we might face in the accounting profession.
Delved deeper into the difference between GAAP and IRS requirements, and the different situations that can arise. She also talked about how what was being done would be viewed by an auditor, or what we would look for if we were an auditor. She also mentioned things that we can expect to see on the CPA exam.
I haven't encountered any of these type of situation at work yet but hopefully it will become useful if I even changed company.
I learned a lot from taking this course but there was a lof of material covered and sometimes more time on chapters would have helped. This course help me broaden my knowledge of financial accounting.
Greatly enhanced
She uses real-world examples from her personal experiences which is very helpful.
It definitely helped me in understanding more complex situations in Accounting. It improved my skills with using the time value of money. I also learned various ways on how to record certain situations.
It gave me a foundation of accounting mentality and technical knowledge on which I can build on with actual work experience. It really helped me see thing with an accountants eye, such as internal controls, a section I particularly enjoyed.
This course was taken to fulfill course requirement. This course enhanced my professional development in my concentration by teaching me how to perform the different types of financial accounting a business will experience and the different kinds of things my profession will entail if I was to work as an Accountant in a business.
This course was very detailed and helped me to better understand different accounting methods used for specific business situations.
Taught me more about financial accounting.
Before taking this course, I heard a lot about this BUSA 313 from other accounting major students. They said this course is tough because it requires a lot of time to study. It is easier to learn in person than from online. I found that it is true, but for me it is hard to take this course in person because I am working full-time and this course is not being offerred in the evenings or on Saturdays. So I had no choice. But Professor Landgraf tried to help us as much possible to learn the materials.
This course focuses on concepts that are relevant to my major (accounting).
The skills were necessary, I just wanted the book to be more helpful and less intimidating. The book used for this course doesn't do well on explaining the concepts or provide examples, therefore it should be replaced for being non student friendly.
This course enhanced my personal and/or professional development in my major by helping me understand the concepts in a deeper understanding and also it has helped me more with my previous knowledge from other classes.
The class was helpful because even if it's online resources was available and the recorded lectures was a great help as well to understand the materials.
It gave me a better understanding of what financial accounting is. It also showed me of what to expect in the real accounting world.
It helped me to gain a better understanding the principles of financial accounting journal entries, balance sheets and income statements.
It gave me a better perspective on the accounting principles.
This course helped me able to relate with my tasks at work even more. Now, when my manager throws accounting lingo at me, I am now able to hold clearer conversation with her without much explanation as to what she's trying to convey. Learning the new tasks she has given me were also a bit easier.
The course helped to develop methods of analyzing reports and to determine the appropriate steps to prepare financial reports.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.59 27 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 9 (33%) 17 (63%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.96 27 1.02 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 11 (41%) 9 (33%) 4 (15%) 3 (11%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
None.
Nothing. She gives a lot of resources.
This course was very difficult for me. It requires a lot of reading, listening to lectures, and listening to homework recording. It also takes time to process the homework.
All resources provided made it easier to understand. All lecture notes, blackboard collaborate recordings, and homework recordings were VERY useful.
iPad compatible supplemental programs. (See comment below)
I felt like the timed/multiple choice format of the quizzes and exams was difficult because they are often written in different ways/format then we are used to from the lectures and homework. We are prepared for the problems, but not for the multiple choice sections.
The WileyPlus site gave me a lot of grief and posts incorrect scores, that really skewed my grade.
I don't think that anything should be add to this course to improve learning because Mrs. Landgraf has put detailed resources on line that have helped me a lot as if I was in a classroom.
There is nothing I would say to improve this course. Professor Landgraf's posted lectures helped emmensly because we were able to go back on our own time and review them until we understood the material. Also her posted homework probelem examples really helped to break down large problems, making them more managable and far less intimidating.
Nothing, everything was informative and pertained to the course.
Sometimes, I did not have enough time to study during the week, so I waited until the weekends to study. That's when the homework assignments and quizzes were dued, and I ran out of time to complete the homework assignments and did not have enough time to study for the quizzes. This was why I did not do well on the quizzes. I wish that Professor Landgraf would give us the example quizzes to prepare for.
I think the professor provides more than adequate resources to enhance learning.
Change the book, have more video lecture to show more examples on how each calculations will be applied to other problems besides the homework.
Overall i liked how this course was an online class and it is based on your own schedule. Being a student and having other classes it has helped me balance my time with my other classes. I thought that the resources and activities were great.
I think the resources that were provided was a big help and it should be maintained.
I think Professor Landgraf has enough activities to help her students improve their learnings.
N/A
More examples of different problems.
Professor Landgraf's recorded lectures, handouts, and being able to reach her via phone and email were sufficient to learn the objectives. Having slide shows that briefly summarizes the main topics and to provide additional examples would be a bonus.
Resources were pretty good, but maybe include some video or article links to explore that complement the chapter. Maybe assign a reading from one of the Wiley supplemental articles as extra credit, if the article subject is a good real-world example.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
3.96 27 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 6 (22%) 13 (48%) 7 (26%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 27 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 11 (41%) 15 (56%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 27 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 13 (48%) 13 (48%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 27 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 8 (30%) 18 (67%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 27 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 4 (15%) 21 (78%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 27 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (26%) 20 (74%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 27 0.88 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 4 (15%) 21 (78%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 27 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 4 (15%) 21 (78%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 27 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 3 (11%) 23 (85%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 27 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 10 (37%) 16 (59%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
None
I graded myself low because I know that I didn't dedicate as much time or effort into this course as I should have. Mrs. Landgraf's teaching style is excellent and she really provides a lot of sources and opportunities to learn and bring grades up.
Ms. Landgraf provides a lot of information. I wished that the quizzes would be more similar to the homework assignments.
Everything was great.
I wish that the material was more ipad compatible. Blackboard and Wiley don't work well with iPad and homework lectures don't work at all with iPad.
Approve the test format. It is difficult to learn this tough material online. Mrs. Landgraf is great at returning emails and helping students, she is totally available to us even though she had a baby this semester! I also like how she records herself doing examples for us to follow along to. I am frustrated with studying hard for the exams and receiving poor grades. Maybe more student-to- student communication or posts may be helpful for this course.
That site was the only problem I had with the course.
I think that Mrs. Landgraf has great teaching methods and teaching style a great teaching style so I have no suggestions.
There is so much material being covered in this course, and at times it became very confusing and overwhelming. Professor Landgraf was always there to offer extra help and answer any questions.
Nothing, Mrs. Landgraf's styles and methods were good for this course.
I would like to suggest that Professor Landgraf would let us practice the quizzes and would give us more time on the word problems.
no suggestions.
Use more example on video lectures, be more straightforward while explaining the concepts in easier way.
Overall i was satisfied with the teaching style and methods that was given out during the semester.
I like how there's a weekly recorded lectures because I work as full time and when I missed it I can always have access to it.
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Nothing to say. It was great.
No further suggestions needed
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Excellent
She is excellent and if people are doing poorly in her class, it is because they are not committing enough time or effort to the subject (like me).
Ms. Landgraf is very understanding. She's very helpful and thorough in explaining. I would recommend other students to er.
Excellent Professor! Very helpful, responds to emails asap.
She is an awesome teacher. Honestly, she is probably the best online teacher I've ever had and I had many. Her classes are organized. She didn't even let having a baby affect the syllabus at all. She's strict, but fair with due dates for students and herself. Online lectures are very helpful. Excellent over all.
A very helpful, available teacher.
I really feel that she is willing to help her students do their best. She always encourages the class to come to her for help and she always responds right away to any questions or issues. I appreciate her as a teacher because she really cares about her students.
I feel like she was a great teacher. She was very thorough and organized. She was very quick to respond to e-mails which helps a lot in an online class. She also explained problems very clearly.
She's a great and enthusiastic professor. I always prefer in class courses, because it allows more room for discussion and a more personal introduction to the professor, but as an online course, Professor Landgraf utilized resources to connect with the students a lot more than my other online professors.
My overall evaluation of Katie Landgraf is she is very knowledgeable about the subject that she teaches. She has had experience. She cares about her students and even when she was ready to have her baby she made sure that her students were taken cared of as far as sticking to the schedule. She always emphasized that if we needed help she was happy to help.
She is an excellent Professor. She is dedicated and knowledgable and She puts in a lot of time and effort to make sure the students are successful in her courses.
Excellent teacher.
I really enjoyed taking classes with Professor Landgraf. She tried to spend time help her students to succeed in accounting. She was very prompt to reply her emails even though she was busy on the weekends with her new born baby and she took the time to explain very detailed. I personnaly would like to thank her for that. I have been taking several online classes before with different Professors, but I think she is the best Professor that I have known. She is awsome!
She is a dedicated and effective teacher.
She's an above average teacher for an online course. I just hoped she spends more time on problem examples during lectures.
My overall evaluation of Katie Landgraf is that i enjoyed the way she teaches the class and well as watching her lectures online.
She's an awesome teacher and I like how she always have the time to reply quick to emails.
Professor Landgraf's is a great instructor. She always make sure that her students understand her lectures. She always gives real world examples which I think is really great. She's one of those professors who only not teach their students based on what is in the book but she also gives tips and ways on how to handle situations if you're working as an accountant. She encourage her students to learn as much as they do to be ready in the future.
She was a good professor. I felt that she was a fair grader and provided many online resources to study. It was also great that she provided quick feedback for assignments.
Great teacher and very nice.
that she is a great instructor. Although the class was taught online, viewing the recorded lectures made me feel like I was still in class but just at the comfort of my own home. Getting in touch with her for any questions was easy; she was very prompt in responding to email and returning phone calls. She has a great understanding and very accommodating to students who are working; a characteristic that I really admire.
Very supportive, available and willing to assist in understanding difficult concepts.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 27 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 8 (30%) 18 (67%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 27 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 6 (22%) 19 (70%)
20. This was my first online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   True   False   N/A  
2.0 27 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 26 (96%) 1 (4%)
21. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Excellent course
It is not easy and it makes me realize that I may need to pursue another path. It has nothing to do with Mrs. Landgraf's teaching style. It is just that I am now leaning toward a different career than I had originally planned. The course itself is very informative.
The course was difficult. I wouldn't recommend to individuals who are not focused. You need to put in extra hours in understanding this class.
There was a lot of material covered and the textbook and sometimes the textbook was difficult to read. Katie's lecture notes and recordings made it easier to understand. She's very knowledgeable and cares about her students.
Tough to do online, but I'm thankful that it's offered one and I think Katie Langraff did an excellent job with a tough course online.
Good course
The biggest problem with online courses, are the portals used for the classwork, this this case, WileyPlus. WileyPlus was user friendly, but the score calculations were wrong in some instances.
My overall evaluation of this course is that this class teaches you the many financial accounting processes and responsibilities of an accountant. The subjects were sometimes difficult but Mrs. Landgraf tries to make it less difficult by the way she presents each subject to us and how she explains them.
It was very difficult and a lot of the material was confusing, but Professor Landgraf posted videos, examples, and answered questions, all making the course more managable.
Excellent course and informative.
I wish that I would have enough time to study more and would do well in her class. I is a hard course to learn online, but she made it easier for us to understand the materials not only the concepts but also the theories.
Positive.
