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Instructor: Roy Kamida

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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, Fall 2013

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?
There is A LOT of material to go over and not enough time. The textbooks consist of materials for two courses.
the time we had to complete the assignment
nothing
N/A
Mr. Kamida did a great job, I have no complaints.
n/a
I have no complaints at this time.
The textbook and the tax software that came with it.
The book did not have enough examples for different topics.
no training for me as a beginner so I had to learn on my own how to take an online class
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.
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.
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
Nothing, this was an excellent class
It was well organized, and the workload was manageable.
The text could sometimes be confusing and would require re-reading and some interpretation.
i did learn about the tax. it's helpful course for me.
16. What did you like most about your online course experience?
I really enjoyed Professor Kamida's online lecture videos. They are very helpful and informative.
it was very convenient
I liked the convenience of studying at home and working on my own pace.
The instructor was always available and willing to assist. More importantly, the course content and academic rigor was appropriate for the course level.
He is a great professor. He answers your questions right away. Being able to do your own taxes is amazing.
I like the resources that were available especially the video's which made ot easy for me to understand the content.
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!
My professor, Mr. Roy Kamida's expertise and dedication to his profession.
The materials were presented to us organized and clearly.
The teacher was prompt to reply and post announcements on important dates.
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.
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.
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!
I learned well with the video lecture and could watch parts over if I didn't catch it the first time.
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.
I have more time and easy to learn
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
This is a great course and I highly recommend it.
very convenient
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.
It was manageable and very organized.
Its a great course to take.
I would recommend this course to my friends and I enjoyed every bit of it.
GREAT!
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.
As long as you manage your time, you will not have a problem with this online course.
I enjoyed this course
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.
The course was easy to understand and the assignments were clear and organized. Workload was evenly paced and not overloaded.
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.
Excellent. I cannot find a way to improve it.
This is a good course, and the second class I've taken from Mr. Kamida, he is a good teacher.
Helpful, informative, overall a good experience.
great course. I can get more experience from this course
18. Other comments:
thank you for your knowledge and time
I wish all online courses were organized like this one!
I like the instructor and planning to take another course with him.
Thank you, Sir! And Happy Thanksgiving!--Sabiniana B. Baliba
Mr. Kamida is overall a great instructor. I would take another online class from him.
The Best teacher at Leeward.
I wish Mr. Kamida taught more classes. If I could, I would take all my classes with this professor.
I would recommend this class and Mr. Kamida to anyone who wanted to learn about preparing personal income taxes.

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?
Reading all the material
I can't get help from him face to face.
Enjoyed to class.
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.
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.
assignment due date on friday. i would prefer a sunday.
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.
This is my first time taking online courses and the least thing I liked was no hands on learning.
nothing
N/A
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.
16. What did you like most about your online course experience?
Flexibility
It was easy to understand because it was organized.
Instructor responded quickly to questions.
The video lectures helped me understand the context of the chapters much better.
Gives enough time to do homework.
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.
What I liked most about my online experience was I had to discipline myself more with my homework and exams.
nothing
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.
The preparation problems to prepare for the projects and exams.
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
This online course is very convenient for me. The course material is very helpful as well.
I'd take Roy Kamida again for ACC 137.
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.
kamida goes over and beyond in providing resource information.
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.
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.
aceptable
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.
Awesome! Professor Kamida is very informative and tells you exactly what is expected of you as a student.
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
It was a bit hard because some of the assignments were complexed.
Exams are tricky and really hard. More homework involving things we can use for the exam.
Everything was good.
Maybe, I should have taken it by itself.
I can't think of any. I am quite satisfied with it.
N/A
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.
None, I like the online course.
That you could not work too far ahead.
There is anything negative that I can say about this online course.
N/A
16. What did you like most about your online course experience?
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.
This course helps me gain understanding and knowledge in the course concepts.
Teacher responded fast through email.
The class is very organized
The weekly assignments and projects really helped me learn the material.
Filling out form.
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.
The course used several concepts from ACC 134, which made learning easier to understand in regards to the new material.
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.
Very good - great for working parents.
Interesting subject. Plenty of resources.
I liked how Professor Kamida was very helpful. He always responded fast. I would email him and with in 30 minutes he would respond.
The work that was required to be done was relevant to the course.
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Great course, would recommend it to other students.
It's good, yet it gets harder if priorities aren't set.
Very hard but Great teacher.
Excellent!
Great!
I liked it.
It is excellent.
EXCELLENT.
Excellent course in continuing what was learned in the previous Accounting class.
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
Excellent
great course
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.
18. Other comments:
N/A
No
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...
N/A
Thanks for a great semester! :)
The videos were a little dated which makes studying a little confusing sometimes.
no
none
Great professor!
Great teacher! =)Thank you.

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?
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.
nothing.
that we could compete the assignments at my own time
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.
It was boring so hard to get interested.
I enjoyed this course. All the assignment dates were fair. There's nothing that I didn't like about this 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.
Of course it's the amount of formulas that you have to memorize. But hey it comes with the course.
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..
it was interesting and difference from book work
16. What did you like most about your online course experience?
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.
lots of help available. the class schedule; Tuesdays lecture & Thursdays help.
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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.
Everything was easy to manage and control.
I liked that the assignments were due on the weekend instead of having to turn it in in class.
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.
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.
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.
the immediate grading
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
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.
Excellent.
excellent
I'd rate it a 10 out of 10.
It was a good experience and very knowledgeable.
Excellent.
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.
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.
excellent
=)
a lot to learn and not very interesting, but the homework assignments online are helpful
18. Other comments:
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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?
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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.
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.
It was difficult at times to learn without and actually meeting in person.
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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)
The amount of reading...lol
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
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.
Not being able to talk to my teacher in person.
If you cant pick things up quickly for your class then it is hard to do well with an online class.
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.
16. What did you like most about your online course experience?
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It had clear due dates and was not confusing like some other classes.
I loved that he posted online lecture videos!!!
Convenient for me. (but next time i'd rather take an accounting course in class to further understand it)
It was very good for my schedule.
It was very easy to understand and follow along.
I liked the flexibility the online course provides. The due dates were all listed, so I could plan my schedule accordingly.
The support
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.
I was able to take this class around my work schedule.
Everything was schedule way before the semester started which gave me a heads up on oncoming due dates.
For an online class assignments were clear, concise, and easy to access. Enough time to accomplish exam, homework and study material.
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.
The chance to complete assignments at will.
Learn smart and Connect!
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.
It allows me to do the work on my time.
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.
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Good
I would recommend it to others.
Great
Syllabus and schedule explained everything, and resources were available. Great organization from the teacher.
It was the best online course that I have taken.
This was an excellent course, and I found the content practical for my present job.
Excellent
very good
Great class.
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.
Great teacher, available when needed.
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.
Great teacher, easy-to-follow expectations
EXCELLENT COURSE!
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.
It is very challenging but it isnt overly hard.
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.
18. Other comments:
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.
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Thank you Mr. Kamida for your hard work and dedication to helping us out in the best ways you can :)
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I appreciated the extra credit activities. The workshops were interesting and helpful.

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?
Some of the questions on exams were not listed throughout the book
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.
It took me a long time to solve problems or answer questions I did not understand.
The assignments were clustered together.
easy class(:
flexibility ,In this way, you can be flexible in understanding the binding requirements.
