eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Thomas Pearson

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ACC401, Fall 2013
ACC625, Fall 2013
ACC407, Fall 2012
ACC625, Fall 2012
ACC401, Spring 2012
ACC401, Fall 2011
ACC407, Spring 2011
ACC625, Spring 2011
ACC407, Spring 2010
ACC625, Spring 2010
ACC407, Fall 2009
ACC625, Fall 2009

Thomas Pearson: ACC401, Fall 2013

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: School of Accountancy
Course: ACC 401 - Federal Individl Income Taxatn Crn (Section): 70018 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (50%) 4 (40%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.75 10 0.46 Freq(%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the 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%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%) 5 (50%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (50%) 5 (50%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 1 (10%) 7 (70%)
8. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
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%)
9. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%)
10. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
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%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
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%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
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 sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
14. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
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%)
15. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
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%)
16. Other comments:
Dr. Pearson, although monotone and kind of boring is a very good teacher. Although his lessons sort of put me to sleep his enthusiasm keeps me awake and listening. The material is hard but Dr. Pearson explains it well.
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Thomas Pearson: ACC625, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: School of Accountancy
Course: ACC 625 - Accounting & Tax Research Crn (Section): 75060 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
5.0 15 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 15 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.92 15 0.28 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 12 (80%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 10 (67%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.93 15 1.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 2 (13%) 3 (20%) 7 (47%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 2 (13%) 11 (73%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 3 (20%) 8 (53%)
8. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 1.11 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 10 (67%)
9. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.93 15 1.22 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 5 (33%) 6 (40%)
10. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 7 (47%) 7 (47%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 8 (53%) 6 (40%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (40%) 9 (60%)
13. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 15 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
14. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 15 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 4 (27%) 7 (47%)
15. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (53%) 7 (47%)
16. Other comments:
Professor Pearson is a good Professor. Very knowledgeable; however, often times he did not answer questions directly. I believe he did this to stimulate us to think; however, it made the course a bit frustrating. One recommendation would be better voice projection to keep the students more engaged.
This course is tough, but really helpful for research. Thank you professor!
Prof. Pearson is a very responsible professor. I appreciate his hard work! Even though the class is a little bit difficult but I learn a lot from him. Thank you!
I thought you were really helpful whenever I asked questions. I am especially appreciative of how prompt you responded to my emails. I learned a lot about how to research accounting and tax authorities effectively, which will be very helpful when I enter the workforce upon graduation. Only thing I wish you had done a little differently was explain the accounting research a little more in depth - maybe discuss the different types of sources a little more in depth. But other than that, everything went great. Thank you for all of your hard work!
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it was hard to stay focused in class at times. Often times I didn't know if I was doing the work correctly because every time I asked for suggestions you would say that it's up to me. Although that's true in the real world, in a class room I think it would be better if you helped us out with the answers a little. Especially because this stuff is new and I'm not sure what I'm doing is even remotely related to the question. A little more clarity would help alot.
Professor Pearson is really unclear when students have questions. A lot of my classmates stopped asking him for help with assignments because the answers he gives are very vague and do not help at all. More than anything, it was frustrating to ask for clarification from him because you didn't get any. I also would suggest smaller groups for the group project. At the graduate level (and as most of us work during the day) it was very difficult to get six people together to work on the project.
This was a very challenging course. Prof Pearson allowed us to learn by trial and error- it's not a way I'm used to learning, but I think I got quite a bit out of the course.
* Showing 7 out of 8 survey responses.

 

Thomas Pearson: ACC407, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: School of Accountancy
Course: ACC 407 - Taxation of Business Entities Crn (Section): 70020 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.29 7 0.49 Freq(%) 5 (71%) 2 (29%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
8. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
9. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 3 (43%)
10. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
13. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
14. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
15. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
16. Other comments:
Professor Pearson is a very good instructor. He gives good assignments to reinforce learning the material.
Tough class but definitely worth taking!
Nice professor.
Really enjoyed the class. Came in knowing very little about tax due to my undergraduate college, but I am leaving after this course feeling very confident in my tax knowledge. I wish I could take a class with you again next semester.
One of the best professors for tax!!! Other professors don't even come close to his knowledge of this kind of technical material. Very helpful when I encountered problems. Also gave us lots of practice problems so we can "apply our knowledge" and make sure we understood the concepts. Time flies when you're having fun!

