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Instructor: Roy Kamida

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ACC134, Spring 2014
ACC134, Spring 2014
ACC137, Spring 2014
ACC201, Spring 2014
ACC134, Fall 2013
ACC134, Fall 2013
ACC137, Fall 2013
ACC201, Fall 2013
ACC201, Fall 2013
ACC201, Summer II 2013
BUSA414, Summer II 2013
ACC134, Summer I 2013
ACC134, Spring 2013
ACC137, Spring 2013
ACC201, Spring 2013
ACC134, Fall 2012
ACC137, Fall 2012
BUSA414, Summer II 2012
ACC201, Summer I 2012
ACC134, Spring 2012
ACC137, Spring 2012
ACC201, Spring 2012
ACC134, Fall 2011
ACC137, Fall 2011
ACC201, Fall 2011
BUSA414, Summer II 2011
ACC201, Summer I 2011
ACC134, Spring 2011
ACC137, Spring 2011
ACC201, Spring 2011
ACC134, Fall 2010
ACC137, Fall 2010
ACC155, Fall 2010
ACC134, Spring 2010
ACC137, Spring 2010
ACC202, Spring 2010
BUS101, Spring 2010
ACC134, Fall 2009
ACC137, Fall 2009
BUS101, Fall 2009
ACC134, Spring 2009
ACC137, Spring 2009
BUS101, Spring 2009
ACC134, Fall 2008

Roy Kamida: ACC134, Spring 2014

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Accounting
Course: ACC 134 - Income Tax Preparation Crn (Section): 52058 (0)    
1. The instructor was willing to help and respond to questions in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
2. Work requirements, course objectives, and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (100%)
3. The materials provided by the instructor were relevant to the course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
4. The course workload was well-distributed throughout the semester.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
5. The activities and assessments in this course were reflective of course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
6. I would recommend this instructor to other students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
8. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 14 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 12 (86%)
9. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
10. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
11.  The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
12. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
13. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.9 14 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 9 (64%) 3 (21%)
14. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.62 14 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (36%) 8 (57%)
15. What did you like least about your online course experience?
i wish there would have been more online slots...
N/A
i didn't like the exams, although the were pertinent to the course load
I am taking this class on campus.
I prefer to go to his live class.
There wasn't anything in particular that I liked the least.
Nothing as I like the material presented on this course.
I would like to have check figures available for the project before the day the project is due. The projects are posted in advance to get an early start but I spend a lot of time questioning if I had done my work accuracy without checked figures.
I like everything about the class. At first I thought it was going to be a hard class but I learned a lot in this class. I am able to understand tax returns now. Professor Kamida is an excellent teacher and he is very knowledgeable about this course.
nothing
N/A
16. What did you like most about your online course experience?
i liked the power points. very clear and to the point.. i also liked the fact that we were able to use the tax softward to put peoples returns together!
Able to do assignments ahead of time, convenience of learning at your own time.
how easy it was to grasp the material and get help if it was needed.
it was always updated
I am taking this class on campus.
live class is more better
I liked that there were videos on every chapter and he went through almost all problems and gave examples.
I learned a lot on this class. The course is very applicable to everyone who has taxable income. It encourages me more to pursue a tax preparation service after I graduate on my Associates degree. The material on this course is very helpful and easy to understand. Mr. Kamida is a great teacher because he is very knowledgeable. Mr. Kamida also respond to questions on a timely manner.
I have really enjoyed this course. The learning outcomes are clear. There are many resources available for the course and I really enjoy the videos.
I like the online resources and videos.
very resourceful
N/A
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
10
Good course to take--very resourceful!
y overall evaulation is great. this class was a great one to take.
great!
This class was very organized. Mr.Kamida has prepared many study resources for students.
This course was helpful and provided lots of information.
This is an interesting course to take if a student desires to prepare his own tax return. It very informative and Mr. Kamida makes it easy for students to understand since he is always available for any questions. I enjoyed Mr. Kamida's class because he is very knowledgeable and he supplied the students with online videos for a better presentation of the course. The videos were very helpful.
This is an excellent course and I have learn a great deal about tax preparation.
Excellent.
great class!
Good class. I learned a lot.
18. Other comments:
N/A
Mr.Kamida is very nice and helpful. I would like to take his other tax class on campus.
I want to practice more to make F1040 in the different situations.
I will continue and take the next course ACC 137 since Mr. Kamida made ACC 134 an interesting course to take.
Thank you Professor Kamida.
Professor Kamida one of the best teachers in LCC.
N/A

Roy Kamida: ACC134, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Accounting
Course: ACC 134 - Income Tax Preparation Crn (Section): 52445 (0)    
1. The instructor was willing to help and respond to questions in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 19 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (21%) 14 (74%)
2. Work requirements, course objectives, and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 19 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (26%) 14 (74%)
3. The materials provided by the instructor were relevant to the course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 19 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (32%) 13 (68%)
4. The course workload was well-distributed throughout the semester.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 19 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 6 (32%) 11 (58%)
5. The activities and assessments in this course were reflective of course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 19 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (26%) 14 (74%)
6. I would recommend this instructor to other students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 19 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (26%) 13 (68%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 19 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (32%) 12 (63%)
8. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.84 19 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 16 (84%)
9. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 19 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (26%) 14 (74%)
10. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.84 19 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 16 (84%)
11.  The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 19 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (26%) 13 (68%)
12. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 19 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (26%) 14 (74%)
13. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.56 19 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (42%) 10 (53%) 1 (5%)
14. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.47 19 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (53%) 9 (47%)
15. What did you like least about your online course experience?
What's needed for the course are all ready in Laulima. Plus the teacher are timely with announcements and responses.
N/A
The thing I liked least about this class is the extra credit. Majority of the extra credit would apply to students in Oahu, but if you are on a different island you could not do the extra credit.
The Tax Act Software is not very user friendly.
Least liked: that it is online and there isn't a class. I like a class that lectures, discusses and shares question/answers live. Opted for online class option only for the convenience.
I didn't like that we weren't able to more assignments on how to prepare tax returns that was more realistic to the everyday life style. Though I'm sure what we are learning is towards the real world, just would of liked more assignments on filling out tax return forms.
The thing I like the least about this online course is not being able to take the exams more than once.
None
Nothing was wrong with the course, I just wasn't as organized as I should've been.
Exams worth so much points and projects. It can bring down your grade if. You failed.
It is harder since you are not able to get an answer right away, but Professor Roy does his best to respond in a timely manner.
Uploading PDFs the first time was a challenge because I didn't realize I had uploaded a blank pdf until after the due date. I also disliked being unable to work ahead in anticipation of life events. I have children and home and finding the time to take an exam on the weekend was challenging for me, however I wasn't unable to overcome this challenge so it wasn't too bad.
01. The cost of the textbook is a ripoff in my opinion. 02. After this tax season, a large percentage of the information is already outdated because the tax law changes every year. 03. The textbook concepts can be kept for reference, but the tax tables, rates, and schedules need to be updated by referencing the IRS website or buying/renting a newer version of the accounting book. 04. The shelf-life of a tax accounting book is WAY shorter than a textbook from other classes such as economics, marketing, or liberal arts. 05. This textbook uses a 3-hole binder. My pages were starting to rip by the 3-holes towards the end of the semester. 06. I needed to buy and use those white-round reinforcements to attach to the 3-page holes. 07. Why can't the publisher print out a regular textbook with high quality binding? 08. Accounting textbooks in the past used hardcover/cardboard back and front with commercial glue/thread binding that lasted a long time. 09. Class did NOT have ALL textbook assignments posted in advance like some other courses, so students can advance ahead if they choose to do so.
lose tracking of time and also having to go somewhere else to do an exam. I rather have it all in one place than have assignments in one and exams in another.
16. What did you like most about your online course experience?
The schedule was very organized and straightforward, and there were always announcements/reminders regarding assignments, tests, and projects and their due dates.
With Mr. Kamida, every question that a student asked, he posted it so others could see. This helps out a lot of students, especially those who are unsure of what to ask.
What I liked most about this online class is the instructors videos. His videos made it easier to understand the context being learned.
The video's that Professor Kamida provided
Liked most: that it's convenient and homework was not overwhelming (once a week homework due on Fridays and then the usual midterms, projects, etc in addition. I also liked the 4hr exam duration given since Kamida seem to understand that students cannot possibly memorize all the tax rules so he allows that long to find the answers to questions....idea being that we've learned something by using that time to lookup answers.
What I liked the most about the online course was that it was very organized by our instructor. Mr. Kamida definitely knows his craft and he has been teaching this course and other courses at LCC online. I appreciate Mr. Kamida, because of his organizational skills and having to communicate very efficiently with his students showing how passionate he is about teaching and wanting us students learn and succeed through out his course.
I liked the unlimited quizzes and problem practices; helps me understand more thoroughly of what I am learning.
I learned how to discipline myself and time management.
Kamida is always there to answer questions promptly and help in every way possible.
Professor Kamida was extremely responsive. Every time I had a question I received feed back within 10 minutes. I know that sounds crazy, but its true! I also enjoyed using the tax software, it made learning the concepts and filling out the tax forms a much easier tax and since most tax professionals use tax soft ware to prepare taxes, it only made sense to learn it through this course. Professor Kamida gave clear directions, and ample time to finish course work. Professor Kamida also provided "how to videos" which showed how to do the problems step by step, and that was also a very useful tool.
Flexibility of learning online
Being able to get prompt reply from him if I have questions (;
I liked that Professor Roy provided very helpful video lectures that gave the class a "face to face" feature.
With this course, Prof. Kamida was VERY timely in replying. I also appreciated him making the other student's questions readily available.
01. I like the flexibility the most about this online course. 02. I like taking exams and quizzes online versus sitting in a classroom or having to go to a proctor location. 03. The online videos for each chapter were very helpful. 04. The answer key to the chapter exercises were very helpful. 05. The answer key and videos would be my best 2 features for this class.
give ample amount of time to complete an assignment
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Very good.
This course provides what students need to understand the course and pass. Any questions can be asked and teacher will answer them.
Good.
Overall I really enjoyed this class and learned a lot. I now understand the basic concepts to tax preparation.
Outstanding class and I plan to take ACC137 in the fall.
It was convenient. Resource materials are excellent (video/chapter handouts, etc, helpful and convenient links were included in class emails/messages. Kamida: highly recommended for he provides helpful resources, seems to be well-organized, knowledgeable, and is timely with responding to questions as well as returning grades.
Excellent. Mr. Kamida is one of the very few instructors from LCC that I had the pleasure to being one of his students. He is a great and passionate professor. I would strongly take the next course for accounting with him.
Good instructor and well-organized (may just need to update materials such as power points or videos for proper year).
Overall this course is very knowledgeable about tax preparation, the rules, and other concept about tax in general.
Excellent. Kamida is a great teacher and I would recommend him to everyone.
My overall evaluation of this course is that it is an excellent course in tax preparation. The course is laid out in a very organized and understandable way. Expectations were very clear from the beginning. I recommend this course to any student wanting to learn about tax preparation.
I would highly recommend taking this course with Roy online.
Great !
very good class to take. However, you must stay on top of the work and use all resources that Professor Roy provides to help with the assignments.
I was already well versed in the material, and Prof. Kamida also was. There's always more to learn, even in the basics of taxes. I thought the course was educational, well organized and well done.
01. If I had to give a 'grade' to this course, then I would give it a score somewhere between an A- and A+ so around 95% out of 100% 02. Providing extra credit assignments are a BIG help, so I wish there are more to offer students in future classes. 03. I am glad there are NO group projects, individual projects are MUCH better for the teacher to gauge the students abilities. 04. Request the teacher NEVER change the class by doing GROUP projects in the future. 05. It would be great if LCC can offer ACC-134 and ACC-137 every semester but I suppose it depends on the workload of each LCC staff member.
good lessons and examples for me to follow when I needed help.
18. Other comments:
N/A
I like that I don't have to buy a new book to move on to ACC137 (business tax).
I truly appreciate Professor Kamida having to be so detailed and being able to answer each and every question a student ask of him. He is able to make the online course experience really easy for communication.
No other comment.
01. Allow ALL business courses to be in an online format versus having to commute to LCC several times per week. 02. See if it is possible for the textbook to be of better quality with durable binding pages. 03. See if there are ways for the publisher to offer a lower price for the accounting textbooks. 04. Revise the class so that the weekly assignments are entirely posted on Laulima (with associated due dates) at the beginning of the semester, as some courses at LCC use this format and most students like it that way. 05. Have someone from a local CPA firm come to LCC and give a 45-60 minute presentation on what it is like to become a CPA in Hawaii and offer it as an extra credit activity!

Roy Kamida: ACC137, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Accounting
Course: ACC 137 - Business Income Taxes Crn (Section): 52098 (0)    
1. The instructor was willing to help and respond to questions in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 21 0.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 20 (95%)
2. Work requirements, course objectives, and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 21 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 18 (86%)
3. The materials provided by the instructor were relevant to the course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 21 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 18 (86%)
4. The course workload was well-distributed throughout the semester.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 21 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 18 (86%)
5. The activities and assessments in this course were reflective of course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 21 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (19%) 17 (81%)
6. I would recommend this instructor to other students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 21 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 19 (90%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 21 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (19%) 17 (81%)
8. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 21 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 19 (90%)
9. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 21 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 19 (90%)
10. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 21 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 19 (90%)
11.  The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 21 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 18 (86%)
12. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 21 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 18 (86%)
13. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 21 0.91 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 17 (81%) 0 (0%)
14. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.8 21 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 17 (81%)
15. What did you like least about your online course experience?
There wasn't really anything that I disliked about my course experience.
The only thing i dislike about its an online class. I know i can take the in- class but I work full-time so I can only take online classes.
Although online course may be good for some students, it wasn't as good for me. Taking an online course is more of a class where you have to teach yourself about the subject. You are only able to meet with the teachers when they are available and sometime their schedule don't work with students. Its best to have a class on campus and not only online especially when students don't like taking online courses.
What I did like least about my online course experience was somewhat hard to communicate.
When you have a question with an on line course, you are forced to think about your problem and then figure out a way to write it in a question that makes sense. Sometimes this takes more time then asking a question when your are sitting in class.
N/A
Little interaction with other students, which makes the learning process easier.
I like and enjoyed it much.
I worry a lot when I do not understand the topic, but with the help of Prof. Kamida, I learned a lot.
You are not really helpful in your approach to students who ask questions. You know ACCOUNTING, your students don't-please don't be condescending it defeats the purpose of keeping students engaged in the learning process. Provide examples of the returns that you want students to complete.
Roy is always checking his email (and his spam inboxes, just in case) to ensure his students messages are received and their concerns addressed. He is always in constant communication with his students through the laulima portal which is refreshing since some of my other online instructors just post things up once through out the semester.
nothing
Having already taken a course from Mr. Kamida, and knowing what to expect I have no complaints.
None.
I like everything about this course so there is nothing i can say i did not like.
It's taxes... the topic requires A LOT of reading and retaining of A LOT of information. It's hard to follow at times, but that cannot be helped nor changed. That's the government for you! lol
16. What did you like most about your online course experience?
I really appreciated having the lecture videos available on Laulima as that was very helpful for a visual learner like me. Being able to see a presentation on the chapter we were reading about really helped to understand and process the information.
He knows his material and he's always available when needed.
What I did like most about my online course experience was simple to prioritize and anything is open book.
I liked that he provided real world examples in the lectures.
It was great to have any question that was asked in class posted on line.
Able to adjust my course work based upon my work schedule, always being mindful of the due date(s).
The convenience of my schedule.
I like the way he schedule future homework.
Nothing
The course was well organized and the objectives of the class was very clear.
The subject matter is taught in a way that you are given ample time to absorb the material. In other classes so much material is packed into such a short period of time that it is hard to really get a good grasp on the subject. That is not the case with this course.
Mr. Kamida's video presentations.
The way Professor Roy answer email back in this class is amazing. Professor Roy chow us it does care and like what he is doing.
What I love about online courses is the freedom to watch the lecture videos and read the textbook at my own leisure during the two weeks. Granted I sometimes put it off until the last minute but Mr. Kamida's videos are clear and very helpful so I don't have to review it too much before exams.
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Two thumbs up. Very good job :)
Good.
Positive, he is an very organized and effective instructor.
The course was interesting and I had to work to understand the material. I felt that I learned something that is useful now and will continue to be in years to come.
What I like most about my online course experience is, Mr. Kamida gets back to me fast when I email him a question.
I really liked Mr. Kamida's method of teaching. He provides a lot of resources for you to refer back to.
This course is great! I learned a lot.
I wish I could learn all my ACC classes through Roy, he's simply the best!
I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn how to do business taxes. It was a wonderful experience.
one of the most organized & supported online classes I have taken. I wish you were at KCC!
The teacher is excellent. The material is well covered. And I have learned a lot from this class.
Excellent!
This course was excellent. I wish all teacher i will have in the future will be just like professor Roy.
I really enjoy Mr. Kamida's online classes. The schedule is clearly laid out and well organized. He explains the laws and calculations well in his lecture videos and the projects seem daunting but aren't all that bad in the end.
18. Other comments:
Great instructor!
None
I would take another online course from Mr. Kamida.
Thank you, Mr. Kamida.
Mr. Kamida is an awesome instructor who really knows his taxes and *usually* does everything he can to make sure students understand the material and what they had done wrong on their assignments. I don't like that his last project didn't give any answer range hints but he has to put the responsibility on the student some time! I must repeat, he is an awesome teacher and his FYI posts and alternate ways of solving problems are very helpful as well. Mahalo for another great semester!