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
n/a
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.
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.
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.
Staring at a screen.
The fast pace but that is a reality for every online summer course
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.
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!
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It just felt like there was constantly something to do but it's somewhat understandable because it's a summer course.
16. What did you like most about your online course experience?
Mr. Kamida was always available
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!
I could do my homework and exams whenever I wanted to.
I could do all my assignments at my own speed.
Teacher was quick and friendly when answering emails. Lots of content to help was provided. Also very straight forward.
very nice
save time , and study by yourself you can learn a lot knowledge from website source .
I like online
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.
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.
I really appreciated how clear the grading system was, and how prompt the grading and the professor's responses to my emails were.
Lots of interactivity. Great feedback on my mistakes.
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.
The structure and GREAT instructor
You are free to get ahead, go at your own pace if faster but kept at a basis with due dates.
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!
Very organized which makes it easier to keep up with assignments.
The way the assignments are set up with powerpoints helped me to learn and confirm I understood the material.
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
good
I would recommend this course and professor to my friends because it was helpful, convenient, and affordable.
It was okay, although hard at times, but overall manageable.
This was an overall good online class.
very nice(:
good , and keep moving
Great
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.
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 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.
I thought it was very well done.
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!
Highly recommend to anyone
Great experience for a summer school business requirement 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.
A very well designed course.
Accounting is kind of difficult but the class was manageable.
18. Other comments:
None.
:)
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.
Thank you.
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.
Thank you for you're teachings!
Layout and format of this course is great!
I would recommend Professor Kamida to other students.
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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%) 1 (4%) 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?
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.
I have just started working for a non-profit in the fiscal office and everything applies directly to my job duties.
This class is good if a student want to become a government worker
As a accounting major, this course increased my knowledge about governmental accounting.
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.
Learned how government accounting works.
It provided me a better understanding of governmental accounting and how government keeps track of their books as well as distributing their funds.
Added me in my quest to gain more knowledge in governmental accounting.
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.
yes. the instructor gives us lots of info aobut gov. accouting.
This course broadened my knowledge in accounting to include governmental accounting methods.
Learned more about fund accounting for governments.
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.
It helped me better understand tax deductions.
This course was very helpful in understanding the concepts of governmental accounting.
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.
Course was taken to fill requirements, helped understand different level of accounting.
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.
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.
This course broaden my knowledge about accounting, mainly in the Governmental applications. It further help me decide where to work next after I graduate.
It helped m to understand portions of my government job a little better.
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.
I learned many different types of funds that the government use, including the statements and scheduling required for each funds.
This course opened my eyes to governmental accounting, I always assumed that the methods were like regular business accounting (straight forward debits and credits).
Enhanced my knowledge of Non-Profit Organizations
It would be useful for the CPA exam.
It was a good course. Very helpful with my career and job since I work for non- profit organization.
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.
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%) 13 (59%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.88 25 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 10 (40%) 9 (36%) 3 (14%) 1 (4%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
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.
Should add discussion question
Not any.
I feel the resources provided were more then adequate.
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.
The activities and resources currently available are sufficient.
no any comment.
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.
I thought the resources provided were efficient.
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.
I think just more time and an in-class course would be more beneficial to learn the differences and subject of governmental accounting.
I enjoyed the videos much more than the readings. Possibly a chapter overview on a written document would be nice.
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.
I was satisfied with whatever available resource that was given to us.
No Comment
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 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.
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%) 5 (20%) 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  
4.68 25 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 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%) 2 (9%) 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%) 18 (72%)
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%) 19 (86%)
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 (12%) 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  
4.72 25 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (23%) 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  
4.68 22 0.48 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.
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.
Not any.
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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).
no suggestions, Roy Kamida is very nice and informative.
I have no suggestions for improvements in Mr. Kamida's teaching style and methods.
None.
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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.
Study guide for tests.
Only real suggestion right now would be to do this class in-person.
Not much to say for improvements, enjoyed the class
Focus more on the videos, 1 hour video is more sufficient rather than just 30 minutes.
no comment. everything sailed smoothly
Maybe a study guide for the exams.
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.
I thought the class was run well.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
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.
great instructor
Very Good! I liked the class
Very organized.
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.
Knowledgable in government accounting
Excellent. Despite being an online course he responds to all emails and questions within minutes of being sent. I truly appreciate that!
he is very good at his job as an accounting professor because he is very organized and compassionate about the topics and his students.
A+++...
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.
Prof. Kamida is a great teacher. He cares about the students and gives feedbacks to the students' questions right away.
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 and helpful instructor.
I believe that Professor Kamida's lecture videos were very helpful in understanding the reading materials.
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.
very organized. He is very helpful with his resources and his class announcements.
Awesome online teacher!
I think he is well organized, knowledgeable, and does well with the structure of the class given it is online.
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.
He's a very knowledgeable teacher and very understanding to his students.
Outstanding instructor. Has a real knack for trying to communicate concepts and theories in terms that students can understand
Excellent method of teaching. He made me read each chapters more than once to get a good grasp of the learning objectives
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.
Excellent
I like him to teach other courses. Great teacher. I will look for him again.
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.
Good job.
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%) 1 (4%) 6 (24%) 15 (68%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
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.
very good
This online class was very organized and easy to follow.
The course provided information fundamental to understanding the accounting world and also provided an opportunity to explore a specific field of accounting.
Very good information
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.
A+++...
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.
Absolutely no complaints!
i enjoyed this class and will recommend it to others.
Well organized. Had some minor problems, but they were all cleared and fixed right away.
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.
well put together online course. All materials are very helpful. Would recommend.
Great class!
Good course, a lot to take in online and through reading, but overall well organized.
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.
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.
Great course
Above average because the lessons were really interesting and excitingly challenging.
Good course for a better understanding of how government entities account for and distribute their funds.
Excellent
Stress free course. I loved it!
A challenge but yet very interesting......
The subject matter I pretty bland, but I don't think that can be helped.
I enjoyed this subject more than I thought I would. This is my experience for learning about government and accounting methods.
21. Other comments:
no other comments.
personally, I wish had taken the class during fall/spring to spend more time on the material.
I wish I could take in the regular semester. Thank you !!!
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.
Videos and powerpoints and examples are helpful.
I definitely recommend this course, along with the professor, to all accounting majors.
None
none.
Great class. I love that there were no required class discussion questions/responses.
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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.
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!
Great summer class semester went by really fast!
Had a great semester, thank you very much
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.
Awesome course.
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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?
Nothing I can think of. It was very convenient and my teacher is quite good with answering my inquiries promptly.
Nothing; everything was at a reasonable pace for the work due throughout a summer session.
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.
I did not understand the material as good as I would've if I had the professor in front of me.
Not having that interaction with the professor
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.
16. What did you like most about your online course experience?
The materials, assignments, and basically everything was very organized and easy to follow and understand.
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 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.
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.
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.
Great class!
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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%) 3 (19%) 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  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 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  
4.83 24 0.39 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%) 0 (0%) 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%) 11 (69%)
7. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.83 24 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (38%) 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.
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.
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N/A
Nothing in particular.
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.
i have the live class
Online course requires double amount of time than in class.
He barely use PowerPoints when discussing in class.
proffesor is very nice
Theres nothing that I like least about my online class.
A little hard to focus on the subject.
