eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Sheryle Proper

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Sheryle Proper: BUSA435, Spring 2014

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Professional Studies
Course: BUSA 435 - Strategic Management Crn (Section): 69051 (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  
4.53 17 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 4 (24%) 11 (65%) 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?
Students were given freedom to interpret and execute assignments in a manner that would serve them as a manager
I am able to analyzing and find necessary research to develop a strategic management plan. Throughout the course I was able to convince myself about alternatives and strategies used to help me improve making different decisions. Personally, this course encouraged my prior defects in decision-making and professionally help me gain more knowledge to use a SWOT analysis and strategic audit analysis.
This course enhanced my understanding of how the other business courses(marketing, economics, financial accounting, etc.. ) relate to each other.
It has useful information.
I learned new concepts and terms pertaining to Strategic Management and Business policy. The course offered a "hands-on" approach to learning how to construct a strategic case analysis,using the skills we learned through out the semester.
I feel I have a new understanding of strategic management. I did not realize how many variables there were to consider when owning a company or managing one. It is definitely no easy task.
It taught me how to think strategically, analyze a situation, and evaluate internal and external factors that can influence a business or its activity.
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 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (29%) 11 (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  
2.88 17 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 7 (41%) 5 (29%) 5 (29%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
I liked the videos and case examples of real world management situations, even if more weren't added as assignments there could be a link on laulima for outside resources.
Perhaps witnessing an actual strategic plan in the state's affairs to the world may be useful. Some resources may be enhanced by leading students to resource centers, such as here on Maui, the county has a resource center for small business developments that periodically hold courses on various informative seminars that may provide support in relation to the course.
none
The activities are just the right amount.
I would have liked to have known the details about which companies we were doing case analysis on, so that I could have worked on portions of the paper throughout the semester.
I think more guidance was needed for the case study. I thought that was most difficult for me because the case study was based on 2005/2006. It would help to have up to date case studies so we are able to use current information. I had a lot of road blocks because I had to make sure not to let current circumstances affect my analysis.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.35 17 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 9 (53%) 7 (41%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 17 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 4 (24%) 11 (65%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 17 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 5 (29%) 10 (59%)
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 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 7 (41%) 8 (47%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 17 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 5 (29%) 10 (59%)
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  
4.59 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (29%) 11 (65%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (35%) 11 (65%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 17 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (41%) 9 (53%)
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  
4.53 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (35%) 10 (59%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 17 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 5 (29%) 10 (59%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
It may have been interesting to witness the developments of a business throughout the stages of designing a strategic management plan, witnessing the implementation through trials and errors and understanding and accepting those results to improve or allow the students an opportunity to suggest new ways to employ various strategies for effectiveness.
Teaching style and method is a good match for my availability.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Very organized Thank you
In the beginning of the course, I almost lost all faith to continue my higher education because of financial difficulties. When I first spoke to her she was very willing and suggested alternatives to stay the course. Without her encouragement, I seriously would have felt my decision would have been the better way, but she talked it out of me and provided the support I didn't know could have been provided by an instructor. Our first conversation kept me "in the game" and I felt excited to understand more of this course as it covers strategies in many aspects of life. I am very grateful to have her as an instructor and respect her for her attempt to find a student to work on a project with her. She extends herself beyond being just a teacher, not only by offering an occupation, but by expressing encouraging words that can change the effects of a bad decision into a right decision. Malama pono and hope to meet you in person someday...
I learned a lot in this class but spent a lot of time on the homework assignments which required a lot of writing and researching. Initially, I thought I had chosen a writing Intensive course.
Excellent teacher.
I really enjoyed the format of this class and appreciate all of the valuable knowledge that I've acquired.
that she is a great instructor. It helped that she applied real life scenarios and current events into our announcements. I felt that it helped tremendously since this course can be difficult at times.
Very effective and understanding instructor that thoroughly grades assignments
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 17 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 7 (41%) 9 (53%)
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  
4.47 17 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 6 (35%) 10 (59%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
I liked it a lot
Business decisions require scrutinizing variables to improve or to remain in business. This course is important to recognize what can be done to analyze and control some uncertainties. I chose this course, not just because its required, but I knew it would provide me with abilities to strengthen my own decision making processes in business and life. I would have taken this course even if it wasn't a requirement because I believe life does not need to be led by yes or no answers; it can be supported by creative alternatives found in strategic management. Mahalo
This course gave me a better understanding and appreciation for businesses in general. Im glad I took this class after taking courses such as economics, marketing, financial accounting, or any accounting course. It helped me understand the concepts and terminology better.
Important subject.
Great class that makes you apply critical thinking skills
21. Other comments:
The end of chapter companies to choose from maybe if you let us choose one to do and just state what year it needs to be from would be interesting.
I greatly appreciated the prompt response to any and all inquires made through email.
She is the first instructor I had that offered an employment opportunity which was surprising to see and made total sense in relation to the course. If the chance should arise I will highly recommend this instructor to others interested in pursuing a course similar or required to anyone interested.
Have a good summer.
I hope that you will continue to instruct this course for future students. I felt that your methods of teaching and expertise helped me better understand the concepts and subject matter.