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Instructor: Trang Phan

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Trang Phan: BUS314, Summer II 2013

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Financial Economics & Institns
Course: BUS 314 - Business Finance Crn (Section): 92182 (701)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.65 26 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (35%) 17 (65%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.96 26 0.2 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 23 (88%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 26 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (35%) 17 (65%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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%) 16 (62%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.04 26 0.89 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 14 (54%) 7 (27%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 26 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 13 (50%) 11 (42%)
7. I generally understood the material presented in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 26 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 16 (62%) 8 (31%)
8. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 26 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (27%) 19 (73%)
9. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 26 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (46%) 14 (54%)
10. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 26 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 11 (42%) 14 (54%)
11. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 26 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (19%) 21 (81%)
12. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 26 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (15%) 22 (85%)
13. The instructor encouraged out-of-class consultations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 26 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (19%) 21 (81%)
14. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 26 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (35%) 17 (65%)
15. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 26 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 11 (42%) 13 (50%)
16. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 26 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 7 (27%) 17 (65%)
17. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 26 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 11 (42%) 14 (54%)
18. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 26 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 12 (46%) 13 (50%)
19. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 26 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 12 (46%) 13 (50%)
20. Exams and assignments were returned promptly so that learning was reinforced.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 26 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (23%) 19 (73%)
21. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
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%) 18 (69%)
22. Other comments:
Phan did a good job teaching the class.. She was helpful and used lots of in-class examples to help us further understand the topics (which were very helpful)! Overall, it was a worthwhile summer school calss.
This class was very hard! But I guess because it's a summer course it was even harder. Professor Phan was very patient with everyone. If someone was confused, she made sure to go over the subject again until we were all on the same page. She was also available at her office and replied to emails very quickly.
Professor Phan is a great teacher. She's very supportive of her students and she really cares about their success. Overall, she was able to turn the subject of Finance, something that can be quite mundane, into something that was easy to grasp and interesting to learn about.
The only challenge is being able to overcome her heavy accent. There is a lot of material covered in this class, and understanding comes from a student's ability to clearly understand what is being taught. I know a vast majority of the class had difficulty with her accent, but there were many times when we piped up and asked her to clarify. The downside of clarification was that it used up a lot of time in class, and whatever lesson we were on was essentially quickly blown through. I do wish there were more hands-on calculations on the problems as well as calculator use.
Trang Phan was very a very knowledgeable and helpful instructor. She was readily available nearly everyday to assist in gaining a further understanding of the material that was covered. I would highly recommend any and all students to take a course with Trang Phan as it would be very beneficial regardless of their major.
She was very helpful in class and spent much of her time after and before class to help us understand the class materials. With a little more experience she can be one of the best professors in this college. It would be great to see her in her office a bit more since every time I went she was not there.
Even though this was a difficult class, Trang tried the best that she could to make sure that every student understood as much as they possibly could. She always made herself available to the students for help and never was irritated if she had to explain the same question multiple times. I also enjoyed the fact that she uses a lot of visuals. I am a visual learner, so for me that a plus. Overall, I think she is a successful teacher.
For such a short period of time, I really learned a lot from Professor Phan. Learning an entire introductory course to Finance in only 6-weeks is demanding for both students and the instructor. Professor Phan stressed the important information for students to take away from this course, and because of that I feel that I was able to grasp a better understanding of the main objectives and responsibilities of financial managers rather than those objectives being muddled by less important information. While sometimes we fell behind schedule in the course, I felt that Professor Phan did her best to teach her students the foundations of Finance in the given period of time, and always made herself available to her students who needed help. To better stay on schedule, my only suggestion would be to spend a little less time at the beginning of class reviewing. Instead of reviewing for 20-30 minutes, cut that time down to 10-15 minutes. Besides this point, I felt that the overall course was enjoyable and I took away a lot from this course.
This is my second time taking BUS 314 and this time has been a lot better. I genuinely feel like Trang wants me to succeed, she cares about my learning and will go out of her way to meet with me if I need help. Thanks Trang.
She is very helpful!!! I am glad that I took her course!
Thanks Prof. Phan!
Prof. Trang did an excellent job of not only covering the material thoroughly, but conveying the context and significance of the material. This is a rare talent among teachers.
The course was run very well overall. She encouraged seeing her after class for more assistance and even set aside time in the early morning to explain homework tips and help, which I found very helpful. She did a good job explaining the lecture slides and going over what is most important for upcoming exams. The pace did fluctuate a lot, sometimes the class was pretty fast, other times it slowed down, but it's understandable since this course was taken in the summer session.
An amazing professor. I learned lots.
Trang was very helpful in offering extra help on assignments after class. She made herself available multiple times a week and even dedicated herself to being open to before or after class sessions to further aid students in understanding the material. If I emailed her, she would promptly reply. The class was very organized with lecture slides being posted before classes, review materials being offered with plenty of time to study. We were also able to go through harder lessons more thoroughly. She's a great teacher and is very passionate about her job and her students.
Overall, I enjoyed the class. I feel that Trang was a demanding, yet not impossible teacher. She has high expectations of her students and it was refreshing to have a teacher who actually cares about students understanding the concepts. I liked how she has you work on practice problems during class. I felt like this helped reinforce what was being learned in lecture each day.
I really enjoyed this class. Professor PHan was very knowledgeable in this field and made it easier to understand the concepts, theories, and formulas pertaining to this course. I feel this class has helped me prepare for future finance course. Additionally, Professor Phan is very patient and took a lot of her time to help her students as a group and individually.