Thomas Pearson: ACC625, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: School of Accountancy
Course: ACC 625 - Accounting & Tax Research Crn (Section): 75483 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
4.93 15 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 14 (93%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.93 15 0.26 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 14 (93%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 12 (80%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 1.12 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 10 (67%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 15 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 5 (33%) 6 (40%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 10 (67%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 15 1.15 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 4 (27%) 8 (53%)
8. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 4 (27%) 9 (60%)
9. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (40%) 8 (53%)
10. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 15 1.1 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 6 (40%) 6 (40%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.93 15 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 6 (40%) 5 (33%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 4 (27%) 9 (60%)
13. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%)
14. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 4 (27%) 8 (53%)
15. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 3 (20%) 9 (60%)
16. Other comments:
Professor Pearson is the best instructor in the accounting department. I wish other instructors have the same level of knowledge and enthusiasm for their students and courses.
Professor Pearson is a great resource, very knowledgeable and helpful at all times. Subject matter was interesting and I learned a lot. Great class!!
I enjoyed the material covered and found the assignments challenging.
His style really challenges students to try and think on their own. Sometimes it makes it hard to understand, but he's quick to answer any questions which helps.
Difficult and challenging coursework, but GREAT professor! Any other professor would not have done a better job with this class! Lots of learning involved. I definitely had to "apply my knowledge" all the time. Useful skills to have for my future career in accounting. I recommend this course even for those who are not pursuing a Master's degree. Time flies when you're having fun! ;)
Strong passion for tax and tax research, only complaint was we got a little off the sylabus dates, but went into the first class ready to cry because I was so frustrated, leaving with a good knowledge of tax and auditing research, thank you professor Pearson
Mahalo
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It was a very good and useful class. I think all accounting students should take it.
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* Showing 9 out of 11 survey responses.

 

Thomas Pearson: ACC401, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: School of Accountancy
Course: ACC 401 - Federal Individl Income Taxatn Crn (Section): 85951 (003)     85952 (004)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%)
4. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%)
5. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 7 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%) 2 (29%)
6. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.71 7 1.11 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 2 (29%) 2 (29%)
7. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 7 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%)
8. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 2 (29%)
9. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%) 2 (29%)
10. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 2 (29%)
11. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%) 2 (29%)
12. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 1 (14%)
13. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
14. Other comments:
Professor Pearson had great outlines that covered all the material. He was clear about what we would be tested on. He was always prepared for class and used the full amount of time. Since he is a consistent and knowledgeable and clear (not confusing) teacher, I have signed up for another class with him in the fall.
I think he is really nice professor and care about his students I am so happy take his classes
This was a difficult course but I learned a ton.
Excellent teacher. Very knowledgeable of the course material. Easily contacted, and very helpful and friendly. Speaks very clearly and has great enunciation skills when reading materials.
very knowledgeable about income taxes. personality not so much. puts powerpoint slides in all CAPS.