Online class like this is still inferior to in class lectures, since it is not able to throughly explain everything and there is little interaction between the student and the teacher.
My overall evaluation of this course is great because i was able to understand concepts much better compared to my previous accounting classes.
It was a good class and I would recommend it to a classmate :)
Great course! Great Professor! I would recommend this class and the instructor to other students.
The course was very informative, although it could be a bit tedious and boring at times. Although that has more to do with the subject matter.
Excellent
Satisfactory. Objectives were met in the simplest ways possible. If all online courses are taught the way this class was, I would much prefer to take them this way.
Great Course
22. Other comments:
It is not easy, but it is helpful.
Thanks :)
I appreciated the lecture notes, they were helpful in understanding the material. Just did not enjoy the test format.
Thank you Mrs. Landgraf
Mrs. Landgraf is a good teacher and very knowledgeable. She has had hands on experience with the subject therefore it is very helpful when she tries to explain each subject with some of her experiences. This is a great online class to take and she is a great teacher to teach it online.
Thank you Professor Landgraf!
None.
I hope this class will be offered in class in the inter islands since it is a really tough course that needs a present teacher to answer student questions, and show the solutions live.
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Thank you for the lessons :)
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No other comments necessary.
Appreciate the option to take online classes.

Katie Landgraf: BUSA318, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Professional Studies
Course: BUSA 318 - Intermediate Managerial Acctg Crn (Section): 69027 (1)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 28 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (50%) 14 (50%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
This course benefits me by preparing me for the CPA exam.
It helped me to have a better understanding of the accounting subject
This course further added to my accounting knowledge.
This course was excellent
Not to much, I dont usually get alot from online classes
I took this course because I'm interested in becoming both a CPA and a CMA.
The course instructor gave real life scenarios in which certain approaches would work best for the situation.
This course was helpful because it gave me a better understanding of several concepts that were introduced in my early accounting classes.
This class is necessary for any business majors.
It gave me a better understanding of what managerial accounting is all about.
The way the Professor has approached the course was very beneficial in my progress as an accountant in training. The problems that she choses really tests the knowledge we have of the material, and challenges us to apply the material correctly and in real-life situations. I truly believe that she's prepared us for our profession.
BA Business / accounting
This course has made me understand managerial accounting even better.
This course provided me the nest step towards understanding the managerial side of accounting. Which provided me with a deeper understanding as to how management makes their decision not only from an operating perspective but from a profitable one as well
This course gave me a better understanding of what managerial accounting is all about. I could really use what I learned from this class.
It helped me to better understand calculations in accounting that related to other classes that I was taking. It gave me a better understanding of some of the problems faced with from a different approach.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.64 28 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 8 (29%) 19 (68%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
3.07 28 1.15 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 9 (32%) 10 (36%) 3 (11%) 5 (18%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
Sometimes the quizzes didn't completely correspond to some of the material that I learned from reviewing the book
Because the problems weren't explained completely, it was difficult to figure out how to complete the problems.
Nothing could be added. the course was set up very well
The textbook should be changed to one that is complete and could explain the concepts more clearly, especially those covered on the assignments/quizzes/exams.
In person. Online classes are a joke
None.
She gave adequate amounts of resources to improve learning independently.
Lectures should be more thorough, provides more example, and emphasized on how it will be applied in real world applications. Since the concepts or topics are very tough to grasp.
Mrs. Landgraf provides many resources, that normally instructors would not. She goes out of her way to record her lessons, so that its easier for her students to refer back to it in case of trouble. In addition, she welcomes communication through e-mail, office hours, and most importantly, BBC. I especially like her use of Cengage, which provides references back to specific parts of chapters within the book for each homework problem. Also, she provides additional resources like Excels for homework for the convenience of the students.
Having this class would have been better
The best part about this course was lecture and homework recordings. It was similar to attending a live class only at my own convenience. Accompanied by the lecture and homework notes, my only downfall was my own time management.
I honestly find managerial accounting hard but the instructor offer different activities and resources for us to practice. I think its all good and I don't have any suggestion to be added to this course.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
3.96 28 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (25%) 15 (54%) 6 (21%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 28 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 16 (57%) 12 (43%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 28 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 13 (46%) 14 (50%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 28 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (43%) 16 (57%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 28 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 12 (43%) 15 (54%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
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. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 28 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (29%) 20 (71%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 28 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 12 (43%) 14 (50%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 28 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (46%) 15 (54%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.32 28 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 15 (54%) 11 (39%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
No suggestions
She's actually great when it comes to resources. She's very thorough with explains course materials.
Awesome teacher with great open communication.
Have more examples other than the problems given for homework.
I don't think any improvements are needed.
There are some topics that weren't covered in the textbook or were explained differently in the textbook which made it harder for me to learn the concepts better. It also made it harder for me to score better on the quizzes/exams.
More contact with students.
I don't have any suggestions as Mrs.Landgraf provided many resources to aid in her students' learning.
Only suggestion I have is to stream emails to laulima so that announcements and important instructions can be seen there as well.
Lectures should be more thorough, provides more example, and emphasized on how it will be applied in real world applications. Since the concepts or topics are very tough to grasp.
I though the course went well. But I believe there should have been a meeting every week to answer questions people might have and have others hear about it.
As I've taken two courses from the professor, I've noticed that she keeps improving. Just like the last course, I have no suggestions. She seems to understand the difficulty of the course, and approaches it in the most understandable way. Please continue what you're doing professor! You're truly one of the best I've had.
I wish this class was live because I would have caught on to the material much faster.
The only suggestion I have, are for the homework recordings. The projector used to illustrate the exercises only provided a small visual of the paper used in the exercises. Although the visual part was hard to see some times or did not show the exercises being worked out, the audio was extremely helpful.
Professor Landgraf's teaching style and methods are great. I don't have any suggestions to improve it.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
awesome teacher. really knows how to cut down confusion by stating the bare minimum to complete a problems. This allows for confidence and understanding.
She is very nice and polite and willing to help if needed
She's a great teacher and easy to follow. Her syllabus is very on point.
Excellent, especially with just having a baby!
excellent instructor! this is the second class i have taken from her as usual well done.
She is an great instructor who is extremely knowledgeable in this area of study. She puts in a great deal of time and effort to ensure students have resources available to pass the course.
Very good: Very flexible, helpful, and accommodating. She explains the assignments thoroughly.
Great teacher, just wish the class was in person
great! Mrs.Landgraf is very knowledgeable in the subject she teaches. She related many of the concepts to businesses we were familiar with and also emphasized the skills we would need in the real world. She is also very approachable, both in-person and online. Lastly, I really appreciated that she took the time to read our text book, create notes, lecture videos, and homework videos.
a positive instructor that wants to see her students succeed.
Professor Landgraf is such a great teacher. Although the examples from the book may have seemed difficult she was able to teach the concepts in a way that was relatable to us. That makes learning the material so much easier. Her lectures were so thorough that it made homework assignments seem clear.
A very good teacher for an online class. She's also willing to work with the student. I just hoped her lectures are more detailed and provide more examples.
Good
She is easy to understand and makes homework easy to do.
She is great teacher that genuinely has the goal of having the student succeed in the course. She doesn't simply wish for her students to score highly, she makes sure that the material is understood. Great teacher. In fact, she's the one teacher along my journey that has made me feel as if I'm actually prepared to become an accounting professional.
In terms of organization and presentation of material, this class has been the best online class I've taken (of a total of 8 online classes). We did not encounter many hiccups of the online learning process and test taking, while other classes I've experienced were consumed by delays and set backs. Katie Landgraf is a great professor and is able to successfully communicate ideas and concepts to the students.
Great instructor
I love Professor Landgraf! I only wish that she was available to instruct in more courses.
Professor Landgraf's is a great instructor. She always make sure that her students understand her lectures. She always gives real world examples which I think is really great. She's one of those professors who only not teach their students based on what is in the book but she also gives tips and ways on how to handle situations if you're working as an accountant. She encourage her students to learn as much as they do to be ready in the future.
Good
Professor Landgraf was very helpful at helping to understand the materials. She provided lectures and resources to help with the work and was also available for any questions.
I like her
Professor Katie Landgraf is my idol. I wish I could be like her!
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 28 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 12 (43%) 14 (50%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 28 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 13 (46%) 14 (50%)
20. This was my first online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   True   False   N/A  
2.0 28 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 24 (86%) 2 (7%)
21. My overall evaluation of this course is...
with the videos this course is very doable online. Not always an easy feat with accounting classes
It was difficult for me because I was going through a lot of personal things throughout the semester but Katie taught it well.
I really learned a lot. It was hard at first but the later chapters were definitely a breather
Great course. With valuable information. Organized format
good class on the subject matter
I really enjoyed the course and feel I learned a great deal.
This course is pretty hard mainly because the textbook is not very helpful. It just doesn't cover the concepts clearly and the format is different from the quiz/exam format online. Professor Landgraf is very helpful and flexible which helped a little in keeping up with the grade.
Fair
very thorough, informative, and relevant to any business.
challenging to say the least.
I enjoyed this class and the material that was covered. The way that this class was structured was helpful for my schedule too. I would watch the recorded lecture on one day, read on the 2nd day, and watch the examples of the homework recording on the 3rd day and then work on the assignment and take the quiz during the remainder of the week. I wish all my classes had this kind of structure.
It's okay for an online class, but still wouldn't compete with the level of interactivity when compared to an in class course.
It was a great class. I hope it will help me pass the CMA exam.
Actually very demanding, yet fun and exhilarating in the sense that you're actually understanding concepts detrimental in your profession.
Great!!!
Excellent! I would recommend it to anyone! I would also strongly suggest to manage your time throughout the course as efficiently as possible. Definitely not a course that one would want to try to cram all in one day.
This is a great course for all accounting majors!
Good
It is a good course to take online with a reasonable amount of work. Professor Landgraf sent out an agenda at the beginning of the week to let us know what to expect and keep us updated on anything that came up. I learned a lot for an online class and helped to better understand my major.
It was a tough class
22. Other comments:
All online classes should just be done in one network, such Laulima, to minimize logging in to different networks with different formattings.
None.
Practice makes perfect. Utilize all the examples as much as possible. And ask for help as soon as you need it.
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In order to do well, I should not have taken BUSA 313 and 318 together because both of these classes required a lot of time to study.

Katie Landgraf: ACC202, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Professional Studies
Course: ACC 202 - Intro to Managerial Accounting Crn (Section): 68012 (1)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.58 20 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (30%) 12 (60%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
it made me aware of what i need to be specific about and read things carefully so i make sure i understand what i am doing
learned the various types of accounting
This class focused on the managerial point of accounting which will help me in my future because of what I want to do with my career.
This course directly applies to my major and this class taught me class that will need to know later.
This course has taught me the fundamentals of accounting and how I can apply it in real life and for my concentration.
This course prepared me personally for the next level accounting class I must take. Mrs. Landgraf mentions in class when certain things will me extra important to know for the next accounting class, which I greatly appreciate.
This course has helped me better understand how to financially sustain a business.it has also taught me how to budget within a business and make better financial decisions.
Its not for my major.
This class gave me a basic understanding of ROI on investments.
Katie was very professional, but still very approachable throughout the semester, and used real life examples to make it easier for us to understand.