Roy Kamida: ACC201, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Accounting
Course: ACC 201 - Intro to Financial Accounting Crn (Section): 52446 (0)    
1. The instructor was willing to help and respond to questions in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 18 0.98 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 14 (78%)
2. Work requirements, course objectives, and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 18 0.96 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (89%)
3. The materials provided by the instructor were relevant to the course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 18 0.96 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (89%)
4. The course workload was well-distributed throughout the semester.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 18 1.04 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (22%) 12 (67%)
5. The activities and assessments in this course were reflective of course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 18 0.97 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 15 (83%)
6. I would recommend this instructor to other students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 18 0.99 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (28%) 12 (67%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.39 18 1.04 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (28%) 11 (61%)
8. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 18 0.97 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 15 (83%)
9. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 18 0.96 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (89%)
10. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 18 0.97 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 15 (83%)
11.  The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 18 1.04 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (22%) 12 (67%)
12. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 18 0.98 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 14 (78%)
13. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.38 18 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (22%) 10 (56%) 2 (11%)
14. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.59 18 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (39%) 10 (56%)
15. What did you like least about your online course experience?
Nothing
The formatting of the projects made it hard to see previously entered info but that was the program design not the teachers fault.
Some topics are more difficult to learn without instructions from the professor.
The Connect website would sometimes cause me issues when doing work.
None
The course itself was great, I just don't think learning accounting online was such a wise idea for me personally.
There really was no interaction, I rather be in class physically to learn accounting or any other class. It could be just for me, but I think I retain information better when I actually look at someone teaching it.
nothing it was great.
Everything about this course was GREAT. No complaints at all.
none
It was a lot of homework to do online and just reading the chapters and watching the videos was hard for me to comprehend when you don't have a teacher to immediately ask in class. Thanks Mr. Kamida!
Just keeping up with the assignments and exams before the due date.
I don't really care for the online website that we use for classwork, which is the McGraw Connect. At times, it takes too long to navigate.
I wasn't able to make sure that I was doing my homework correct until after I submitted it.
16. What did you like most about your online course experience?
I liked all the videos Professor Roy provided for a better understanding of the material.
The videos really helped to explain some difficult concepts.
I can access my work and turn in my assignments according to my own schedule, within the deadlines.
The YouTube videos to help me learn the material and the excellent communication with Roy Kamida. He really knows his material and enjoys teaching his student. He is determined for his students to learn and succeed.
I was able to redo the Homeworks until I get a hundred percent.
There were many video tutorials and slideshows that you could watch and re- watch at your convenience.
I can sit in my own room and do my homework and tests.
I really like the convenience of online classes and in this class you could work ahead of schedule if you needed to. It was great that Mr. Kamida's course had lecture videos that almost feel like you're in class, at times I miss that part of the traditional classes.
Taking this course online allows me to keep my job.
I enjoyed that I could work at my own pace and even ahead if needed
Convenient because I am a single mom.
I liked that the semester was set out in a timely manner.
i could do my assignments and exams on my own time.
The course information was hard but interesting and at times fun. I am also most appreciative to the course instructor whom emails in a timely matter and who is very understanding and caring and fair.
I liked the video lectures and how we had multiple chances to submit our homework!
Timely.
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Great class!
Great instruction of a sometimes tedious and difficult subject.
I think this online course is very well organized and easy to adjust to.
This course is difficult, but accounting in general is tough. Roy Kamida will help you pull through and you will definitely learn a lot.
well organized and the professor is really helpful
Great online course with lots of resources and an instructor that responds in a timely manner and is available in person.
This class's homework are long including the tests, but at least he gives a sufficant amount of time to complete it.
It's a great course to take with Mr. Kamida.
A wonderful teacher that's makes accounting class interesting.
This course is great for an intro course and is very helpful with understanding accounting concepts
very good, i learned a lot.
Accounting is a difficult course to take online but I think Mr. Kamida does his best to communicate with his students and wants to help them.
Its a great course to take, especially if you're a self directed learner.The work may seem challenging but he offers help and supplemental videos.
I recommend it to anyone who would take it online.
Awesome class! You can listen to the lecture at your own speed. If you have to pause the lecture, you can to take notes and replay it!
Good.
18. Other comments:
Roy Kamida is an awesome professor.
I would recommend this online course to other students!
Mr. Kamida provides a syllabus and course schedule upfront at the beginning of the course. This helped to clearly define the expectations of the student during the course. I would recommend Mr. Kamida to all students, but if you're unable to grasp the concepts of accounting on your own, I'd suggest taking the class on campus instead of online.
Maybe consider doing more hybrid classes.
I highly recommend this course and teacher.
Great semester!
Great professor! He replies quickly to emails and is great with explaining concepts!

Roy Kamida: ACC134, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Accounting
Course: ACC 134 - Income Tax Preparation Crn (Section): 54267 (0)    
1. The instructor was willing to help and respond to questions in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 21 0.91 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 17 (81%)
2. Work requirements, course objectives, and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 21 0.89 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 19 (90%)
3. The materials provided by the instructor were relevant to the course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 21 0.9 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 18 (86%)
4. The course workload was well-distributed throughout the semester.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 21 0.91 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 17 (81%)
5. The activities and assessments in this course were reflective of course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 21 0.91 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 17 (81%)
6. I would recommend this instructor to other students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 21 0.9 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 18 (86%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 21 1.03 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 3 (14%) 15 (71%)
8. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 21 0.9 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 18 (86%)
9. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 21 0.91 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 17 (81%)
10. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 21 0.92 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (19%) 16 (76%)
11.  The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 21 0.92 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 17 (81%)
12. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 21 0.91 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 17 (81%)
13. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.62 21 0.97 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 17 (81%) 0 (0%)
14. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.75 21 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (24%) 15 (71%)
15. What did you like least about your online course experience?
The book did not have enough examples for different topics.
i did learn about the tax. it's helpful course for me.
The text could sometimes be confusing and would require re-reading and some interpretation.
I am familiar on taking online classes as I have been taking on-line courses for the last 3 years. I work full-time so taking online classes works well for me. However, I miss being in the classroom. It also takes a lot more discipline to excel on taking on line class.
Mr. Kamida did a great job, I have no complaints.
I have no complaints at this time.
no training for me as a beginner so I had to learn on my own how to take an online class
What I liked least was being timed on a test. Although I don't hold this against Mr. Kamida, but it's something that I myself always have a problem with since I don't like seeing the clock tick away. So in other words, there wasn't anything that I didn't like about Mr. Kamida. Overall, he is a great and thorough instructor and very understanding.
N/A
nothing
n/a
The textbook and the tax software that came with it.
There is A LOT of material to go over and not enough time. The textbooks consist of materials for two courses.
Nothing, this was an excellent class
There is nothing i like least about this class. I enjoyed every day of it. That is one of the reason i want take ACC 137
It was well organized, and the workload was manageable.
the time we had to complete the assignment
16. What did you like most about your online course experience?
The teacher was prompt to reply and post announcements on important dates.
I have more time and easy to learn
Mr. Kamida is AWESOME! He is very helpful and provides a lot of information. He also is very quick to respond to any questions that you may have.
He is a great professor. He answers your questions right away. Being able to do your own taxes is amazing.
The instructor responds really quickly to emails. With other instructors I am used to waiting a day or so for a response. Mr. Kamida responded within minutes! This is really helpful when taking an online course. It's almost as good as being in a classroom setting and getting your questions answered face to face. Thank you Mr. Kamida for being so dedicated and attentive!
The materials were presented to us organized and clearly.
whenever I needed assistance Mr. Kamida was always quick at answering back
I like how Mr. Kamida had video links and actual videos to watch and learn the objectives of each chapter. His communication was good too. I would take another online class from this instructor. I like how he sends us weekly reminders of what is coming up and what will be due.
The instructor was always available and willing to assist. More importantly, the course content and academic rigor was appropriate for the course level.
I liked the convenience of studying at home and working on my own pace.
I like the resources that were available especially the video's which made ot easy for me to understand the content.
My professor, Mr. Roy Kamida's expertise and dedication to his profession.
I really enjoyed Professor Kamida's online lecture videos. They are very helpful and informative.
Roy Kamida is the best professor I have ever had on an online class. He makes detailed videos explaining everything very well, and responds to everyone's questions so fast!
This class was well organize. I do not know how Prof Roy did it but he always answer to email within 2 hours even if i emailed him around 9 PM. I can say the professor loves the subject and he always ready to help. In that case he makes me love the subject also because i did not plan to take the ACC137 but Prof Roy make me love the subject. That was the first class online i took that was well organize like that. I wish all teacher was like Prof Roy have a passion for what they are doing. He is a good example for me if i became a teacher.
I learned well with the video lecture and could watch parts over if I didn't catch it the first time.
it was very convenient
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
great course. I can get more experience from this course
Helpful, informative, overall a good experience.
This class provided me greater insight in preparing Federal Income Tax Return. I have learned the importance of tax deductions and tax credits. All the information I learned from this course really helps me with what I do at work. I am glad that I took this class.
Its a great course to take.
GREAT!
As long as you manage your time, you will not have a problem with this online course.
I enjoyed this course
The course was easy to understand and the assignments were clear and organized. Workload was evenly paced and not overloaded.
It was manageable and very organized.
Great! I really enjoyed everything and learned a lot about taxes. Mr Kamida's class is very well organized, the videos in each chapter are heplful for understanding the material. He replies to emails quickly and he's always available if we have any questions.
I would recommend this course to my friends and I enjoyed every bit of it.
A+, because although I am not so pleased with the textbook, but given the fact that my professor, Mr. Roy Kamida was always accessible for questions and the like, I am thankful for the experience, the knowledge, and the skills he imparted me and the rest of my classmates.
This is a great course and I highly recommend it.
Excellent. I cannot find a way to improve it.
Good class. If someone take that class you will not regret it.If i have to rate over 5 i will give 5/5 for that class. The best teacher so far for me at Leeward.
This is a good course, and the second class I've taken from Mr. Kamida, he is a good teacher.
very convenient
18. Other comments:
I would recommend this class and Mr. Kamida to anyone who wanted to learn about preparing personal income taxes.
Mr. Kamida is overall a great instructor. I would take another online class from him.
I like the instructor and planning to take another course with him.
I wish all online courses were organized like this one!
Thank you, Sir! And Happy Thanksgiving!--Sabiniana B. Baliba
I wish Mr. Kamida taught more classes. If I could, I would take all my classes with this professor.
The Best teacher at Leeward.
thank you for your knowledge and time

Roy Kamida: ACC134, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Accounting
Course: ACC 134 - Income Tax Preparation Crn (Section): 54268 (0)    
1. The instructor was willing to help and respond to questions in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 18 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (33%) 12 (67%)
2. Work requirements, course objectives, and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 18 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 7 (39%) 10 (56%)
3. The materials provided by the instructor were relevant to the course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 18 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (39%) 11 (61%)
4. The course workload was well-distributed throughout the semester.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 18 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (33%) 12 (67%)
5. The activities and assessments in this course were reflective of course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (44%) 10 (56%)
6. I would recommend this instructor to other students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (33%) 11 (61%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 18 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (50%) 9 (50%)
8. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 18 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (28%) 12 (67%)
9. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 18 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (33%) 12 (67%)
10. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (33%) 11 (61%)
11.  The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 18 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 7 (39%) 10 (56%)
12. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 18 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (50%) 9 (50%)
13. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 18 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (33%) 9 (50%) 1 (6%)
14. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 18 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 7 (39%) 10 (56%)
15. What did you like least about your online course experience?
Enjoyed to class.
I thought the course was very well organized and could not find anything that I liked least. I am grateful that I can fulfill my degree distanced considering I live off island.
Reading all the material
I was nervous about learning about taxes but this class has been great!
I prefer assignments to be due on the weekends. I am a non-traditional student, so I work during the week, plus have family obligations. One of the reasons I take courses online is because it gives me the ability to get tot he material when I have time which is typically during the weekend. If I do it during the week then I am sacrificing time I could be spending with my family to do homework after my regular job. But all in all I like taking courses online.
How long the chapters in the book are
The homework I wished there was kind of samples to look at so we can at least check to see if we are doing the form correctly. I am very visual and with online class I wished there were some sort of way the professor could have shown us a visual of filling out the form and some sort of explanation how to solve each problem especially when doing the forms. For someone who is very new to filling out the forms its very tough.
I didn't like how we don't get to see what our mistakes were on our projects and some questions on the exams have errors.
assignment due date on friday. i would prefer a sunday.
I can't get help from him face to face.
nothing
This is my first time taking online courses and the least thing I liked was no hands on learning.
N/A
16. What did you like most about your online course experience?
Instructor responded quickly to questions.
The preparation problems to prepare for the projects and exams.
Flexibility
The video lectures helped me understand the context of the chapters much better.
I found the video's for each chapter extremely helpful!
I thought the instructor was good.
How helpful mr. Kamida is and sppedy responses to emails
I liked that we got to actually filled out tax forms and learn how to do them.
Gives enough time to do homework.
It was easy to understand because it was organized.
nothing
What I liked most about my online experience was I had to discipline myself more with my homework and exams.
Professor Kamida had so many helpful tools and was available for questions. He provided us with many opportunities to learn and express our skills on paper or in homework. The lectures were so valuable, helpful and crucial to learning the difficult material.
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Awesome! Professor Kamida is very informative and tells you exactly what is expected of you as a student.
This online course is very convenient for me. The course material is very helpful as well.
I really don't mind online learning because this accommodates me so much, especially because I have a busy schedule; however, I feel that nothing beats being live in a class and have a more personalized interaction with the instructor and other students.
The professor made this course outstanding. He explains thing in away that I understood. The assignments that he gave helped to completely understand what you are doing.. it wasn't just busy work the assignments were extremely helpful!
It is a good course, taught by a knowledgeable instructor. If one applies themselves they will learn plenty and do well in this course.
It was an aweaome class
Online class you're basically on your own. I would say about 7 out of 10. Class is very precise and weekly homework's are given ahead of time so that's what i like about the class. Grades are also given to you right away so you know where you are at.
kamida goes over and beyond in providing resource information.
I'd take Roy Kamida again for ACC 137.
aceptable
Mr. Kamida is very helpful. He would post up all the Q & A's that really helped me alot. I will be taking his Acc 137 next semester.
Very well taught. Excellent lectures and examples. Testing and quizzes along the way to find the level of understanding of the material. Professor easily accessible and quick to respond to questions.
18. Other comments:
I enjoyed this class. Some things are a lot clearer now.
I recommend this online course ACC134 with Mr. Kamida because he provided alot of detailed instructions, video lectures, class information like the FYI(s), etc.
Happy Holidays!
I am the type of person I need to know what I did wrong. With this class it was very hard because at the end of the homework the professor gives you the numbers and what you got wrong.
none

