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Instructor: Kevin Dooley

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Kevin Dooley: ACC202, Fall 2012

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Business
Course: ACC 202 - Intro to Managerial Accounting Crn (Section): 31132 (0)     31134 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.9 10 1.37 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 10 (50%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 20 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (45%) 5 (50%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 10 1.32 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 7 (35%) 12 (60%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 10 1.29 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 17 (85%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 10 1.32 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 8 (40%) 12 (60%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 20 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (40%) 5 (50%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 20 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (30%) 5 (50%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 20 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 7 (35%) 6 (60%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 20 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (25%) 6 (60%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 20 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 4 (40%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 10 1.29 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 15 (75%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 10 1.29 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (30%) 15 (75%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
giving lots of notes and clear explanations. I also really appreciate that he takes difficult chapters and creates shortcuts or easier ways to understand the subject material.
He know what he is talking about.
His strengths as a teacher is knowing the material really well. He also cares for his students and will offer extra credit to help a student's grade
He is extremely knowledgable in his subject and knows exactly how to teach it in a way better than the book does.
Very down to earth Professor. VERY knowledgeable about Accounting.
was very knowledgeable about material and very fair with grading
His vast understanding with the subject
Compassion and sympathetic in regarding to student's personal problems that could effect class performance.
He really cares for his students and knows his subject very well. If you fall behind or do bad on exams or quizes, he tries to give you pointers and help you for the next exams.
Being able to show how accounting could be applied to everyday lives in different business environment. He knew how to explain all the different subjects to people.
His personality
Breaking down complex subjects and clearly defining what needs to be studied.
keeps subject light and easy to understand. engaging and entertaining at times. knows and understands what accountants do.
has his own way to teach
He knows his subject area very well.
Kevin definitely cares about his students and always offers help to anyone who needs it and even to those that he knows aren't keeping up in his class. He is very clear when he teaches and always tries to make sure that we are understanding the material.
Organized the subject matter in his own way making it easier to learn. (note packets, project, extra credit etc..)
Clarity when explaining and also very enthusaistic
He makes the material very easy to understand and is always willing to explain further. He calls on students to help them learn and participate in discussions.
He knows his materials, he is a good teacher and I did learn something from him.
Encouraging, Helpful, Understanding, Shows great concern for students.
The major strengths as Instructor is he uses the Black Board Collaborative. He uses the chat room. He also knows the course area well. He also presented the course in a clear and efficient way. He encouraged the students to learn.
He is very helpful. He listens and tries to help his students.
Clear, punctual, friendly, and available to help.
His knowledge on accounting and explanation about information on the Team Project...
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Maybe instead of focusing on all notes, we could focus on doing at least one example problem in class for each chapter. Sometimes I feel it is easier to learn material through examples rather than wordy notes.
need to slowdown the pace for non native speaker.
He should focus more on the material when he teaches and not go off tangent and talk about something else.
He needs to not assume that we're all going to major in accounting so that he will stop giving us 400 level work.
NONE! You are awesome!
i would suggest to put less priority on the project as i felt that it took away from learning some of the other material
More In-Class practice problems versus note taking. I personally learn better from example problems.
Sometimes he speaks softly so it can be a little difficult to hear his lectures. Maybe run us through the notes instead of giving it to us to copy down so we don't have to teach ourselves. I feel like I learn better through hands on and lectures.
I think the changes should be that we have more extra credit for the class.
speak slowly
Practice test before actual tests.
great teacher. no changes necessary
Perhaps taking away the group projects. Sometimes it was hard to keep up with the lectures and also making time for the group project. Everyone has different schedules.
When writting notes on the board and talking at the same time it was difficult to see the notes from one side of the class.
Use metaphors or relate topics to real life examples.
None, the class was great. best acct teacher.
Not Applicable
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He is always in his office willing to help you. He grades test and assignments with understanding that accounting isn't the easiest class to understand.
He informs you of your grade and offers extra credit. At the beginning of the semester you can sign up for bonus articles and later during the year if you do super bad on an exam you can do the flash card quiz
he worte "come see me" on tests we did horribly on and gave us chances to make up at least half the points we lost.
He extended homework deadlines if necessary and gave extra credit and bonuses to students who need :P
he was very readily available most days of the week and helped students during the class lectures
Let us know what to focus on in studying and learning about the materials in addition to grades status update.