Finding mistakes in the questions and problems in the book.
Nothing to do with the course itself, but more connectivity issues once in a while. Nothing really major that affected my grades adversely.
Sometimes, waiting for responses delayed work getting finished.
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.
Nothing
There was nothing I disliked.
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.
This question doesn't apply to me since I really enjoyed the class.
Deadlines.
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.
I appreciated everything about this course. I only wish I had enough confidence in my own ability to become a VITA volunteer.
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.
How helpful Mr. Kamida was. he is a great teacher.
Weekly assignments were always due on a Friday and that was a sufficient amount of time to complete it.
I could adjust my time with other classes.
Instructions and announcements were provided frequently.
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.
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 have the live class
I like the most is more flexible time.
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.
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.
Everything was really clear and all the dates were set and followed from the beginning.
The knowledge I gained
It helped me better understand tax deductions and credits and how they are calculated.
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.
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!
I appreciated the Knowledge the Professor provided and the promptness of his responses. Overall A++ Professor Highly Recommended.
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.
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.
Very helpful instructor, homework is not an overload, and it was an interesting elective to take.
i really liked the videos and lectures, they helped me very much.
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.
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.
Being able to express myself without hesitations, manage my on time, able to work full time, and able to do multiple task while studying.
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.
I liked the fact that I could keep replaying the video lectures.
10. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 24 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 7 (44%) 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 (25%) 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  
4.74 24 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (25%) 11 (69%)
15. Assignments are returned promptly.
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%)
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%) 3 (19%) 15 (63%) 2 (8%)
17. Other comments:
I had a fun and rewarding experience in this class. Thank you for everything Professor Kamida! :)
He is a knowlegable and nice professor.
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.
None.
Roy Kamida is a nice teacher && he gives a lot of extra credit.
I like his videos lecture and PowerPoint with explanations.
very good and helpful instructor.
The book seems to be "rushed to print" and not thoroughly proofed.
I would recommend Professor Kamida to others gladly. What a great class!
I enjoyed this class and learned alot. Thank you.
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.
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.
Roy Kamida is a wonderful instructor who knows his material and I would like to take many more classes from him.

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.
Inconsistencies in textbook.
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.
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.
the PROJECTS
no comment
There wasn't anything that I didn't think any less of in this course.
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.
not much to comment in regard as I enjoyed this course
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.
The fact that I didn't turn in a couple of my assignments......that falls on me. =(
Nothing
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.
Being able to work on my own time.
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.
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.
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.
The video lectures, and that all material was available on laulima.
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.
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.
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
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/
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!
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.
17. Other comments:
None.
Mr. Kamida is a great instructor--I would recommend this class others.
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.
I enjoyed this course and learned a lot about taxes.
Is there going to be accounting courses dedicated to teach partnership and corporate tax returns in depth? If so I'm there!
Prof. Kamida is one a few professors that reply to his emails immediately.

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.
Nothing at all.
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.
There is nothing I disliked :)
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).
None.
Time management was the most difficult, and having to stay on top of things that are due.
PC problems sometimes get in the way
It was kind of difficult to learn accounting online, unless you are very determined and self motivated to do so.
no teacher is hard
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.
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.
Provides a flexible schedule for students.
The freedom to do things when the time is appropriate.
Having the convenience and flexibility of taking a course online and the excellent communication skills of my instructor.
Using connect, helped me understand and go at my own pace but yet finish when we needed to finish.
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.
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
supportive videos and lectures
the flexibility is very nice
It has the convenience of an eBook.
17. Other comments:
Would highly recommend the class to those who like taking classes from home.
N/A
Thank you!
Awesome professor! Would highly recommend!
n/a
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.

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%) 2 (9%) 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  
4.86 23 0.47 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%) 20 (80%)
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%) 0 (0%) 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%) 4 (16%) 22 (96%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 25 0.41 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%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 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  
4.83 23 0.65 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%) 19 (76%)
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%) 23 (92%)
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%) 3 (13%) 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 (83%)
15. What did you like least about your online course experience?
too much to read.
None.
No comments
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.
even we dont have face to face class, when we have question, and ask teacher via email, Mr.Kamida replies us so fast.
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.
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.
None at all
So far, so good...
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
nothing
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.
I could choose classes which I needed for my graduation requirement other than my home campus.
The work load was a lot.
none
There was nothing I didn't like about this course, it was a great experience
Inconsistant timer while taking exams and quizzes on Laulima.
There was nothing I didn't like about the course
Once exams are graded not being able to see the correct answer to questions you got wrong.
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.
Online course is more harder than the regular class.
He makes us understand materials easily. and he gave us chances to do own work. I love it.
I can't really complain, there wasn't anything that I didn't like about this online class.
Because I don't have to go to class
Nothing
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.
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.
I liked how the online course is at your own pace and that the instructor helps everyone understand the topic.
Having to do work at my own time.
His way of lecturing on laulima, his videos and always reply fast if we message him and ask questions.
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.
we don't need go school
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.
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.
Everything. Mr. Kamida is a great teacher doing a great job!
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.
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.
The convenience of not having to travel to school and that I can do my school work wherever I want.
That if I had any questions, Professor Kamida would be willing to answer them and help me.
The teacher answer questions quickly
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.
Learning how to do my own taxes.
everything..
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.
I can organize my time schedule if the instructor provide efficient course schedule.
Learning how to do my own taxes.
Working at my own pace
The online videos he provide with clear explanation of the course
Instructor was very helpful.
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 prompt replies to questions and the video lectures. The projects were so helpful
the video lectures.
Video lactures and assignments.
Able to work on my own time.
We could ask Roy advanced tax questions that we did not cover. Free consultation.
Espacially he gave us project assignments. We can learn lot of stuff while i figure out them.
As for an online course, Roy made it interesting to want to stay in this course.
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).
Nothing
That my proffessor always returned our assignments back quickly with comments. He also made a confusing subject easy to understand.
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.
What I like most about my online course experience is the resources available.
17. Other comments:
None.
Very nice, friendy and really helpfull!
really good teacher, I highly recommend Mr.Kamida
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.
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
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.
I am glad to be in this class and thank you for a great semester!
I would absolutely take your course again!
Professor Komida is a great instructor for this course.
Thanks for all the help
N/A
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.
Great class and glad I won't have to retake it again.
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 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.
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.
None
I like his online course. I will recommend this class to my friend.
Great teacher, replies to e-mails promptly.
This class was very great.
Best online teacher, knows how to reply to emails consistently. Also, video lectures are really helpful!
I appreciate Mr. Kamida's time and effort in providing very informative resources for each chapter.

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.
N/A
Sometimes I just like to interact with the teach in class. Online courses are great though.
This course required A LOT of READING. It's just the nature of the course though, but it was a lot.
None.
There was nothing I didn't like.
I personally didn't keep track of when things were due.
There was no working with other students on problems, not doing each others work, but discussing solutions and studying together.
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.
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.
This course is well organized
I like that I can work on my own time within reason.
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 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.
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
All the materials are available online which allows more flexible times to watch the lecture videos.
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.
This course it difficult but Mr. Kamida provides a lot of information and explanation that are extremely helpful.
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.
Great class
This was a really hard course.
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%) 3 (10%) 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?
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.
It provided me with knowledge and concepts that would help me in the area of governmental accounting.
We get to see accounting in a whole different dimension.