Roy Kamida: ACC137, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Accounting
Course: ACC 137 - Business Income Taxes Crn (Section): 54269 (0)    
1. The instructor was willing to help and respond to questions in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 17 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 17 (100%)
2. Work requirements, course objectives, and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 17 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 15 (88%)
3. The materials provided by the instructor were relevant to the course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (94%)
4. The course workload was well-distributed throughout the semester.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 17 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 15 (88%)
5. The activities and assessments in this course were reflective of course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 14 (82%)
6. I would recommend this instructor to other students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 17 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 17 (100%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 14 (82%)
8. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (94%)
9. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (94%)
10. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 17 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 15 (88%)
11.  The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 14 (82%)
12. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (94%)
13. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.82 17 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 14 (82%) 0 (0%)
14. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.88 17 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 14 (82%)
15. What did you like least about your online course experience?
N/A
There is anything negative that I can say about this online course.
N/A
Everything was good.
I can't think of any. I am quite satisfied with it.
I liked this course & instructor!
It is a little hard to study the subject because some answers on the end-of - chapter questions of the book do not reflect the correct answers which confuses students.
no.
Maybe, I should have taken it by itself.
N/A
It was a bit hard because some of the assignments were complexed.
None, I like the online course.
That you could not work too far ahead.
Exams are tricky and really hard. More homework involving things we can use for the exam.
16. What did you like most about your online course experience?
The class is very organized
The work that was required to be done was relevant to the course.
I liked how Professor Kamida was very helpful. He always responded fast. I would email him and with in 30 minutes he would respond.
We were able to move at our own pace and extra credit are given. When assignments were returned, they came back with comments to what was wrong. Assignments were graded fairly.
The weekly assignments and projects really helped me learn the material.
The course information was very informative. I also liked that it was online and I could study and take exams on my schedule.
Everything I learned about taxes and more.
Mr. Kamida is very structured and organized. I felt he made this subject easy to understand. I liked the way he assigns his assignments and tests.
The instructor responds to emails very promptly. He shares articles that help us to understand the subject better.There were also a lot of resources provided by the instructor.The instructor shows concern for the students by constantly reminding us about the assignments, projects, and how to study the subject in an effective way.
time flexible.
Filling out form.
The course used several concepts from ACC 134, which made learning easier to understand in regards to the new material.
This course helps me gain understanding and knowledge in the course concepts.
Very good - great for working parents.
Interesting subject. Plenty of resources.
Teacher responded fast through email.
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Excellent!
Mr. Kamida teaches this class very well and thoroughly understands his subject, which makes it easier to learn. He is very clear and relates things to more common ways of understanding.
Great course, would recommend it to other students.
Great!
It is excellent.
EXCELLENT.
Excellent!
This course is good. You can learn a lot especially if you have a business. In taking this course, it is very important to be good in time-management and self-discipline in order to avoid being left behind.
A
I liked it.
Excellent course in continuing what was learned in the previous Accounting class.
It's good, yet it gets harder if priorities aren't set.
Excellent
great course
Very hard but Great teacher.
18. Other comments:
Great teacher! =)Thank you.
Great professor!
N/A
I wish I did a lot better in this class... having two jobs and a full-time student at the same time is quite hard...
Thanks for a great semester! :)
The videos were a little dated which makes studying a little confusing sometimes.
no
No
N/A
none

Roy Kamida: ACC201, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Accounting
Course: ACC 201 - Intro to Financial Accounting Crn (Section): 54251 (0)    
1. The instructor was willing to help and respond to questions in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
2. Work requirements, course objectives, and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
3. The materials provided by the instructor were relevant to the course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
4. The course workload was well-distributed throughout the semester.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 1.04 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 1 (8%) 9 (69%)
5. The activities and assessments in this course were reflective of course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 3 (23%) 8 (62%)
6. I would recommend this instructor to other students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 13 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 3 (23%) 6 (46%)
8. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 13 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 8 (62%)
9. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
10. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 8 (62%)
11.  The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 2 (15%) 8 (62%)
12. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
13. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 13 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 7 (54%) 3 (23%)
14. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.58 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 7 (54%)
15. What did you like least about your online course experience?
it was interesting and difference from book work
He would end class 15minutes early....as I am paying him to teach us for the whole 1hr and 15minutes...and it is hard to understand what he writes on the board. The exams are hard because its problems not from the homework..
A thing I liked least was how challenging this course was with no accounting background. I believe that if I took the break down path of Acc 201, I would have a better, stable understanding of the concepts. Keeping up each week and on to a new concept was quite challenging.
I didn't like that there's not enough online tools for people who learn best with "hands-on" learning, but have no time to actually sit in a live class.
I enjoyed this course. All the assignment dates were fair. There's nothing that I didn't like about this course.
that we could compete the assignments at my own time
It was boring so hard to get interested.
nothing.
Of course it's the amount of formulas that you have to memorize. But hey it comes with the course.
Having to do all the accounting homework online sometimes got annoying because when there were technical difficulties and no previous notice it would delete all your work or get in the way of completing assignments.
16. What did you like most about your online course experience?
the immediate grading
Love the way, tests and homework are due each week. AND, we have 1 week to study til the exam on sunday. In addition, the tests aren't timed which won't stress me out and give me enough time to think about each question.
This online course allowed me to work at my own pace. I like how each chapter was distributed in 2 parts: LearnSmart and homework. I think it made it seem a bit easier than reading the book. In addition, the book was useful with its sample transactions.
My favorite thing about the online courses was that the assignments for the full semester is available from the first day. This gave me time to advance if need be, & to study future chapters accordingly.
I liked that the assignments were due on the weekend instead of having to turn it in in class.
n/a
Everything was easy to manage and control.
lots of help available. the class schedule; Tuesdays lecture & Thursdays help.
that you were able to do the assignment at least three times to try and get a 100. this allowed the student to see what he/she got wrong and to try and figure out how to fix that answer.
If I didn't know how to do the problem there were hints on a lot of the problems to lead me step by step which was really helpful when I wasn't in the classroom to learn face to face.
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
a lot to learn and not very interesting, but the homework assignments online are helpful
=)
I learned that financial accounting is not easy. It takes a lot of practice and commitment to understand each concept to the fullest takes time and patience.
I'd rate it a 10 out of 10.
Excellent.
excellent
It was a good experience and very knowledgeable.
Excellent.
it's a lot of work load but all you have to do is read the chapter and highlight the important parts and memorize the formulas and READ carefully what the question is asking for.
I really enjoyed this course overall and learned quite a bit. I think the workload or point value was a bit much and sometimes it got overwhelming, but I did find it engaging and I can apply myself.
excellent
18. Other comments:
=)
N/A
n/a
Mr. Kamida obviously is well knowledgable about the subject that he teaches and he's always willing to help. I definitely appreciated the time he gave us in our class to do homework so he could actually help us in-person which in my opinion is always effective.

Roy Kamida: ACC201, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Accounting
Course: ACC 201 - Intro to Financial Accounting Crn (Section): 54261 (0)    
1. The instructor was willing to help and respond to questions in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 22 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 6 (27%) 14 (64%)
2. Work requirements, course objectives, and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 22 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (23%) 17 (77%)
3. The materials provided by the instructor were relevant to the course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 22 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 19 (86%)
4. The course workload was well-distributed throughout the semester.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 22 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 8 (36%) 12 (55%)
5. The activities and assessments in this course were reflective of course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 22 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (41%) 13 (59%)
6. I would recommend this instructor to other students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 22 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (23%) 15 (68%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 22 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (50%) 11 (50%)
8. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 22 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (36%) 14 (64%)
9. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 22 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (27%) 16 (73%)
10. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 22 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (32%) 15 (68%)
11.  The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 22 0.96 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 7 (32%) 13 (59%)
12. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 22 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (32%) 13 (59%)
13. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.53 22 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 5 (23%) 12 (55%) 3 (14%)
14. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.59 22 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 7 (32%) 14 (64%)
15. What did you like least about your online course experience?
It was difficult at times to learn without and actually meeting in person.
I love online courses. There's little to dislike. If there was anything that bothered me, it was the hours Laulima is down. Because of my work schedule, I do a lot of studying during the night. Connect doesn't expect some Journal and Ledger entries in the same order taught by the Professor... For instance, when recording sales or purchase discounts, Connect wants the adjustments listed before the cash. It might be good to review that in light of the video lectures--which are great, by the way! Test questions are sometimes about things barely touched in homework, etc. My one regret is not being able to participate in the business club, since I am rarely on campus.
If you cant pick things up quickly for your class then it is hard to do well with an online class.
Some things are completely out of your control. Unlike the normal class experience, where everything is under your control and choice (such as attending class), sometimes your router breaks, the site goes under maintenance, etc.
N/A
The textbook and the professor's videos did not cover some of the exam's content thoroughly. On a 50-question exam, sometimes there were about 2-3 questions about a topic that I felt was not covered enough. (Example: employee bonus)
I didn't like that some of the main concepts weren't explained in detail in his videos, which were important for our exams. But most of the time i understood everything, from reading the book as well.
The homework and learnsmart alone take so much longer then all my other coursework combined.
The online program we had to use and do our homework on.
N/A
Not being able to talk to my teacher in person.
It had to deal with more of the "Connect" website. Scheduled maintanence interfered with one of the quizzes, and while doing the HW, after clicking "save & exit", it would go to a page that said, "not logged in". HW got saved but it makes you worry sometimes. It was easy to get certain accounting equations mixed up with the other ones which effected me during Exams especially since you only had one chance to do the exam.
The amount of reading...lol
N/A
Sometimes there was a lot of work that piled up on top of each other.
Harder to learn because it is self paced & requires self responsibility.
16. What did you like most about your online course experience?
It was very good for my schedule.
For an online class assignments were clear, concise, and easy to access. Enough time to accomplish exam, homework and study material.
I love being able to study at my own pace and from my own home. I love people, but I'd rather spend my learning time learning rather than driving to and from class. Connect is a good tool. The homework is particularly well done.
It allows me to do the work on my time.
The chance to complete assignments at will.
N/Z
I liked the flexibility the online course provides. The due dates were all listed, so I could plan my schedule accordingly.
I liked that he gave us a lot of time in advance to finish our assignments and that we could do things at our own pace.
Everything was schedule way before the semester started which gave me a heads up on oncoming due dates.
The teacher was very lenient and understanding. He showed concerns to his students by keeping his email open and responds to emails quickly when needed. He knows his subject very well and it helps reassure students that they have a teacher who can explain the subject to them in a way they can understand.
Learn smart and Connect!
Convenient for me. (but next time i'd rather take an accounting course in class to further understand it)
The support
It was very easy to understand and follow along.
I was able to take this class around my work schedule.
It had clear due dates and was not confusing like some other classes.
I enjoyed that we were able to keep trying to get full credit on our homework. It really helped me understand because I was able to repeat things I got wrong.
I loved that he posted online lecture videos!!!
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Great teacher, available when needed.
This is a good introductory Accounting Class. Well-presented and organized. Mr. Kamida is an excellent instructor. He is prompt to answer questions and really cares about his students.
It is very challenging but it isnt overly hard.
Great teacher, easy-to-follow expectations
Good
This was an excellent course, and I found the content practical for my present job.
very good
It's really self paced, but you also need to keep up with scheduled work. I would have to really READ and understand each concept every chapter threw at me.
This course was a very challenging course at first, but with the help from the teacher and other resources he provided me with my study helped me understand the materials better.
EXCELLENT COURSE!
Syllabus and schedule explained everything, and resources were available. Great organization from the teacher.
Excellent
It was the best online course that I have taken.
Great class.
I would recommend it to others.
I really enjoyed this course and Mr. Kamida made this online class easier than I thought with all his powerpoints and fast responses, it was like I was actually in class.
Great
18. Other comments:
I appreciated the extra credit activities. The workshops were interesting and helpful.
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It would be helpful if the students are notified in the beginning of the course that the exams can take a very long time to complete.
thank you for making this online course a good one!!
This could probably be the best, but hardest online course I took in the UH system.
N/A
Thank you Mr. Kamida for your hard work and dedication to helping us out in the best ways you can :)