Thomas Pearson: ACC401, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: School of Accountancy
Course: ACC 401 - Federal Individl Income Taxatn Crn (Section): 70023 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 2 (14%) 10 (71%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 14 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 5 (36%) 8 (57%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.79 14 1.19 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 6 (43%) 4 (29%)
4. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 9 (64%)
5. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 14 1.15 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 9 (64%)
6. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 14 1.08 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (36%) 8 (57%)
7. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 3 (21%) 9 (64%)
8. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%)
9. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%)
10. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%)
11. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 14 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 12 (86%)
12. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 13 1.22 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 3 (23%) 6 (46%)
13. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
14. Other comments:
This course was definitely a challenge for me; however I thought that Professor Pearson taught the class really well. He was fair grader, often enthusiastic about the material, and his jokes lightened the mood. The amount of work was strenuous, but reasonable, and he was always there to help. Most of all, I really liked how the PowerPoints were organized and how they presented examples focusing in on one concept at a time. This class was a great learning experience.
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As you said, this course is probably the most time-consuming and material intensive undergraduate course in the nation. It would have been more helpful to administer quizzes at the start of class, and then lecture on the new material. Your course was very well planned and it shows that you put a lot of effort into teaching, not only research.
I learned alot in this class especially about the tax. Thank you!
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He a very good teacher. Explaining the class material very well eventhought his exams kind of a lot for memorization, but its effectiveness for CPA later on. Good to take
Great! Overall enjoyed the course!
Professor Pearson was a good instructor. It would have helped if he could have explained things better. Tax is a hard class, but it could have been made a little easier if he could have explained it better.
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Thomas Pearson: ACC407, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: School of Accountancy
Course: ACC 407 - Taxation of Business Entities Crn (Section): 80011 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.85 13 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 6 (46%) 4 (31%)
4. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 7 (54%)
5. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 12 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 4 (33%) 5 (42%)
6. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 12 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 6 (50%) 4 (33%)
7. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 13 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 6 (46%)
8. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 13 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 6 (46%) 5 (38%)
9. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 13 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 6 (46%) 6 (46%)
10. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
11. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 8 (62%)
12. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 13 1.11 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 7 (54%)
13. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 13 1.14 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (38%) 6 (46%)
14. Other comments:
I learned alot from this class. Prof. Pearson has a slight monotone voice so sometimes it made it difficult to keep focused. Also, theres alot of material to cover so possibly narrowing it down to the most common things would be good. All in all, he demanded alot out of his students and its good that he kept our attention by calling on us.
Great job Professor Pearson!
Mr. Pearson has a profound knowledge of the subject material and conveys this knowledge well to his students. He is a great addition to the Business School faculty and the University as a whole.

Thomas Pearson: ACC625, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: School of Accountancy
Course: ACC 625 - Accounting & Tax Research Crn (Section): 80016 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
4. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
5. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
6. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
7. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
8. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
9. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
10. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
11. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
12. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
13. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
14. Other comments:
He is a really good and helpful professor.
I learned a lot about accounting and tax research in this class that I will be able to carry forward in my career. Thank you very much.

Thomas Pearson: ACC407, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: School of Accountancy
Course: ACC 407 - Taxation of Business Entities Crn (Section): 80015 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 26 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (35%) 17 (65%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 26 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 3 (12%) 7 (27%) 15 (58%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 26 1.06 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 5 (19%) 7 (27%) 11 (42%)
4. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 25 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 2 (8%) 10 (40%) 10 (40%)
5. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.24 25 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 3 (12%) 6 (24%) 14 (56%)
6. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
formation of partnership
The challenging course material.
doing the business taxes
Doing taxes for businesses as an accountant.
memorization is not my friend :(
Always feeling tired in class and bored. I didn't find this class very helpful. The slides were boring and confusing. Since it was a evening class, this issue become more difficult to overcome as the evening went on and I became tired. I suggest making this a two day a week class to give students time to process the information. When you only have class once a week it is hard to study throughout the week.
Problems.
Its relevance towards my preperation for my accounting career
Probably from the way he spoke. Very distinctively.
I will remember this course becuase just what the classis, meaning entity taxation.
Pearson's expressions.
Dr. Pearson's enthusiam
his enthusiasm for the students' education and his methods in helping students learn in an easier and more efficient way, especially in comparison to many of my other professors.
how I could tell the professor was SUPER smart, but he didn't have a great way of conveying that knowledge.
751 hot assets
The amount of time I had to spend studying compared to my other classes.
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 26 1.02 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 4 (15%) 5 (19%) 16 (62%)
8. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 26 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 4 (15%) 9 (35%) 11 (42%)
9. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.19 26 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 6 (23%) 5 (19%) 14 (54%)
10. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.19 26 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 2 (8%) 2 (8%) 7 (27%) 14 (54%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 26 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (23%) 5 (19%) 15 (58%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 26 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (8%) 6 (23%) 17 (65%)
13. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 26 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (23%) 6 (23%) 14 (54%)
14. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.88 26 1.37 Freq(%) 3 (12%) 2 (8%) 1 (4%) 9 (35%) 11 (42%)
15. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 26 0.95 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 4 (15%) 19 (73%)
16. Other comments:
Thank you
Hard subject but good teacher.
Please leave more white space so we can work out our answers for quizzes and exams. It would be easier to have the questions for the PowerPoints on a separate file, so we have space to answer the problem (since there is little or no space on the PowerPoints) and we can go over the problem in more detail. For example, the aggregate taxable year for partnerships was difficult to understand with the small example given in class. Tax basis and similar calculations would be easier to understand if we could follow along in class than just briefly see the answer on the PowerPoint. It would also force us to be more attentive. I think working out a difficult problem step-by-step. It would be nicer to have a consistent structure for when quizzes and homework is due. For the first half of the semester, homework was due every other week while the quizzes were in between, but in the second half of the semester, they were both on the same day.
The handouts given during the second half of class are not helpful. Since everyone is bored and tired, no one wants to do them. Also, since so much information was covered in class it is hard for students to effectively work through the problems when they still are unsure of the material. I suggest consolidating the slides. Present only the key point in your slides and discuss minor ones. It would also be helpful if you didn't sit behind your computer throughout all of class. Buy a clicker and stand in front of the class while you present. It would keep people engaged.
Try to spread out the class over the week, 3 hours of corporate tax is a lot to absorb in one night in the middle of the week. But other than that you the man Dr. Pearson!!!
The pace of the class was a little fast to follow. I felt like I didn't know what was going on a lot of the time.
Thomas Pearson is a nice professor, but he needs to realize that we (the students) are not his colleagues. We speak a different language (baby accounting talk).