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.
I learned a lot about the field of governmental and non-profit accounting.
I learned things I didn't know about fund accounting.
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.
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.
This course is helping me prepare to take the CPA examination.
It taught me additional things about accounting that I did not know. I learned a lot about how government accounting works.
This course has been very beneficial to my professional development because my current career is surrounded by this course- governmental accounting.
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
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.
The course provided a solid understanding of the major differences that exist between for-profit and not-for-profit accounting.
Helped me understand the fundamentals of governmental accounting. It elaborated more on the concepts learned in advanced 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.
BUSA 414 gave me exposure for preparations I needed to adjust to, for future courses and post graduation requirements.
I haven't quite figured that out yet.
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.
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.
Provided background about government accounting.
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.
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%) 6 (67%)
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  
3.23 30 1.28 Freq(%) 3 (10%) 5 (17%) 11 (37%) 2 (22%) 7 (23%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
I think there should be excercises similar to the exam and the test bank for our exams should come out from our excercise solutions.
The resources and activities provided are sufficient to be successful in this course.
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 think some occasional classroom time or study group sessions as a class would help.
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.
Mr. Kamida's available resources are more than adequate to learn this subject.
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.
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.
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Additional videos or interactive data, perhaps group or class exercises requiring engaging dialogue with other students.
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.
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.
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In class components
At this time, no comments.
The only thing that would improve my learning for this class would be to have taken in a class room setting verses online.
There were powerpoint slides as well as videos. The book didn't really help that much.
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.
Study guides, outlines, summary notes for each chapter. Practice quizzes/exams. Provide correct answers that were still wrong after the 3rd tries.
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More homework demonstration.
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%) 1 (3%) 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%) 10 (33%) 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  
4.23 30 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 2 (22%) 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%) 1 (11%) 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%) 16 (53%)
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%) 6 (67%)
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%) 8 (27%) 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  
4.57 30 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 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  
3.78 9 1.2 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.
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.
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.
Longer video lectures.
Making this a classroom class would be very helpful and make it easier to learn the material
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.
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.
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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.
Again, I liked the videos.
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It was a standard course. I learned a lot and it was helpful.
Perhaps group chats or discussion boards to gain understanding of other students learning level in the course.
Excellent, hard working, and caring instructor =) Details provided below under "overall evaluation"
I felt that Professor Kamida's teaching method was highly effective, and I have nothing to add.
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At this time, no comments.
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.
I think maybe find a better book. I found that I barely used the book and the powerpoints helped a little more.
Professor Kamida did a great job!
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.
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.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
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.
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 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.
He's a good professor but the fact that it was online made me not enjoy this class.
Ok. The extra reading articles were interesting.
Mr. Kamida is a great teacher. He is approachable, very knowledgeable about the subject, and accommodating.
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.
You made this class less stressful compared to other classes I've had.
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.
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 responds to questions in a timely manner. Good teacher from what I've seen.
I enjoyed Roy Kamida's course as he clearly outlined the course description and provided real life stories and examples within the course.
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.
Good, very knowledgeable about the subject.
Very effective instructor. I would highly his class to other students. Great job!!
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.
Good instructor. Explains the material in video lectures well.
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.
Difficult course to master, Professor Kamida did a good presentation of course.
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.
he is very organized.
This course was very hard to begin with, but it was bearable with the amount of resources that were provided.
I really enjoyed the course with Professor Kamida.
Great teacher. Very organized. Love his videos and how he explains. Keep it up!
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.
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%) 7 (78%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
I enjoyed this summer course because it helped me got a sense of accounting.
I believe that the course was effective in teaching me the basic concepts and principles of governmental accounting.
Tough ... tough ... tough! By the time I understand the concepts in chapter one, the semester is almost over.
Average. I don't like online courses.
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.
Good. Informative.
I learned alot.
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.
Wish this online class was offered in-class during the summer.
Excellent.
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.
Good course.
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.
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!
The course is very helpful.
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.
A very beneficial course that provided me with knowledge of a far different form of accounting.
Good course but sometimes difficultnto grasp material
I would definitely take any class that Roy Kamida offered because he is an excellent and knowledgeable professor who sincerely cares for his students.
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.
I felt the course was confusing coming out of financial accounting and felt that it was difficult.
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.
Great given the amount of time we had for the course.
Great class. Its very interesting to learn about govermental accounting.
Well structured course. I learned a lot.
Excellent, I just wish more time to cover the material.
21. Other comments:
no comment.
Thanks Professor Kamida.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
I enjoyed the course and the topics covered. I am glad I chose this as one of my concentration requirements.

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%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 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  
4.95 20 0.22 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%) 11 (65%)
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%) 0 (0%) 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%) 3 (19%) 16 (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  
4.47 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 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 (6%) 2 (10%) 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  
4.6 20 0.68 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%) 12 (71%)
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%) 12 (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  
4.53 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (20%) 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%) 15 (75%)
15. What did you like least about your online course experience?
It was good to take online class but online class is much harder than in class.
The LearnSmart. It was difficult to find the questions that you needed help on because there is no table of contents.
Probably the workload since it was more intense than normal school. But I expected that anyways.
I hope all accountant courses i have remaining are like this one!!!
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.
The fast pace of summer session really concentrated the material.
No complaints
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.
It was really challenging because it was online and also because it's at a quicker pace since this was during the summer.
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.
I felt like there was a lot of work, even for an accelerated summer school class.
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.
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.
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.
I disliked how you weren't told which questions were correct or not after the assignment/quiz was due.
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.
The grades don't release until after the due date.
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.
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.
I prefer online and thought that Prof. Kamida was awesome!
Not receiving my quiz results promptly
Nothing..
the learn smart questions
None
So far so good. Everything is fine except that I missed the chances to see the professor/fellow students face-to-face.
16. What did you like most about your online course experience?
I can do my work any time.
Everything was outlined clearly. Assignments had clear due dates and the textbook was very helpful!
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 liked that all the assignments were all there from the beginning. It showed me the amount of work that I had to do.
The flexibility of doing the assignments around my schedule.
The course seemed to be well organized and help materials abundant and easily accesible.
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!
Professor Kamida responded very quickly to all questions and tried to help you the best he can.
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.
I could work at my own pace
I really liked that all the assignments were available from the very beginning.
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 didn't enjoy this course online.
It was very interesting and challenging.
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.
Assignments and quiz's taken at convenient time.
I learned more than I thought I would about accounting.
I like that i could still work while attending the online class.
Easy access to all assignments online.
This class was very organized and timely. I was never suprised about a random assignment due.
I could go ahead and read chapters and do work ahead of time
Tests
the regular hw questions
The supplemental videos and message updates.
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.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Thank you very much.
I very good professor. Knows the subject well and is always willing to help students and give them advice for the future.
Good!! I would recommend him to other students.
10 of 10
He knows his material and a very good teacher.
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.
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.
Excellent !!
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!
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 teacher. Just make sure to ask questions if you do not know what he is saying.
Good teacher, seems organized
EXCELLENT.
Great teacher. I would definitely reccommend him to future 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.
Efficient and amiable. Fast at replying to students
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.
He is very understanding and kind.
knowledgable on course material
Great!
Very good and caring, makes sure students learn the material and always sends out updates
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.
- 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.
18. Other comments:
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!!
