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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%) 1 (10%) 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  
4.1 10 1.29 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (45%) 10 (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 (5%) 2 (20%) 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%) 0 (0%) 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%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 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  
4.0 10 1.41 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 10 (50%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 10 1.41 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 14 (70%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
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%)
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%) 1 (10%) 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%) 5 (25%) 4 (40%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
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%) 5 (50%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 20 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Clarity when explaining and also very enthusaistic
was very knowledgeable about material and very fair with grading
He knows his subject area very well.
keeps subject light and easy to understand. engaging and entertaining at times. knows and understands what accountants do.
Very down to earth Professor. VERY knowledgeable about Accounting.
His personality
His vast understanding with the subject
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
has his own way to teach
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.
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.
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.
He know what he is talking about.
Organized the subject matter in his own way making it easier to learn. (note packets, project, extra credit etc..)
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.
Breaking down complex subjects and clearly defining what needs to be studied.
He knows his materials, he is a good teacher and I did learn something from him.
He is extremely knowledgable in his subject and knows exactly how to teach it in a way better than the book does.
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 is very helpful. He listens and tries to help his students.
His knowledge on accounting and explanation about information on the Team Project...
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.
Clear, punctual, friendly, and available to help.
Encouraging, Helpful, Understanding, Shows great concern for students.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Use metaphors or relate topics to real life examples.
i would suggest to put less priority on the project as i felt that it took away from learning some of the other material
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.
great teacher. no changes necessary
NONE! You are awesome!
speak slowly
He should focus more on the material when he teaches and not go off tangent and talk about something else.
None, the class was great. best acct teacher.
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.
need to slowdown the pace for non native speaker.
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.
I think the changes should be that we have more extra credit for the class.
Practice test before actual tests.
He needs to not assume that we're all going to major in accounting so that he will stop giving us 400 level work.
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.
Not Applicable
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He stated when his office hours were and reminded us daily
he was very readily available most days of the week and helped students during the class lectures
He encouraged us to come by his office hours if we needed help and always answered out emails.
Prof. is easy to talk to, usually there during office hours and replies to most emails. a lot more than most teachers.
He extended homework deadlines if necessary and gave extra credit and bonuses to students who need :P
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
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.
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.
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.
If you show that you are putting effort into the class he is willing to help you out and get you through the class.
By being very fair about grades.
Yes, if you had a bad test he will see you after class and try to explain to you how to get better
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 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 offered his help on blackboard collaborate. and answered questions on discussion board.
He provides feedback on how we are doing (individually and team) and makes sure we understand the assignments...
He was concerned with the students' participation in the Black Board Collaborative. He also uses the electronic mail efficiently.He treats the students fairly.
Called on the phone and provided assistance.
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.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes. A lot better than my 201 teacher
yes because his class was fun yet educational
Yes, he is fair with his grading.
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! 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. He make us think deeply about the subject
Yes. He provides notes for the student
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.
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 he is the best teacher to learn accoutning from.
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, because although it is a strict and fast pace class, I definitely learned the material better.
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. 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 if they want to major in accounting so that they'll be prepared for the more difficult higher level classes.
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, he is a good acc teacher. He cares for his students.
Yes because he is helpful and answers the questions until we understand it...
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 very positive & shows great concern for his student's progress.
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.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
The class never gets boring
great course
fantastic teacher.
It is hard to say anything else without laughing...Professor Dooley, keep on being the cool Professor you are.
good teacher
He's project is a pain to do but is so worth it because it helps your grade out a lot.
Even though taking his ACC 201 and 202 was hell for me, I will definitely miss him as a teacher.
He is very good at what he does and is also very knowledgable. Highly reccommend his classes.
Funny guy who sometimes speak really fast.
Good job!
thank you for teaching
Seems like a great guy, knows how to teach, and wants to see his students succeed.
He's a cool guy.
He is a great teacher, very profesional and doesn't waist students time.
Great teacher.
He always makes sure we are up to par on the assignments and team project...
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.
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.
18. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
How exciting he made accounting
utilizing my basic accounting skills in my career field
The amount of work we had to do.
Probably being asked a question by Professor Dooley and getting the answer wrong...always...HAHAHAHA!
My grade
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.
His weird jokes and examples in class, but most of all, his kindness and concern for his students.
The group project.
The team project that was assigned and the ratios figures.
the team project
how he taught us whith his own style
The way professor Dooley spoke
The group work that we did as a team.
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.
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%.
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
using the knowledge I learned at work...
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.
His excellent teaching.
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?
Orginize his examples he writes on the board
maybe focusing less on project and more on material
Perhaps taking more time to discuss actual problems in the book that will prepare students for quizes/tests/
maybe more review material that is bundled before tests, not really needed but would be nice to have.
Well, let's see...maybe more time for class? 9:15 - 10:30 seems too short for an Accounting class??
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.
More group work maybe.
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.
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..
Maybe check to see if non native speakers are following.
I think that there should be more extra credit, because accounting is a very unique subject with a lot of specifics.
He is good the way he does it
He's a really good teacher. He needs no improvements.
more problem examples.
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?
Really goes out of his way to help students
how readily he was and how willing he was to help students
"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!
The way he ask us questions during the class
The notes he provided us
He will help you, but not give you the answer. This requires you to think for yourself and test how much you actually know.
His advice and suggestions on how to study.
His helpful attitude and great explanations of the material.
Approachable and always reply his emails.
his concern for students
clear direction and objective of class material
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
He really cares about students, he wants ou to know accounting.
asking him questions one on one and participating.
He really listens and understands. Wants to get you the best grade possible. He works with us to learn instead of against us.
He provides a lot of helpful information that will help us study for tests/exams...
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 is a great instructor for those who want to continue in the field of Accounting.
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:
yes. The group project we did counts for a good amount of our grade.
The group work was really hard work, but it helped me think about investment and stock.
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.
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!
Very good teacher to learn a tough subject from.
It was a great semester learning new materials on accounting.
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...