Focused on a different aspect of accounting I did not really know about in the beginning of the semester.
It helps me to learn about methods of accounting.
Even though this course was very challenging and required diligent study habits, I feel that practically everything I learned is useful not only in my personal life, but also in the business world!
Things I've learned I can now use them when ever dealing with business oriented jobs. I really enjoyed this class even though the struggle is real.
I've learned things I can use in the future to get through life.
it was a real eye opener to know the principals of management accounting and that allocating costs are realky importnat. I find it very relavent because I plan to own my own business.
helped me to understand the financial side of the a company
Learned a great amount in Katie's class
this course enhanced my personal and professional development by re introducing basic accounting concepts from the previous course and preparing me for future classes in accounting. I learned attention to detail, and my accuracy skills has increased.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.55 20 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 5 (25%) 13 (65%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.45 20 0.76 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 11 (55%) 6 (30%) 2 (10%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
do problems that are relevant to the homework, so we understand how to get the solutions then add more homework assignments
I felt that there could have been study sessions for our class at the Noeau center which would be optional.
More time on certain areas. I feel like we went too fast which made it hard to grasp certain concepts.
This course has many resources inside and outside of class including online to improve learning and understand material.
Possible adding more time to review for the exam. We just started doing the second review thing, but maybe keeping that for future classes would really help. We don't always get to finish the review and having that extra day to go through all the problems really helped me.
N/A
The activities and resources were great for my learning.
I don't think anything should be added, she has the course very well organized already.
maybe more time on the quizzes.
Maybe just using cheat sheets to as a guide on tests would be helpful. With all the equations to remember, it's hard not having a sheet.
Newer books that include the new rules/regulations in accounting.
I feel it would be great to include a period in class to have a class discussion, and talk about prompts and analyze certain trends in the numbers. The more everyone discusses it and what it means, the more we are able to grasp the concepts.
i think that more chances should be given on wiley plus
I wouldn't change anything. This course was challenging, and forced me to learn and retain the information given.
6. I was satisfied with the timeliness of instructor replies to my inquiries (by email or in-person).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.68 20 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (30%) 13 (65%) 0 (0%)
7. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
3.63 20 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (45%) 8 (40%) 2 (10%)
8. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 20 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (50%) 10 (50%)
9. 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 20 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 10 (50%) 9 (45%)
10. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 20 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (30%) 13 (65%)
11. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 20 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (25%) 14 (70%)
12. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 20 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (30%) 13 (65%)
13. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 20 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 7 (35%) 11 (55%)
14. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 20 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 6 (30%) 13 (65%)
15. The office hours were scheduled at convenient times.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 20 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 7 (35%) 12 (60%)
16. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 20 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (50%) 10 (50%)
17. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 20 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 7 (35%) 11 (55%)
18. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
do problems that are relevant to the homework, so we understand how to get the solutions then add more homework assignments
I was hoping for more class activities. Also I would like to go over examples that were in the homework, a lot of the material covered in class was very different from what was asked of the homework.
More times on certain areas.
Katie shouldn't change any of her teaching style and methods.
Having more exam review time to get through all the problems would be great.
N/A
The only suggestion I have is to make the exams two parts, one lecture multiple choice, and two accounting problems. The two part exams should be given on two different consecutive days. It seems that given more time to complete the tests may give students an overall better grade.
I loved Katie's teaching style!
Teaching was good I feel I learned a lot this semester from this class.
Just add a little more time on quizzes.
Lecture notes have been very helpful, but when a student takes time to read the textbook, as they should, they are not needed as heavily. Incorporating a few more problems in class may be helpful because students should already be making their own notes as they read for reference.
Katies teachings were kind of easy to understand, i just think the style of work study is a little complicating for me.
Different kinds of course material with various kinds of accounting.
I feel that wiley plus is a great and simple program to use, but often times it had clashed with what Professor Landgraf stressed in class. Also the quizzes were a bit too brief. I felt that it didn't really help me.
Felt that classes were a bit rushed
i think that she should do more examples in class
Professor Landgraf was an amazing, and patient instructor, which kept the class together with the course work.
19. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
i think she is a great teacher!! i enjoy s=her lessons and she is always willing to spend time to talk to you after class to get things right if you haven't in class. she is always concerned about the students and to make sure we are able to understand what she is teaching.
was very funny and is a good teacher.
Very knowledgable but wasn't as helpful as I thought she was going to be but overall I believe she is a good professor.
Good teacher but sometimes just does a problem without explaining why which makes it hard to fully understand.
Katie is an awesome teacher who makes accounting easy to understand.
She is very knowledgeable in accounting and is also a very approachable teacher. I found myself asking her for help through e-mails and she replied quickly with corrections and suggestions to try so I could correct my work. She also teaches things in an understandable way and is very receptive to all the questions asked in class.
Great teacher, although material can me quite hard to understand she did her best to get us to understand.
A good teacher.
Katie Landgraf is a great teacher, and I would like to attend her classes for upper division. She used good examples to relate the course material to real life settings.
Great!
Good class. If you focus and pay attention it should not be difficult.
She is a very good teacher, and taught me what I need to know in this course.
Katie is a wonderful,knowledgeable, down-to-earth, approachable, and personable professor! She is able to take an intimidating course, such as accounting 202, and make it practical and as easy as possible to understand. She related the material to real life, using her own personal experience as examples. Another great attribute of Katie's is her availability and quickness to respond to student inquiries. She always responded to my emails with answers to my questions in a timely manner (not all professor do this). She was always helpful with homework questions and exam reviews.
I would recommend Katie landgraff to those looking forward to taking accounting 202. She is a very smart person and does very great lectures.
She is a good professor. Always willing to help anyway possible. Overall a good professor.
She is a great professor who is very understanding. She tried her best to make the material interesting and was very engaging with the students, and tried her best to answer all of our questions.
Good. Very knowledgeable
very good teacher
Katie is a wonderful teacher! Would take her for everything;0) Very knowledgeable in her field. Helps whenever needed. Takes time out of her busy schedule to have a study group with students.
i Loved her teaching style. she explained in detail the course work and learning objectives, in a understandable way, with examples and real life situations. you can tell she immersed herself in the class.
20. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 20 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (20%) 7 (35%) 9 (45%)
21. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 20 0.99 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (30%) 12 (60%)
22. My overall evaluation of this course is...
she is a terrific teacher to have and easy to learn from
great course and great teacher
Hopefully it will benefit myself in my near future.
Okay
Accounting is a very boring subject to learn but Katie made it easy to understand and applicable to the business world.
Very informative and progresses at the perfect rate. I never felt overwhelmed by the work load and if I ever felt confused I could talk to the teacher or review the handouts to understand.
I love working with numbers, so this course was enjoyable, yet challenging for me. Overall I liked learning the material because it is relevant to my major.
A good course.
My overall evaluation of this course is great.
It was very challenging.
I liked this class and the things learned will help me towards my major.
good.
This course was NOT easy. It was challenging, and I loved it!
Very tough, you need to stay on things andget alot of extra help because this course is hard to understand.
Good. Learned what I needed in the course. Overall good course to take.
this course is very informative and will help when i take the 312 class. It is very important for students to have a grasp on the concept of costs within a business.
interesting
Course is great would like more time in class
challenging and informative.
23. Other comments:
i'm glad i had her for a teacher this semester. i might have given up on my degree because it seems so hard but having her as a teacher makes the profession seem fun and exciting to continue in
awesome class and recommend it to everyone
Mahalo
Keep teaching the way you are.
I very much appreciate the multiple attempts I am given to complete the homework. Most of the time I turn in my homework and it is wrong, I find that I usually calculated something wrong. But if I have no idea what I did wrong, Mrs. Landgraf is there to help.
I would recommend this course and teacher to others who need this course.
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I am very happy I learn this course under Katie Landgraf's influence.
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Great Job Professor Katie.
no comment
It would be great to have more extra credit opportunities, because the quizes and homework are composed of fewer questions, if we get a question wrong then our grade automatically dips. In other words it fluxuates alot.
The quizzes were rushed due to time linits

Katie Landgraf: BUSA312, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Professional Studies
Course: BUSA 312 - Interm Financial Accounting I Crn (Section): 68038 (2)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.62 26 0.85 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (23%) 19 (73%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
Accounting is a very difficult subject but Professor Landgraf really helped me understand accounting much better than any of my previous professors, and I feel like accounting could be a future profession for me.
It's hard to say, I already feel that ACC 312 should not be a requirement when it comes to gen business majors. but it's alright
It helped reinforce what I learned in previous accounting courses. Also, it gives me a better understanding of the financial planning a company goes through
This course helped me to understand Financial Accounting much better, which will be helpful to know in the future.
a better understanding and appreciating for accounting
This class helped me review things that I've already learned in other classes while also teaching me new things that I will need to know for my major.
This course has helped me understand accounting concepts that will allow me to cover different aspects of future pricing I would do for research, advertising, and other things that deals with my major.
It was a core- class for my major. while I can only remember a few solid formulas from this accounting course, it has helped me better understand accounting concepts.
This gave me a greater understanding of various acceptable accounting methods.
Mrs. Langraf constantly relates the methods learned in this course to businesses in the real world. She explains complicated lessons in a way that we as students can relate to and identify with.
I am now able to compute depreciation on my own personal video equipment and apply other accounting principles when i conduct business as contractor.
accounting
Yes I feel with this class it is a better experience while achieving my major
It has taught me the fundamentals of accounting and what is necessary for my major.
It has provided me with an understanding of financial accounting.
It taught me more about the reason behind why companies make certain decisions based on the numbers they come up with using accounting.
This is such a great course. I should say this is a big eye-opener course for me personally because this is the first time that I had experienced being challenge with my abilities to perform in class and on all of the assignments given. This course definitely enhanced my ways of learning, my studying habts and so much more!
I have gained a much better understanding of accounting principles from this course than form any other accounting course I have taken so far.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.69 26 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (31%) 18 (69%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.88 26 1.07 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 10 (38%) 9 (35%) 3 (12%) 3 (12%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
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Powerpoints, and nothing much else
I believe written homework for some assignments would be better since Wiley doesn't always take the correct answer
N/A
I don't think there should be anything added to the course. The lectures, lecture handouts, and examples were all helpful in this classes.
This in all was a very tough class for me as the material covered was vast, persistent, and unrelenting in pace. I could only request maybe more examples, but as time restricted this regularly it was quite sufficient.
I don't feel that anymore activities or resources should be added to this course. It was fully stocked with extra practice homework, study guides, quizes and even more study materials that I could barely keep up with. I do appreciate the extra exam reviews that were scheduled.
Nothing course material is sufficient.
accounting
Group work
Nothing, it is very well planned.
I like using wileyplus, however, I think I would have done better if the program was similar to "MyStatlab" where it allows the student to attempt to correctly answer each question more than three times by giving them different situations.
Everything was provided. No improvement needed.
Some more interactive class time, maybe some type of group project, or more working in groups to solve problems during class.
During my previous semester of accounting, we used a program (similar to Wiley) that had a quizzing tool similar to flash cards. I found that program to be really helpful in learning the terms. There is a program in Wiley that has flashcards, but they are not as straightforward as the other program.