Thank for teaching me! :) I really appreciate the things you did for class.
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These are the kinds of teachers I wish we had at UH!
Take it during the spring or fall semesters!!!
I'm glad I chose Mr. Kamida as my accounting professor.
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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IF it wasnt summer I probably would have ended with a better grade, no regrets though!
None
Great teacher and i highly recommend him.
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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%) 19 (79%)
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%) 0 (0%) 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%) 5 (21%) 13 (76%)
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  
4.75 24 0.53 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%) 2 (8%) 7 (41%) 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  
4.88 16 0.34 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%) 21 (88%)
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%) 15 (63%) 1 (6%)
14. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.83 24 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (17%) 11 (69%)
15. What did you like least about your online course experience?
It wasn't fun.
There wasn't anything that I didn't like about this class!
None
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.
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.
Nothing at all.
none Everything was great. :)
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.
I can't think of anything that I didn't like about the online course.
I took the live class section.
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.
To be honest, there's nothing negative I have to say.
none
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.
A few weeks had assignments that were a little long
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!
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.
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.
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.
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nothing
Nothing at all.
There is nothing that I didn't like in this online course
I liked the whole online course experience.
Nothing, everything was clear and organized.
I really enjoyed this class. I am looking forward to taking his business tax class in the fall.
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.
Questions are answered
16. What did you like most about your online course experience?
I can do it on my own time.
I liked that everything was pretty much done online. I liked that all exams were online as well rather than in class.
None
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!
I liked that everything was online and at your own pace.
I could review the videos and lectures.
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 like all of the videos that Mr. Kamida works so hard to prepare for us.
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 the quizes and the projects. Most especially I enjoyed and practicing to do tax.
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.
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.
I took the live class section.
I liked how the online course made communication quite simple.
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.
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.
The thing i liked most about my online class is the fact that it pushes you to be dilligent.
There was a lot of reference material
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.
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.
Assignments were always due on the same day, so you can adjust your work/personal schedule accordingly.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
teacher answer very quickly for question, everything is very clear on laulima
This course was really good usually online courses is pretty challenging but this online course was great and I think I did pretty well.
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.
All the information was readily availavle.
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.
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.
Mr. Kamida is very nice. He always answers e-mails promptly and answers all questions as best as he possibly can.
Mr. Kamida is a very nice guy.
He is a great teacher. He knows what he's talking about and is able to explain complex topics very simply.
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.
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. :)
He is a very good instructor that cares about his students.
Take him!! He won't let you down. His lectures are very helpful and the assignments are really clear.
EXCELLENT!
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.
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.
I thought he was a good teacher. His examples explained some of the concepts that were unclear in the textbook.
He knows his stuff. He also prepares you for the real world (i.e., not accepting late assignments).
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.
excellent
He's a good teacher with just enough computer skills to make the online class experience enjoyable.
He is very knowledgable in this subject
Excellent instructor, great class. I really learned how to do taxes.
good, I liked it (:
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.
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!
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.
hes a excellent teacher
He seems very knowledgable and concerned with making sure his students are learning the material and are able to apply the information.
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.
He did a good job expalining the concepts for the lessons
very good teacher, very helpful, I recommended Mr. Kamida to all my friends who study acc
Roy Kamida is a good instrucutor and is well organized.
He is an excellent teacher!!!!
Again I truely enjoyed taking this class and will take away very useful knowledge of tax preparation.
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.
great instructor
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%) 18 (82%)
19. Other comments:
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!! :)
None
none.
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!!
This course is awesome! It is important and it sticks into our brain clearly.
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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.
Exams should be left open since there is already a 15% point deduction for each day after the due date.
Keep teaching great classes, Professor Kamida!
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).
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.
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!
Two thumbs up!

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   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 21 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 19 (90%)
4. The course workload was well-distributed throughout the semester.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 20 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 18 (90%)
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  
4.9 21 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 19 (90%)
6. I would recommend this instructor to other students.
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%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 20 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 17 (85%)
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  
4.9 21 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 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  
4.9 20 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 18 (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  
4.81 21 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 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  
4.84 21 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 16 (76%) 2 (10%)
14. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.95 19 0.23 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 18 (95%)
15. What did you like least about your online course experience?
Nothing.
Hard time to comprehend text book assignments
I am very happy to have been a part of this class and it was a most positive learning experience. Looking back, I wish I could have anticipated the extra time I needed to study the capital gains and losses chapter.
I would like simple tax forms to fill out for homework.
I feel this course is much more difficult than the first course. The workload is larger in quantity and hard to understand. I don't know how to make this easier to teach, but I found this course very hard to understand all the concepts.
In my experience I wish that there was more of an open discussion among students so that we could more easily learn among our peers. However, Roy Kamida did post some questions and responses that he received from students relevant to course concepts and assignments. I did find this helpful in providing me with information about some things I was not sure about.
n/a
Nothing. I enjoyed teh course
Nothin loved it, Mr. kamida is a great teacher!!!
None.
Not much communication with classmates.
I thought the class could have used a little more extra credit opportunities.
n/a
Not having a professional relationship with my instructor I would rather attend an in-class
At times, I would get lost with all of the tax terms that you write in your class messages.
16. What did you like most about your online course experience?
Professor Kamida's lecture videos really help you to understand the subject being taught. He responds quickly to questions and keeps us well informed.
Convenience of studying from home
There are so many things I like about this online course experience, but primarily because this class is very organized and structured. You will know exactly what to expect, therefore, saving you time and energy. This class allows you the flexibility of learning on your own time schedule and provides realistic expectations. Communication with Mr. Kamida was excellent and he goes above and beyond timely communication--I don't think you will find anyone else that responds to emails faster than Professor Kamida. I appreciated having been able to utilize the same textbook from ACC 134. Mr. Kamida could have made us purchase the 2011 version, but he was thoughtful to save us money by having us turn in tax reports from our 2010 textbook. A pleasant surprise for me was that I almost can appreciate the enjoyment you can get from completing a tax return -- something I never thought I could do. Thank you Mr. Kamida.
i liked the videos that helped study each chapter.
Everything is at your fingertips with a computer and online access for studying.
Knowing the schedule of the howmeworks and test give me the ability to adjust my schedule to do the homework and test without scramming.
I love taking online courses. The main advantage for me is that they allow a lot of flexibility as far as allowing students a greater time frame to sign on and participate in the course.
convenient and able to fit easily into my schedule
Mr. Kamida always was there for your help and always responded in a timely manner.
Learning new tax laws I didn't know about.
Flexibility, good communications with instructor.
The video lectures were excellent. The video lectures helped me very much to understant the material and to apply.
I liked how the videos for each chapter were done. They were very helpful and taught the material well.
lecture videos
I liked that there was videos on the chapters that we could watch. I really help me understand the concepts more.
Class schedule Work schedule Videos Handouts
I liked that we had all week to do an assignment because of my busy work schedule.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
EXCELLENT!
Good instructor
Roy Kamida is an excellent teacher--the best online teacher that you could have. He is very timely when responding to questions and provides a systematic, consistent learning schedule that does not leave you guessing. LCC is very fortunate to have such dedicated professors that truly love teaching and want students to succeed. The material in this class is paced so that it will not overwhelm you. Mr. Kamida has utilized Laulima so there are many resources for students, and especially helpful are his online video lectures. I surely hope that any student wondering what this class is like, will read these evaluations so they will know that this class is a most positve experience and one that they will have been glad to be a part of.
he is a very good teacher.
