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Instructor: Mary Woollen

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Mary Woollen: ACC323, Fall 2014

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: School of Accountancy
Course: ACC 323 - Intermediate Financial Acc II Crn (Section): 70017 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.65 20 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (35%) 13 (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  
2.0 20 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 20 (100%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 21 0.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 20 (95%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 21 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (19%) 17 (81%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%) 16 (80%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 21 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 18 (86%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 21 0.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 20 (95%)
8. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 21 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (24%) 16 (76%)
9. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 21 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (33%) 14 (67%)
10. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 21 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (43%) 12 (57%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 21 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (24%) 16 (76%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 21 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (24%) 16 (76%)
13. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 21 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 18 (86%)
14. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 21 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (29%) 15 (71%)
15. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 21 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 3 (14%) 16 (76%)
16. Other comments:
Woollen is a great teacher! She is really tough but you learn a lot through her teaching. Doesn't give a lot of extra credit, so you really have to work hard for your grade. It does not help if you are a bad test taker...
Professor Woollen is an awesome professor but she expects you to have mastered knowledge from 321 which most of us haven't. She should teach 321 so that students are more prepared for 323. Her multiple choice questions are very difficult and time consuming.
Best accounting professor by far
Even though the course is very hard and she does not curve the grade at all, I do like her very much. She is one of a few professors that are really good at teaching, I think. She is very organized and explains all the material very well. Her handouts are all very helpful and well-formatted! All in all, I really like her!
Thank You Professor Woollen. You are the best Accounting Professor I've had by far. I appreciate your hard work. Keep on keeping on!
Challenging course, but Professor Woolen gives you the tools needed in order to succeed. Grading is very fair and she sets high standards for students but it is attainable. She replies quickly to e-mails and is always available for questions. Overall, one of the best accounting teachers!
Very good teacher, probably the only one capable of teaching this course with how difficult the material is. The course was planned out to a T, which also made it difficult to recover in case a class was missed.
Mary is a tough, but extremely good teacher for intermediate accounting. I like the fact that she is very fair in her grading, but wish she could be a little more lenient with late work because points are needed in her class
This class is very helpful and it is a good class to prepare me for the future in Accounting.
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Great professor! She helps you truly understand the material not just memorize information.
I think there should be more extra credit opportunities for the students.

Mary Woollen: ACC323, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: School of Accountancy
Course: ACC 323 - Intermediate Financial Acc II Crn (Section): 73716 (002)    
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  
3.69 16 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (38%) 9 (56%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
2.0 16 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 16 (100%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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 instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 15 (94%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 14 (88%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 15 (94%)
8. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 3 (19%) 11 (69%)
9. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 2 (13%) 12 (75%)
10. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 14 (88%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 14 (88%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 14 (88%)
13. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 13 (81%)
14. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 2 (13%) 12 (75%)
15. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 11 (69%)
16. Other comments:
Tough content, but Professor Woollen's handouts and lectures were really good!
If I had it my way I'd take all my accounting courses from Prof. Woollen. Amazing teacher.
Woollen was the best accounting professor I've ever had. She makes the material easy to understand and you end up learning a lot. However, the way her class is designed is just not the style i prefer. She gets very involved with students by calling on them, etc. I prefer just lecture and exams. The way her class is designed makes it more of a hassle. Would not take again!
The material in this class is not easy, however i think Woollen did an excellent job teaching it. She was a demanding teacher, yet i feel that is exactly what is required for students to learn this material. I appreciate the fact that if we got stuck and didn't understand, or had a questions, she would always explain or answer in depth.
Best Accounting Professor I've had at Shidler so far. Grades fairly, Explains material very well, tests are challenging, but test knowledge of material.
Mary Woollen is by far the best accounting teacher I've had so far and one of the best teachers I've had at UH Manoa.
The class is very difficult but that's to be expected. She doesn't curve but that's because she wants you to learn the material. She doesn't want her students to leave college with an accounting degree not knowing financial accounting. She is a very good and well organized professor. She may seem like a "mean" professor, but the way she does her teaching is the best way for students to learn. You will need to study a lot for her class. If you put in the effort, you will be fine.
learned the most I ever have in this class!!

Mary Woollen: ACC323, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: School of Accountancy
Course: ACC 323 - Intermediate Financial Acc II Crn (Section): 78944 (003)    
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  
3.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 6 (50%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
8. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
9. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%)
10. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
13. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
14. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
15. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
16. Other comments:
You can tell that she wants us to learn and understand the material.