Roy Kamida: ACC201, Summer II 2013     Back to top

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Accounting
Course: ACC 201 - Financial Accounting Crn (Section): 59097 (0)    
1. The instructor was willing to help and respond to questions in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 22 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 7 (32%) 14 (64%)
2. Work requirements, course objectives, and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 22 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 8 (36%) 13 (59%)
3. The materials provided by the instructor were relevant to the course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 22 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 7 (32%) 14 (64%)
4. The course workload was well-distributed throughout the semester.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.32 22 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (9%) 8 (36%) 11 (50%)
5. The activities and assessments in this course were reflective of course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 22 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 9 (41%) 12 (55%)
6. I would recommend this instructor to other students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 22 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 6 (27%) 14 (64%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 22 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (9%) 7 (32%) 12 (55%)
8. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 22 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 6 (27%) 14 (64%)
9. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 22 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 8 (36%) 12 (55%)
10. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 22 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (41%) 13 (59%)
11.  The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 22 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 0 (0%) 10 (45%) 10 (45%)
12. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 22 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (36%) 14 (64%)
13. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.19 22 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (18%) 6 (27%) 10 (45%) 1 (5%)
14. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.41 22 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 7 (32%) 12 (55%)
15. What did you like least about your online course experience?
The projects, which took much longer to do than a regular homework assignment, was due the same time as other assignments. I'd rather have the projects due on its own date so I can finish it in a timely matter without having to worry about the other assignments as well.
It just felt like there was constantly something to do but it's somewhat understandable because it's a summer course.
The fast pace but that is a reality for every online summer course
Some of the questions on exams were not listed throughout the book
flexibility ,In this way, you can be flexible in understanding the binding requirements.
n/a
Doing a subject like accounting online is hard. It would have been nice if there was calss for the second summer session not online. But overall this class was doable.
Staring at a screen.
The dates on the Connect website were off by a day; although I knew when assignments, projects, and exams were due, it would be best if they were correct.
easy class(:
The assignments were clustered together.
Not so simple to ask for help because the questions aren't visible to the instructor. I have to explain but I don't really understand the question
The tests. The exams took me roughly 4 hours a piece and I didn't do well on any of them. It is almost impossible to get a straightforward question from them and even ones where I found the exact sentence in the book that it matched I got wrong. The homework and learnsmart is tedious but not overbearing. The way the class is setup you can get stuff done ahead of time if you want. My biggest complaint with the class is that it doesn't feel like a beginners accounting class. That's not so much a fault of the teacher as it is the book used and the way connect was set up. I had an actual accounting major look at some of the work I'm doing and say it was pretty difficult for him. The whole experience of the class was tense and aggravating when it came to the tests and annoying when it came to homework and projects.
I was not satisfied with my first assignment score, and was unaware of the fact that I could do the assignment again to try for a higher grade. I had wished I knew this from the beginning.
N/A
Roy Kamida is a great teacher! The only thing about this course which wasn't his fault was that it was a lot of work in such a little time. I took his class for Summer and it had to be cramped in such a small amount of time that I feel that I was swamped with work and it was a lot of things to cover. Im a mother of three so between house chores, family, and school I was so stressed with time. Staying up late doing work and just feeling tired because of the work overload. But I know by taking a summer class that is how it was to be to get all the information in six weeks. I felt like the only thing I could do was work other than on wednesday, that was the only day I did errands other than that my head was in my books! But other than that it was a great class and I would recommend mr. Kamida to everyone. I wish he taught Acct 202 in the fall I would totally take his class!
It took me a long time to solve problems or answer questions I did not understand.
16. What did you like most about your online course experience?
Lots of interactivity. Great feedback on my mistakes.
The way the assignments are set up with powerpoints helped me to learn and confirm I understood the material.
The structure and GREAT instructor
Mr. Kamida was always available
save time , and study by yourself you can learn a lot knowledge from website source .
There was enough time between assignments, the class was very well structured and I knew what I was getting into from the beginning. Instructor was extremely helpful.
I really appreciated how clear the grading system was, and how prompt the grading and the professor's responses to my emails were.
Professor Kamida provided educational and explanatory videos that further benefited my understanding of the subject. I am able to review lecture videos as much as I please versus only hearing a lecture once and then it's gone. In the conventional class lecture if you miss anything, too bad.
You are free to get ahead, go at your own pace if faster but kept at a basis with due dates.
very nice
I could do all my assignments at my own speed.
I like online
Teacher was quick and friendly when answering emails. Lots of content to help was provided. Also very straight forward.
The fact that it is online. I'm pretty busy and probably wouldn't have time to actually go to a classroom even though it probably would of been helpful. The ability to do things on my own time is the only real positive for me. If the class had been online but stretched out to a normal semesters length, maybe it would have been easier to manage.
Taking this course online provided me with the opportunity to complete assignments on my own time, while providing me enough to to still get out and enjoy a summer! Thank you for a great course!
Very organized which makes it easier to keep up with assignments.
Roy Kamida is a great teacher! He emails you back in a very quick response. I was so shocked on how fast he can get back to you, he is the first teacher I had that responded so quickly. I thought this class was very interesting and I learned a lot to help me in the future!
I could do my homework and exams whenever I wanted to.
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
I thought it was very well done.
Accounting is kind of difficult but the class was manageable.
Highly recommend to anyone
good
good , and keep moving
learned a lot during this course, instructor was very helpful and informative. Seems like he goes the extra step to get his job done, and the content into the brains of his students.
I thought that this course was overall excellent. Didn't have too hard of time, and knew exactly what needed to be done and how to do it.
Absolutely perfect. I have not one bad thing to say about this course with this specific Professor. I detested the thought of accounting which I once studied before under another professor. Now, I feel at ease knowing that I better understand and gained interest in the subject of accounting, thanks to Professor Kamida!
Great experience for a summer school business requirement course!
very nice(:
This was an overall good online class.
Great
This course was pretty difficult I think because of the shorter timespan. To try and explain the very broad range of accounting principles in little over a month is very difficult if you haven't had any other training. As far as the teacher goes, I can't blame him for the difficulty or amount of work because that just comes with summer class territory. He is clearly very knowledgable on the subject and can explain it. I think it is inevitable for a class like this though that some will pick it up fairly quickly while others will struggle, and when assignments are do every couple days, it leaves little room to learn a topic properly before you need to move on. The class overall was weird because the homework and learnsmart almost gives you a false sense of understanding until you get to the exams and projects which overload you with the material I feel is designed to trick you on every single question.
I would recommend this course and professor to my friends because it was helpful, convenient, and affordable.
A very well designed course.
I would recommend this class to who ever needs to take accounting 201 but if you still would like to have somewhat of a summer I wouldn't suggest taking it during the summer session since there is a lot of work.
It was okay, although hard at times, but overall manageable.
18. Other comments:
Thank you.
N/A
Thank you for you're teachings!
The entertaining videos made for accounting but from a more amusing approach helped to maintain my interest and provided a sense of ease into such intense information.
Layout and format of this course is great!
i would reccommand my friends to take your online class!!
:)
Thanks
The exams annoyed me more then anything else because they showed a startling lack of consistency. One exam will have all paragraph length word problem type questions that take multiple minutes to figure out while another is half filled with single sentence questions about calculating insurance expense. Spending 4 to 5 hours on an exam only to not do so well leaves a bad taste in your mouth about the class and accounting in general. I'm not an accounting major, but if this was the first class I was taking towards that degree, I would probably seriously consider changing majors. Again, this isn't the fault of the teacher or even connect to a degree, the class just doesn't seem set up for beginners as most questions are trying to trick you even though you may only have a shaky knowledge of the topic at best.
I would recommend Professor Kamida to other students.
None.

Roy Kamida: BUSA414, Summer II 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Professional Studies
Course: BUSA 414 - Governmental Accounting Crn (Section): 67018 (1)     67019 (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  
4.6 25 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (32%) 16 (64%) 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?
Learned more about fund accounting for governments.
Governmental accounting helped in refreshing previous concepts of accounting as well as introduce accounting procedures followed by governments. I now have a better understanding of governmental accounting requirements and the course has peaked my interest in this area of accounting.
yes. the instructor gives us lots of info aobut gov. accouting.
The course provided me a new perspective of accounting, its focus on the government. It's amazing how different the type of accounting is applied to governments in comparison to businesses.
this course helped me see just how different governmental accounting is from regular accounting. they use different accounts in different ways. also their financial statements consist of different reports. you have to be in a different frame of mind when your doing governmental accounting.
This was a course for my major, but I don't intend to use this class's focus for my career. It was still great to get some general knowledge about government and non-profit accounting.
This class is good if a student want to become a government worker
This course was very helpful in understanding the concepts of governmental accounting.
I have just started working for a non-profit in the fiscal office and everything applies directly to my job duties.
Added me in my quest to gain more knowledge in governmental accounting.
This course broadened my knowledge in accounting to include governmental accounting methods.
Learned how government accounting works.
As a accounting major, this course increased my knowledge about governmental accounting.
It provided me a better understanding of governmental accounting and how government keeps track of their books as well as distributing their funds.
It helped me better understand tax deductions.
It helped m to understand portions of my government job a little better.
I learned many different types of funds that the government use, including the statements and scheduling required for each funds.
Course was taken to fill requirements, helped understand different level of accounting.
It was a good course. Very helpful with my career and job since I work for non- profit organization.
I felt this course covered the key ideas that we needed to learn. Being that it was a summer session this was difficult to do but was planned out well.
As an accounting major it has given me a whole different perspective of why accounting is so important... I would say it has given me the basic idea of how the government treat their financial matter.... Very interesting..
I feel that understanding governmental accounting is a key part of working in the accounting business, especially if you happen to end up working for a non-profit or other organization that received government funding.
I thought this course was very important. It is beneficial for my personal and professional level of knowledge.
Very good course. I am not quite sure that I will encounter the concepts covered but am glad that I had the opportunity to learn them anyway.
This class taught me a different aspect of accounting. Governmental accounting is very different from financial accounting and it was very interesting to learn a brand new way of the accounting process. Fund accounting is very different from financial accounting and I feel that this class was necessary to give a wider understanding of the field of accounting.
It would be useful for the CPA exam.
Enhanced my knowledge of Non-Profit Organizations
I realized that governmental accounting is a different style of thinking compared to financial accounting. I would say that although the class is interesting, I would prefer to pursue other accounting avenues if possible. I do feel that I have grasped a general idea about governmental accounting that should help me with my cpa exams in the future.
This course broaden my knowledge about accounting, mainly in the Governmental applications. It further help me decide where to work next after I graduate.
This course opened my eyes to governmental accounting, I always assumed that the methods were like regular business accounting (straight forward debits and credits).
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  
4.83 25 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (16%) 20 (80%)
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  
2.82 22 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 10 (40%) 9 (36%) 5 (20%) 1 (4%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
I feel the resources provided were more then adequate.
no any comment.
The activities and resources currently available are sufficient.
I feel there were enough resources and content provided the only suggestion I have is that it be released in a more timely matter. sometimes the quiz for the different chapters would be released but the lecture video wouldn't be available yet.
I thought the resources provided were efficient.
Should add discussion question
I have no suggestions as to additional resources that could be added. Mr. Kamida provided informational powerpoint lectures and aided my study with the supplemental information on the publishers website.
Not any.
I liked that all the resources were posted on Laulima at once so I was able to view the material at my own time. I wish that the lecture videos were a little longer and a little more detailed. The chapters are quite long and 25 minutes of lecture doesn't seem adequate.
I was satisfied with whatever available resource that was given to us.
Good enough. I wouldn't ask anymore.
For each chapter, it would be great if you can hand-pick some homework problems and walk us through the thought-process (like how you did for chapter 1 & 2). I believe that will help us to digest the material better and faster.
I enjoyed the videos much more than the readings. Possibly a chapter overview on a written document would be nice.
I know its a short session but i would like to see exercises added to the chapter lecture.
Discussion questions that elaborate on the more complicated technical issues of preparing the various statements would have improved my learning.
I really liked the video lectures. It really enhanced the learning experience. It is hard to learn from just reading the text and taking tests.
Although Mr. Kamida does an excellent job in providing all the resources necessary to excel in this online class, I feel that he should have one section that is face to face. I am a very visual learner and going to class really helps me understand the material and I like that I can just go up to the professor whenever I am confused about the material.
No Comment
I think just more time and an in-class course would be more beneficial to learn the differences and subject of governmental accounting.
Videos are the most important tool to explain hard concepts of the book. I wish the video lectures are longer and more thorough since these concepts can be real hard to understand just by reading the book.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.5 25 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 10 (40%) 13 (52%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 22 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 6 (27%) 19 (76%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 22 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 6 (24%) 18 (72%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 22 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 5 (23%) 15 (68%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 22 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (41%) 13 (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  
4.86 22 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 20 (80%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 22 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (9%) 19 (86%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 22 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (18%) 3 (14%) 15 (68%)
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  
4.76 22 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (20%) 16 (73%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 25 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (32%) 15 (68%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
no suggestions, Roy Kamida is very nice and informative.
I would suggest to keep what Mr. Kamida is doing because it's effective. His videos are really good and in bite-size form, which is especially useful for people like me who has a short attention span (Mild ADD).
a suggestion would be to re-examine your exam grading policy. I felt it wasn't fair at times. because someone could just guess and receive a passing score. I would have been better if you just took the higher score of the two and not give any additional points.
None.
NA
I have no suggestions for improvements in Mr. Kamida's teaching style and methods.
Not any.
n/a
no comment. everything sailed smoothly
Not much to say for improvements, enjoyed the class
I loved everything on this course but i would really like to see some exercises up on video like the ch lecture. I would also maybe add the discussion because that helps a lot. For such a short session it will be more effective to add the discussion
I would have liked to have practice tests available for each exam. This would allow students to get a feel for how the questions are worded and to what intensity we need to study.
Study guide for tests.
I thought the class was run well.
I really enjoyed the online lectures and example videos. These resources really helped me out when the book was vague. Mr. Kamida is a great teacher.
Maybe a study guide for the exams.
Only real suggestion right now would be to do this class in-person.
Focus more on the videos, 1 hour video is more sufficient rather than just 30 minutes.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Prof. Kamida is a great teacher. He cares about the students and gives feedbacks to the students' questions right away.
The professor provided a good deal of resources including lectures and examples which aided in understand the course material. I would take a course from this professor again.
A+++...
he is very good at his job as an accounting professor because he is very organized and compassionate about the topics and his students.
my over all evaluation of professor roy kamida is that hes a great teacher and gives his students every opportunity to succeed. he was always available and answered emails in a timely manner. also he didn't just post resources from the book is also posted resources that were helpful to every day lives.
Fair and although this was an online class I felt that you could really tell that he cared about students. Posted up job postings, answered questions, adapted syllabus in students' favor, allowed for make-ups when necessary, etc.
Very Good! I liked the class
I believe that Professor Kamida's lecture videos were very helpful in understanding the reading materials.
great instructor
Excellent. Despite being an online course he responds to all emails and questions within minutes of being sent. I truly appreciate that!
Great local professor. I haven't had a local professor teach as well as him. I really enjoyed hearing a local accent and better yet, learning a whole lot from Mr. Kamida.
Knowledgable in government accounting
Very organized.
very good and helpful instructor.
Excellent method of teaching. He made me read each chapters more than once to get a good grasp of the learning objectives
very organized. He is very helpful with his resources and his class announcements.
I like him to teach other courses. Great teacher. I will look for him again.
A, I would like to take this teacher in a regular class schedule instead of the fast summer pace but that is not the instructors fault.
Great...
He presents the material well and is quick to respond to student inquiries. I think that he could work on encouraging students to use more critical thinking to better absorb the course material.
Awesome online teacher!
Good job.
Outstanding instructor. Has a real knack for trying to communicate concepts and theories in terms that students can understand
Mr. Kamida is very knowledgable about accounting. I have taken other classes that he has taught and he really encourages students to learn and understand the material, rather than just memorizing it for the test. I feel that he has made fund accounting understandable and I was able to learn a new aspect of accounting.
Excellent
I think he is well organized, knowledgeable, and does well with the structure of the class given it is online.
He's a very knowledgeable teacher and very understanding to his students.
I give Professor Kamida and "A" for this course. He had the material organized and added additional interesting information concerning governmental accounting that was linked to Hawaii.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 25 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (28%) 16 (64%)
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  
4.68 25 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (24%) 18 (72%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
The course provided information fundamental to understanding the accounting world and also provided an opportunity to explore a specific field of accounting.
A+++...
I enjoyed taking this class with Roy Kamida. He did a good job making this online class helpful and organized.
Not easy, not too hard, but is essential to understanding the government's and NFP's intricate accounting system.
my overall evaluation of this course is that its well structured except for the exam grading and I learned a great deal not only about governmental accounting but also whats been going on in the real world. it didn't just improve my governmental accounting skill but my accounting knowledge as well.
Absolutely no complaints!
very good
Well organized. Had some minor problems, but they were all cleared and fixed right away.
Im glad this course was an option for me. It was very informative and beneficial that I believe it should be a required course for students majoring in accounting.
Very good information
This online class was very organized and easy to follow.
i enjoyed this class and will recommend it to others.
Above average because the lessons were really interesting and excitingly challenging.
well put together online course. All materials are very helpful. Would recommend.
Stress free course. I loved it!
Good course to learn new materials. It was confusing at first because some of the things we learned were opposite of anything I have learned previously.
A challenge but yet very interesting......
The subject matter I pretty bland, but I don't think that can be helped.
Great class!
I enjoyed this subject more than I thought I would. This is my experience for learning about government and accounting methods.
Great course
This is a tough course. Governmental accounting is very different from regular financial accounting. It is like learning accounting all over again. This course requires reading each chapter at least twice in order to learn and understand material. Although this course is tough, Mr. Kamida helps explain the material in a way which it is easy to understand by providing lecture videos and sample problems.
Excellent
Good course, a lot to take in online and through reading, but overall well organized.
It is a very nice course, but I think it's easier to take in in regular semester, rather than summer since the time is limited.
Good course for a better understanding of how government entities account for and distribute their funds.
21. Other comments:
None
Some of the questions for the exam and quizzes weren't worded correctly and left room for interpretation. I think that the questions should be looked over.
I definitely recommend this course, along with the professor, to all accounting majors.
no other comments.
Great class. I love that there were no required class discussion questions/responses.
I wish I could take in the regular semester. Thank you !!!
Videos and powerpoints and examples are helpful.
Professor Kamida answers email very quickly and I really appreciated the posting of the Q&A from other students in class on our bulletin for everyone to see.
personally, I wish had taken the class during fall/spring to spend more time on the material.
none.
n/a
Awesome course.
Had a great semester, thank you very much
Great summer class semester went by really fast!
n/a
There should be an in person class, especially in summer school. Accelerated summer school classes are hard enough. Please add a face to face class!
Please offer this online course in regular semesters as well. Also like I said, videos could be longer, and more opportunities for extra credit would be much appreciated.