6. I was satisfied with the timeliness of instructor replies to my inquiries (by email or in-person).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.69 26 0.84 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (15%) 21 (81%) 0 (0%)
7. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
3.95 26 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (23%) 11 (42%) 5 (19%)
8. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 26 0.91 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 7 (27%) 17 (65%)
9. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 26 0.89 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 11 (42%) 13 (50%)
10. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 26 0.85 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (23%) 19 (73%)
11. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 26 0.84 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (15%) 21 (81%)
12. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 26 0.85 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (19%) 20 (77%)
13. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 26 0.85 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (19%) 20 (77%)
14. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 26 0.83 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 22 (85%)
15. The office hours were scheduled at convenient times.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 26 0.95 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 7 (27%) 16 (62%)
16. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 26 0.85 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (19%) 20 (77%)
17. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 26 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 3 (12%) 1 (4%) 5 (19%) 16 (62%)
18. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
The Wiley program and the actual tests/classwork have different styles and wouldn't mind it being a little more in sync.
Over all, the structure was good.
N/A
The homework was difficult but with the lecture notes provided to the class and the lecture Katie gave, helped me grasp the materials easier. I very much appreciated the lecture and lecture notes because it helped me concentrate with what is being taught rather writing everything down all at once. The examples Katie provided in the lecture notes helped me understand the chapters that we learned. I also valued the life experiences she shared with us to help us prepare for the "real" world after graduation.
There is a lot to cover in a short amount of time. understanding each complex chapter in a time frame is sometimes overwhelming.
I thought the class was pretty well structured, the only thing is that time was quite a limiting factor in what we could cover. I think to maybe to suggest that the students utilize study groups at the beginning of the semester to help them aid in covering material on their own, especially with the sometimes difficult online assignments.
I felt that there was a lot of information to understand throughout this course. Mrs. Langraf did an excellent job picking apart what we needed to understand in depth and what basic concept we needed grasp.
No suggestions
accounting
Nothing, she touches base on each important topic.
Nothing. The BEST professor at UHWO
N/a
No change needed for improvement.
I dont really have any big complaints all my questions were answered in a concise and timely manner, and I don't think the work load was too overwhelming. One critic I do have is that sometimes I felt that some of the Questions on the HW were covered enough in class.
The course work is difficult to understand, but I think that Professor Landgraf's teaching style is helpful in understanding the material.
19. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Professor Landgraf is an amazing professor and by far the best accounting professor so far in my college career.
Great teacher, very caring and is willing to help you to her fullest
N/a
Before this class I didn't like accounting. But Mrs. Landgraf made accounting understandable to me and made it less tedious to learn. Mrs. Landgraf gave good in class examples and was very straight forward about what she wanted us to get from this course. I would recommend Mrs. Landgraf as a teacher to other students.
fantastic. I always have a hard time with accounting, but she helped me understand accounting better and look at it with a new perspective.
She's very kind and considerate. If there isn't enough time at the end of class to take our quizzes, she lets us take them home.
She is a great instructor and knows her subject well. I have a difficult time grasping the subject but don't completely feel lost. I enjoyed learning from her lectures and working with other classmates. She made the subject as exciting as she can and helped us learn as much material for this class and prepare for the next course level. Katie overall was very warm, understanding, and most of all knows how to instruct students.
A great professor who does her best to stress the necessary points.
Good job!!! I enjoyed your class and greatly appreciated that you made the extended reviews available for the tests, thank you.
excellent. Mrs Langraf organized and taught a difficult class. She was thorough, understanding, and patient.
A great professor, couldn't ask for better.
accounting
She is an excellent professor ;)
An awesome teacher, she really cares about her students and their work. I enjoy having her as an instructor.
She is a great instructor, and very well organized.
Excellent could not be any better
She's a really great instructor. Very clear and concise and cares about her students.
Katie's ways of teaching was somethig that I would want for other instructors to have. She always gives her students hopes in becoming better and better with the course. Like me, I failed my first exam and she never did advised me to drop the course or anything. Instead, she said its okay, I just need to change my study habits and read more and ask her questions. Since then, I definitely was able to at least pass my midterm exam and even if I wasn't as happy, I know I had a little improvement applied. Her style of teaching is definitely awesome. I would like to take another course with her.
she is a an enthusiastic instructor and does a good job of making the complex simple for me to understand. i would take another course offering from kattie in the future.
I feel that this class has the potential to be one that I could have really struggled with in so far as understanding the concepts presented. However the way that each chapter was explained, and the amount of work expected along with the help received made learning in this course much easier.
She is extremely helpful and wants all of her students to do well. She sets up exam reviews outside of class time and is available for extra help.
20. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 26 0.91 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 9 (35%) 14 (54%)
21. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 26 0.86 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (19%) 19 (73%)
22. My overall evaluation of this course is...
A very tough course but manageable
I didn't really like this course, aside from the fact that i felt i didn't need it
Good, kind of hard subject to learn, but Mrs. Landgraf did a good job explaining it.
Excellent class
This course is super difficult if you're not an accounting major. I'm not sure why this is a general business requirement for non-accounting majors. I can see how this course could be helpful for other personal uses but still feel it's a little difficult for a non-major.
I'm just glad I kept up the entire semester, whewww.
It was nice to rely on Mrs langraf's handouts and lecture notes alone to understand the many concepts of this course. The text book for me, was really for definitions and terms. I found that the text book was confusing and difficult to read.
This is a great class, hard but she makes it manageable.
accounting
the class is tough but Professor Landgraf is awesome!
Awesome! Love the teaching style
The instructor made it very easy to understand the material, so overall I think that this course is excellent.
Excellent
It was difficult but having Katie as my instructor made it easier to deal with.
Very challenging course! Learned so much my brain always gets fried. Overall, it was a great course!
awesome course. everything ran smoothly
Has the potential to be difficult, but the way in which it was taught in this instance made it much easier to understand. The work outside of class matched what was discussed in class and helped reinforce the material.
Like I said, the material is hard, but Professor Landgraf is extremely helpful.
23. Other comments:
Katie Landgraf is a great teacher!
Overall, I enjoyed learning for Katie and hope she continues to be an instructor for other courses for the benefits for future students.
This is a detailed accounting class that is great for majors that are focused in Accounting. However for it to be a core requirement for all General Business majors is rather excessive. Because the course moves at a rapid pace, in the semester, most students don't take away a lot of knowledge from the course. Accounting 201 & 202 cover the Accounting subject well enough that it is useful for every day business. Intermediate Financial Accounting is most useful to Accounting focuses but is too excessive to be categorized as a core requirement for all Business Majors.
Great personality and great teaching ethics.
accounting
I would recommend this instructor to other accounting majors.
Other teachers should learn how Katie runs her classes and responds to her students. She is the BEST bar none.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
I experienced more problems with Wiley than I have with McGraw Hill in the past but overall it was a pretty easy platform to work with.

Katie Landgraf: BUSA318, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Professional Studies
Course: BUSA 318 - Intermediate Managerial Acctg Crn (Section): 68041 (1)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.42 31 1.03 Freq(%) 2 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (32%) 19 (61%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
This course helped me understand how businesses work, why and how they based their decisions on.
It has given me a more detail explanation of the concepts.
It helped me to take advantage of technology, as Accounting in present days are usually done through technology.
This course helped me to understand more about the managerial side of accounting. Concepts learned before were explained into more detail and working out the problems helped me to understand.
The last chapters covered were concepts that I use now in work and understand more than I did before I started this class.
This course reinforced many of the evaluation formulas that I had been exposed to in previous courses, but didn't soak in during the first exposure. There were some good ideas taught on how to critically evaluate a business for profitability and on deciding on capital expenses.
Reinforced my current knowledge of accounting, as well as taught new ways of thinking.
Although this course is not directly related to the career path the I'm interested in, I still found the information to be useful and practical.
This course enhanced my personal and professional development in my major because it taught me what a managerial accountant does, which is completely different from that of a financial accountant. This course was very good and I learned many new things. I may even get my managerial certification.
The course helped me understand the various techniques involved in the decision-making process of the manufacturing companies.
This course not only applied to my course requirements, but it also helped with my work as a manager.
It allowed me to learn methods and formulas necessary for in-depth managerial accounting.
I've gained a deeper understanding of cost accounting through this class, which will be helpful when I enter the accounting field full time.
Learned important accounting procedures that go into any business.
Taught me what was needed and nothing less.
It helped to further advance my knowledge of managerial accounting. It went into greater detail on issues that were glossed over or simplified in ACC 202, which was my expectations for this course.
This allowed me to use things I've learned in previous accounting courses and further review concepts I had a hard time with, gaining a better understanding.
I learned about budgets, and capital investments.
This course has greatly supplemented my understanding of cost accounting. It was both a challenging and enjoyable course.
The homework gave me the chance to become more comfortable with using excel. I also liked being able to make mistakes and fix the mistakes with the homework.
Taking this course helped me to get a better understanding about overhead costs, breakeven point, and budgeting, which are areas that I'm already being introduced to at my job.
It helped me learn more about cost management.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.74 31 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (26%) 23 (74%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.87 31 1.04 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 14 (45%) 10 (32%) 2 (6%) 4 (13%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
I think Prof. Landgraf gave us the right amount of activities and resources for this class.
I was overwhelmed with the amount of information and instruction in the beginning. I found myself clicking a bunch of links to try to understand how to setup everything. But I don't have a suggestion to improve it.
N/A
Require acc 201/202 within 2 years of taking this course.
Tips and tricks for memorizing the formulas needed to complete the problems. Option for discussions in Laulima where posts are put up and discussions take place about real-world events going on or links to real-world accounting books or information online, to encourage thinking on how those events relate to what is being learned in a chapter.
N/A
Please use a program that is compatible with the ipad. Cengage is not.
I LOVED THE RECORDINGS! all of them. Katie provided weekly lectures and recorded them, if you had prior commitments and she also had homework recordings where she went through the homework problems and the best way to solve them. She also did quick tips/tutorials on excel, which is a very useful tool in the accounting world!
I believe that the current materials are sufficient.
Mrs. Landgraf created a large amont of her very own resources that were extremely helpful.
The amount of resources at our disposal is ideal, and I can't think of anything else to add. Recorded homework assistance has been the biggest help.
none
Excel files preformatted with the homework problems on Cengage. I spent a lot of time copying and formatting homework problems in excel which wasted time I could spend studying and doing the homework. Although excel was. to required to solve he homework, our professor recommended that we do it that way so we could more easily review how we solved these problems when studying for quizzes and exams.
I think everything Professor Landgraf is already implementing is great.
I believe all the resources that Professor Landgraf has provided us has been very helpful in understanding the material for each chapter.
My only complaint was that this course was not available in-class. If I had an in-class experience as well as the online options, I felt I could have done better from the start.
The ability to see actual results of quizzes and exams taken through Cengage would have been helpful. Although Professor Landgraf was more than willing to inform us what we got wrong and what the answers were if we asked, that inconvenienced not only the students but also the professor. Same thing with the assignments, Cengage did not give us the options to see how they arrived to such solutions.
not any.