There should be a dedicated accounting lab with assigned TA's to help tutor students on the material. This should be applied to all of the undergrad accounting courses, not just ACC 323. Some of the materials can be quite confusing and difficult to learn, and the lab would be a great help.
She is a great professor to learn from. I really enjoyed learning from her.
Professor Woollen is the best Accounting Professor I have encountered at Shidler so far. She is always well prepared for class, very knowledgeable about the subject, and always grades fairly. I've had bad experiences with previous Accounting Professors at Shidler, so it makes me very appreciative of her and her teaching styles. All the material she provides makes learning in this class a lot easier, especially since this course has a lot of content. I'm glad that Shidler has opted for smaller class sizes because I feel like that made all the difference. Larger class sizes are more difficult especially for a course that is so rich. I think that this course deserves more time during the semester, so longer class hours would be better. But overall, Professor Woollen is a great teacher and I will be taking more Accounting classes with her.
Woollen knows the subject in side and out. Being able to explain the material in a fashion that allowed me to learn the subject more efficiently. I didn't get a very strong 321 foundation because the teacher wasn't as strong in teaching as Woollen, but I do feel as if her teaching makes up for what I lacked coming into this class.
Even though the materials were very hard and required putting lots of energy for this course to catch up, I was very fulfilled and satisfied what I learned from her class. her lecture was very practical and informative that will definitely help me in the future when I take a CPA exam. She is very helpful and well-organized her class every class. Her lecture is always comprehensive because she always gave us the exercise we could work on during the class. She was my best accounting teach I ever had ;)
Professor Woollen is an amazing teacher. She is very good at explaining things so that it is easy to understand. She is very organized and has a passion for accounting. I've learned a lot in her class. This was the hardest class for me this semester but was also one of my favorites because of Professor Woollen. I wish I could take all my accounting classes from her.

Mary Woollen: ACC323, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: School of Accountancy
Course: ACC 323 - Intermediate Financial Acc II Crn (Section): 78945 (004)    
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  
3.56 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (31%) 10 (63%) 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  
2.0 17 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 17 (100%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 13 (76%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 17 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (41%) 10 (59%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 7 (41%) 9 (53%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (35%) 10 (59%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 17 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (41%) 10 (59%)
8. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 17 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 7 (41%) 9 (53%)
9. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 8 (47%) 8 (47%)
10. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (35%) 11 (65%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (35%) 11 (65%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (35%) 11 (65%)
13. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (35%) 11 (65%)
14. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 17 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (41%) 10 (59%)
15. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 17 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 5 (29%) 9 (53%)
16. Other comments:
Great teacher who pushes students to learn the material in and out.
Coming into 323 after 321, I felt worried because I wasn't sure if I would be able to follow the lessons. But, Professor Woollen did a terrific job with teaching. I especially liked the handouts she made for us. It was not only notes that we could follow along with the lecture, but also included sample problems where we could practice in class as well. I really enjoyed learning through this method. Also, when it came to studying, the notes made it easier because it gives us a general outline of what we needed to study rather than figuring it out on our own and studying a portion that is not necessary or not what we will focus on. I also feel like I comprehend the information better. In class, she randomly picks someone to answer some workout problems and if you don't know how to answer it, she guides you through it, which I found helpful because I remember it better. I also enjoy that she saw that our class did not do well on the multiple choice portion for the first exam so she adjusted it and added more workout problems and less multiple choice, which I feel was better because workout problems show how we think, and how we work them out and get partial points, rather than the multiple choice where if you choose the wrong answer, you miss all the points. Overall, I've enjoyed this class. The buffers is really nice of her because sometimes as students, we are overwhelmed with other classes and clubs and jobs, that we might forget to do a homework or study for a quiz, and by having that buffer it gives us a chance to be mindful of ourselves.
Woollen is very hard but you learn alot and she really does want the students to learn the material.
What I like most about Ms. Woollen's class is that she clearly gives us ideas which points are important. During class, she encourages students to participate in all practices and answer questions that she gives us in class. If our answers are correct, she gives us extra points. She cares about students. When I did not do well in the first mid-exam, she personally gave me an advice how to study this subject and how to prepare for the exams. I really appreciate the way she teach us.