Roy Kamida: ACC134, Summer I 2013     Back to top

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Accounting
Course: ACC 134 - Income Tax Preparation Crn (Section): 59095 (0)    
1. The instructor was willing to help and respond to questions in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
2. Work requirements, course objectives, and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
3. The materials provided by the instructor were relevant to the course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
4. The course workload was well-distributed throughout the semester.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
5. The activities and assessments in this course were reflective of course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
6. I would recommend this instructor to other students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (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  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
9. The instructor treated students with respect.
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%)
10. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
11.  The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
12. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 9 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
13. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 9 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%) 2 (22%)
14. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
15. What did you like least about your online course experience?
I didn't like the software because it is too complicated, has many features and converting the tax forms into PDFs. I also didn't like taking the class during this semester because it goes by more quick and you don't have as much time as the fall and spring semesters. I really don't like to take online classes but sometimes I have to.
Nothing; everything was at a reasonable pace for the work due throughout a summer session.
Nothing I can think of. It was very convenient and my teacher is quite good with answering my inquiries promptly.
I did not understand the material as good as I would've if I had the professor in front of me.
The only issue I had with my online experience is that this is my first summer, expedited semester. I work full time and also took 2 online summer courses. Being as it's such a short span of time to review subjects, I felt very rushed. This is not the fault of the school, but my own with my expectations. I plan to again take summer courses next year and at least will know to move at a much faster pace than the regular semester. I've enjoyed my experience at UH to date.
Not having that interaction with the professor
16. What did you like most about your online course experience?
I really like the textbook being black and white because it looks great and makes it easier to read, understand, take notes and makes the book affordable and unique. I like the grading system and the weekly assignments as homework, exams, and projects because it helped me learn the basics, tax law, rules, and completing the tax forms. I like that you could do your work anytime but must meet the deadline.
The materials, assignments, and basically everything was very organized and easy to follow and understand.
I really liked that he was quick in returning work and responding to emails. It makes the work load feel less stressful knowing that he's there for help. He made the class feel like it was face-to-face and he made it an enjoyable learning experience.
The ability to check on my class anytime of the day and be able to freely search other sources offered and suggested by our instructor.
I was able to have my textbook in front of me so I can check in it.
I am very used to taking online classes now because it is less time consuming than having to go to school for an hour and still have to study the same amount of time when you are out of class.
17. Other comments:
Wonderful class, thank you.
N/A
Great class!

Roy Kamida: ACC134, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Accounting
Course: ACC 134 - Income Tax Preparation Crn (Section): 56095 (0)     56550 (0)    
1. The instructor was willing to help and respond to questions in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 24 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (21%) 18 (75%)
2. Work requirements, course objectives, and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 24 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 19 (79%)
3. The materials provided by the instructor were relevant to the course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 19 (79%)
4. The course workload was well-distributed throughout the semester.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 24 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (25%) 17 (71%)
5. The activities and assessments in this course were reflective of course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 24 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 5 (21%) 18 (75%)
6. I would recommend this instructor to other students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 24 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (25%) 16 (67%)
7. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.38 16 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 19 (79%)
8. What did you like least about your online course experience?
What I liked least about my online course experience was that the deadlines were somewhat intense.
He barely use PowerPoints when discussing in class.
Theres nothing that I like least about my online class.
It's hard to understand the laws that come with income tax returns, but it has nothing to do with the teacher. This material is just hard at times.
N/A
Nothing in particular.
N/A
The exam ahoukd take twice not only once.
The teacher speaks in a monotone way in class. I hate the fact that the class is in the afternoon. In addition, the teacher gives big packets of income tax preparation, which we barely used in class.
Online course requires double amount of time than in class.
proffesor is very nice
i have the live class
Nothing
I cannot say that there was anything I liked least about this online course. It had a nice flow to it giving me enough time to do my reading and turn in my assignments.
Had to have self motivation to watch all the videos and to read the textbook.
The videos were very long. Although they were long they did help me to understand the rules to taxes. The videos are a bit representative, but it helps you remember.
Deadlines.
I appreciated everything about this course. I only wish I had enough confidence in my own ability to become a VITA volunteer.
This question doesn't apply to me since I really enjoyed the class.
As an online course I did fall behind a few times because of my schedule but overall all assignments were well spaced out for the course.
A little hard to focus on the subject.
Nothing to do with the course itself, but more connectivity issues once in a while. Nothing really major that affected my grades adversely.
Finding mistakes in the questions and problems in the book.
Sometimes, waiting for responses delayed work getting finished.
There was nothing I disliked.
9. What did you like most about your online course experience?
What I liked most about my online course experience was that it seems simple. I liked how the professors notify the students about the assignments, exams, and project due dates.
Many extra credits and the teacher is very patient and always come to class prepared
What I liked most about my online course experience is that Mr. kamida was always helpful and answerd our questions right away.
Professor Kamida provided us with so many resources (videos, notes,or instructions on how to access other resources) enough to help us to understand the topics of the course effectively. He also replies to questions/emails right away. I also like how extra credit opportunities are given.
How helpful Mr. Kamida was. he is a great teacher.
I could adjust my time with other classes.
Instructions and announcements were provided frequently.
Weekly assignments were always due on a Friday and that was a sufficient amount of time to complete it.
The quiz is unlimited, so its good that you can try many times until you get the perfect score.
Assign weekly assignments every Friday to recall the knowledge of what was taught in class throughout the week. Goes through the chapter in the handouts, which can be used and apply to an upcoming exam or project.
I like the most is more flexible time.
i have the live class
It was easy to fit my learning to my schedule. Since I'm able to learn well on my own, I could get through the material at my own pace.
The knowledge I gained
I appreciated the Knowledge the Professor provided and the promptness of his responses. Overall A++ Professor Highly Recommended.
Very helpful instructor, homework is not an overload, and it was an interesting elective to take.
Videos were very helpful. The text was also very detailed and being that Roy Kamida organized all the different forms in a way so that we can observe what they looked like helped me.
Being able to express myself without hesitations, manage my on time, able to work full time, and able to do multiple task while studying.
i really liked the videos and lectures, they helped me very much.
I liked the fact that I could keep replaying the video lectures.
As with any of the online courses offered, the best thing is thing is the flexibility to study when I can or want; don't miss the live classes at all.
That I was able to complete most of my work in the time that I had and was not very stressed about having to go to a class, but did have the option of attending the class on campus.
Everything was really clear and all the dates were set and followed from the beginning.
It allowed me to go by my own pace as far as studying is concerned. Of course there are times frames for home works and exams, but the freedom to do them at my own pace was liberating.
It helped me better understand tax deductions and credits and how they are calculated.
I like professor Kamida, giving allowance of opportunity for student to earn extra credit. I like professor Kamida, prompt response to our question and we feel , we are welcome to ask any question, at any time. And he always welcome our questions throughout the class.
Prof. Kamida was real good at providing the information needed to study each chapter He was great at giving assignments in advance so we could get ahead.
I liked that Mr. Kamida is always available to answer any questions or to help me to understand the assignments and lessons. Also his video lectures are excellent and aides in helping to teach all lessons. He also has a lot of resources on Laulima. His teaching style is clear and precise. I would definately take courses from him again. Thank you Mr. Kamida!
Mr. Kamida's video presentations were very clear and organized, it made it easy for me to complete my assignments. I also value how organized his Laulima site was and I especially appreciated d put to use all the useful tools he provided.
10. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 8 (33%) 8 (50%)
11. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 22 (92%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 21 (88%)
13. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (38%) 17 (71%)
14. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (25%) 17 (71%)
15. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (25%) 17 (71%)
16. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.71 24 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (25%) 15 (63%) 2 (8%)
17. Other comments:
very good and helpful instructor.
Mr. kamida is super organize instructor. He is keep remain us homework, assignments, quizzes and exams which is helpful to students to manage their time.
He is a knowlegable and nice professor.
None.
I had a fun and rewarding experience in this class. Thank you for everything Professor Kamida! :)
Roy Kamida is a nice teacher && he gives a lot of extra credit.
I like his videos lecture and PowerPoint with explanations.
Hey is extremely knowledgeable of this subject. He responded to my email very fast. Great professor!
i enjoyed this class and will reccommend it to others.
Roy Kamida is a wonderful instructor who knows his material and I would like to take many more classes from him.
Very good class! I really enjoyed how all the questions were posted in the announcement section with an appropriate answer. It really helped me a lot when it came to questions on items.
I would recommend Professor Kamida to others gladly. What a great class!
The book seems to be "rushed to print" and not thoroughly proofed.
I enjoyed this class and learned alot. Thank you.

Roy Kamida: ACC137, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Accounting
Course: ACC 137 - Business Income Taxes Crn (Section): 56139 (0)    
1. The instructor was willing to help and respond to questions in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
2. Work requirements, course objectives, and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
3. The materials provided by the instructor were relevant to the course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
4. The course workload was well-distributed throughout the semester.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
5. The activities and assessments in this course were reflective of course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
6. I would recommend this instructor to other students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
8. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
9. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
10. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
11.  The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
12. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
13. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%) 0 (0%)
14. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.93 16 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 13 (81%)
15. What did you like least about your online course experience?
Learning tax takes a lot of time to understand so I would say it takes up a lot of my time.
not much to comment in regard as I enjoyed this course
Nothing
the PROJECTS
I can't see my class mates, so there is no social experience. However, I did meet some of my class mates during tax volunteering time.
There were numerous errors from tests and/or quizzes from the publisher. For the amount of money we have to pay for textbooks, the errors should have been kept to a low minimum. Sometimes the lectures were a couple of years old, so that would mean that the tax rates were different.
no comment
Sometimes, I wanted answers quickly, although I get response from instructor quickly, sometimes > I still don't understand, so I would prefer talking or discussion w/ a person for further explanation in detailed. Personally, this is a disadvantage for most online courses, therefore I would need to make an appt with LRC staff, who also is very helpful.
The fact that I didn't turn in a couple of my assignments......that falls on me. =(
Sometimes it seemed that the assignments and exams didn't really test if someone really understood and mastered the material, but then again this is a 100 level course at the CC level so I guess it was appropriate. Other than that there was nothing wrong with the course.
Inconsistencies in textbook.
There wasn't anything that I didn't think any less of in this course.
16. What did you like most about your online course experience?
Professor Kamida's help really helped me understand tax and I liked the amount of extra credits that were given. He emails me back really fast when I ask him questions.
schedule was giving to follow at the beginning of the semester and the professor followed to the teeth a great tool to study at my paste base on this schedule
All the resources and opportunities that Prof. Kamida provided from extra credit (for additional learning from accounting to other subjects), VITA volunteering, reading material in organized folders on laulima, video lectures, lectures that explained concepts thoroughly, etc. I liked that he wanted us to learn by doing our own research and answering our own questions. For example, I would email him a question, but he would not give me a direct answer, but would guide me on how and where to get the answer, such as reading the syllabus, looking in laulima for a specific folder. There was a wealth of knowledge and resources in his laulima page.
Loved it! especially with Mr. Kamida. This is my second class with him, so that should be self explanatory as to what kind of teacher he is. You know what he expects and you do it. very informative and well put together. No question, I would recommend him to anyone.
When ever I had a hard time learning a chapter, I could go to the video folder for the chapter and watch Mr. Kamida's lecture. This helped me understand the material.
There was a lot of information available for us to learn the material (i.e. lectures, chapter assignment, quizzes and homework. Questions were answered very quickly and not once was I ever made to feel like it was a stupid question to ask. Kamida was very professional and went out of his way to provide information for his students.
The video lectures, and that all material was available on laulima.
It is very convenient, instructor is "the best," because he is prompt, thorough, concise and knowledgeable. Online is great, because you can work around your schedule and I don't have to be in a "live" class 2-3 a week, only if its necessary.
The assignments. I got to try my hand at preparing a partnership and corp tax returns and boy was it hard. Need to get more experience so that I know what I'm doing!
I liked the breadth of material available in the resources and the very clear instructions. I liked the detailed announcements that would explain everything and what needs to be done. Roy Kamida is a very detailed and thorough man and it shows in the way Laulima was set up. It was very helpful/
Being able to work on my own time.
What I liked most is that Mr. Kamida will anonymously post up other students questions and his answer for eveyone to see. That is a good way to answer other peole's questions if they have the same question.
17. Other comments:
None.
Prof. Kamida is one a few professors that reply to his emails immediately.
It would help if the lectures were in both Flash and Non-Flash format. Mr. Kamida is one of the best instructors at LCC and it was a pleasure to have been able to learn so much from him.
The LRC staff is great help, when I am confused or unable to understand a certain subject. The instructor is very organized and I hope he continues teaching this course, because> Mr. Kamida (in my opinion) is a great and wonderful instructor, especially, in this complex subject of taxes(accounting) . I have acquired good habits from the instructor, because of his teaching.
Is there going to be accounting courses dedicated to teach partnership and corporate tax returns in depth? If so I'm there!
I enjoyed this course and learned a lot about taxes.
Mr. Kamida is a great instructor--I would recommend this class others.

Roy Kamida: ACC201, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Accounting
Course: ACC 201 - Financial Accounting Crn (Section): 56551 (0)    
1. The instructor was willing to help and respond to questions in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 21 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 3 (14%) 15 (71%)
2. Work requirements, course objectives, and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 21 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (14%) 17 (81%)
3. The materials provided by the instructor were relevant to the course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 21 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (14%) 16 (76%)
4. The course workload was well-distributed throughout the semester.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 21 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 3 (14%) 15 (71%)
5. The activities and assessments in this course were reflective of course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 21 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (24%) 15 (71%)
6. I would recommend this instructor to other students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 21 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (19%) 16 (76%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 21 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 7 (33%) 12 (57%)
8. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 21 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 18 (86%)
9. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 21 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (19%) 16 (76%)
10. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 21 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 17 (81%)
11.  The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 21 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 5 (24%) 14 (67%)
12. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 21 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 3 (14%) 15 (71%)
13. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 21 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (24%) 4 (19%) 12 (57%) 0 (0%)
14. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 21 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 4 (19%) 13 (62%)
15. What did you like least about your online course experience?
Online course tend to be harder than lecture courses but a good instructor still makes up for it.
There is nothing I disliked :)
PC problems sometimes get in the way
If help is needed, a student needs to seek assistance on their own time as opposed to being able to learn it hands-on in an on-campus course.
Like any online class, it can be easy to forget the Sunday due date for assignments at times, but work is given a ample amount of time (1 week).
To be honest not much. The main thing that I liked the least was probably the importance of reading. I usually do not read, but since this was an online class I had to read.
None.
Time management was the most difficult, and having to stay on top of things that are due.
no teacher is hard
It was kind of difficult to learn accounting online, unless you are very determined and self motivated to do so.
Nothing at all.
16. What did you like most about your online course experience?
The course was very organized and it really turns into a routine which I feel is essential for online courses that are self-managed.
Having the convenience and flexibility of taking a course online and the excellent communication skills of my instructor.
supportive videos and lectures
It has the convenience of an eBook.
I liked the lecture videos given and the homework was manageable. I also like the extra credit opportunities and how they were relevant to accounting, unlike some other classes.
The freedom to do things when the time is appropriate.
I liked the fact that he responds quickly to emails and utilizes Connect. Connect makes learning the material easier. Also with the posting of relevant videos to the course learning was fun and interesting.
Mr. Kamida was very helpful and a good professor
Using connect, helped me understand and go at my own pace but yet finish when we needed to finish.
the flexibility is very nice
Provides a flexible schedule for students.
17. Other comments:
Thank you!
It is best to start early. There are homework assignments, quizzes, and "Learnsmarts" due every Sunday. Try to get the Learnsmart and assignments done first, ASAP. Use the remaining time to study for the quizzes.
Awesome professor! Would highly recommend!
N/A
n/a
Would highly recommend the class to those who like taking classes from home.