6. I was satisfied with the timeliness of instructor replies to my inquiries (by email or in-person).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.65 31 0.8 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (23%) 23 (74%) 0 (0%)
7. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.26 31 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (13%) 15 (48%) 12 (39%)
8. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 31 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (35%) 19 (61%)
9. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 31 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 11 (35%) 19 (61%)
10. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 31 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (39%) 19 (61%)
11. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 31 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (32%) 21 (68%)
12. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 31 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (29%) 22 (71%)
13. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 31 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 6 (19%) 23 (74%)
14. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 31 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 7 (23%) 23 (74%)
15. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 31 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (32%) 21 (68%)
16. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 31 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 11 (35%) 16 (52%)
17. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Prof. Landgraf's teaching style was great, the only thing I want to suggest is to get rid of Cengage :)
I don't have any suggestions.
Teaching style and methods are very reasonable. You enter the course knowing it is an online course, so you do need to expect it to be a bit more challenging than having it as an in class course.
One suggestion would be for the multiple choice section of the exams, maybe allow more time to complete it or less questions. I always felt rushed when I was taking that section of the exam. I felt like I didn't have enough time to work out the problems that were given. It was hard to try and calculate the problem and come up with an answer in such a short period of time.
Thankful Katie put up the homework videos. Very timely in returning
Have the Lecture on Wed or Thursday, so that students will more likely have read the material. Have the course material available to access in advance of class start-date, and maybe send some suggestions on one or two things a student could do to be at least a week ahead, such as reading the first chapter. Have simple questions or major points from the reading and send out in advance with the agenda then ask for answers or possibly call on people to answer. Allow at least one page of formulas or an index card size for formulas during exams. Although the CPA exam may require memorization, the notes could be kept by a student and used for future CPA study, once the concepts are more solidly understood. Knowing what to look up and where to look up something quickly will still require a student to know the material and have reviewed the book to determine which formula goes to which concept.Just cut down the window of time that a student has to do the exam as a counter balance. In the working world, the Internet and professional publications provide reference places to look up information, as long as the person at least knows the basic concept of what they are looking for. Without the requirement to memorize the formulas, students may have more time to practice the problems and soak in the concepts behind the formulas. Lastly, have exam and other work downloaded and uploaded through Laulima.
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Katie's teaching style is great! Thank you for making the class flexible and providing recorded meetings.
One suggestion would be having all exams online. Due to busy schedules it is hard for students to take an online exam in school at a certain time and date. If the exam had to be done at a testing center, there should be more flexibility such as having the exam one day, but a student can go in from 8am-5pm, just in case we work or have prior commitments.
The lectures videos should be shorter but still keep the essence of the chapters.
Some of the homework problems were not covered in the text; those questions were pretty much like teaching ourselves
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none. Course was well planned and taught.
We stayed away sometimes from the really difficult material that covered less practical or less generally useful to managerial accountants. While it made learning a sometimes difficult subject easier, I would suggest offering extra credit on solving problems related to that material just to really challenge us to understand it. I also think the book for the class is not written very well for some of it. The author seems to write in a deliberately opaque style that over complicates the material, instead of being straightforward and using plainer language.
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I do not have any suggestions, but rather Professor Landgraf should continue to use her current methods in teaching the online classes because I feel her methods has been very effective in helping me learn the material.
Teaching style is fine, I just wish I had her in-class.
Cengage not too helpful. Doesn't show how the solution to the problem. Although professor was 100% available to help answer questions. Recorded video lectures and homework videos useful for understanding the chapters. Structure of exam is fair and reasonable. Professor grades fast and enjoyed watching video of recorded exam problems. The due dates to the assignments very convenient for working students. Recommended professor a must! Would like to take more classes with professor.
Nothing more really. The availability of viewing the lecture recording and other recordings and the lecture notes with keys AND her timeliness in responding to our questions were more than enough.
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18. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Prof. Landgraf was one of the best professors I've ever had. You could tell that she really cares about her students and wants all of us to succeed. She puts alot of effort to make sure that we understand the concept or subject. Her video lectures and the homework tutorials were very helpful. She's always there to help us when we are stuck and responds to our emails within a day.
She's a nice person.
She is very dedicated. She does stick to what she says and gives us reasonable time to do our work. Also, because it IS an online course, she does give students the opportunity to go back and watch the lectures that have been missed.
she is a great teacher.
Great instructor. Quick to respond to emails, shows genuine concern for her students
She is a good professor and I can tell that she really wants us to learn and understand the course. She spends a lot of time with homework recordings and also weekly meetings at night to go over the chapters. I can tell she puts a lot of effort into this course so that we will be successful.
It appears Katie Landgraf knows a lot about accounting. You can tell she's done it for a while in various companies.
Good. Professor is truly dedicated to student learning and is exceptional at timely communication. She puts in whatever time it takes to give students enough information to complete the work and sincerely is available to assist students in completing the work and understanding the material.
Excellent professor, would recommend to others.
Great! She's very...nice! Even though it's an online class, she still gives enough to make you know that she is passionate about accounting and generally cares about us.
Katie Landgraf is an excellent instructor and provides her students will many resources. She is always there if we need help and responds to emails very quickly. She is very knowledgable and believes in her students.
Professor Landgraf is a great online instructor. She is organized and has concern for the success of her students.
Course was very clear and organized; I would take this instructor again
Excellent professor! very caring toward her students success.
A fantastic instructor. Some instructors have a difficult time translating their lectures from live to web-based, but Katie has proven adept at it. Injecting personal experience and anecdotes into the lesson also helps relate the concept to students who haven't encountered these things in a real work environment yet.
Great teacher! Passionate about her teaching and students. Very approachable.
Great
Excellent teacher who really helped me to understand the material. The videos and class meetings were extremely helpful and always insightful especially on practical application of the concepts and what we could expect in the real world of managerial accounting.
Professor Landgraf is a wonderful instructor. She is very knowledgeable and her teaching skills are fabulous. Professor Landgraf goes above and beyond to assist students in any way she can. There are individuals who really know the material they intend to teach but fail miserably as professors. Professor Landgraf is not one of those individuals. It's professors such as her self who make all the difference in the world for students wanting a thorough education.
She is a very good educator. She invests a lot of time helping us understand the information.
Professor Landgraf is a really great instructor. Her notes, black board collaborate lectures, and guided homework lectures have been very helpful in learning weekly topics that are introduced. Without those resources it would have made learning management accounting that much more difficult to understand. I truly appreciate the time that Professor Landgraf takes in creating all these learning resources.
Always available to answer my questions and help me fix problems I encounter.
that she's a great teacher. Prior to first day of class, I was slightly hesitant of continuing to take my first online course because I am the type who learns better in a classroom setting. But after couple of weeks, I knew that the resources she made available for us to use along with her lectures were comparable to being in a classroom setting and at times were better because of the flexibilities her online course provided. I would definitely take a course being taught by her again in the future and would recommend others to take her class(es) as well.
She is very clear and organized.
19. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 31 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 11 (35%) 19 (61%)
20. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 31 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (35%) 20 (65%)
21. This was my first online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   True   False   N/A  
1.96 31 0.2 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 25 (81%) 0 (0%)
22. My overall evaluation of this course is...
The course was interesting and I'm glad I took this class because I learned a lot, which I will be able to apply in the real world or in the future.
Very challenging. This was not my first online class, but it was my first accounting class online. I was always hesitant to do an online accounting course because I do learn much more when having an in class course. I did learn some things from this course, which I believe will help me in the future.
Great instructor to take online. She goes out of her way to make meet students online and in-person if needed. I loved the fact that she made videos to go over homework examples and held meetings on blackboard to go over the chapter. Super organized. I would surely recommend her to anyone looking to take accounting courses. Amazing overall. Made concepts easy to understand.
Good, I felt I learned new concepts, although some were the same but it was a good review and gave more practice. I really liked having the homework recordings.
good
Good. The information needed to complete the coursework was available and accessible. In particular, the availability of the lecture if one was not able to attend was great, and the Homework lectures were the most helpful. The course definitely teaches students new concepts as well as reinforces concepts from prior courses.
If you apply yourself and read the textbook, as well as attending the lectures, you'll get by with a good grade.
Again, please find a program compatible with apple mobile devices!! No flash requirements.
BUSA 318 is tough and takes a lot of time. If a student is willing to work hard and do all the work there is no reason not to be successful. Katie helps make managerial accounting fun (as fun as accounting can be)
The class is not very difficult; however, it is time consuming. The materials presented are good enough and checks out the course objectives.
I started out expecting not to like this course because I didn't care too much for ACC 202, but I really enjoyed it and learned more than I thought I would that was practical
The course was very informative.
I really enjoyed this course. The subject matter was engaging and Katie made it enjoyable. I do like the online component of the course, as it allowed me to watch the lecture on my schedule. The UH system in general should offer more courses online, as it would probably grow the student body and bring an increase in tuition revenue.
Difficult online but an important one.
Great
Excellent course. I really learned a lot, especially in the areas I wanted to. The course was really challenging as it currently runs,
Very effective course and would recommend to others
This has been an overall really great course. It was challenging, but it made me try all the more harder to learn the material.
Informative
That being an online course, it surpassed my expectations. Professor Landgraf already heard from us students how unsatisfied we were at times with Cengage. With her acknowledgment and continuous effort to make our experience a bit more pleasant, I knew that she did whatever she could to supplement what Cengage lacked.
that although at points it was confusing, I could watch the videos posted each week to clear up the confusion.
23. Other comments:
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The only downfall to this course was the program provided by Cengage. I didn't find it as user friendly when compared to McGraw Hill or Wiley. Aside from telling you if you got the answer right or wrong, tt would be nice to see where exactly you went wrong in your homework.
I really appreciate the fact that we had homework recordings even though I know it took a lot of time and effort to put it together. I felt that the homework recordings really helped me to complete the homework especially for problems that didn't have an example in the book. I felt that I wouldn't have done so well on the homework assignments without the recordings. I felt it helped me to understand more and I was able to get the assignments done rather than trying to spend hours reading and trying to understand what the book is talking about, at least this way things were broken down and easier to follow.
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Thank you!!
Katie is awesome!
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At the risk of going overboard, I thought the Cengage online textbook and and homework/testing tool were a million times better than the Wiley version. At least it worked on the iPad, whereas the Wiley site was a non-starter.
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Thank you professor. You are very good! Your real life examples are helpful. now time to get mcflurry. Highly recommended class!
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Katie Landgraf: BUSA318, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Professional Studies
Course: BUSA 318 - Intermediate Managerial Acctg Crn (Section): 68365 (2)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.76 30 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (23%) 22 (73%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
This course helped me understand what job duties I might be doing if I end up in a cost accounting position.
I learned more about accounting.
well I'm an accounting major. I just wish there were more classes for managerial acctg
I learned a lot of Intermediate Managerial Accounting.
Before I took this class, I did now know what kind of accountant I want to be. But I think that Managerial accounting is interesting and I want to look into it as a career choice.
This course helpd me remember material that I learned from Accounting 202 while also giving new material that I haven't learned. This course also helped me to use excel more.
learning a lot about inventory management and some of the other stuff that accounts do that are not covered so much on the financial side of accounting
it made me aware that at least one accounting class made sense. the others were confusing and the teachers I felt didn't give a care. I like this class a lot.