Professor Woollen is a strong educator. I've learned more in her class this semester than a prior semester with a different professor. Professor Woollen may seem like she's asking hard questions and/or drilling the students but if you study the course material and come prepared, and truly like the subject, the answers to her questions are very obvious. I really enjoyed having Professor Woollen as my Accounting professor and really hope to have her again for another course.
I think you should create your own homework problems because the book can be confusing. Practice problems in the chapter notes are often more helpful than the homework.

Mary Woollen: ACC323, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: School of Accountancy
Course: ACC 323 - Intermediate Financial Acc II Crn (Section): 80006 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.65 38 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 17 (45%) 17 (45%) 2 (5%) 1 (3%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
2.0 38 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 35 (92%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 38 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 35 (92%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 38 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (18%) 30 (79%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 38 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (18%) 30 (79%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 38 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (21%) 30 (79%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 38 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (13%) 33 (87%)
8. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 38 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (29%) 26 (68%)
9. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 38 0.9 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 4 (11%) 10 (26%) 22 (58%)
10. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 38 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 8 (21%) 29 (76%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 38 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 6 (16%) 31 (82%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 38 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (18%) 31 (82%)
13. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 38 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (21%) 30 (79%)
14. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 38 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 9 (24%) 28 (74%)
15. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 38 0.79 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 9 (24%) 27 (71%)
16. Other comments:
I think you're a really good teacher! You have high expectations for us, but it's not as if the expectations were unreasonable. I liked how you gave us lots of opportunities to practice through your handouts and Excel files. One minor thing I didn't like is how in Laulima, you used Modules instead of Resources to upload files. The reason why I didn't like it is because with Resources, you can use this protocol called WebDav to download all the files at once. However, I think I'm an extreme case, because I don't think a lot of people know about WebDav. So, don't feel like you have to change how you're doing things because of one person. But yeah, overall, thank you for the enjoyable semester!
The course was challenging but I also learned a lot. I really liked that we were encouraged to use reason and think about how different transactions affect different accounts, versus simply being told to memorize things. In this course I really learned the importance of knowing T-accounts well!
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I learned a great deal in this course. I really appreciate the effort that Woollen put into breaking down and dissecting the information; the powerpoints and handouts extremely helpful in learning the material. The class was very well organized and I felt like I knew exactly what was expected for each homework assignment, quiz, and exam.
Makes you LEARN it.
Although there is an extra credit tied to filling out this survey, I will comment that Professor Woollen is tremendously insightful, organized, enthusiastic, as well as helpful when it comes down to any accounting topics. She is gifted in explaining complex topics to students and helping them understand. She is a tax expert--learned a lot in her 401 course-- and a financial accounting expert, as I have learned a lot in this course. Every accounting student or any business students for that matter going through intermediate accounting and tax classes should take those courses with Professor Woollen, if they want to truly grasp those subjects. Thank you Professor!
This was a difficult class but Prof. Woollen's handouts and teaching methods were really good.
Professor Woollen is a great professor! She really helped students learn the material for the course and was always willing to explain things if you didn't understand what was going on. She was willing to meet you outside of class if you ever needed help on assignments.
I wish Ms. Woollen taught the rest of the program's required ACC courses! Excellent instructor!
I would recommend students to take Professor Woollen because she knows her material very well, explains things thoroughly, and asks if anyone has a question before going on to the next topic.
Acc 323 is a very rewarding class in terms of understanding the material if the proper time is given. This is a class that required time to learn and practice to gain mastery of. Since I took Acc 395 in tax, I did not have the time to allocate to studying and had to result in practicing non-stop after April 15. I felt I could have done better if I had more time to practice the materials.
Mary Woollen is one of the most capable accounting teachers in all of Hawaii. She is very knowledgeable of her subject and she teaches it well. In addition, she is very willing to meet with students outside of class to share her knowledge on topics that may not even pertain to class topics. Overall a really great teacher.
Thank you!
The study guides were very helpful. I wish you went over some of the test problems in class. Overall, very organized and easy to follow.
Very clear instruction. The lecture notes are well-organized and easy to understanding.
I don't like Mary's no makeup quiz policy. It is unreasonable that Mary will not allow a student to schedule a different time to take a quiz, when given appropriate notice in advance and documentation. I have never had a professor who was not willing to work with me when I gave them proper notice in advance of absence, especially when it is for an emergency. She doesn't post the quizzes on the syllabus either. She likes to make up quizzes and only tell us about it a week before. I don't think Mary is was fair in her grading. She is a very unforgiving person, and not helpful at all when I encountered difficulties.