Roy Kamida is a great instructor. He understands teaching and addresses students needs.
A very great educator who knows his profession really well.
Roy Kamida is an instructor who has a vast knowledge of accounting practices and tax preparation for individuals and businesses which he shares with his students throughout the course. He even posts new tax information, humorous cartoons, weekly announcements and information about LCC business workshops. He devotes a lot of time a effort to help students. He responds more quickly and clearer than any other instructor I have had in my college career. For all of this, I am very grateful. I have learned so much while taking this course.
excellent teacher. I've taken both tax classes and I feel that I learned alot.
He is a great instructor
Excellent would recommend to any student
Excellent. Mr. Kamida is a walking, talking tax master robot, and the fastest emailer in The West. There is no one more qualified to teach taxes in the known universe. Bravo!
Excellent. He was fantastic. Very knowlegeable.
a good teacher who knows what he's doing. Excellent teaching method and gives the students the choice if they want to use all the available resources.
great instructor
Mr. Kamida is a great teacher for online courses. He explains everything so it can be understood the first time around. He answers questions usually the day that it was sent to him.
he is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic with taxes. Lots of detail and formulas. What to calculate and what not to calculate with taxes.
Roy Kamida is a great and knowledgable teacher.
18. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.89 19 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 17 (89%)
19. Other comments:
I hope you will work at LCC for a long, long time so that other students can benefit from your classes.
A very good class.
great class
Thank you for your time and patience. Wishing you lots of success as you exceed your teaching career.

Roy Kamida: ACC201, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Accounting
Course: ACC 201 - Financial Accounting Crn (Section): 55243 (0)     55244 (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  
4.65 26 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (35%) 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  
4.69 26 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (31%) 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  
4.62 26 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 8 (31%) 12 (80%)
4. The course workload was well-distributed throughout the semester.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 26 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (12%) 4 (27%) 17 (65%)
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  
4.53 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 17 (68%)
6. I would recommend this instructor to other students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 3 (20%) 18 (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  
4.33 15 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 9 (35%) 14 (54%)
8. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 26 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (31%) 17 (65%)
9. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 26 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 9 (35%) 12 (80%)
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  
4.58 26 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 9 (35%) 8 (53%)
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 25 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 0 (0%) 8 (32%) 8 (53%)
12. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 26 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (23%) 10 (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  
4.3 26 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 8 (31%) 6 (40%) 3 (12%)
14. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.38 13 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 2 (15%) 12 (48%)
15. What did you like least about your online course experience?
The only thing that makes it hard is not being able to have an immediate answer to questions.
The course itself is very difficult. You really have to dedicate a good amount of time studying the course. it is a bit difficult for me because I am only getting used to distance learning. However, the professor is very easy to access and quick to respond.
The website used.
This class was tough, we had to learn all of the material on our own and on our own time. Also doing assignments were very time consuming.
The exam questions occasionally didn't seem to be covered in the homework and quizzes.
Nothing about this course really disappointed me. My only concern was that Accounting material is a very hard subject to grasp and taking it online may have not been my best decision.Nothing to do with the course though.
The only thing frustrating was when I couldn't connect to the course material at certain times when I wanted to. Other than that, it was great.
i have freedom course time.
Nothing
Nothing. Everything was enjoyable.
How there was three things to do each week. HW, learnsmart, and a test.
The online course was tougher than I had expected, even if I had read the sections we needed. Must have lots of time to be able to do his assignments in a timely manner.
The long and tedious assignments.
I think everything was fine since it was an online class. It was a little difficult trying to learn things on our own and not really having a teacher show it to us physically. However, this class was fine.
I didn't find anything I didn't like about this class.
I can't really find anything that I didn't like about this class.
It's hard to get an immediate answer when I have questions.
It's just hard to keep up with the learning part with the 50 questions it's just a little to much questions
Didn't dislike anything.
Four exams were a little too much, but they were worth an amount that was not too much nor too little for our overall grade.
The format can seem like a virtual maze making it difficult to find what you are looking for.
I just didn't like the fact that it was an online class. I tend to not like taking online classes because it lacks the immediate face to face interactions with the professors that is very valuable to learning a difficult subject like accounting. Especially when learning a difficult chapter, it is tough to really grasp the material when doing it on my own.
This particular course lacks relationship building and classroom participation, for example student-teacher and student-student interfacing via forums.
It was my first time taking an online course. I'm more of a in-class student so it was challenging not having that personal interaction with the teacher.
-Too many new terms and concepts to learn for a 101 ACC course... -300 points is a bit high for a 30 question exam... -The homework was not as hard as the exam questions...
Well sometimes the web site wouldn't let me sign in, i think it had to do with the amount of people taking the exams at the same time.
The one thing I disliked was the numerous extra credit assignments at LCC. I'm a full-time student at UH Manoa and work 30 plus hours a week. There is no way I can attend an on-campus extra credit assignment at noon or in the morning. Professor K did offer alternative extra credit assignments however, I believe he didn't give an alternative extra credit assignment for the last on campus extra credit opportunity.
Staying in front of a computer listening to a lecture.
16. What did you like most about your online course experience?
How easily I could work with Mr. Kamida if I needed help and how fast he responded to e-mails. also, he is a very organized teacher, the course was very easy to follow.
The thing I like the most is the lecture slideshow that he has available for us. I am able to watch the lecture multiple times and rewind it if I did not understand it. You can't do that with a face to face class.
The supplemental videos.
I liked being able to have the reference available like the book when doing the assignments, quizzes, and exams.
I liked that everything was steadily paced throughout the semester.
Even though the material was very hard for me to understand, Professor Kamida offered a very useful textbook as well as supplementary videos that helped me throughout the homework assignments and quizzes. I also liked how the workload was laid oout in advance for the semester with due dates clearly given because it gave me a sufficient amount of time to plan our my schedule being that this is an online class working around my other classes.
This online course required much more time and studying but Mr. Kamida alleviated the studying with his videos and quick responses to your questions. I think I got more attention from him online than I would in a classroom. He is that responsive. Excellent course.
i like do homework part. i help me to understand and practice the chapter.
Lots of material to help supplement the readings.
I like how you can learn a lot by doing the hw, learnsmart, and tests. Even though it's a lot, it helps you out with exams.
Convenience of moving ahead of schedule and completing assignments early.
I liked learning about assets and liabilities throughout the course. Helps understand how real life situations actually are. Would like some better explanations though at time.
the information that i learned.
I liked how everything was clearly organized. Instead of things being due all over the week, I like how everything was due on Sunday.
I like that everything was organized and the homework wasn't too much or too little. Anytime I emailed professor Kamida he was prompt to respond. He also had a lot of videos and even posted some online games to help us study accounting.
Easy to follow the schedule.
Material was put out with ample time to complete it and the class followed a well-patterned schedule of assignments each week.
it worked with my schedule
You have the convenient of taking your time to think.
The way it is set up
I like that he offered extra credit to you for going to accounting workshops because it helps you.
Too much to list. 1. Kamida seemed to respond to email INSTANTLY. 2. Homework was very easy and a large portion of our grade making it a more pleasant experience. 3. Kamida was on top of it and sent our emails once or twice a week helping the students out with reminders 4. LOTS of opportunity for bonus 5. VERY helpful in any situation. Gave me an override when I did not deserve one.