I took this class as an elective
This class gave me an idea of the type of responsibilities managerial accounting entails and the different types of accounting needed for a business. This class was good for me because my Son is working on opening his own business and at least I can be able to share what I have learned.
This helped to better understand budgeting and the logical sense of what managerial accounting is all about. Was able to learn how effective some things are like allocating joint costs and what not.
This course give me a deeper understanding of what responsibilities managers have before that can make inform decision so that the company won't lose money.
Textbook was not the best with examples and explanations.
This taught me a lot about managerial accounting. Costing systems and different methods of accounting.
This course gave me insight of using cost accounting methods to perform cost control, strategic planning and decision making.
Reinforced and built upon knowledge learned in 202. My understanding of the subject matter is better.
I learned quite s bit considering this was an online course
I have learned a lot in this class that will definitely help me with my current job.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.67 30 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 6 (20%) 22 (73%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.77 30 1.1 Freq(%) 3 (10%) 11 (37%) 8 (27%) 6 (20%) 2 (7%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
I prefer this class be taught in a classroom environment.
Step by step reviews for exams
I feel like you got them all
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Katie is a great teacher! She responds to any questions you have and puts out a lot of material to improve student's understanding. I wouldn't change a thing.
i think the method that the instuctor used in this class was outstanding
maybe that extra week UHWO cut added back would help.
The resources provided were very helpful.
I think that Mrs. Landgraf could add more homework, especially to the subjects that she emphasize.
Nothing really that wasn't already explained. She did well in providing and solving most problems. Usually the problem was part of the program fault and not hers.
Better textbook.
None I can think of at this time.
As on online class I know it is difficult to have full on discussions, but I really liked when you gave that extra credit assignment beforehand to work on and then discussed it the day of the chat. If you could somehow incorporate something similar without making it extra credit, it would help to get the class started on the next chapter. It helped me because I was able to see what parts I needed more understanding to focus on and what parts I did know.
I would just suggest that every expectation, especially with outside Website use for homework and quizzes, is on the syllabus or announce on Laulima. This will present any misunderstanding or missed assignment, especially when a student is not able to attend lectures or not always have the available time to listen to the recordings. Also, it would of been great to have the solution to our assignments/quiz and not just the answers visible after from either the last 3rd attempt or after the due date. It would of been nice to see what was wrong or what was missing from arriving to the correct answer.
6. I was satisfied with the timeliness of instructor replies to my inquiries (by email or in-person).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.87 30 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (13%) 26 (87%) 0 (0%)
7. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.03 30 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (27%) 12 (40%) 9 (30%)
8. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 30 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 10 (33%) 18 (60%)
9. 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 30 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 14 (47%) 14 (47%)
10. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 30 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 6 (20%) 22 (73%)
11. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 30 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (30%) 21 (70%)
12. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 30 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 6 (20%) 23 (77%)
13. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 30 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (23%) 23 (77%)
14. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 30 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 6 (20%) 23 (77%)
15. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 30 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 8 (27%) 20 (67%)
16. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.37 30 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 4 (13%) 8 (27%) 17 (57%)
17. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
The projector is too small to show work calculations. This is better done in a classroom environment.
The exams were different from the homework or study guide which made it hard to study for what would be on the test.
I feel like you got it down like china town
it is a lot. especially for a person working full time and taking more than one class
Thanks for demonstrating examples.
i really enjoyed the homework method in this class and that lectures were recorded this was an extremely important part of this classs for me
can't think of any.
None
I am not sure but for me I would have like to have more homework because for me when I do the homework, it helps me to understand the subject for the week. Sometime I don't understand at first but when I continue to do the homework I get it.
She went over some problems which helped a lot during the homework since sometimes the book didn't explain it very well. Watching her videos helped me better understand and complete assignments easier. Please do more videos and keep showing examples.
Professor was great but the textbook and cengage wasn't.
Very pleased with this class. Have taken other courses from Mrs. Landgraf and appreciate the videos she does and the time she puts into teaching material, especially in comparison with other online classes I've taken.
She utilized the resources available well, taught the online class in the way that's easy for student to understand and provide as much guidance as possible.
None at this time.
I don't have any recommendations for improvement, just comment that I appreciated the extra effort by Prof. Landgraf to ensure we understood the material. The homework recordings (once I figured out how to access them) where very helpful in understanding the concepts.
Your typed notes and the discussions were helpful, but I guess since I'm use to powerpoint slides, I had to adjust. The homework recordings were also very helpful and I think it would be good to continue that.
Homework solutions would be helpful to review the problems missed in cengage
For assignment overview, if there are times that does not allow to go through the entire problem, either change the numbers or chose another problem that is the same or similar. When an additional part in a problem was not able to go over,and comparing to the books examples made it difficult to ensure the problem was being done correctly.
18. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
excellent professor. She provide a great learning environment for everyone, and always checking on us if we have any questions regarding the material being covered.
She is a very nice teacher.
great teacher. who loves to teach. and doesn't mind the extra work of online if that means her students understand
excellent
It was a tough class for me... I hope to pass..
Great teacher. Nice, knowledgeable, and helpful.
Katie Landgraf is a good professor. She helps us to understand this course. She also helps us to succeed in passing this course. She answers our questions and replies back to our emails on time.
she did an outstanding job teaching this semester in my opinion this will most likely be my highest grade in an accounting class depending on my final exam grade
an A. hardworking. helpful. uses examples to help with homework. resources are there. especially liked when exams are returned quickly.
Very nice professor. She answers and replies to email quickly. She is always there to help.
I think Mrs. Landgraf is a great teacher for on-line classes. I like how she records her lectures along with a handout. It make it convenient for me to attend a class and she is very clear about what she teaches. I was able to understand what she was teaching and if needed, I could always go back to her recordings to help me out.
She is a good professor that cares about her students. She has put in more effort that normal professors would usually do. Overall she has a fair grading system though the multiple choice on the exams were kind of dumb and I rather do just the problems.
Ok
She was a very good professor. I like her lecture and lecture's note.
Great teacher, learned a lot in this course.
she is an awesome professor
She is a great teacher who put into efforts to teach students and always tries her best to help answer questions.
a great instructor who seemingly cares about the success of her students and effectively structured the class online.
She is an exceptional instructor. The university is so lucky to have her.
I think Prof. Landgraf is an educator that goes above and beyond to make sure her students get the ideas and concepts of the material. Although this was an online course, her availability and response time was excellent.
Ms. Landgraf cares about her student and she encourages you. She's very helpful when I needed more clarification on homework.
A great teacher and always tries to explain things where the class can understand. Although you simplify the concepts, you still challenged us when it came to the homework, quizzes, and, tests.
I like that she is always available to help and goes the extra mile for all of her students. She always recommends study tools and opportunities for us that will benefit us and prepare us for future goals.
19. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 30 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 11 (37%) 16 (53%)
20. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 30 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 10 (33%) 16 (53%)
21. This was my first online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   True   False   N/A  
2.0 30 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 27 (90%) 0 (0%)
22. My overall evaluation of this course is...
hard. I had to put in a lot of time trying to understand the book.
This was a very hard class.
best online course I've taken
You really have to understand the material to get going.
Good!
I like this course. I have a lot of resources to help me understand and complete the work. I also like the video lectures.
run much better than all my other online courses thus far
I like it a lot. however sometimes I felt overwhelmed with the reading and homework.
Very good. I would highly recommend everyone to take.
I really liked this class and how it was taught by Mrs. Landgraf. Even though this is an online class the way she structures her teachings is like having a regular class but you are able to view it at your own convenience before the due dates. I would recommend anyone who needs to take an online class that she is teaching to take her class.
Good course, not many things to be improved since everything was given to us and provided. We should be able to take the material and learn from it and use toward the future.
Ok
This course was very difficult course but after study each chapter you would gain so much of knowledge.
I would give it a "A" as an online class if it has grades.
Good course, great instructor, challenging but manageable material.
I like Ms. Landgraf's teaching habits. I felt comfortable talking to her and I could ask her question easily. She's very helpful. The collaboration and video she made each week helped me complete my homework.
23. Other comments:
Merry Christmas! And I wish you have a healthy baby!
Thanks Landgraf.
loved the class, hope the teachers never changes.
none.
I enjoyed this class. It may not show on my grades but the only reason why I did so bad on my tests was because there was too many distractions when I am in the middle of taking the tests. These distractions have caused me to start the exams too late and not having enough time to complete the problems. I know that I could have done better. But in all, I did like this class and learning about managerial accounting. This gives me an idea about going into this type of accounting.
Good class structure, and I like the recorded lectures since not everyone can make it to all the lectures so taking the time to do that is very good. Having homework recordings also help a lot! Thank you professor!
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Thank you professor.
None at this time.
It would of been nice if the book had more details, mathematically, as to work out a problem or how to arrive to the correct solution/answer.

Katie Landgraf: BUSA321, Summer II 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Professional Studies
Course: BUSA 321 - Business Finance Crn (Section): 67011 (0)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.36 22 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 6 (27%) 13 (59%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
This course has gave me a better understanding on how decisions are made to keep businesses profitable, how assets are financed for future growth, how to keep debt under control, etc. No matter what business I am in, I'll encounter these types of situations and apply what I've learned.
It enhanced my knowledge in the financial area. I learned a lot.
This course allowed me to combine economics with accounting and helped me to understand concepts that were unfamiliar to me such as finance forecasting as well as the different types of financing that businesses use. It helped me to understand it better.
Learned personal knowledge about finance that I haven't learned before
This course helped analyze finances and financial planning for businesses. This area is in essence the most important aspect of a business succeeding or failing. This course gives the tools to analyze finances and make proper decisions for the future.
This course was used to help me with my business core courses. It helped me learn about finance and planning. There is a lot more to finance than I originally thought. Finances are important to any business, so having this knowledge is helpful.
Liked how we needed to think and apply a situation rather than just plugging numbers to a formula. In the beginning, the homework is easy, but the quizzes were always harder because it forced us to think.
It helped me to learn more about finance and spreadsheets.
This course has helped me have a better understanding for accounting.
This course has helped me to understand the financial world around me. I quickly found out that: what I thought I knew and conceptually what actually the case, were two very different matters.
This course enhanced my personal and professional development in my major by through Professor Landgraf's explanations and her lectures.
This course was required for my major, business management. I feel it was a class that will definitely help me in my future career.
After taking this class, I wish I was majoring in finance, instead of marketing. Additionally, I wish Katie taught ACC 321 online (I work at UHM and can't attend her West Oahu in-class). This class has already help me with my work life. It has help my cost analysis and other financial type analysis.
Finance is definitely an important subject to learn for any majors.
I've learned a lot of techniques on how to solve probabilities. I've improved on working with excel spreadsheets for the amount of work given.
It helped me review ratios, and learn new things about accounting and business.
This course gave me a better understanding of the different facets of business management. Today's manager has to be very well versed in a variety of different analysis tools in making accurate/timely business decisions.
I gained a greater understanding of the financial basis that management would focus on in companies.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.55 22 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 8 (36%) 13 (59%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
3.23 22 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 5 (23%) 9 (41%) 6 (27%) 2 (9%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
None. I like the way it is.