She knows the materials very well and the lecture notes were very helpful. You do not even need to read the textbook if you use her lecture notes, examples and listen to her lectures carefully. Great instructor ever.

Mary Woollen: ACC323, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: School of Accountancy
Course: ACC 323 - Intermediate Financial Acc II Crn (Section): 80007 (002)    
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  
3.74 33 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (36%) 16 (48%) 2 (6%) 1 (3%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.94 33 0.25 Freq(%) 2 (6%) 29 (88%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 33 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 4 (12%) 26 (79%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 33 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (9%) 4 (12%) 25 (76%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 33 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (9%) 6 (18%) 23 (70%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 33 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 2 (6%) 5 (15%) 23 (70%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 33 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (9%) 6 (18%) 23 (70%)
8. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 33 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 2 (6%) 5 (15%) 22 (67%)
9. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 33 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (27%) 7 (21%) 16 (48%)
10. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 33 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 2 (6%) 8 (24%) 20 (61%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 33 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 4 (12%) 25 (76%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.84 33 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 3 (9%) 27 (82%)
13. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 33 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 4 (12%) 24 (73%)
14. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 33 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 1 (3%) 6 (18%) 22 (67%)
15. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 33 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 3 (9%) 6 (18%) 21 (64%)
16. Other comments:
Mary Woollen is really nice.
Professor Woollen expects the best out of her students. From the first day of class, she stated her expectations. She challenges me to think critically and I have learned to connect what I am learning now with the material that I've learned from prior accounting courses. I have learned so much since taking her course.
Great class I liked how the standards were set high which made me want to do better in the class
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Thanks for the semester!!!
This class impacted my accounting knowledge greatly in ways that will definitely be useful throughout my accounting career. Professor Woollen strongly emphasizes the learning techniques in this career field that will benefit us in years to follow. I also like the fact that the assignments and lecture notes was always available on point and very descriptive of the materials covered in the book as well as during lectures. It was extremely easy to keep up with in class as long as you have the materials that was provided, ready and being present in the classroom.
Very straight-forward in teaching method. Strict but also demonstrates extremely high knowledge of the course material. Methods may be slightly strict but more than compensated from help willing to give to students if they ask questions.
I don't like the fact that you get missed attendance points for going to the bathroom when she takes attendance.
This is one of the hardest classes I have taken I my whole college school career. She is a great teacher though and explains the course content very well. She makes herself available to her students and offers extra credit, which I like. She can be kind of hard on her students sometimes but only cause she thinks they can do better. She knows what she is doing and explains very well.
She has passion in teaching and gives students very clearly and detail explaining.
Mahalo Professor Woollen
Woollen is a highly passionate about teaching Financial Accounting, perhaps one of her favorite courses. This class however, has demonstrated to me that success can only be met with hardwork. And Professor Woollen is a challenging Professor.
Professor Woollen was always helpful and took the time to answer any questions that I had.
I think the IFRS presentations don't really work well as assignments. Alternative assignments could be extra credit IFRS questions on exams. Because of the large amount of material to cover in a short time period, the class would do better with those days as regular lecture days.
She is really well organized when she teaches and she teaches effectively by allowing us to master the subject by letting us do problem solving questions.
The tests would have too much content on them. The group project did not seem beneficial the way it was set up because the instructions were unclear.
Should eliminate multiple choice problems from exams.

Mary Woollen: ACC401, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: School of Accountancy
Course: ACC 401 - Federal Individl Income Taxatn Crn (Section): 80008 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.31 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 7 (54%) 5 (38%) 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  
2.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 12 (92%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
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%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
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%)
8. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
9. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 8 (62%)
10. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 1 (8%) 10 (77%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
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%)
13. The instructor sets high standards for students.
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%)
14. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
15. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 8 (62%)
16. Other comments:
She is the best teacher I have this semester!
Great professor, covered alot of material and I feel like I have a good understanding of it all.
I feel like the grading can be unfair sometimes because it is the students that are grading the quizzes and papers.
Excellent teacher. She get the student interested and involved throughout the class.