The convenience.
I really liked how organized he made this course. The assignments and what was expected of us was very easy to realize. The Connect Accounting website where we did and sub,itted al of us assignments was very well laid out and it was easy to see what was due and when it was due as well.
workload assignments and grading were fair
Appreciate the ability to work at my own schedule.
It was convenient in that I was given the entire week to complete assignments at my own pace
-The assignments were easy to access online... -It was pretty quick to complete the homework...
The same assignments were due for each chapter - homework, learnsmart, and a quiz. Roy made it clear in the beginning what was expected to pass this course. He never made last minute changes, was always willing to help, and responded fast to emails. Never a moment where he left me disappointed.
This course has nothing to do with my major...but learning how to fill out forms and what documents are needed in order to run a small business will always come in handy.
Professor K responds to e-mails very quickly!
Flexibility.
I thought this online course was helpful to me in a way that I was able to learn at my pace and log on to do work assignments throughout the week. The LearnSmart module was very helpful and allowed reinforcing in what I had read.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
He is AWESOME!!
Great. Aside from the course being difficult, which I need to work on myself, he is a great professor to take an online course with. Very prompt to respond if you have any questions or concerns.
Great!
He is a good professor, just that he didn't really interact with us much. Everything had to be done on our own time.
He's very helpful and goes the extra step.
Professor Kamida is a great instructor! Explains things very well and keeps the course extremely organized!
Excellent teacher. He knows his material well. I've had him for two semesters now and will continue to look for his classes.
rpy kamida is good teacher. when i have questions, he always can explain well to me.
The time constraints that he provides with his assignments are more than sufficient, and the amount of homework he requires is reasonable and encourages his students to prepare for the exams.
Excellent professor who ensures all students understand the material and passes the class.
Very good. He's a really go online teacher and always replies to my messages when ever I need help or ask for questions. I know that if I had him in a real class and not online, he'd be as helpful as he was online.
Very informative, updates class in a timely manner.
Roy Kamida is a good professor but he doesn't even get to change the questions or answers for the quiz's etc. I had trouble at one point and I wasn't able to get a change in my answer, even if I felt my answer was correct for real life situations.
A little difficult but very well organized.
This class was really good an helpful. Even though it was an online class, it may have been a little difficult, but Mr. Kamida really gave us the materials that we needed to understand the material.
A very helpful and explains subjects very well.
Mr. Kamida answers questions in a timely matter, most times the day the question was sent. He explains things so you get it the first time. I would take more classes from him in the future.
He is a very good teacher who handles the online class requirements well.
Excellent
good teacher, understandable.
Mr. Roy Kamida is a great instructor. His videos really helped a lot.
He's good at being an online teacher
Some things weren't clear because it was a online class, but he offered plenty of help. We just had to advantage of that help.
One of the best professors of the entire UH system. Possibly the best online prof I have and ever will have.
Mr. Kamida does an excellent job of making himself available for questions and responds in a very timely manner.
I generally like professor kamidas course a lot and I would definitely recommend this course to other students that plan to take this course.
Great instructor. Enjoyed course
Although it is clear Mr. Kamida understands his material, the instructor came across as possessing limited insight towards adult learner objectives, especially the added challenges of juggling multiple high priorities at work, school and home. For example, the instructor's comments in response to an isolated real-life emergency appeared thoughtless and narrow of scope, lacking sincere interest in this student. As a result of the emergency, a one-day extension on an assignment was requested and granted but not without after having been made to feel that the request was a mismanagement of time, rather than the emergency that it truly was. It was stunning to receive what was perceived as a callous response from an educator to whom monies are paid for his instruction. Relationship building is crucial for success in all areas of life. The challenge of an online classroom does not remove the need to build these relationships, but rather is even more critical in ensuring communication leads to student success. A lack of individual interest from the instructor can have a long-term, negative effect on a student's interest and ultimate success throughout the course.
Good professor. Very knowledgeable in the subject. Willing to help and provide plenty of opportunities for extra credit
Wish I had him in class. His videos and emails throughout the semester were helpful!
Great teacher! I wish he taught every Accounting class offered at LCC. Definitely recommend. :)
Great...this class was very challenging...I'm glad I was able to learn something new.
9/10. An awesome professor.
Great instructor.
Excellent
Mr. Kamida is a very informational instructor who knows accounting very well and knows how to deliver the objectives of this course. I would definitely recommend others to take his course.
18. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.43 23 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 9 (39%) 8 (62%)
19. Other comments:
None.
for exam, i hope you can give us some review guide
none
I think just overall it was just an okay accounting online course. Could do with a little less work.
Thanks
I feel a need to make an account on ratemyprofessor.com just to show how much I appreciate Kamida and his class. GREAT professor.
The course material met its objectives. No further comments.
Have a great summer!
This course was not an easy one but the supplementary videos helped a lot. Thank you.

Roy Kamida: ACC134, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Accounting
Course: ACC 134 - Income Tax Preparation Crn (Section): 54005 (0)     54745 (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  
4.96 26 0.2 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 24 (96%)
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 25 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 23 (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  
4.88 25 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 23 (92%)
4. The course workload was well-distributed throughout the semester.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.84 25 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (16%) 23 (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  
4.88 25 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 23 (88%)
6. I would recommend this instructor to other students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 25 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 23 (92%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 25 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (23%) 20 (77%)
8. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.96 26 0.2 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 24 (96%)
9. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 26 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 23 (92%)
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  
4.96 25 0.2 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (16%) 21 (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  
4.92 24 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 25 (96%)
12. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
an excellent instructor. He is very knowledgeable and helpful.
Mr Kamida is very through in his teaching and makes everything easy to understand
Professor Kamida is a wonderful teacher. All of the assignments, activities projects,and exams were applicable to the subject. I always felt comfortable communicating with professor Kamida because he welcomes all questions, replies in a timely manner and takes the time to explain things in his e- mails.
Great!
He is a very good teacher and knows his materials very well.
Great, reasonable, always gives great updated information
Roy is definitely a teacher who knows his stuff!! He is so quick with a respond to any question you have and I love that he gives you ample chances for extra credit...
Mr Kamida is an excellent online instructor. I wish other instructors at LCC would follow his format. His power point lectures are very good, the way he explains and make notes right on the slides help a lot, it almost seems like you are in class. He responds to e-mails and questions right away, this helps tremendously. Some instructors will take a few days to respond. I would definitely recommend Mr Kamida to other students.
Fantastic instructor! Good course materials and follow-up. Highly recommended!
Excellent way of teaching using videos in laulima. It is like the student is in class. In case you missed something, you can go back to the video and get what you missed. I also like the fact that he gives extra credit work.
Whenever I had a question whether regarding the material of our course or a personal matter that I had encountered, Mr Kamida responded very quickly and attentively. He is kind and I would recommend him to another student.
Fantastic, I was lucky to have him as an instructor. I plan on taking other classes that he is involved in or with.
My overall evaluation of Roy Kamida is that I can sense that this is a very well-organized, responsible, dedicated, and honest individual. I have not met him in person, but I will definety recommend him to others.
He is a really nice professor. I can tell that he really cares about his students and gives them a great amount of extra credit to raise their grades.
I would recommend him to other students who need to take this course.