I don't have any comment on what Katie should add to this course for improvement. I believe that Katie has done an amazing job with being very organized and on top of things. This is a big plus especially because of the very little time we have as well as the limited resources of interaction as face-to-face classes have.
Connect is a great way to learn especially when learning from what we got wrong on homework assignments
Nothing comes to mind. Because this is a condensed course, there is not much room for change.
I think we should choose a different book. The book was poorly written and I felt that the homework, quizzes and tests had a LOT of problems that were not taught in the book at all. The powerpoints were also a little confusing. I couldn't find a lot of lessons/help in those. I think if we have practice problems that were actually used in the tests, homework and quizzes would help out a ton. When taking quizzes I felt that I didn't learn these things yet. I know there are like two practice problems in the textbook, but if the homework asked for something different I had no idea how to do it. I felt like I had to try my best to figure it out on my own. I also felt that the deadlines for homework and quizzes was a bit overwhelming. I can understand that this is a summer course but having homework AND quizzes due every Thursday and Sunday were hard, especially when the deadlines weren't at like midnight. And I didn't enjoy that the midterm was on a weekend. That makes it difficult for people who have to work. If this were a class that actually met, we wouldn't have a test on a Saturday or Sunday, so I feel we shouldn't have homework, tests or quizzes on those days too. Maybe choosing days like Tuesdays and Fridays so that they are spread apart would be helpful for students. I feel very rushed when I have to read the text, the powerpoints, listen to the recordings and then do the homework and then the quizzes. Also, both tests should be online. We chose to take an online class because of the distance learning. It's hard for people to come in to take a test in person, even for people who do live on Oahu, since West Oahu is so far away. I know that we have to answer a survey on what method we would want to take the test, but it should just be set to be online from the beginning instead of depending on the eCafe results to determine this. Overall, I really think the book needs to change since I had a difficult time learning with it.
Maybe creating your own company and deciding which investments to take, sort of like a game. but of course, it might be more practical for a regular class and not an internet summer class. Real life applications tend to stick a concept better.
More online chatrooms instead of blackboard connect.
I don't think there's much to add as the online content provides a great deal of practice problems and quizzes.
All modes of learning and communication are more than efficient for learning. Especially being that the time frame for summer classes is so condensed and accelerated. It is a choice that the student makes to take summer classes and one that requires devotion. To me, the resources that Landgraf provided facilitate learning, interaction and are more than sufficient to allow a student, who is dedicated in their own right, to succeed.
Professor Landgraf gave us enough homework assignments to practice. I have improved a lot during six weeks. At the beginning of this course, I was lost and now I feel more comfortable.
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I hope the professor continues using CONNECT. It still has some glitches. But, it's a lot better than Wiley. It's a lot less confusing. Additionally, and most importantly, it shows you how to work out a problem. Wiley left you in the dark until it's too late (graded).
i think its perfect already ;)
The resources available were helpful and effective. There's much more help given, and I'm very appreciative about it.
The extra problem on laulima was a great resource. It helped me through the exams.
I think that some of the homework assignments could have a few more problems.
6. I was satisfied with the timeliness of instructor replies to my inquiries (by email or in-person).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.59 22 0.91 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (23%) 16 (73%) 0 (0%)
7. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.23 22 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 11 (50%) 8 (36%)
8. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 22 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 7 (32%) 13 (59%)
9. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 22 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 10 (45%) 11 (50%)
10. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 22 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 5 (23%) 14 (64%)
11. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 22 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 4 (18%) 16 (73%)
12. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 22 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (18%) 17 (77%)
13. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 22 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (23%) 17 (77%)
14. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 22 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (23%) 17 (77%)
15. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 22 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (18%) 17 (77%)
16. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 22 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 8 (36%) 12 (55%)
17. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
None.
I have no suggestions for improving this course.
Everything was good in such short time of studying this course
Katie has great methods for teaching. She might have more flexibility in different methods for normal length courses.
I think I addressed all of my concerns in question 5.
mid terms and final exams should all be online. there should not be a section we need to check the email in order to do the test. By reading this, you probably know what i mean. Everyone makes mistakes or misses something - unfortunate it is during an exam. This is my first summer online class and i had to get use to checking the gmail. The main purpose is for us to have learned it and demonstrate what we learned. So there should be a plan B for those situations, even if maximum credit is only 50%.
Good teaching style. Wish there was extra credit offered though since this is a accelerated course.
It's a summer course, so it just felt very fasted paced and quick.
Could be a little more concise with concepts, being that the time is limited.
I wish there is more time to learn the rest of the chapters in the book. Professor Landgraf's teaching style and methods were great. I would not mind to take more courses with her again.
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I realize this was a summer course and time is an issue. Though, I would've like to have gone over the mid-term during class. Though, I believe the Professor would've went over the exam during office hours. I think it would've been nice if you could get some extra credit for attending class. But, that is kinda unfair for some, so I do understand.
she is good
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Her teaching style and methods were superior and far beyond average. She is an excellent teacher and at best of her craft.
Maybe you should get student to be more involve during lectures.
I just think a little more homework problems would help.
18. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Awesome professor!!
Katie is an awesome professor and wish that we had more instructors like her. She cares about her students, not only to pass the class, but to also have them understand the material.
Look forward to having her in my other busa classes
Katie is a great professor. She takes the time to respond to all questions and is willing to dedicate the time to her students.
Good. She is helpful and considerate for our schedules. I just think the problems need to be addressed from question 5 in order for our professor to be able to teach more effectively and have the students interested or able to comprehend the things that she is trying to teach.
Professor Landgraf is an excellent instructor. She was available to explain concepts further if we needed it. On one chapter, I was so confident, but when I took the quiz - I got a 60%. Yikes! When I emailed her, she offered to set up time to explain it better. But when I reviewed my quiz answers, I realized my own mistakes. Appreciated the offer for additional help.
Very friendly and responded fast every time.
She's a great teacher and is willing to help you if you needed. She also provides information on how problems should have been solved if they were done incorrectly.
I would and will be taking her again, next semester. Not for lack of options but by choice.
Normally, when I take the online classes, I am on my own. I am glad to stay in this course. I was going to drop out, but Professor Katie Landgraf encouraged me to continue with it. She is an excellent instructor, she tries very hard to find the ways to teach us by recording the videos and Blackboard Collaborate. She makes it easier for us to understand the materials. Even though she is in Wisconsin (6 hours ahead Hawaii time), but she is still managing to find the time to give us the lectures through Blackboard Collaborate. She really wants us to succeed in this course. Thank you so much for guiding us throughout the past five weeks.
She is a great teacher! The class was very organized and I knew exactly what was expected from me in the beginning of the class. The set up was very helpful with the quizzes and homework to keep me in line to be prepared for the exams. Also the Homework videos were extremely helpful!!!!!
Great professor. I've work with tons of professors in my school and professional career. Katie genuinely cares for her students. She definitely has that "burning desire" that is needed from our faculty. Her class was a lot of work, but I like that. I definitely loved her HW recordings. It really help me understand things. It gets pretty intimidating when you first look at a problem. But, she has the ability to break it down and make it a very simple problem. I hope she eventually moves to Manoa. I think she would make a fine Professor (full) someday and possible a great researcher (I'm not sure if that's what she likes to do). I can definitely see her part of the Shidler family.
awesome and knowledgeable
Great online teacher! One of the best teachers at West Oahu!
Excellent. Interesting way to learn, and this is my first time taking an online class.
that she is a great teacher. She explain things very well and give out practice problem to prepare for exams.
Overall professor Landgraf rates an "A+", she explained concepts and formulas very well and made sure the students understood. Her homework lectures went step by step through similar problems and her test study guides prepared students for exams. She was always willing to spend extra time (either before/after lectures or through e-mail/phone) explaining concepts and problems. Even though this was an online course Professor Landgraf was very accessible for discussions and assistance.
I appreciated the timeliness of response and organization of all course materials.
19. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 22 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 6 (27%) 14 (64%)
20. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 22 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (27%) 14 (64%)
21. My overall evaluation of this course is...
excellent
It's a good course. Material was understandable.
This course was challenging as a summer course. However, with the basic knowledge of accounting as well as having a great instructor, I was able to understand the material.
Learned new concepts and enjoyed this class....this summer session went by way too quick didn't think we would cover a lot but we did! :)
This course is a good and important course. I do not know why BUSA 320 is a pre-req for this course as NO material from that class is in this one. This class is just using accounting principles for practical use.
This course is good, I just feel that there needs to be better structure of the powerpoints and a better text to reinforce the things that the professor teaches.
Despite my suggestions regarding the exam situation, I really enjoyed this class. It was well organized and clear. The recordings were helpful because we could review it at our own time and replay it as needed. It was very professional and problems covered were easy to follow. I liked how she repeated a concept several times in different ways in helping us to understand.
9/10 would be 10 if we had extra credit available.
It's a great course to learn more about finance/accounting. It's based more around the business side.
I am not sure we went over everything that is expected to know. There is still a great portion of the book that we did not cover. I do not know if that is due to the condensed time or if the material is just irrelevant.
I am learning a lot in this course during six weeks. Now, I can apply the experience that I learned to the next level not only to my professional career, but also to my personal life.
Great class! Very glad I took this class. I enjoy finance much better than accounting.
It wasn't as bad as I previously expected. It did help that I have experience in finance (from my work life). From my initial research, most people thought this class would be harder than Accounting and even Statistics. I found this class the most relatable, and by extension, the easiest class of the three. I'm actually extremely happy that Katie was a last minute switch for this class. My overall experience was far beyond my expectations. Again, I'm expecting to graduate Fall 2013. If I wasn't, I would've taken every class that Katie offered.
very helpful for the future
Excellent
that this was a good class and will help me through my accounting career.
Very good course, especially for future business managers.
Very fast paced and can't believe that it's almost over already!!!!
22. Other comments:
I really appreciated the homework videos. They helped a lot.
None.
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I have one issue with the course having the possibility of doing an in-person final exam. The purpose of internet courses is to offer flexibility. With the tight time constraint of this course, in addition to other courses that may offer scheduling conflicts, I believe keeping the format uniform is necessary. I know that feedback is very important, but the possibility of changing the format of the test due to the amount of feedback is wrong. I signed up for an online course and that is what I expect to take. Heaven forbid I was traveling in a foreign country, have kids, or am in the hospital if I wind up having to go take a test in person.
Liked how we had several chances with the homework. It feels good to complete it and learn where the mistakes were. Very encouraging tool and should be continue for future classes.
What we did go over, we went over well.
Thank you very much for taking your time teaching us every week late at night.
Keep up the great work Mrs. Landgraf, You are a great teacher!!!!!
I would definitely recommend this professor to all students that want to learn. This class isn't easy, but if you work hard, you will get a lot out of it.
She is very nice and smart! :3
Should make study guide for tests.
I'm thankful for Prof. Landgraf being able to help other students achieve their goals and advance in learning accounting. She's always eager to give a hand to those students having a hard time in solving problems and doing some assignments. I would definitely take one of her classes again.

Katie Landgraf: ECON321, Summer II 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: ECON 321 - Business Finance Crn (Section): 67012 (0)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
No survey responses were found.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
No survey responses were found.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Very easy to follow, reliable and effective assignment plan.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Very good instructor.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
A thorough advanced accounting course.
21. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Katie Landgraf: BUSA301, FIN301, Summer I 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Professional Studies
Course: BUSA 301 - Personal Finance Crn (Section): 67002 (0)    
Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: FIN 301 - Personal Finance Crn (Section): 67003 (0)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 7 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
The course provided an excellent introduction into the practice of personal finance.
Yes. The course offered a wide veriety of topics covering personal finance issues.
The course really did not have anything to do with my concentration, but it gave me overall knowledge about financial planning which will be useful in everyday life.
This class helped me gain a better understanding on managing money in my everyday life.
I learned more details about personal finance, things about insurance I can apply to my current job.
This course was very informative. I prepared me for future purchases and financial decisions I will have to make.
I had always taken finance classes that dealt with companies or corporations, however this class expanded my knowledge on how to handle my own finances.
I see this course benefiting me in a personal sense when considering investments such as buying a car, purchasing a house, or choosing a bank to manage my money.
Shared great information with us that will definitely help when planning for our financial futures.
Making a financial plan for my future.
This course was so beneficial because it taught me the much needed information on how to balance finances. I think everyone should take this class at some point in life. It helped put together the information I learned from my mother about managing money, but in a bigger picture and in depth.
This course gave me a good insight into personal finance.
Helped me to understand concepts
Personal development through the written assignment.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.43 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 3 (43%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
Course was perfect
None.
I think if videos were added to demonstrate some of calculations, it would help with the homework. It would take me an extra half hour trying to figure out how to solve an equation, when there was no other place to reference it.
I liked this course. I liked the textbook and the online homework and quizzes. I also liked the flexibility provided with the recorded lectures. The research paper was a very good learning tool because it made us put into practice/research what we had been learning about. I wouldn't change a thing.
I think the course was fine the way it was.
I would have liked a little more direction with the written assignment, maybe a sample paper, or something similar.
Although the hardest part of the course also the most beneficial, the paper was most helpful in learning about real life situations and how to deal with personal money and purchases. I don't really know what could be added but Mrs. Mills teaches this courses at UH Manoa and everyone recommends her class if they want to work hard and learn, so talking to her could help possibly.
n/a
This course had great learning tools, I can't think of what else would better present what Professor Landgraf taught me. Her online lectures every Monday were extremely helpful.
It though me how to handle my financial issues
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 7 (58%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 1.14 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 6 (50%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 6 (50%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 1.15 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 1.16 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 1.14 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 6 (50%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 12 1.19 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 6 (86%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 1.14 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 6 (50%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Course was perfect
There is not much you can do to improve an online course. For the amount of reading and work, I'd say it was pretty reasonable.
I think it would help us a lot more if we had more examples to go over in our chats so that when it comes time to do the homework its not a big struggle.
I would rather it be more challenging so that I can embed the material into my knowledge. I did well without reading any of the lecture notes. Homework hints that were given allowed me to do the calculations step by step without having to learn the concept of the calculation and it's importance.
more direction in the written assignment would be nice, but overall the class was pretty straight forward.
I like the class very straight forward, making it easy to learn. Maybe an appendix of formulas would be beneficial and a great asset to take away.
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17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Katie is easy to speak to. Her background in accounting makes her an authority in personal finance. I enjoyed taking this course with Katie.
Very knowledgable and a great resource for information. easily approachable and eager to help with topics that were unclear.
I like her. I think she really cares about her students and wants to see them succeed. She also is really good at checking her emails and helping out with homework problems or any other questions students may have.
she is an amazing instructor and I would definitely take another class with her. She is patient, and very passionate about her subject. I think I've gotten a lot more out of this class, because she took the time to answer our questions and help us.
Great teacher. She knows the material and is able to help others understand it as well. She is approachable and has her students best interests at heart. She was never demeaning or patronizing and would take the time to makes sure the students understood the material.
Great! I am satisfied with her teaching.
great! quick e-mail responses and a down to earth teaching style make Katie one of my favorite professors!
tough to say it was an online class but if I had any questions or comments she was there for me.
great teacher who is willing to help you if you need extra help.
A good instructor.
I don't recall ever having a professor explain material that can be confusing as well as Professor Landgraf does. She knows how to teach this class very well. I hope someday to be as knowledgeable about the subject as she is.
Very good and knowledgable teacher.
awesome
Good teacher. Everything very well planned out.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (42%) 5 (71%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 12 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 6 (86%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
This is an important class with real-world applicability. This class should be a required course for all UH students.
Great course
I learned alot. The course material was also really relevant to every day life and the course covered information that everyone should know.
it is a wonderful course that everyone should take. Most people have money issues, and I think if more people knew how to better manage their finances people would have better futures.
Every person should be required to take this course.
class was great! I am happy I took this class
Very efficient, learned a lot about personal finance and how to go about saving money and doing what's right for my bank account. Every person should take this course, not just business or finance majors.
A simple course to introduce its students to learning how to manage their finances.
It is so great to learn about personal finances. Sure a budget will help manage money but this class actually teaches a person how to calculate important scenarios.
Very good course. Strongly recommend for finance majors.
Good course for personal development. Very relevant.
21. Other comments:
Great instructor
None.
This was a great class, and it really taught me a lot.
Great class!
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Katie Landgraf: ACC202, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Professional Studies
Course: ACC 202 - Intro to Managerial Accounting Crn (Section): 66004 (1)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.68 19 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (32%) 13 (68%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
Great teacher. I learned so much about accounting.
It helped me develop a more open fill for accounting
Katie did not just encourage us in the subject of accounting, but she also encouraged us with non- accounting things. She encouraged us to go to things like the resume workshop and the internship fair. She stressed the importance of both of those events and why we should go.
This course has given me a more in depth understanding of Managerial Accounting. I have learned additional accounting skills. I am able to apply these skills to real life situations as well as personal situations.
Allowed me to understand the managerial accounting side of managing a busisness
This course has helped me understand the decisions managers need to make and how these decisions affects the company or organization.
Her style of teaching is great, she cares for the students, and really wants them to understand and succeed.
It helped me to understand core concepts.
The course gives me a broader concept of all the aspects a manager has to incorporate to better accomplish his/her job.
This course taught me the value of Managers in training and how Accounting applies to them.
good foundation built good habits
I loved her way of explaining accounting to me. She made it friendly and she was willing to helpnme better understand the class.
Accounting is not my major
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.58 19 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (32%) 12 (63%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.37 19 1.01 Freq(%) 3 (16%) 9 (47%) 5 (26%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
Projects and more group work
Although it was not required, I did a lot of the Learnsmart activities because it helped me to understand the material more before a test or quiz.
None.
I think the resources were adequate
Keep the weekly quizzes! It helps you to remember the course material better.
Nothing
There are plenty of activities and resources within this course that help with my learning.
I realize that time is a constraint, but maybe more problems/exercises. Possibly group projects.
I think the Quizzes are a good idea. and the tests. I think one resource is to add more tutoring times. I know the professor can be a little busy sometimes, but I think the No'eau center needs to hire more than one tutor there. when I wanted tutoring, I was in class. It didn't fit my class schedule. At least have a way to set up an appointment with a tutor ahead of time that way we don't waste each other's time.
more problems
Learn smart
I think that the Learn Smart study modules should have been mandatory in order to better reinforce the material. We went over things so quickly in class that having access to the Learn Smart modules as homework might have helped.
6. I was satisfied with the timeliness of instructor replies to my inquiries (by email or in-person).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.84 19 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 16 (84%) 0 (0%)
7. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
3.83 19 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (32%) 6 (32%) 5 (26%)
8. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 19 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 6 (32%) 11 (58%)
9. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.32 19 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 8 (42%) 9 (47%)
10. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 19 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (26%) 14 (74%)
11. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 19 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 4 (21%) 13 (68%)
12. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 19 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 5 (26%) 12 (63%)
13. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 19 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 3 (16%) 14 (74%)
14. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 19 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (32%) 13 (68%)
15. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 19 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 7 (37%) 11 (58%)
16. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 19 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 7 (37%) 11 (58%)
17. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
A chance to use her own book, for better explanation
None.
No suggestions needed
Like you have been saying the whole semester, a more straightforward textbook would be more beneficial to the class that helps explain concepts in a less confusing way.
Her teaching style is already great
Be a bit more clear when explaining definitions.
More hands on problems. Also, with the importance of managerial accounting maybe have this class as a five day a week class.
I think her teaching style is a good one. But the only thing is that she talks way too fast. Sometimes when I am writing down notes, she skips to the next question w/o me writing the notes down.
go over more problems
It might be helpful if she figured out how to incorporate the book more into her lessons. I felt like I was learning two different things between reading the book and attending class. Using the same terminology as the book did would have been helpful, especially for those of us who are not pursuing a degree in Accounting.
18. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Great lectures and taught to educated and did that effectively.
Loved this class, hope to take more, a very good and understanding teacher.
Katie is a great teacher and she really encourages her students to do well. She is always available for help and she is very quick to respond via email.
Katie was very helpful during class and outside of class. She communicated effectively in a clear way. I feel I have a better understanding of accounting than I had during my ACC 201 class. I like her teaching methods of Powerpoints and handouts. I liked the examples she had our class work with. The examples she created helped me understand the chapters we were going through. Overall, Katie is a great professor and knows how to teach accounting to students.
Great teacher that is really professional about the subject she is teaching. She is the best accounting professor I have had so far. I like how her teaching style is using power points with lecture and also hands on with practice problems. Her quizzes help me prepare for exams. Which is helpful because if you have a hard time on the quiz you can see her for help on the topic before the exam.
Great professor! She simplifies the course material and explains it in understandable ways.
Ms.Landgraf is a wonderful teacher, I highly recommend her to any student.
A great professor who uses many examples to help students learn the material hands-on.
Professor Landgraf puts the information out to the class in an easy to understand process, building on the previous lessons. Overall evaluation is an "A".
good instructor but just needs to slow down a bit.
good
I would recommend Professor Landgraf to other students interested in accounting.
She is a really good teacher and she is very good at addressing student's questions. However, if we're required to read the book and do homework based on what's taught in the book, it would be helpful if the lessons and lectures resembled what is in the book a little more.
19. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 19 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 5 (26%) 12 (63%)
20. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 19 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (32%) 12 (63%)
21. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Course was hard but very informational
I really enjoyed taking this class from Katie. I like her teaching style better than the professor I had for accounting 201 last semester.
The course is difficult to grasp but that is expected for a 202 level course.
She is a fantastic professor, wish i had taken financial accounting with her as well.
I would recommend this professor and the course to other students who need to take accounting 202. I felt that the professor really knows and understands the topic and how to teach the class. She uses two ways of teaching for people who like lecture and power points and learn smart and homework. Then there is also hands on approach of creating practice problems in class to work on and if we have questions she clearly explains to the class steps to work out the problem.
Accounting 202 is a fantastic course with aid of ms. Landgraf, I learned so much already, i think itll help me in the future
A challenging course but includes important material.
The coursework was spot on, but maybe could have been covered more thoroughly if the class was held five days a week instead of two. Overall evaluation is an "A-".
that it applies to concepts managers have to face when making decisions.
good
Managerial Accounting is a course that could benefit from an