I think the class should be somewhat based on how fast/slow the students are grasping the information. Sometimes we would just blaze through sections or chapters just to stay on schedule so things won't be as fully explained or covered. Sometimes I found a concept difficult but because we were running late, we just moved on.
I would like to give thank to Dr. woollen who always encourages me and helps me when I am in need. You are a great teacher in my life because you are patient and sympathy. you have a great beautiful heart. I thank for your interesting lessons about Accounting. Although I had only over 3 months to study Individual Income Taxes, I have learned a lot. Thank you so much for not only gave me the useful knowledge about Accounting but also gave me the tools to approach to solve the problems and the way to do it by myself. Dear Dr. Woollen, I really appreciate for what you had tried to do to help me.
This is a great course to take and the teacher is very knowledgeable about the subject. However, whenever there was a time in which I needed help outside of the class I did not feel like it was provided.
Professor Woollen has done an excellent job in teaching the class because she demonstrates considerable knowledge in the tax law and is willing to help the students that need it. Generally, Professor Woollen provides guidance to the most difficult concepts by going over all of the steps to solving the problem after encouraging the students to perform the problem themselves.
The only issue I had with this class is that the student grader sometimes took off points/critiqued things on writing assignments that the professor said was ok. Aside from that, Professor Woollen is very knowledgeable, patient, and willing to answer any questions students have.

Mary Woollen: ACC401, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: School of Accountancy
Course: ACC 401 - Federal Individl Income Taxatn Crn (Section): 80009 (002)    
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  
3.88 8 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 8 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
8. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
9. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
10. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 8 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
13. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
14. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
15. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
16. Other comments:
Professor Woollen was always helpful and answered any questions that I had.
I really enjoyed this class and Professor Woollen! :)
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I really enjoyed professor Woollen's class. She is always well prepared and let's us know exactly what to expect and when things are due, so that we can be well prepared. The class is quite difficult, but she does a great job at explaining the laws to us so that it is comprehensible. She is strict but will definitely take the time to explain things to you so that you fully understand. Tax can be a boring subject, but she does a great job at making it interesting through her storytelling about her own personal experiences with clients. It is very helpful when the professor actually has real world experience, rather than just lecturing from the textbook. I would recommend her to other students!
The class was well prepared and we stayed on task and schedule.
Professor Woollen showed a great knowledge in tax. Our small class size allowed us to have better interactions with professor Woollen, and she was always available for help if you ever needed it.

Mary Woollen: ACC323, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: School of Accountancy
Course: ACC 323 - Intermediate Financial Acc II Crn (Section): 70017 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.93 45 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (18%) 33 (73%) 3 (7%) 1 (2%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
2.0 45 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 43 (96%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 45 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (7%) 42 (93%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.84 45 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (16%) 38 (84%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 45 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (4%) 5 (11%) 38 (84%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 45 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (24%) 34 (76%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.98 45 0.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 44 (98%)
8. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 45 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 8 (18%) 36 (80%)
9. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.49 45 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (9%) 15 (33%) 26 (58%)
10. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 45 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 10 (22%) 34 (76%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 45 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 9 (20%) 35 (78%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 45 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 10 (22%) 34 (76%)
13. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 45 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (7%) 42 (93%)
14. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 45 0.81 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 3 (7%) 11 (24%) 30 (67%)
15. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.49 45 0.82 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 3 (7%) 13 (29%) 28 (62%)
16. Other comments:
A very good teacher. She will push you to learn and it is a hard class but she teaches the material very well.
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She is a great instructor. I learned a lot in her course even though it was difficult course.
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I really learned a lot from her. She is a really great professor. If I can go back, I will take all my previous accounting classes with her. She is not a easy professor, but if you work hard; you will be able to do good. In her class, it is bascially how much you give out and how much you will gain back. Love her.
One of the most knowledgeable teachers at the University of Hawaii, Accounting Department. Extremely enthusiastic about her class, especially during the chapters regarding Taxes.
more extra credit is better, and the extra credit assignment give us is kind of too hard.
I feel like there was a lot of points weighted for the group presentation. I constantly turn in my homework, do well on my quizzes, and get a satisfactory grade on my exams. When my group presentation points came out, I was really disappointed and discouraged because I felt that set me back a lot in my points. Although I'm not in danger of failing the class, I just feel there was a lot of loss points that I couldn't make up. There was a lot of material to take in for this course. Even with my daily or every-other-day studying routine, I felt like the tests came too quick before I really felt confident in doing the problems. Other the bright side, the professor is super knowledgeable about the subject and clearly explains the material. I love how she have high expectations of her students and I'm thankful she actually cares that we understand the material. An awesome professor!