Roy Kamida: ACC134, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Accounting
Course: ACC 134 - Income Tax Preparation Crn (Section): 52265 (0)     52266 (0)    
1. The instructor was willing to help and respond to questions in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 25 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 21 (91%)
2. Work requirements, course objectives, and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 25 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 20 (87%)
3. The materials provided by the instructor were relevant to the course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 23 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 22 (96%)
4. The course workload was well-distributed throughout the semester.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 23 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 22 (88%)
5. The activities and assessments in this course were reflective of course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 23 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (9%) 21 (84%)
6. I would recommend this instructor to other students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 23 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 21 (84%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 23 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 5 (20%) 19 (83%)
8. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 25 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 22 (96%)
9. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.84 25 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 4 (16%) 20 (87%)
10. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 25 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 21 (91%)
11.  The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 23 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (9%) 21 (91%)
12. Assignments are returned promptly.
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%)
13. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.92 25 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 18 (78%) 1 (4%)
14. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.78 23 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 19 (76%)
15. What did you like least about your online course experience?
too much to read.
None at all
Too many sidebars on the Laulima site for this course and no mail sidebar in case we wanted to email or contact other students to say plan for or request a study group.
Any course is difficult when taking it online. A tax course being taken online can be a different story. There is a lot of information and concepts that come with "taxes". It can be very tedious and overwhelming, especially online and having to do a lot of critical thinking mostly on your own.
So far, so good...
I would like to continue reviewing study materials after course is over, such as video study lectures, and establish a personal archive. I will check if I can download. Any rate, I will ask the professor if this can be done. The issue of like least about course, is the issue above. The issue may become a moot issue because I have yet to try a download.
None.
even we dont have face to face class, when we have question, and ask teacher via email, Mr.Kamida replies us so fast.
No comments
That I had to wait for my professor to reply back. Even though Professor Kamida was quick at responding, I didn't like the wait.
nothing
I liked least that we did not have ample time to cover all the chapters in the textbook. I do, however, understand the limited amount of instructional days in a semester and could have only hoped for my class instruction to cover the rest of the textbook.
I could choose classes which I needed for my graduation requirement other than my home campus.
Nothing
Once exams are graded not being able to see the correct answer to questions you got wrong.
Because I don't have to go to class
He makes us understand materials easily. and he gave us chances to do own work. I love it.
Online course is more harder than the regular class.
Nothing
I can't really complain, there wasn't anything that I didn't like about this online class.
I think what I liked least about the online course experience is that miss the face to face classroom instruction.
Exams are tricky. You really need a good eye to do exams, which makes it really hard even if you know the answer.
Inconsistant timer while taking exams and quizzes on Laulima.
The work load was a lot.
There was nothing I didn't like about the course
There was nothing I didn't like about this course, it was a great experience
none
the fact that i wasn't able to open some of the links that were in LAULIMA from my home computer.
this is my second online course. It is really easy to understand from teacher's video lacture.
16. What did you like most about your online course experience?
it was very informative and he was always there if I need to ask a question.
Mr. Kamida really works hard to put this online class together. He gives great online lectures and even goes through step by step in solving problems. He is very on top of responding back to questions and also reminders for the class. His projects were very helpful in real life situations as it applies to any of us students and working adults. Mr. Kamida also seems to have a passion for teaching because he really takes the time to help his class out. The reading material was a lot and even difficult to understand a lot of the time (lot of info) however, the video lectures and video demo problems that supplemented the chapter made this class very interesting and I am very anxious to get into the field of accounting.
A lot of resources to students who have additional questions, which are available for review. Questions are answered and posted anonymously for all students to see in case other students were wondering the same thing.
The professor was really good about sending weekly announcements. It helped me as a reminder of what to do as well as a "heads up" for the upcoming week. He also answered any questions that he was asked, not only to the student who asked the question, but also posted them for the rest of the class to see, while keeping the student private.
The teacher answer questions quickly
The convenience of not having to travel to school and that I can do my school work wherever I want.
The study video lectures reflect the Professor's in depth knowledge and experience as a ...tax surgeon. I mean I am afraid he can use a scalpel with deft mind and hand, but moderated by his calm voice, I will take the cut in the words, be calm, settle, take in. In between cuts, I can hear, "Ask if you have any questions." Lastly, Professor answered questions in a timely manner. All in all, the course experience, I felt initially, I was thrown out of plane, but I had a parachute which he figuratively gave me.
Having to do work at my own time.
we don't need go school
Everything. Mr. Kamida is a great teacher doing a great job!
His way of lecturing on laulima, his videos and always reply fast if we message him and ask questions.
That if I had any questions, Professor Kamida would be willing to answer them and help me.
How convienent and well organized the course is. And how Professor Komida updates this course almost daily, which is very helpful and encouraging as a student.
everything..
Like I've always mentioned about other online courses, I like the fact that I have the convenience of completing course material regardless of my location. I could be at home, family/friends house, or even on vacation and I could be responding to class discussions, taking a quiz, or even braving the dreaded exams. Additionally, I did enjoy the practical exercises and the projects which put much of what we learned into practice. We had the opportunity to apply the learned material and receive feedback from our instructor. These type of practical exercises are quite similar to the taxes that many of us, if not all, will be experiencing when we file our personal income taxes.
I can organize my time schedule if the instructor provide efficient course schedule.
We're allowed to work at our own pace but we still have deadlines. We're able to move foward in our lessons and hw because he posts our hw 2 weeks before the due date so we get to move on.
I liked how the online course is at your own pace and that the instructor helps everyone understand the topic.
Learning how to do my own taxes.
the prompt replies to questions and the video lectures. The projects were so helpful
Nothing
Espacially he gave us project assignments. We can learn lot of stuff while i figure out them.
Able to work on my own time.
That my proffessor always returned our assignments back quickly with comments. He also made a confusing subject easy to understand.
I liked that everything was done online and everything just had a set due date. For example assignments always due Friday @ 11:59PM, tests always have 3 days to complete, etc).
As for an online course, Roy made it interesting to want to stay in this course.
What I like most about my online course experience is the resources available.
It's easier for me because of work and my family. I am able to do the work when I had time available. It would have been more difficult for me to be on campus. Mr. Kamida is an excellent instructor. He is replies to emails quickly. I would highly recommend his class to other students.
weekly activities are quite easy.
Instructor was very helpful.
Learning how to do my own taxes.
We could ask Roy advanced tax questions that we did not cover. Free consultation.
That everything was so easy to do. Everything that the Professor asked us to do, he made sure we understood HOW to do it. If some of us didn't understand, he took the time to explain to the whole class how to do it. Classy!
The online videos he provide with clear explanation of the course
Working at my own pace
the video lectures.
Video lactures and assignments.
17. Other comments:
Keep Mr. Kamida because he is a great asset to the Accounting programs at LCC! Too bad he won't be teaching at HPU when I have to transfer.
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I am glad to be in this class and thank you for a great semester!
The course was well laid, frightening actually. If you want a planner in a campaign, choose the Kamida group. Use his group under his leadership to forensically ferret out financial activities of terrorists, because he is a CPA, not just a Professor.
None.
really good teacher, I highly recommend Mr.Kamida
Very nice, friendy and really helpfull!
I would absolutely take your course again!
Professor Komida is a great instructor for this course.
Due to the constrained timeline of the semester, maybe offer another course to complete the other chapters of the textbook, Income Tax Preparation II? This way, many of the students will gain valuable knowledge and confidence when either filing their own taxes but also a future clients taxes as well.
Very good class. Give chances to students who have trouble and always responds to our question as soon as he can. Feel very comfortable in this class
Thanks for all the help
I like his online course. I will recommend this class to my friend.
None
This was a great online course as well as my first. Im just dissapointed that i didnt get to focus my all. I have two sons and do my work when they are sleeping but that doesnt always go well. I perfer the classes on campus because I have kids and it was easier for me to focus on my studies.
This class was very great.
Great teacher, replies to e-mails promptly.
I appreciate Mr. Kamida's time and effort in providing very informative resources for each chapter.
Best online teacher, knows how to reply to emails consistently. Also, video lectures are really helpful!
Great class and glad I won't have to retake it again.
I would definitely take another course with him. Wait, matter of fact, I do have another class with him next semester and I am looking forward to it.
The professor took this course beyond my expectation. He helped me understand and gave us plenty of material and information sites for further education assistance.
I did learn alot that I will be able to use in the working world.
He is great teacher i have taken online class ever.

Roy Kamida: ACC137, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Accounting
Course: ACC 137 - Business Income Taxes Crn (Section): 52267 (0)    
1. The instructor was willing to help and respond to questions in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%)
2. Work requirements, course objectives, and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%)
3. The materials provided by the instructor were relevant to the course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%)
4. The course workload was well-distributed throughout the semester.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%)
5. The activities and assessments in this course were reflective of course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
6. I would recommend this instructor to other students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 12 (80%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 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  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%)
9. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 13 (87%)
10. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%)
11.  The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
12. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%)
13. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 15 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 3 (20%) 9 (60%) 1 (7%)
14. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.64 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 10 (67%)
15. What did you like least about your online course experience?
Nothing.
None.
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This course required A LOT of READING. It's just the nature of the course though, but it was a lot.
Sometimes I just like to interact with the teach in class. Online courses are great though.
There was nothing I didn't like.
There was no working with other students on problems, not doing each others work, but discussing solutions and studying together.
I personally didn't keep track of when things were due.
16. What did you like most about your online course experience?
What i like the most is the videos of every chapters that we're covering.It helped me alot with doing my assignments and exams.
This course it difficult but Mr. Kamida provides a lot of information and explanation that are extremely helpful.
The online course is very flexible and manageable. All of the information and resources (video lectures, powerpoint slides, forms... etc) are available in the laulima website whenever the students need it.
I like that the teacher is very organized and has a set schedule. When there is a difficult problem the professor tries his best to answer the question and does it in a timely matter.
The flexibility was the best. There was a minimum of one assignment due during the week. The assignments are usually always due on Friday. This allowed me to work with my other schedule and find the best time to sit down and complete the assignment. We had a window of three days to complete the exam. If it was an in-person class, we had to take it that specific day. This class allowed us to choose the best time and take it whenever as long as it was completed by the date and time due.
I like that I can work on my own time within reason.
This course is well organized
The thing I liked the most about my online experience is the pace of the class and the consistent due dates for assignments. More than enough time was given to thoroughly learn the new material for each chapter. Also, the consistent due dates allowed me to effectively manage my study time with other online courses. I also liked the lecture videos Roy made. The lecture videos helped to clarify many concepts in the textbook.
very well organized
Roy is very helpful by sending and posting weekly announcements to students to notify them of assignments due and where to find help for the assignments. This online course is also well structured and organized. There are fair opportunities to keep your grade up and learn new things!
the ability to study and review material at my time. able to submit work easily online and get responses quickly.
All the materials are available online which allows more flexible times to watch the lecture videos.
17. Other comments:
Thank You Mr. Kamida.
This class is challenging, but very useful. We all have to do tax returns at some point in our lives. Gaining this knowledge will give us more opportunities to understand what we need to pay taxes on and what ways we can lower the amount.
This was a really hard course.
Great class
The online class for ACC137 is extremely organized and well paced. Roy is very knowledgeable on the subject he teaches and graciously answered a variety of questions, including questions about personal tax situations.
Great teacher, very helpful and uderstanding. Don't believe how quick he returns emails, no matter what time of day or night. I want him to do my taxes.