Thomas Pearson: ACC625, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: School of Accountancy
Course: ACC 625 - Accounting & Tax Research Crn (Section): 80020 (001)     3120 (331)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 14 (82%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 13 (76%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 17 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 8 (47%) 8 (47%)
4. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 13 (76%)
5. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 13 (76%)
6. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 17 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 3 (18%) 12 (71%)
7. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Memos. Actually doing the research yourself really helps.
the memo research taught me a lot
Learning the different databases and research methods.
Very funny professor. Sometimes a bit unorganized. This class I enjoyed the most out of all my courses this semester. I really enjoyed having the debates in class it was really interactive.
The time spent on practicing memos and research
The tax memos and the research simulations
getting to know all different research techniques that I would not be able to know without this course.
practice..
It was important that I take this course because it is similar to what I will be doing as a professional (when I graduate).
Most valuable was using the RIA checkpoint over and over again to really gain mastery of this crucial database. If only UH had access to more databases to improve our financial accounting researching skills would I say this course is exceeded my expectations.
Research and practical use of databases.
8. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
The hours I spent researching. But it was necessary and will be useful in my career.
the group project that took forever to complete because we didn't know how to do it
Actually utilizing the skills I acquired.
the debate on Goldman Sachs v. SEC
Having done the same kind of research in the real world
the Tax Memos!
I still use the technique I learned.
the research memo...
This class was very difficult and he was a hard grader.
The numerous memos that we had to write and passive voice...
Tax research completed.
9. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (24%) 12 (71%)
10. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 17 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 3 (18%) 12 (71%)
11. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
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%)
12. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 17 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 4 (24%) 10 (59%)
13. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 16 1.06 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 9 (56%)
14. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 13 (76%)
15. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 17 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 3 (18%) 12 (71%)
16. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.24 17 1.03 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 7 (41%) 8 (47%)
17. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
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%)
18. Other comments:
Dr. Pearson is great! I learned a lot in this class.
The most frustrating course I have ever taken, but in the end a very valuable class that taught me a lot of things that will be useful to me in my career. I would have preferred a little more guidance from Dr. Pearson instead of the sink-or-swim approach, particularly with regard to the memos. I often felt lost when working on the memos, so more assistance would have been greatly appreciated. Overall, great course and instructor.
Great class. It is also good that its in a class where there are computers.
Give us a little bit more guidance with the memos and project
Prof. Pearson is a good guy. I liked this class. I just wish it weren't so difficult, and he gave a little more direction and instruction.
Even though we needed to use the ASC in our research of the memos, I think we needed more practice or an in-depth tutorial. We all used the codification in various ways, but using it on the final required that we have more exact knowledge of where to look and what to search for.
Definitely one of the most practicl courses I have taken thus far. I feel it will be invaluable toward my future work in accounting.