I was a little hesitant to take this class with professor Woollen because I heard she was a tough professor, however, I'm glad I did take her class because I learned a lot and she taught the material in a way where I could understand it. Wished she taught more accounting courses!
I want to thank Professor Woollen very much for teaching this ACC 323 course. I have learned many new accounting concepts that I never knew before and I was able to work with other people on different class/homework assignments. Professor Woollen was willing and able to answer any accounting questions that I might have without too much hesitation. She basically wanted the students to think for themselves and make sure that we fully understand the concepts. I would definitely recommend Professor Woollen to any person who wants to learn more about how the accounting concepts work.
Her lectures are really clear; it breaks down step by step into a little piece and later on combine into a bigger piece, which i think it helps me a lot to get to know the material in a much clear way.
One of the more tougher courses at Shidler, but taught by a very capable teacher.
Good teacher. I was impressed and intend to take another class with her.
I enjoyed taking this course.
Very knowledgeable of the course material. Serves as a great role model and I wish more accounting professors stressed rigor in their courses. I could've been more prepared for this class if ACC 321 was offered with a better professor as it is this semester with Professor Kaiama. It's unfortunate that many students realize in Mary Woollen's class that their accounting foundation is weak.
Professor Woollen is one of the best accounting professor I've ever had. Definitely recommend her!! I learned a lot in her class. :D
I learned a lot in this class, and Professor Woollen was very explanatory in her teachings, and she also provided us with a lot of course material to learn and study with.
Tough teacher, but learned a lot.
Professor Woollen is a brilliant teacher who knows her craft and makes accounting exciting. I would have to say that this was one of the most challenging classes I have taken, and the most I have learned in one semester.
I really enjoyed your class. All the examples embedded in your notes were helpful in study for your exams. I think you should continue calling on students to explain problem. This will encourage students to actually do the problems and know which areas s/he would need to work on.
I understand Accounting when Professor Woollen teaches it :)
Great Teacher!
Miss Woollen is very great and humorous. I look forward to taking her class every week. Her lecture is easy to follow. The exam is not hard but can truly test what area you are good at and what is your weakness. I wish I can take ACC401 with her but I already took it with other instructor last semester. I strongly suggest Miss Woollen teach more other classes. It shall be fun.
Professor Woollen is one of the best teachers I have had. She explains things very thoroughly and describes the things that will be on the exam (very carefully thought out study guide). I would definitely take another class from her.
This is one of my most difficult Accounting classes I have ever enrolled in. Woollen truly pushes our knowledge and understanding of accounting. I honestly wish this class had a curve. Woollen is highly knowledgeable and we were pushed hard. I'm not saying this is the best way to learn nor am I say it's a bad way to learn.
It is always a pleasure to have Woollen as a professor.
Your notes and handouts helped in learning the material immensely! I felt like I had everything I needed to do well on the exams
Woollen is a great teacher; although the material is very tough, I learned way more in this class than I did in 321. I love that Woollen has us do in- class exercises for most of the class; having hands-on practice definitely helps. Her hand outs are excellent and help a lot since the textbook is dense and confusing. I can tell that Woollen has a lot of experience in accounting and is very knowledgeable, which makes her a great source of advice on accounting related issues.

Mary Woollen: ACC323, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: School of Accountancy
Course: ACC 323 - Intermediate Financial Acc II Crn (Section): 73892 (002)    
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 43 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 19 (44%) 18 (42%) 4 (9%) 1 (2%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.98 43 0.15 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 42 (98%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 43 0.64 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 40 (93%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 43 0.68 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (14%) 36 (84%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 43 0.74 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 7 (16%) 34 (79%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 43 0.71 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (19%) 33 (77%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.84 43 0.65 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (7%) 39 (91%)
8. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 43 0.77 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 4 (9%) 35 (81%)
9. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 43 0.91 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 1 (2%) 3 (7%) 11 (26%) 27 (63%)
10. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 43 0.72 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (26%) 31 (72%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 43 0.85 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 1 (2%) 1 (2%) 10 (23%) 30 (70%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 43 0.75 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 7 (16%) 33 (77%)
13. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 43 0.69 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (16%) 35 (81%)
14. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 43 0.94 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 2 (5%) 1 (2%) 9 (21%) 29 (67%)
15. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 43 1.01 Freq(%) 2 (5%) 1 (2%) 1 (2%) 7 (16%) 32 (74%)
16. Other comments:
Professor Woollen has been the best accounting instructor I have encountered in the UH system. She went over the material so that it was understandably and did not leave it to the book to explain. I loved how she incorporated her own practice problems in the notes. I would love to see her post the answers to all of those problems on laulima as the chapters go by. I feel as though the book could be used more in the class because sometimes she would explain it and it makes sense but when I would go back and read through the book it was harder to understand, I know its because she brings it down to understandable material and I appreciate that.