I really enjoyed taking this class from Mr. Kamida. I would definitely take more classes from him in the future. He made it very easy for me to understand the course work and responded to my questions in a timely matter.
I thoroughly enjoyed this online Tax Prep course. I am currently employed in this field and can apply all the various subjects to my every day work tasks.
you are a great teacher who takes the time to make detailed and informative videos to help use a visual aid in this online class.
He is a good teacher.
Professor Kamida is very nice and helpful. Two thumps up for him.
A helpful instructor.
He is great teacher that is always willing to make sure his students understand the work and help his students in any way possible.
MR. Kamida is very knowledgeable about accounting. His videos are very helpful. The fact that he built his website into Laumila was very helpful and made it very easy for me to find info needed about the course or accounting.
Even though this is an online class with no actual face-to-face contact Mr. Kamida makes the course fun.
I really found the lecture videos very helpful. They were presented very well.
Although this was an online course, I learned a lot and Mr. Kamida was very responsive to the questions and emails posed by the students. The work was not overwhelming and the projects and assignments allowed me to grasp the subject manner fully.
He is a great instructor
great teacher. Willing to help, timely, and friendly.
Mr. Kamida was very active throughout the semester. I really felt like he was there with any help i needed. his videos were helpful and informative. luckily i figured that out before the end of the semester ;) i was struggling with a concept and realized that i didn't have to do it myself. in addition to being there to answer questions, Mr Kamida had provided me with chapter lectures as well as sample problem solving. the videos were clear and made it all make sense - THANK YOU!
Very informative and he answers you questions and concerns promptly.
loved this class can't wait to take ACC 137 with Mr. Kamida, very helpful and always resonds quickly to questions. I learned new tax info that was helpful. I would recommend this class to anyone.
He is a good professor. Responds promptly to email questions
excellent instructor and I wish there were more teachers like him.
Excellent
He is an awesome instructor. He has made this semester fun. He has taught me a lot this semester. The course was very easy to understand,and he was very prompt with answering questions. He also makes it clear for others who might have the same to understand. He makes sure that everyone understands the concepts of the lesson being taught. I look forward to enroll in other courses and hope to have him as my instructor again...
He is very knowledgable of the subject and has great teaching skills.
Excellent instructor! Professor Kamida has provided his students with so many resources for learning the material and has made himself available for timely communication. We are very lucky to have him teach this course.
He is a great teacher. I felt that he was very helpful and I learned a lot from his video lectures. The only thing I would change about the course is I would have liked to have been able to work ahead more, such as with the weekly assignments.
Excellent. You can tell that he enjoys teaching which makes it enjoyable to learn from him.
100%. Very excellent course! i will recommend you to my classmates and friends that is taking accounting.
Great instructor
An informed and organized online professor. By far the most enjoyable and easy to follow online course I have taken so far.
Mr. Kamida is a great teacher, I gained knowledge by his way of teaching and his video lecture. I learnt best by this method and thankful that I had him as my professor.
Mr. Kamida is an excellent teacher. This is my second course with him, and I will likely shoot for a third, if he is teaching a topic I want to take.
One of thee best teachers I had my whole life!
13. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 25 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 24 (96%)
14. 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  
4.84 25 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (8%) 22 (88%) 0 (0%)
15. What did you like most about your online course experience?
Flexibility
very easy to follow and understand
The convenience.
The ease of the on-line course.
I loved his on-line video's!!!! They were soooo helpful especially when you had forms to fill out.
I like the flexibility of online classes and this class was exceptional. Mr Kamida makes this class enjoyable and easy to learn.
Mr. Kamida is quick to respond to questions, and has more than adequate resources conveniently placed in the website.
I really enjoyed the videos which was very helpful. The handouts were also great.
The option to retake Quizez really helped me to maintain a good grade
The video lectures were the biggest help to me.
The instructor because he is constantly communicating with his students and providing information when needed such as answering questions that we have.
The instructor provides many resources to guarantee success for the students: vidoes for each chapter which are like 'mini-lessons' that we can watch at our own convenience, powerpoint presentations, etc... The open communication with the teacher makes it extremely easy to succeed in this class.
I liked that it was well organized. I liked how there were videos we could watch, making it feel like we we're actually sitting in a class room learning the materials.
It was flexible with my schedule.
Very easy to follow!
We were well prepared by the various messages from Professor Kamida to achieve an A in this course if we completed each task on a timely manner. If you failed it's your own fault.
it was straight forward and gave me enough time to read through the chapters and turn in my assignments.
The teacher always responds to questions. The grades were able to view at all times.
I can "go to the classroom" any time.
I liked the lecture videos its like same as in class.
I liked that he would always respond in a timely manner.
For this class, I liked the videos Mr. Kamida prepared for each chapter. Although I signed up for an online class, I still appreciate the time he took to prepare the video so that my online class was as close as it could be to an "on site" class.
it was organized well and easy to navigate.
I really liked the flexibility of doing my work at times when it suited my schedule the best
I liked the frequent announcements and constant communication by the instructor using the announcement section in Laulima.
Chapter videos.
i like that i can devote a lot of time to each course but i get to choose when. for me, it works best to focus on one subject at a time, online classes let me budget my time how it works best for me.
I like it because it is easier for me with my work and family schedule.
The interaction with mr.kamida.
The Flexibility
This course worked well with my class load and work hours.
flexibility
Thorough
The ability to complete my lesson at my convenience and not be obligated to being in a class room at a specific time.
The video was most helpful to me.
The video lectures. I found them extremely helpful.
I liked the flexibility of being able to work on the course when it fit into my schedule rather than having to go to class. Being a mom with young children I can still stay at home and take care of them and also be a full time student since I am taking classes online.
Professor Kamida's lecture videos.
I like almost everything! Very helpful.
Material was presented in a organized manner and it made learning a great experience.
The requirements for this course were outlined in the beginning of the course, and Professor Kamida sent e-mail reminders each week to remind us what was due and when. This made it a lot easier to be sure I was doing all the required assignments and tests.
I liked them all.
That I can work ahead (my first son was born during the semester - working ahead has saved my life).
Online courses are easy for me because of my busy schedule. I also tend to learn more if I read what needs to be done, rather than someone telling me.
16. What did you like least about your online course experience?
None
just what was expected the lack of live communication
Nothing.
I would have liked the assignments to have been laid out from the beginning.
Nothing to do with Roy or the course, you can't help that tax words are so invasive and t somewhat boring.
N/A
Homework, quiz, and exam materials are not available until just before due date. This does not allow students to work ahead or at own pace. I'm sure it's to keep everyone on the same page.
I like the online course.
all was good
N/A
I liked this course.
I didn't like how we were not able to communicate with our classmates as much. Theres no link to email them.
n/a
I would have liked to get to know the class a little better. But being that it is online, that would be harder than being in class.
The only thing I disliked was the various extra credit opportunities which required your physical presence on campus. I work fulltime and have a 2 year old to care for so I'm unable to physically attend extra credit workshops on campus.
n/a
There was alot of reading. It would be nice to have the course divided into three courses.
None
Nothing, it was great and really worked with my schedule.
For this class, nothing!
I wish all the assignments were open to do at any time.
not much to say
Nothing.
missing deadlines :(
time management - dedicating time to do assignments.
N/A
None
I miss in-class interaction.
Nothing