Thomas Pearson: ACC407, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: School of Accountancy
Course: ACC 407 - Taxation of Business Entities Crn (Section): 70033 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
4.13 23 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 20 (87%) 3 (13%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.47 19 0.51 Freq(%) 10 (53%) 9 (47%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 23 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 20 (87%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 23 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (30%) 16 (70%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 23 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (39%) 14 (61%)
6. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 23 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (9%) 9 (39%) 11 (48%)
7. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 23 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 4 (17%) 17 (74%)
8. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 23 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (22%) 18 (78%)
9. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
Pearson's teaching techniques, (of drilling and practicing questions) as well as his subtle humor.
Crazy research paper
"Let's apply our knowledge"
the professor always saying "let's apply our knowledge" ...and that this was a challenging course that moved quickly but was very interesting. I learned a lot.
All the information I learned. Since it is a required course for me to garduate all the information that I learned will help me do my job.
The Hot Assets!!!!
Depreciation methods. It has helped me understand Depreciation and Partnerships better!
Professor Pearson's voice, it's unique. I plan to go into tax or at least do tax returns for friends and family so i'll constantly think of how this class has benefited me.
The way taxes are done for partnerships and corporations.
Instructor encourge me to learn materials in class.
the tax memo project that I have completed. I believe the skill I acquired through the process is of one that I would never forget.
the professor.
the tax research paper that forced students to really focus and spend a lot of time focusing on issues and codes. Professor Pearson is serious about having students study and prepare for tests, but shows kindness in his own ways. I was able to enjoy this class!
the professor
The strong involvement and effort from the professor to involve students in subject materials by calling all students to answer questions during lecture.
10. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 23 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 6 (26%) 16 (70%)
11. The instructor gave useful writing assignments.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 23 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (9%) 6 (26%) 14 (61%)
12. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 23 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 5 (22%) 16 (70%)
13. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 23 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 8 (35%) 13 (57%)
14. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 23 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 6 (26%) 14 (61%)
15. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 23 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (9%) 9 (39%) 11 (48%)
16. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.39 23 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (9%) 7 (30%) 13 (57%)
17. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 23 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 6 (26%) 15 (65%)
18. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 23 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 8 (35%) 13 (57%)
19. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 23 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 3 (13%) 19 (83%)
20. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Laid back grading
the instructor randomly callin on students especially those not paying attention to answer certain problem, being able to prepare corporate tax return...
I like the fact that he made everyone participate.
The examples you give are very helpful. The textbook was not very useful for me. The handouts that you gave us were much better.
I like the subject but wish we could have spent more time on explanations of the logic behind the rules instead of focused on the mechanics. The professor is very kind and passionate about teaching.
I really enjoyed how Pearson called on everyone. This gives everyone an opportunity to speak.
Everything! Too bad it only meets once a week.
The quasi-socratic method used in class. Never knowing if you're going to be called on to answer questions really makes you study the content; either that or suffer embarassment in front of your fellow classmates. In either case it definitely gives you added incentive to study before class and not just before tests.
The concepts were very helpful to know because I will encounter them when I start working full-time.
research paper
How the class stimulated to me to think about the topic.
very applicable to my future profession
The fact that Professor Pearson asks each and every student a question makes sure that everyone is paying attention and is helped me prepare for classes.
It's useful for accounting practices
Minimizing the burden of homework but encouraging students to actively participate in class and pay attention.

Thomas Pearson: ACC625, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: School of Accountancy
Course: ACC 625 - Accounting & Tax Research Crn (Section): 77633 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
6. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
7. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
8. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
9. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
10. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Exposure to various research databases and the chance to practice using them
hands-on, learn by doing
learning what is done in practice
I felt that the tax research was really helfpul and that I will be able to use this information and the skills that I learned in my profession. The instructor was very knowledgable and helpful. Whenever I had a question he was always available and willing to help me.
The hands on practice on actual databases
11. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
Using research techniques. My exposure will be outdated, so I'll need to keep up with the sources that I know about.
In one sentence apply the law to the facts.
the exams (because they were very different from other exams where you just have to memorize information)
Tax Research, applying a piece of fact and an authority in each sentence!
When I'm in the workforce actually using these databases
12. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
13. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
14. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
15. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
16. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
17. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
18. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
19. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
20. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
21. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)