Roy Kamida: BUSA414, Summer II 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Professional Studies
Course: BUSA 414 - Governmental Accounting Crn (Section): 67012 (0)     67107 (0)    
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  
4.48 30 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 9 (30%) 17 (57%) 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 learn about governmental accounting and how it differs from regular financial accounting. I'm really glad I took this course as I believe it broadened my understanding of accounting in general.
Since my field is business in accounting, i believe this course helped me enhance my professional development in my major because Governmental Accounting is another step of completing my Accounting courses.
This course is helping me prepare to take the CPA examination.
It provided me with knowledge and concepts that would help me in the area of governmental accounting.
This course has been very beneficial to my professional development because my current career is surrounded by this course- governmental accounting.
The course provided a solid understanding of the major differences that exist between for-profit and not-for-profit accounting.
We get to see accounting in a whole different dimension.
This course was taken to fulfull my core requirements of Accounting. This class has successfully helped me to understand Accounting on the Governmental and Nonprofit level. Journal entries were required to remember and study for and it somehow helped me to personally comprehend what journal entries to utilized when purchasing orders, etc.
BUSA 414 gave me exposure for preparations I needed to adjust to, for future courses and post graduation requirements.
this was for my major. I thought that the material was there but I had a hard time comprehending it because it was both challenging and being an online course, it was hard to learn on my own.
Helped me understand the fundamentals of governmental accounting. It elaborated more on the concepts learned in advanced accounting.
It taught me additional things about accounting that I did not know. I learned a lot about how government accounting works.
This course has taught me a different way of looking at accounting from the perspective of a government rather than a business. I think that taking this course will be beneficial to me because it gives me the knowledge that can open more door for my future career in accounting.
Governmental knowledge in any area is important in an indiviuals life
I learned things I didn't know about fund accounting.
My goal is to work in government and the material we worked on this semester provided me with invaluable information, knowledge, and insight as to the governmental accounting process.
I learned a lot about the field of governmental and non-profit accounting.
This course enhance my professional development and knowledge in Governmental Accounting. I'm starting to take notes to prepare me for the CPA exam. The videos are really helpful.
Professor Kamida did the best he could with the limited amount of time to teach the course. I have come to the realization personally that I can't learn near as much in such a short amount of time as in a regualar course.
The materials covered will help prepare me for the CPA exam; a big step in my professional goals.
This course will certainly help me in my career, especially when I will need to take my CPA exam.
I haven't quite figured that out yet.
Provided background about government accounting.
I never really considered nonprofit organizations involved accounting. When I think about nonprofit I think no money, so I don't find any need for an accountant to keep track of financials. However, through this course I learned a little more of that.
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  
4.47 30 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 16 (53%) 14 (47%)
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  
3.22 9 1.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 5 (17%) 11 (37%) 4 (13%) 7 (23%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
I have only one suggestion. I'm not sure what else is out there, but I didn't really care for the textbook we used. It was very difficult to understand (the wording and the way things were phrased). The text also doesn't seem to have enough examples and stories about real-life governmental accounting situations (stories) that can help us relate better. Also, the only two colors in the entire book are black and white. My financial accounting book and the auditing book I'm currently using both make good use of color-coding, colored diagrams, colored emphasis, etc. They also have an ample amount of examples and little stories that help you see how the material applies in the 'real world'. This book has none of that.
I think there should be excercises similar to the exam and the test bank for our exams should come out from our excercise solutions.
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The resources and activities provided are sufficient to be successful in this course.
Additional videos or interactive data, perhaps group or class exercises requiring engaging dialogue with other students.
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Mr. Kamida's video lectures are helpful, but I wish the lectures can be longer and more detail. Some accounting concepts are extremely hard to understand and the textbook itself is not helping at all.
I believe that class discussions for this online class should be added to improve our learning in this course. For such reason, this particular subject is a really tough subject to learn and understand. With class discussions, students can feel free to ask each other how to do a particular problem if it is quite complicated for them to follow through. It would be best if students got to know each other and communication can help improve a students learning a little better if they are lost in a specific topic of the text.
At this time, no comments.
I think some occasional classroom time or study group sessions as a class would help.
In class components
The chapter videos that Professor Kamida helped me out a lot. They helped me better understand what I was reading in the text, which was a life saver cause the text was pretty difficult to read. I found that I had to read practically every sentence at least twice to fully understand what they were trying to say. I also found the answers to the chapter exercises and problems that he provided to be very helpful as well. They helped me figure things out and kept me on the right track to understanding the chapters as a whole.
Mr. Kamida's available resources are more than adequate to learn this subject.
More examples of journal entries & which accounts transactions are taking place in. The textbook didn't always provide all of these, particularly in transactions between funds. Otherwise, a fair amount of helpful material was provided between the pdfs, powerpoints and videos.
I liked the lecture videos. Wish there were more videos on the problems and how to record accounts on a ledger. Daily emails are very much helpful.
I would love an interactive portion where the teacher had a live online lesson that we could listen to and ask questions. I believe the technology is available.
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More homework demonstration.
The only thing that would improve my learning for this class would be to have taken in a class room setting verses online.
Study guides, outlines, summary notes for each chapter. Practice quizzes/exams. Provide correct answers that were still wrong after the 3rd tries.
There were powerpoint slides as well as videos. The book didn't really help that much.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.07 30 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (23%) 11 (37%) 11 (37%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 5 (56%) 18 (60%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 3 (10%) 14 (47%) 12 (40%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (17%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
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  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 25 (83%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
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  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (30%) 5 (56%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 30 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 3 (33%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Excellent, hard working, and caring instructor =) Details provided below under "overall evaluation"
I believe that Professor Kamida has a very organizing method on how we should do our homework and our exams. He gives us 3 chances to get our excercise solutions higher, and he gives us 2 chances to try to achieve a better exam grade.
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I think that the course is very effective in the manner it is set up right now. On the chapters where some concepts are hard to grasps, more videos explaining the concepts could help.
Perhaps group chats or discussion boards to gain understanding of other students learning level in the course.
I felt that Professor Kamida's teaching method was highly effective, and I have nothing to add.
Longer video lectures.
Although the material covered in this online course was quite reasonable, I believe the topic itself wasn't all that easy. I am aware of the fact that Professor Kamida is available if any students are in need of assistance, and as far as online class, I really thought that his online infrastructure on the Laulima website was organized with tabs.
At this time, no comments.
Making this a classroom class would be very helpful and make it easier to learn the material
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I think Roy Kamida could make the exam a bit easier. The exam was really tough to get a good grade on. The homework wasn't too bad, but when it came to the exam, I think most of the class struggled.
It was a standard course. I learned a lot and it was helpful.
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The video lectures could have expanded on the textbook more and provided more info about the field of governmental accounting. Also, it might be useful to have copies of the powerpoints used in the video lectures.
Again, I liked the videos.
Professor Kamida did a great job!
NA
It is a very difficulty class to be taken during summer. I wish I had had more time to go more in depth of the material covered.
The teaching style is great, but the amount of material covered over a 5 week period is very overwhelming for an online 400 level class.
Continue providing videos. It is very helpful to have a playback video where you can access it anytime, pause, and go back to it. I like how you break-up/space out the lessons throughout the semester. However, summer semester can be hectic.
I think maybe find a better book. I found that I barely used the book and the powerpoints helped a little more.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Very effective instructor. I would highly his class to other students. Great job!!
Roy Kamida answers back to messages on time and he's pretty lenient with his grading and gives extra credits to boost our grades up because honestly, i believe this class is kind of difficult.
Good, very knowledgeable about the subject.
He cares for the success of his students. He posts questions and answers that other students have asked so that everyone can benefit from them.
He is a great professor. He is very knowledgable about the materials covered in the course as evident in the lecture videos provided. The videos were very helpful in understanding the concepts and principles covered in the book.
I enjoyed Roy Kamida's course as he clearly outlined the course description and provided real life stories and examples within the course.
I believe that Prof. Kamida did a very good job in setting the pace of the course in a shortened summer semester. Prof. Kamida effectively used the time to teach the course considering the large amount of complex information that this course contains. I believe that the method used to offer the quizzes and exams was highly beneficial because it encouraged me to go back and learn the information that I had a weak understanding of.
I will give a an "A" for sure. He started off the semester with an accounting 101 review. Not only can the review refreshes our memories, it also help us see the similarities between financial and governmental accounting.
Professor Kamida was fair when it came to homework/quizzes. Since it's summer, we are all aware of the fact that the pace will be double times faster than a regular fall/spring semester course. I am glad that he told us in advance that the quizzes/homework come straight from the textbook. All we have to do is study and he gave us at least three attempts to reach our best possible score. Accounting is a really difficult subject and I am glad that Professor Kamida gave us the opportunity to take our quizzes without time limit.
Difficult course to master, Professor Kamida did a good presentation of course.
He's a good professor but the fact that it was online made me not enjoy this class.
Good instructor. Explains the material in video lectures well.
He responds to questions in a timely manner. Good teacher from what I've seen.
He is a great instructor! I took another one of his accounting classes at LCC and I really enjoyed it. At that time I was pretty apprehensive about taking an accounting class online, but his teaching methods and resources he provided made it fairly easy to be successful, so when I saw that he was offering a class at UHWO I decided to go for it! I was kind of scared at first just because it was a summer class and those pack in so much work in such a short period of time and also because I had heard that Governmental Accounting is one of the hardest classes to take, but I because of my past experiences with Professor Kamida I figured my chances were pretty high of passing. I also got to volunteer at a VITA program under his supervision and that was a fun and successful experience as well.
Mr. Kamida is a great teacher. He is approachable, very knowledgeable about the subject, and accommodating.
A+ Professor Kamida's class messages, video lectures, and other learning materials enhanced my overall learning experience. I learned a lot about governmental accounting and accounting in general in this class.
I've taken several courses from Professor Kamida and he is an excellent instructor. His PowerPoint lectures are so helpful and he makes the extra effort to help all his students succeed in his class. He is always accessible and responds to e-mail questions and concerns, usually within minutes, but always within one hour. I am so grateful for his dedication to his students and their welfare.
Ok. The extra reading articles were interesting.
You made this class less stressful compared to other classes I've had.
I really enjoyed the course with Professor Kamida.
Effective lesson plans and did great keeping the class updated as to what was expected. I like that grades are kept current so I could see my standing in the class.
He is a very knowledgeable teacher with a lot of experience in this field and he also provides information on the Governmental accounting for Hawaii. I really liked his videos. The lectures were very helpful.
I enjoy Professor Kamida, and I liked that he brought in current outside examples and sources for us to relate to. The class is just overwhelming for 3 months put into 5 weeks for someone who isn't very strong in accounting.
Great teacher. Very organized. Love his videos and how he explains. Keep it up!
he is very organized.
This course was very hard to begin with, but it was bearable with the amount of resources that were provided.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 30 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 1 (11%) 11 (37%) 17 (57%)
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  
4.63 30 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (37%) 19 (63%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Being that this was a summer course (accelerated), and the fact that I'm taking two concurrent summer courses and working full-time, this class is pretty challenging. However, Professor Kamida made the material as easy to understand as anyone possibly could. He has really great video lectures and other supplementary material to help in the learning process of a pretty difficult subject. Although I didn't email him with any questions, he made his responses to other students' questions (anonymously) available for us all to benefit from. It appears that he replies very promptly and has an honest desire to teach us well and to help us succeed.
I enjoyed this summer course because it helped me got a sense of accounting.
I like how all assignments and exams are open from the beginning of the course so a student may start the assignments or exams at their own pace.
The course is very helpful.
This is a good class to take if students are planning to go forth and sit for the CPA examination in the future. It covers material that will be seen and the questions that may be similar to the homework and exam questions.
I believe that the course was effective in teaching me the basic concepts and principles of governmental accounting.
This course has helped me exceed in my professional development because it has allowed me to gain a better overall understanding of the financial world in the governmental aspect.
A very beneficial course that provided me with knowledge of a far different form of accounting.
Tough ... tough ... tough! By the time I understand the concepts in chapter one, the semester is almost over.
Like I have mentioned, this course is quite hard even having to understand the book was quite complicated. The textbook chosen wasn't all that interesting because it was in the format of black and white text and no pictures or as much examples given like other accounting textbooks I have bought in the past. I guess the textbook made the subject even tedious than it is. However, I learned a great amount of material, despite how hard it is to remember the journal entries at a fast pace. Overall, this course was straightforward and some quizzes are hard but its a good thing we have several attempts offered to raise our grades. In addition, the exams are all the same format and Professor Kamida is right when he informed us that it'll be harder than the quizzes. I know that the exams are the hardest part of the class itself because random questions are thrown at you and you have not as much time to look for the right answers since it is timed.
Due to extreme course material, I would prefer to take the course for a full semester and not as an accelerated Summer session. I needed more time to absorb information.
Average. I don't like online courses.
Good course but sometimes difficultnto grasp material
Good course.
This course was hard and at MANY times was very confusing because the way of thinking about accounting is different from the way I have always been taught to think of accounting. It took a lot of time and patience to understand the subjects of this course. But even with all that said, I enjoyed it! Accounting is one of those subjects that I don't get bored of. I learned a lot and even with all the frustrations that came with it, I had fun!
I learned alot.
Excellent.
I would definitely take any class that Roy Kamida offered because he is an excellent and knowledgeable professor who sincerely cares for his students.
Good. Informative.
Wish this online class was offered in-class during the summer.
Great given the amount of time we had for the course.
Well structured course. I learned a lot.
Excellent, I just wish more time to cover the material.
I felt the course was confusing coming out of financial accounting and felt that it was difficult.
Great class. Its very interesting to learn about govermental accounting.
good class
This course was very difficult, however it was bearable and never really stressed me out in any way. As mentioned before, maybe a better book.
21. Other comments:
no comment.
The videos about the chapter and some of the problems were an excellent resource. It is good to get further clarification and a different point of view.
Thanks Professor Kamida.
Love his lecture video. He explains it well. I have the option to review his video over and over. He takes time to answer email and share questions and answers with the class.
I am very pleased to have taken this course with Prof. Kamida, and I would be happy to take another of his courses in the future.
Tough like any other Accounting Subject, Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting has helped me advanced my knowledge in different depths by journal entries and how the government takes on distinct transactions. I just want to thank Professor Kamida for providing us the materials, powerpoints, lectures and emails during this summer class, for it has helped me better my learning. Since I am not doing quite well on my exam, I am happy to hear that Professor Kamida will give us the opportunity to raise our grades with extra credits. I will be sure to not take these extra credits for granted because it will be a big help for me. Moreover, I am glad to be a part of this summer course and I hope to take any other Accounting class with Professor Kamida online or in class in the nearer future.
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Would be nice if it was possible to cover the other chapters. It was helpful that all material and assignments were made available at the beginning of the course.
My main gripe is with the text book. I found it incredibly difficult to read and understand. I would highly recommend finding another book that is more accessible and concise.
I enjoyed the course and the topics covered. I am glad I chose this as one of my concentration requirements.
I didn't like the textbook, I thought that it was rather vague when it came to examples, but it expected you to know how to do the problems and exercises with nothing to go off of but a few sentences.
BUSA 414 should be also offered in the fall and spring for students who can't afford to take the class during summer and the short rush semester.

