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Instructor: Sheryle Proper

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BUSA435, Fall 2014
BUSA435, Spring 2014

Sheryle Proper: BUSA435, Fall 2014

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Professional Studies
Course: BUSA 435 - Strategic Management Crn (Section): 66048 (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  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%) 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 by allowing me to be more creative in solving problems and developing solutions.
Yes, It's help me to build up my writing style to get ready to write easy and report during work.
This course gave me a better understanding on how to be a better management.
Gave me a better understanding of of to use strategic management in a business setting
Learned to apply the concepts and think critically.
This course made me think out of the box and enabled me to use tools for strategic analysis.
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  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
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  
2.9 10 1.1 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 5 (50%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
There were a lot of activities and writing requirements. I would not add more.
A couple of verbal lectures would have benefited me a lot and would have been appreciated.
Giving us more time on the deadline for the writing paper and project.
I wish there were letcures that I could view that would give a better understanding of the material.
None
The activities and resources were sufficient for me to be satisfied
I liked that we worked independtly for this course. I like to get ahead in online classes so I wish assignments were posted earlier than one week before due dates.
Like how we had to select a company and do the analysis. At first I was unsure if it was correct, but it did help when other students asked questions. Dealing with current issues and current market conditions helps us to relate. Finding examples of concepts given in the book also solidified the concept in our minds.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
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 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 10 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 6 (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  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
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  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
No improvement noted. Teaching style and methods are very appropriate.
I think is to much of Writing for every week that need to be due. You can try build it down and add in other activities or material . Just to balance it out.
Have letures that we can view during our own time.
None
The teaching style was on point and the freedom allowed was refreshing and motivating!
Tried to prepare students for applying concepts in the real world which I appreciated. I wish we had more time to prepare for assignments besides one week. Professor is willing and available to help students.
Really enjoyed the teaching style and liked how we had to comment on other people's blog. There is a lot of reading and the summary of the notes really helps. I think we should go slower the first three weeks because it is difficult to read and understand in the beginning. Although it is a college course, it still takes a few weeks to get into the "mode" of strategic thinking. Appreciate all the positive feedback.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
I give her an A. She is very professional and knowledgeable.
My overall evaluation is good.
Great.
Excellent!
Great professor I would attend another class if it was offered.
Cares about students individually. I liked how she individually grades and offers feedback on all assignments. Many teachers do not do this, and it was helpful and encouraging.
Really liked how she encouraged us with the feedback on our assignments. Students really do read this and follow the suggestions. Submitting the outline, picking the company name, were all great ways we contributed to applying the concept and seeing what we thought. Liked how the course was paced and the exams were done.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
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  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
This class is truly a writing intensive course. No changes or improvement needed.
I enjoyed this course and it was one of my favorite classes thus far. I appreciate the amount of work that was given, it was tough, but achievable and I felt adequate time was given to complete the work.
Overall this class is wonderful.
Good
Excellent
This course has taught me a lot to take into my business career that will help me become a successful business manager one day.
Excellent. I would recommend this course and teacher for future students. The work is not easy, but it is doable in that all the reading and applying the concepts to build that "strategic mind" is a attainable goal. Learned much about other companies and how to analyze their financial strength as well as how to do a strategic audit.
21. Other comments:
I think that a verbal lecture when have gone a long way in assisting students with the case analysis. I appreciate that the content was laid out step by step in the book, but sometimes it is really helpful to get additional information from a verbal lecture. It feels like classes offered online don't get the luxury of verbal lectures, which is afforded to all in person classes...that doesn't seem right.
None
Glad I took this course. Perhaps there should be another course to help develop the strategic mind much more. The second course could just go straight into more analysis and solutions.

Sheryle Proper: BUSA435, Spring 2014     Back to top

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?
It has useful information.
It taught me how to think strategically, analyze a situation, and evaluate internal and external factors that can influence a business or its activity.
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.
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.
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.
This course enhanced my understanding of how the other business courses(marketing, economics, financial accounting, etc.. ) relate to each other.
Students were given freedom to interpret and execute assignments in a manner that would serve them as a manager
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.
The activities are just the right amount.
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.
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.
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.
none
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.
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.
Teaching style and method is a good match for my availability.
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.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Excellent teacher.
Very effective and understanding instructor that thoroughly grades assignments
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 really enjoyed the format of this class and appreciate all of the valuable knowledge that I've acquired.
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.
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 organized Thank you
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...
Important subject.
Great class that makes you apply critical thinking skills
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.
I liked it a lot
21. Other comments:
Have a good summer.
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.
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.
I greatly appreciated the prompt response to any and all inquires made through email.
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.