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Instructor: Sherry Taylor

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BLAW200, Fall 2013
BUSN286, Fall 2013

Sherry Taylor: BLAW200, Fall 2013

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Business Law
Course: BLAW 200 - Legal Environment of Business Crn (Section): 54283 (0)    
1. The instructor was willing to help and respond to questions in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
2. Work requirements, course objectives, and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 10 (91%)
3. The materials provided by the instructor were relevant to the course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 10 (91%)
4. The course workload was well-distributed throughout the semester.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
5. The activities and assessments in this course were reflective of course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
6. I would recommend this instructor to other students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 1 (9%) 8 (73%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
8. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 10 (91%)
9. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 11 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
10. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 0 (0%) 9 (82%)
11.  The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
12. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 10 (91%)
13. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 11 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 6 (55%) 1 (9%)
14. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.45 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%)
15. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
I liked the course just the way it is
Set up discussion areas in one designated area instead of various ones.
Everything is perfect for me.
It would have been nice to have the "grade" in the grade book updated so we knew where we stood. Also, where to post the assignments was unclear sometimes.
The course is great the way it is.
I don't think there are any things that need to be improved for this course. I like the way it's laid out. It's very organized.
If there were any improvements that needed to be made, I would say it would be in the quiz questions. For me, some were a bit confusing and normally were the ones I got incorrect. Now, I know that a bit more study might have helped but there were times were I didn't even understand the question either because it had multiple answers or because it was worded in a weird way and therefore couldn't come to a plausible conclusion. Other than that, great course!
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16. What did you like least about your online course experience?
The group interactive assignments were hard because people weren't as willing to be in groups. Possible assigning groups to work it may be helpful in the future.
Nothing. I enjoyed everything I learn from it.
The only thing that I would change is the amount of things on the Laulima folder for this course. There were so many things on there, a lot of which didn't seem necessary, as I wasn't required to use those links.
I disliked that my connection to Laulima wasn't very stable, but that may be because of my own internet connection.
I think because my schedule only allows for online courses right now, there's nothing too bad about it. I appreciated all the updates that were made since I last took online courses and know that because of those improvements I have found a way to handle online courses. If anything, the only grudge I have regarding online courses is the fact that I have to keep myself on my toes and have all the up to date technology, which can be costly, to handle the courses. Other than that, I've learned to enjoy online courses.
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17. The course site was organized well, and it was easy to understand what needed to be done each week.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 11 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 6 (55%) 0 (0%)
18. Other comments:
I learned a lot about business law in this class; something I really value because I plan to run my own business someday.
I enjoyed taking this course. I appreciated the nature and content of the assignments. Also, Professor Taylor is very willing to help students keep up in her class.
I appreciated how the quizzes and assignments were due on Sunday. I work two jobs, so it fit into my schedule very well.
I think that considering the amount of information that needs to be covered in regards to Business Law, Professor Taylor did a fantastic job at helping us organize our thoughts and keep accountability for our short comings. I also appreciated the feedback that she gave in regards to the bigger assignments and the many opportunities that were given to interact with my classmates. I also appreciated all the helpful tips that were given throughout the course. When I registered for Business Law, I thought that I was partially crazy, but Professor Taylor made Law interesting and accessible and I very much appreciate that being as I haven't been to college for a while and have a tendency to get distracted.
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Sherry Taylor: BUSN286, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Business Technology
Course: BUSN 286 - Legal Terminology & Procedures Crn (Section): 54463 (0)    
1. The instructor was willing to help and respond to questions in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 13 1.29 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 6 (46%)
2. The materials provided by the instructor were relevant to the course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 13 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 7 (54%) 4 (31%)
3. The activities and assessments in this course were reflective of course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (46%) 6 (46%)
4. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.92 13 1.19 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 4 (31%) 5 (38%)
5. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 13 1.08 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 2 (15%) 6 (46%)
6. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.83 13 1.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 5 (38%)
7. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 13 1.04 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 3 (23%) 5 (38%) 1 (8%)
8. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
3.5 13 1.38 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 3 (23%) 2 (15%) 4 (31%)
9. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 13 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 1 (8%) 7 (54%)
10. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 13 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 1 (8%) 7 (54%)
11. I learned to identify main points and central issues in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 13 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 2 (15%) 6 (46%)
12. I developed enthusiasm about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.77 13 1.17 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 4 (31%) 4 (31%)
13. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.92 13 1.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 3 (23%) 2 (15%) 6 (46%)
14. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.85 13 1.34 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 2 (15%) 6 (46%)
15. Other comments:
Ms. Taylor was very helpful throughout the course. Ms. Taylor was assigned to our class in short notice but remained enthusiastic throughout the course.
I felt this course is a great entry level course to legal terminology. If you were a student with prior experience in the legal area, this course may be a bit slow moving or may not be advanced enough for you. The original instructor fell ill before the semester started and Sherry Taylor was kind enough to fill in. At first, there was a little confusion because Sherry needed to learn the material before being able to assign homework. During the period of confusion, I had a few questions, and Sherry was able to respond in a timely manner and clarify what was expected during the course.
Professor Taylor has done a remarkable job as our instructor despite the circumstances she became encountered with as she acquired our class. She is a role model to all of the students because of her tenacity to conquer many obstacles that she encountered in the beginning. Professor Taylor's perseverance won out as she focused on the success of her students. I have enlarged my insight and acquired knowledge to the lifestyle of a paralegal. Today, I am a better student because someone like Professor Taylor cared to share her abilities with us. Thank you for caring & sharing - Roxanne Onuma
This class was really fun to do. I learned so much words that enhanced my vocabulary especially with the Latin words that was provided through out this course and assignments that was given. The teacher was very helpful and responded to email very quickly. I appreciate all quick response she provided to help me through the course. with it being online, there were some struggles but overall went through it.
This is not a class where you can skim over the book. Be sure to read thoroughly and take good notes.
This course was very confusing and there was no real way of knowing your grade unless you asked the Professor, all homework was received over mylegalitlab.com but was being graded differently. Many students including myself did not understand this course at all and hopefully this course will become more structural and understanding to future students.
Ms. Taylor stepped in and took over this class when a facualty member was not able to perform his duties as an instructor for this course. She had very little information from him and had some monumental hurtles to get past just to get this class up and running. I can only imagine how stressful it must of been for her. We students appreciate all the hard work she put into this class and for sticking with us to the end of the class and not giving it back to the one who was supposed to teach this course to begin with. I say thank you to Ms. Taylor for stepping up to the plate and getting this course up and running.
As an individual I would have to say that from get go it was really hard for me to understand what was really going even after the fact we heard that our regular professor, Bowe was out sick. She had given us a syllabus after 2-3 weeks beginning of the semester, which was really confusing. I had tried my best to keep up because she also didn't have a schedule of what was due only what was already posted on mylegalstudies website. I thought we were going according to those assignments and such. She really didn't make it clear what she really wanted us to learn out of this course. I was really going out on what was posted only on the website, granted we had extra credit, that only helped out a little. After having such a rough time she did make the initiative to meet up with me and c discuss my concerns about my assignment and the course over all.