Roy Kamida: ACC201, Summer I 2012     Back to top

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Accounting
Course: ACC 201 - Financial Accounting Crn (Section): 50007 (001)     50008 (002)    
1. The instructor was willing to help and respond to questions in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (24%) 19 (95%)
2. Work requirements, course objectives, and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 17 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 19 (95%)
3. The materials provided by the instructor were relevant to the course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 20 0.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 19 (95%)
4. The course workload was well-distributed throughout the semester.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 20 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 8 (40%) 12 (71%)
5. The activities and assessments in this course were reflective of course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 20 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (20%) 11 (65%)
6. I would recommend this instructor to other students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 20 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (20%) 11 (69%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 20 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 7 (41%) 11 (55%)
8. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 18 (90%)
9. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (12%) 17 (85%)
10. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 17 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (20%) 14 (70%)
11.  The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 20 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (25%) 13 (65%)
12. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 20 0.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 19 (95%)
13. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.53 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 6 (35%) 11 (55%) 0 (0%)
14. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.75 20 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 5 (25%) 11 (65%)
15. What did you like least about your online course experience?
I hope all accountant courses i have remaining are like this one!!!
No complaints
Best professor by far! Mr. Kamida really cares about his students and takes his job seriously and teaches with a passion. I plan to take any accounting classes that are taught by him.
I felt like there was a lot of work, even for an accelerated summer school class.
It was good to take online class but online class is much harder than in class.
I took the accounting 201 in class, but all the homework was through connect. I didn't really like doing the learn smart questions but they were helpful with the homework and the quizzes.
Online during summer is really intense, don't know if I would do it again
One thing I did not like was that in the beginning all of the homework days and exams days were consistent (Homework days were Tuesday and Thursday and the Exam day was on a Wednesday), then about halfway through it changed (probably due to the holiday) and it threw me off and I missed two assignments. Probably more of a fault on my side due to not enough preparation but the consistency in the beginning was perfect.
The fast pace of summer session really concentrated the material.
The LearnSmart. It was difficult to find the questions that you needed help on because there is no table of contents.
The one thing that I liked least was the fact that the course load moved way to fast. In the Summer session I guess it's always like that. If I were a student considering to take this ACC 201 class I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO TAKE THIS DURING THE REGULAR FALL AND SPRING SEMESTERS. That way the course load doesn't move to fast and you at least have some time to study the material.
It was really challenging because it was online and also because it's at a quicker pace since this was during the summer.
Probably the workload since it was more intense than normal school. But I expected that anyways.
Not receiving my quiz results promptly
the learn smart questions
I prefer online and thought that Prof. Kamida was awesome!
So far so good. Everything is fine except that I missed the chances to see the professor/fellow students face-to-face.
Nothing..
The workload was overwhelming for this course. I would recommend keeping this course on a regular semester. I got sick a few times trying to complete the 50 problem assignment, homework, quiz, and exam. That's a lot for assignments due every other day and exam due the next day prior to an assignment.
None
Taking online classes are never easy. Roy Kamida gave students the option to attend the live lecture classes if needed. He was very prompt and thorough in answering our questions and always offered assistance.
The grades don't release until after the due date.
I disliked how you weren't told which questions were correct or not after the assignment/quiz was due.
The only stressful thing about this course is that I took it throughout the semester. It was really fast-paced course, you really have to be dedicated and very self-disciplined to pass an online class during the summer.
The fact that there was so much information to retain in such a short time period. Obviously, in a summer school course, that can't be helped.
Grades were not visible until one hour after the deadline. We are given multiple chances to complete assignments, but it would be a waste of time if we don't know what we got wrong the first time around.
The thing I liked least was that it is harder to learn strictly from a book and online materials than it is to learn in a classroom from lectures. i don't feel i'm learning as much as i should be mastering.
Nothing whatsoever. Very good course.
16. What did you like most about your online course experience?
The course seemed to be well organized and help materials abundant and easily accesible.
Mr. Kamida responded promptly. It was my first time using connect and I prefer it over any other online program we have had to use.
I really liked that all the assignments were available from the very beginning.
I can do my work any time.
I liked that all the assignments were all there from the beginning. It showed me the amount of work that I had to do.
Able to work at your own pace
This was my first summer course as well as my first course that had ALL assignments online. I have enjoyed it thoroughly. All dates are set, all assignments have enough time to finish plus a little extra in case you are struggling. It was very easy to understand and complete. I will definitely want this kind of course in the future!
The flexibility of doing the assignments around my schedule.
Everything was outlined clearly. Assignments had clear due dates and the textbook was very helpful!
What I liked most about the online experience was that he responded to emails practically the same day. Some teachers tell you to give them a 24 hours notice but he responds pretty fast. And Whenever you ask him a question online he answers it.
Professor Kamida responded very quickly to all questions and tried to help you the best he can.
I could work at my own pace
Having Professor Kamida go through problems we didn't understand and always asking us if we had any questions after he finished teaching the chapter.
I could go ahead and read chapters and do work ahead of time
the regular hw questions
This class was very organized and timely. I was never suprised about a random assignment due.
There are a few things I like about the on-line course. - The Connect system/online study/work makes me able to access the course material at anytime. I can study at my own pace which is a plus. - I also like the learnsmart after completing the homework. It's a refresh for the course materials and makes me memorize/grab the core of the basic knowledge better.
Tests
I didn't enjoy this course online.
The supplemental videos and message updates.
We can do assignments and tests early.
Chapter assignments and Exams were due on the same day every week. It made it really easy to remember when something was do and how to timely plan out your deadlines. He never changed his schedule due dates in the middle of the semester or last minute.
It was very interesting and challenging.
I learned more than I thought I would about accounting.
I like that i could still work while attending the online class.
Assignments and quiz's taken at convenient time.
Easy access to all assignments online.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
10 of 10
Excellent !!
EXCELLENT.
Good teacher, seems organized
Thank you very much.
excellent professor!
He is a good teacher and he knows a lot about accounting. He posts up different answers to the questions that other students had and it helped me to understand the class better.
Good teacher
A great teacher! Has alot of experience on the subject not just from teaching but because he is a CPA who did this as a job. Someone who has to do something for a living will definitely know more than someone who just learned it to teach it. Always willing to help out students, in class and online. Very good at explaining and showing the process of getting an answer. Amazing teacher, definitely in my top 3!
He knows his material and a very good teacher.
Great Professor. Summer session went at a fast pace, making the content more challenging to learn. I understood most of what was going on, thanks to Professor Kamida. He took the time to really help anybody out who needed additional help. He made himself available online, in class, and after class.
I very good professor. Knows the subject well and is always willing to help students and give them advice for the future.
Good teacher. Just make sure to ask questions if you do not know what he is saying.
Great teacher who knows accounting very well and has a passion for it. He's very nice and is ready to be there for you as a professor.
Good!! I would recommend him to other students.
knowledgable on course material
Very good and caring, makes sure students learn the material and always sends out updates
He is very understanding and kind.
- He is such a helpful professor. Every time I emailed him my questions, he responded usually within a few hours. - He also held knowledge and great resources related to accounting outside of this course, which provided me some insight of the accounting courses instead of only ACC201.
Great!
He is a great teacher. He is always sending messages to keep you updated with the assignment deadlines. His supplementary videos were very helpful and it made the assignments easier to do.
Great teacher. I would definitely reccommend him to future students.
Efficient and amiable. Fast at replying to students
Roy Kamida is a great teacher who takes advantage of the Laulima site by providing discussions and video help.
An excellent professor. Very knowledgeable and helpful.
Some aspects of the course were not clear, but he always responded to emails quickly.
He is really fair, really seems to care about the success of his students, and really seems passionate about his teaching subject. He really gives you many opportunities to meet him for help even for online students, he even opens up his lectures to his online class so that when available we can ask him questions and get the full experience of lecture.
Very good teacher.
18. Other comments:
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I'm glad I chose Mr. Kamida as my accounting professor.
These are the kinds of teachers I wish we had at UH!
Sitting in on the class lectures is very helpful!! Also going in on the class workdays when there is no lecture is very helpful as well!!
Take it during the spring or fall semesters!!!
Thank for teaching me! :) I really appreciate the things you did for class.
IF it wasnt summer I probably would have ended with a better grade, no regrets though!
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Great teacher and i highly recommend him.
I really think Prof Kamida is a great professor, who cares about his students rather than just give us our grade and never see you again like some teachers are.
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Roy Kamida: ACC134, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Accounting
Course: ACC 134 - Income Tax Preparation Crn (Section): 55238 (0)     55745 (0)    
1. The instructor was willing to help and respond to questions in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 5 (29%) 12 (71%)
2. Work requirements, course objectives, and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 5 (29%) 19 (79%)
3. The materials provided by the instructor were relevant to the course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (38%) 21 (88%)
4. The course workload was well-distributed throughout the semester.
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%) 18 (75%)
5. The activities and assessments in this course were reflective of course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 12 (71%)
6. I would recommend this instructor to other students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 24 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 3 (13%) 13 (76%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 24 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (17%) 9 (53%)
8. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 24 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%)
9. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 4 (24%) 13 (76%)
10. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 19 (79%)
11.  The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (24%) 19 (79%)
12. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 20 (83%)
13. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.31 17 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 7 (41%) 7 (41%) 0 (0%)
14. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.83 24 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 11 (69%)
15. What did you like least about your online course experience?
It wasn't fun.
I can't think of anything that I didn't like about the online course.
I didn't like that the tax software that comes with the book is only for PC. I feel like we should have two options when purchasing the software.
None
Nothing at all.
none Everything was great. :)
I took the live class section.
I feel that more homework should be given to exercise what has been learned in class.
This was my first on line course, I was not able to ask questions on the spot or when I was having difficulty grasping the formula in Chapter 1 on the tax brackets, Table 1-2 and example 1-1 page 1-3.
There wasn't anything that I didn't like about this class!
I did not take the online course, but I did have to turn in assignments and exams online. I took advantage of this online system and didn't seek help when I knew I needed it.
I did not take this class for online course. I am taking it as a lifetime class. Indeed, accounting 134 is awesome and learned alot. Thanks to Mr. Kamida.
Nothing at all.
There is nothing that I didn't like in this online course
Questions are answered
I liked the whole online course experience.
Honestly, the problems I have with online courses are that I am not committed and I can do way better in a live class where we (as a class) go over the material in the book. This problem I have has nothing to do with the instructor Mr. Kamida, because he does a great job making this online course feel like a live class sessions. He has videos for every chapter, which makes it a lot easier for me. I have difficulty finding time to sit down and read a whole chapter. This is the main reason why I don't understand as much as I should.
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I really enjoyed this class. I am looking forward to taking his business tax class in the fall.
A few weeks had assignments that were a little long
To be honest, there's nothing negative I have to say.
The thing i liked least about having an online course was being at the mercy of technology. What i mean is, if my computer stalled or anything went wrong while taking a timed test i would be in trouble.
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Nothing really. I would have liked it if there was a forum or a mail tool to communicate with classmates. However, this is not a much of a problem because online communication is often required for points in online classes and feels unnatural and forced, so maybe we are better off without it. It just would have been nice to have the option to talk with classmates.
It was mainly my timing; however, I wish that the assignments were all posted so I can do it in the beginning of the school year, rather than giving it a weeks advance. Although, a week was good amount of time to do our assignment.
My least favorite part is when there's technical difficulties with my computer or Laulima is running slow. It seems to happen when it's Exam time and the Exam is on Laulima. I live close to campus so I can always take the test at the Learning Center but it can be frustrating!
Nothing, everything was clear and organized.
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The schedule of the exams seemed confusing. The first exam was on three chapters and there were no assignments due during the days of the exam. For exam 2 however, was scheduled after only 2 chapters, then a quiz was due the same day the exam was opened, which was a big surprise.
16. What did you like most about your online course experience?
I can do it on my own time.
The course is so easily accessible in todays technology age. The online instruction via videos and answers to chapter questions posted by the instuctor make this course much easier to learn.
Mr. Kamida is very knowledgable about tax and he helped us learn the material well. I was able to file my own tax return this year!
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That Mr. Kamida responded in a timely manner when I had questions or concerns. It felt like I was in a live class.
We learned all the tax forms and how to file them through IRS. I like the videos and weekly assignment given every week and plus I like the projects a lot because it makes to learn how to complete forms by ourselves.
I really liked how everything was organized. It was easy to find things and organized in a way that you know when things are due and what's expected of the course.
I like all of the videos that Mr. Kamida works so hard to prepare for us.
I liked that Professor Kamida had online videos explaining the work and materials covered in this class. He was understanding and helpful when it came to answering questions. Prof. Kamida's course was well organized and helpful.
I took the live class section.
I liked that everything was online and at your own pace.
I could review the videos and lectures.
I liked that everything was pretty much done online. I liked that all exams were online as well rather than in class.
I liked how the online course made communication quite simple.
I like the quizes and the projects. Most especially I enjoyed and practicing to do tax.
This course was really good usually online courses is pretty challenging but this online course was great and I think I did pretty well.
The flexibility of working at my own pace and on my own time.
I liked how the Chapters are evenly distributed throughout the course. I also liked filling out forms for each Chapter because it gives the students practice on how to do the forms correctly. The video lectures are really helpful in understanding the lessons. The extra credit is also a big help to our grades.
The time to finish up the assignments.
I really appreciate the videos that are available. I like that I can at least get some understanding of what the book is talking about. Sometimes I don't get the chance to read the chapter, so the video REALLY helps. I also like that the teacher has a layout of steps you should follow to completing a chapter. This helps me a lot too, because again I am not good with online courses. I need to have a set schedule that tells me whats next and a way of learning. Also this class does not require a lot of work. The work is just enough to understand the course and the instructor gives a good amount of time to get it done.
teacher answer very quickly for question, everything is very clear on laulima
I liked how Mr. Kamida sends us a weekly reminder about the assignments are due. He is very knowledgeable about the things that he's teaching and is very helpful. Instructions on what's expected are clear.
All the information was readily availavle.
There was a lot of reference material
I enjoyed the pace of the assignments. The pace of the assignments allowed for as much flexibility as possible and allowed ample time to learn and apply concepts. I loved that I was able to take the concepts I learned in this class and directly apply them to my own personal tax circumstances.
The thing i liked most about my online class is the fact that it pushes you to be dilligent.
Any questions that were asked were answered immediately. Questions that other students were posted so that the entire class was able to benefit from the answer. Another part that was very helpful were the videos on the chapters. This provided an in-class experience for an online student.
I loved Professor Kamida's videos. His videos make this the best online class I have ever taken. His voice is awesome and keeps you engaged. The material for this tax class is very hard to read and complicated. However, Professor Kamida's videos make it easy to understand and do great on exams. Thank you Professor Kamida! Professor Kamida also gives other tools to help students understand the material. The solutions to the end of chapter problems were especially useful and allowed me to check my work and figure out where I was wrong. Everything you need to do great in this class, is offered to you. You just need to apply yourself.
When I had a question about a chapter, he would post the question on the announcement site for everyone else to see because others may have the same question or need clarity on an assignment or the reading. I know I used a lot of my other classmates questions to learn from that.. I also liked the videos and the powerpoint that was set up and sent in the beginning of the semester.
This was one of my best online classes. I really liked the videos of the homework problems done by Roy! That was like being in class or one on one tutoring. Also Roy posts to Laulima all the time so you always have constant communication with him and the class.
I liked being able to work at my own pace but I also like the fact that I always had the option to seek help in "real life" if I needed it.
I liked all of the extra resources that Mr. Kamida provided us with, he made the subject material very easy to understand and he was very organized.
having a teacher who gets back to questions in a timely matter and having a teacher who is very clear of the class schedule for the course
Assignments were always due on the same day, so you can adjust your work/personal schedule accordingly.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
He really knows his material, but it would be nice for him to make things a little more fun.
Roy Kamida is a very understanding instructor, who anticipates his students questions and needs in his course. He is ready with easy to understand answers, that is if he hasn't already addressed the question somewhere on his class site.
He is a great teacher. He knows what he's talking about and is able to explain complex topics very simply.
Mr. Kamida is a very nice guy.
He is an awesome Professor and wish I could take all my required classes for my degree with him. He is very knowledgeable in all his courses. Mr. Kamida has a way of teaching the course to where I can understand the materials that are being taught. You have some advanced and some not so advanced students and he just has this way of making me feel that we are on the same level.
Mr. Kamida was the best and great teccher. he teaches you everything you need to know about different tax forms and practice completing forms and read the chapter and learn from his helpful videos. It really helped me and I love this tax class. :)
Take him!! He won't let you down. His lectures are very helpful and the assignments are really clear.
He is a very good instructor that cares about his students.
That I would recommend him to any student in a heart beat. He's really nice and understanding. He helps every student as much as possible. He wants his students to succeed and learn by making them practice real life situations through tax. He's encourages students to ask questions which is inviting because not all teachers are as inviting to ask questions, he's friendly.
I thought he was a good teacher. His examples explained some of the concepts that were unclear in the textbook.
He is a very excellent professor and I have recommended him to numerous students. I feel that he is one that wants his students to pass and will do everything he can to help them if they ask for it.
Mr. Kamida is very knowledgeable on income taxes.
Mr. Kamida is very nice. He always answers e-mails promptly and answers all questions as best as he possibly can.
He knows his stuff. He also prepares you for the real world (i.e., not accepting late assignments).
EXCELLENT!
Roy Kamida is a good instrucutor and is well organized.
Mr. Kamida is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I enjoyed that he incorporates the VITA program for his students in place of the projects. I learned so much more about customer service, special tax situations, and a variety of real-life applications that I wouldn't have necessarily learned from using fictitious information. I was able to work on my own taxes as well and again learned so much about how to help myself, my family, my business, what credits I should incorporate for coming years and so much more. It's been a pleasure being in Mr. Kamida's online course and I'm especially glad I was able to work with him in the VITA program and a real-life learning situation.
Roy Kamida is a good teacher and explains the lectures well.
great instructor
He did a good job expalining the concepts for the lessons
Very helpful. Roy kamida is also a wonderful online teacher. Because some teachers take advantage of the online concept, and they make it so difficult for a student to learn. It's very nice to be enrolled in an online class, that doesn't really make you feel that it is all online.
very good teacher, very helpful, I recommended Mr. Kamida to all my friends who study acc
excellent
Again I truely enjoyed taking this class and will take away very useful knowledge of tax preparation.
He is very knowledgable in this subject
Roy is extremely helpful and practical in his approach of teaching taxes. I enjoy the video lectures in which he provides his own experiences, knowledge, and reasoning. I also appreciated the way he interacted with the class by being open to answering our questions, sending out assignment reminders, and posting some fun articles/material related to the course subject (my favorite had to be the president's tax return). Although this is a distant learning class, Roy's interaction with the class made this class seem not so distant, and as such, it was much easier to approach him through e-mail for help.
He's a good teacher with just enough computer skills to make the online class experience enjoyable.
he knows his subject. He can clarify all the questions an he posts links in his answers. These links provide further information, contact information for offices, or forms that would need to be filled out. This allows me to learn more and use the infromation from the text book in real life.
He is by far the best online professor I have ever had! He offers so many different tools for learning the material. He answers emails almost instantaneously, and give great guidance. You are awesome, Professor Kamida!
good, I liked it (:
Excellent instructor, great class. I really learned how to do taxes.
He seems very knowledgable and concerned with making sure his students are learning the material and are able to apply the information.
He is an excellent teacher!!!!
hes a excellent teacher
Excellent online instructor. Very informative as well as organized. One thing that did catch me off guard, was that he responds to emails immediately, where teachers from my past online classes, took at least 5hrs - two weeks to reply. Impressive.
18. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.57 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 9 (64%)
19. Other comments:
none.
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I really enjoy being a student in one of Mr. Kamidas online/live class. He's an awesome Professor!! Most of the students should look for his name when finding classes. You Rock Mr. Kamida!!
Mr. Kamida is overall a very nice and good instructor! I would definitely recommend his class to other people. I'm taking him again for another class next semester!! :)
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This course is awesome! It is important and it sticks into our brain clearly.
Thank you Mr. Kamida for taking on the extra workload during this time of need; Mr. M. Fujita's passing. I am also a student in the QuickBooks online course, and believe that you are a compasionate teacher who loves his profession!
Thank you Mr. Kamida for your time and efforts in assisting me this semester. You are a wealth of knowledge.
No other comment.
Two thumbs up!
This class was very organized and to be taking it online was easy to learn. We had multiple ways to absorb the material (review questions and answers, videos, and weekly assignments).
Keep teaching great classes, Professor Kamida!
Mahalo Roy for the great online class. I really enjoyed the class and the videos are a great way to give it a more virtual reality.
Mr. Roy Kamida is an excellent teacher--he provides all of the tools you need to succeed. I have already recommended him to other students!
Exams should be left open since there is already a 15% point deduction for each day after the due date.

Roy Kamida: ACC137, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Accounting
Course: ACC 137 - Business Income Taxes Crn (Section): 55284 (0)    
1. The instructor was willing to help and respond to questions in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 21 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 19 (90%)
2. Work requirements, course objectives, and grading system were clear from the beginning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 21 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 19 (90%)
3. The materials provided by the instructor were relevant to the course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree