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Instructor: Cheryl Farrell

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BUS175, Spring 2014
BUS175, Fall 2011

Cheryl Farrell: BUS175, Spring 2014

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Business
Course: BUS 175 - Bus Communication-Written Crn (Section): 40221 (1)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
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%)
2. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
3. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
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%)
4. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
The hands-on approach with the writing exercises to complete.
The information that we learned such as making reports
In class examples and also confirming what I did not know.
5. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
6. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
7. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
8. 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  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
9. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
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%)
10. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
11. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
12. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
13. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
14. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
15. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
16. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
17. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Her knowledge on the subject.
She answers the questions that we have clearly
Her knowledge of Standard English and also Business referrence too.
18. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
N/A
One-on-one with her would be good also or even a group with her instead of having students partnering with peers it is good to have her one-on-one.
19. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
20. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
21. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
22. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
23. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
24. Other comments:
The next time you have this class please have it in order the confusion of one class is higher and then the other one is not. To me it was really strange and un-called for.

Cheryl Farrell: BUS175, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Business
Course: BUS 175 - Bus Communication-Written Crn (Section): 43199 (1)    
1. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
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%)
2. I participated actively in class discussion.
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%)
3. I developed more confidence in myself.
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%)
4. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%)
5. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 1.1 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 8 (53%)
6. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
We really had to look at how we communicated and how to make that communication much more effective and relevant to Business situations.
I learned a lot about the details that go into writing well in the business setting.
The course material and direction from the professsor.
I would say the discussions part. It made me really think hard.
I find aplia to be the most valuable and helpful about this course.
The discussions and assignments are very helpful.
I thought the writing assignments from the book were most helpful.
This class covered real world communication needs for business.I have a good grasp of the textbook and will be able to use it for years to come. We were encouraged to blog and this brought insight to real world business situations.
Went over some basic grammar issues that I need to work on.
The text book was really good. The forum was also helpful to get information from other students.
Professor Farrell was very through with input on improvement. She is a very hands-on teacher. Even though it was an online class, I felt very involved.
7. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%)
8. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
9. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%)
10. 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  
4.53 15 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%)
11. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 1.05 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (40%) 8 (53%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
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%)
14. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
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%)
15. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%)
16. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%)
17. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 14 1.12 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (36%) 7 (50%)
18. 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%)
19. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
She was very active in our discussions and was punctual in giving feedback and grades so that we could keep track of how we were progressing in the course. This made it easier to make adjustments in order to meet her expectations.
She's very knowledgeable.
She really participated in our class discussions and didn't just read what we were putting in there.
She is very clear, precise and well organized.
I love this class!
her advices and how she discuss with the students
The most valuable and helpful about Cheryl Farrell is her communication technique. She always keep the students update and she also participated frequently in the discussion.
She's very knowledgeable and helpful. Very Reasonable and Encouraging.
I liked that she participated in the discussions a lot and responded back. She is also quick to respond to emails and put up announcements.
Ms. Farrell was helpful in her comments on the blog and on the returned homework assignments. She was accessible and available for any type of help.
Very responsive.
She did answer some of my questions.
Her feedback. This class is business writing and she was very helpful with the comments and corrections to my work. I feel that I am leaving this class with many tools with my business and everyday written communication.
20. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
The one area that is a bit sensitive is race/nationality/ethnic discussions, which we encountered in some of our discussions. Some of the discussions were a bit awkward because of some stereotypes that came out in discussion from other students. While our Cheryl Farrell wasn't the cause of the awkwardness, it might help to have more discussion of the appropriateness of stereotypes. We did have some in the early parts of the course, some comments from other students appeared much later in the course, when I think they forgot about our earlier lessons.
None
Less work I guess
This course is well organize and all of the materials are well prepared. I would not change anything in this course.
Webcam/video lectures will be an awesome addition...
No comment.
I think she does an excellent job.
The grading on Aplia seemed to dissuade students from redoing chapter questions for fear of lowering scores.
She needs to be available more for helping students with things that we do not know how to do. She expects you to know already and is not willing to teach you how to do it. I am especially talking about outlines and the research paper. When we "all" did not know how to do it, she was very sarcastic and condescending. When I would email questions, she would answer just one question per email and sometimes not even reply. Examples given were not answering questions that were asked. She is not consistant with what she requires. One homework said "if instructor asks" to do it and we all did it and she said we should not have. The next time this came up, no one did it and she reprimanded us and said we should have done it. It seems she does not want to teach us anything other than what is in the book (re:research paper). She needs to realize that if we do not know how to do it, she is supposed to teach us. It was in our text book, but not in the form that she wants it. Her expectations are too high. She wants to have students that already know how to do things. She made me feel that I did not want to give my all and did not inspire me to learn, as her grading is so harsh.
Keep up the awesome work!!!
21. Assignments are returned promptly.
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%)
22. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
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%)
23. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
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%)
24. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
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%)
25. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (36%) 8 (57%)
26. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 14 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 9 (64%)
27. What did you like most about your online course experience?
It was easy for me to do work when I had time to do it.
Able to do it on my own time. Very convenient.
The clear instructions and guidelines.
It was fun and informative.
The discussion part
I like the flexibility of working around my busy schedule.
Time is very flexible and manageable. Did not have to show up at school.
I liked the aplia and discussions.
It is my first online course and I was so happy to have easy access to the teacher and many conversations with the students on the weekly blog. The expectations were clear and this helped as I was working two jobs.
The flexibility of being able to do the work when it's convenient for you.
The forums.
I know that I am taking away knowledge from this class that I will use everyday.
28. What did you like least about your online course experience?
It's hard sometimes to make your emotions shown in your comments.
Assignment and the project
No face to face communication.
Lack of face-to-face interactions, but it's fine,
No comment.
I am not involved in any type of blogging on my own time nor do I ever browse social media. This made it extremely difficult for me to make comments at least three times a week on our class blog. I found it difficult to come up with fresh ideas when the other kids in the class covered everything in one comment. In the end, it helped to stretch my thinking and kept me involved with the class.
The early grammar sets were intense.
Not being able to get questions answered. Not getting good examples to show what is expected of us. Not getting help when needed.
29. Other comments:
Cheryl Farrell is a great instructor I would recommend her to all the students that major in Business or accounting.
All is well. Thank You!
No comment.
Overall a good online experience.
I will not take another course with this teacher, and have warned others.
Thank you!