He tries to have us come talk to him if we do poorly on the exams or quizes. He even tells us to come see him during his office hours for a little tutoring.
By being very fair about grades.
Prof. is easy to talk to, usually there during office hours and replies to most emails. a lot more than most teachers.
He encouraged us to come by his office hours if we needed help and always answered out emails.
Kevin goes above and beyond for his students. He would write "see me" on the top of tests or homework assignments if you received a low grade. He tries to understand your current lifestyle and tries to suggest ways on how to study and even where to study.
If you show that you are putting effort into the class he is willing to help you out and get you through the class.
He stated when his office hours were and reminded us daily
He would wrtie encouraging notes on tests and quizzes and also kept an updated grade sheet available. He would also send lots of emails and always encourage his office hours.
Yes, if you had a bad test he will see you after class and try to explain to you how to get better
He helped us to understand procedures of Accounting 202. He also took time out of his busy schedule to meet with us as a group.
He was concerned with the students' participation in the Black Board Collaborative. He also uses the electronic mail efficiently.He treats the students fairly.
He offered his help on blackboard collaborate. and answered questions on discussion board.
Called on the phone and provided assistance.
He provides feedback on how we are doing (individually and team) and makes sure we understand the assignments...
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, I feel his teaching style is pretty effective. Accounting is defiantly a class where the teacher needs to know the material well and be able to teach it. He is defiantly that person.
Yes, i would recommend him to other students because he is a really good teacher. If you study hard enough you'll get the things he's talking about. He also provides notes for each chapter which i believe simplifies the chapter into the most important points.
Yes if they want to major in accounting so that they'll be prepared for the more difficult higher level classes.
YES! I highly recommend if you want to take Accounting 201 and 202. He gives you the notes before the semester starts so you could go over them and get ahead.
yes because his class was fun yet educational
Yes. He provides notes for the student
Yes because his teaching method is easy to understand and learn from.
Yes, Dooley is a good teacher overall. Don't expect to learn everything through his lectures because you will have to teach yourself most of the time. It's not too hard to follow as long as you keep up with the notes and chapters.
Yes, if they are able to handle the studying and time to put effort into the class, then they should be able to pass it.
yes. He make us think deeply about the subject
totally recommend. has that real life experience that you cannot obtain unless you work in the profession. clearly loves to teach. great ring tone.
Yes, he is fair with his grading.
I would definitely recommend Kevin to students because he is fun but at the same time, he is serious about what he teaches and is definitely always there for his students.
Yes, because although it is a strict and fast pace class, I definitely learned the material better.
Yes. A lot better than my 201 teacher
Yes, because he is the best teacher to learn accoutning from.
Yes. because he realy cares about students to learn something and he will be thre for you if you have any questions or problems during the semester
Yes I would recommend Mr. Dooley to other students because he's there to help students learn the specific accounting needs and he wants the students to understand the concepts from beginning to end. He is a great instructor.
Yes , I would strongly recommend him to other students. It is because he is very understandable. The course was organized. He knows the course well. He treated students fairly. He graded tests fairly, Homework and the reading assignments fairly. He is helpful and efficient. He is easily to follow along with. He answers the e-mails, and he is not mean.
Yes, he is a good acc teacher. He cares for his students.
Yes, he is very positive & shows great concern for his student's progress.
Yes because he is helpful and answers the questions until we understand it...
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Great teacher.
thank you for teaching
He's project is a pain to do but is so worth it because it helps your grade out a lot.
It is hard to say anything else without laughing...Professor Dooley, keep on being the cool Professor you are.
great course
Funny guy who sometimes speak really fast.
Good job!
He's a cool guy.
good teacher
fantastic teacher.
Even though taking his ACC 201 and 202 was hell for me, I will definitely miss him as a teacher.
Seems like a great guy, knows how to teach, and wants to see his students succeed.
The class never gets boring
He is very good at what he does and is also very knowledgable. Highly reccommend his classes.
He is a great teacher, very profesional and doesn't waist students time.
All though I didn't complete his course due to personal reasons, Mr. Dooley never shunned me away. He continued to keep me updated through email. He has influenced me to become better in all that I choose to do whether it may be in accounting, administration, etc.
He is rarely online. He came to the meeting at 3:45 p.m. and also participated in the Blackboard collaborative session. He is also a persistent, kind and a tactful person.
He's very friendly & easy to talk with.
He always makes sure we are up to par on the assignments and team project...
18. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
The amount of knowledge I gained from it. Espcially from the team project. Before this class I didn't know anything about stock investing and now i have some good general knowledge about it
how he taught us whith his own style
The project we did and it was the hardest course i've taken so far. Also its the base of what i need to know in the future if i plan to go into accounting or business.
How extremely difficult it was and how 80% of my study time went to this class and my other 3 classes combined only took up the other 20%.
Probably being asked a question by Professor Dooley and getting the answer wrong...always...HAHAHAHA!
utilizing my basic accounting skills in my career field
The team project that was assigned and the ratios figures.
the team project
The group work that we did as a team.
My grade
The amount of work we had to do.
His weird jokes and examples in class, but most of all, his kindness and concern for his students.
The way professor Dooley spoke
How exciting he made accounting
The group project.
His materials and of course him. Was a pleasure being his student. I feel like I learned something in his class that will help me in my profesion.
His excellent teaching.
In ten years from now in Accounting 202 I remember a lot of things such as Chapter 22 Cost-Profit Volume Analysis the Balance sheet. The Chapter 23 The Budgetary Planning the cash budget and the Budgeted balance sheet. In chapter 24 the Budgetary Control and the responsibility report in Accounting. This includes the case study, Reports, and the Developments. There are also types of responsibility center such as cost centers, Profit Centers and the Investment Centers.
using the knowledge I learned at work...
19. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 20 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 6 (30%) 7 (35%)
20. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
more problem examples.
not 201 but in 202 when you give group assignment, you need to decrease the point portion for group project. it is killing me now..
Focus on the material and not go off tangent so much. Also do more problems/examples in class so the students know what they are doing.
He's a really good teacher. He needs no improvements.
Well, let's see...maybe more time for class? 9:15 - 10:30 seems too short for an Accounting class??
maybe focusing less on project and more on material
More in-class problems as example for better understanding on harder materials.
speak louder and go through the notes more instead of jumping into a problem. I always feel lost if I don't have the basics down and feel bad when he calls on me for the answers.
I think that there should be more extra credit, because accounting is a very unique subject with a lot of specifics.
maybe more review material that is bundled before tests, not really needed but would be nice to have.
Perhaps taking more time to discuss actual problems in the book that will prepare students for quizes/tests/
Maybe check to see if non native speakers are following.
Orginize his examples he writes on the board
More group work maybe.
He is good the way he does it
Going online more frequently.
never helped
Less focus on team projects due to the nature of the class being an online class.
21. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
He really listens and understands. Wants to get you the best grade possible. He works with us to learn instead of against us.
clear direction and objective of class material
He will help you, but not give you the answer. This requires you to think for yourself and test how much you actually know.
asking him questions one on one and participating.
"PLEASE SEE ME" usually means that you HAVE to see him...and it is a MUST, if you really care about your grade and if you want to pass the class. <--- VERY VALUABLE!
how readily he was and how willing he was to help students
The notes he provided us
Approachable and always reply his emails.
his concern for students
The way he ask us questions during the class
His advice and suggestions on how to study.
He is willing to help you. Also his extra credits, group project, and notes really make it easier to understand what is going on in the class
Really goes out of his way to help students
His helpful attitude and great explanations of the material.
He really cares about students, he wants ou to know accounting.
He is a great instructor for those who want to continue in the field of Accounting.
I found that the most valuable thing about Kevin Dooley is learning and using the time wisely. He teaches us efficiently.
Access to BlackBoard Collaborate sessions online.
He provides a lot of helpful information that will help us study for tests/exams...
22. The group work contributes significantly to this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 20 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 2 (10%) 11 (55%)
23. Other comments:
really good teacher. Helpful, understanding and caring. At first i didn't want to take this class because of the project but then i switch out of my other class and into this class and i don't regret it.
It was a great semester learning new materials on accounting.
The group work was really hard work, but it helped me think about investment and stock.
Thank you Kevin!! I really hated accounting but being in your class for the summer and fall semester was fun! I will sincerely miss you! Probably one of the most amazing teachers I've ever had!! Thank you for your kindness and support!
yes. The group project we did counts for a good amount of our grade.
Very good teacher to learn a tough subject from.
For the most part, I am thankful for the opportunity of being in the Accounting 202 class. Half-way through I had too stop due to personal reasons, but in that short time I did learn some valuable accounting skills. The degree I am working toward is not in accounting, but I believe these skills will help me in my future... Thank you Mr. Dooley...