Professor Woollen explains very clearly, and the lecture notes are very useful and help me to understand. Moreover, quizes are very good practice for exams. I learned a lot from professor Woollen. Thank you very much.
Very organized, thorough syllabus and policies. Plenty of resources put on Laulima.
Mary Woollen is a wonderful professor and is very knowledgeable in the subject.
Excellent professor!
This was a good and difficult class but I learned a lot over the semester. First test was a killer though, too long
I liked the example/practice problems, but felt there needed more. During the later part of the course, there was a good amount.
fabulous teacher, made all other previous accounting professor look horrible
To date, she has been the most effective accoutning professor i have ever had. I cant put my finger on it, but the way the material is presented and the class invovlement with the inclass exercises seems to make learning the subject a lot easier than i had previously anticipated
Professor Woollen really pushes her students to work hard for their grades. For the most part students have to work/earn every point they get in her class. I understand we have to put in a lot of work for this course but at the same time I don't understand how we're adequately expected to do that when most of us are in at least 4 other classes that also require us to put a lot of time in. Also sometimes her questions on the exam (exam 2 specifically) aren't phrased in a way that that hasn't been presented to us in her notes, homework, the book and so on which made it difficult to show her that we actually put in the time and effort to learn any given concept.
thank you for sharing your extensive knowledge in accounting.
She is a very helpful teacher. I enjoy her teaching very much.
Requirements for group project were very confusing.
Very well taught class. Test are very difficult. Study more than usual. Show up to class. This class is quite difficult and demands a lot of work; but if you try hard, turn in your work, and study you can get an A. The group project had little direction. I think the idea was to have the groups think on their own.
One of the best professors I've ever had! Professor Woollen does a very good job both through lecture and in her lecture notes in breaking down very difficult material. I also loved how the way the class is structured, you're always able to tell how well you're doing and professor Woollen provides a lot of resources to do well.
Q14: Professor Woollen's handout, presentations, and practice problems were excellent, but the chosen text book is overwhelming and hard to understand if read before Professor Woollen's presentations. I tried once to read the text prior to class and there was just an overwhelming amount of information that the point and lesson we are trying to learn is lost in the mass of information. The presentation is a great idea, but what I have always been taught about Power Point Presentation - don't put too many works on a slide, the slide is brush over information and the rest will be done during the presentationâ?¦didn't seem to be what was expected from Professor Woollen as she indicated we need more information on the slideâ?¦it was confusing and frustrating to discover that the presentation should have been closer in content to Professor Woollen's chapter power point presentation. Please voice that requirement at the very beginning as what your student believe a power point presentation should be and what you want--in my case were completely different. Over all I think Professor Woollen is a fabulous teacher and keeps the class fair and competitive. As a note in the end of the class she began asking random students to provide the answers to example, which I think is fabulous because it keeps us actively listening and participating. I would also suggest that if she continues to teach ACC 323 that she speak with the ACC 321 teachers because many of my class mates and my self included had a rough transition because of the fact that the points that should be emphasized in ACC 321 weren't. I know that the transition won't ever be smooth, but perhaps Woollen can provide the listing that she sends out to the incoming students for ACC 323 before class begins to the ACC 321 professors to give to students before finishing ACC 321. Other then all thatâ?¦Thank you so much for pushing us so hard to really apply and analyze the process.
I had a lot of difficulty in my accounting courses prior to having Professor Woollen. She is excellent at explaining the material and giving good examples, and it is very obvious that she has a wealth of knowledge about accounting. I thoroughly enjoyed her class and would recommend her to any Shidler student.
She has a very thorough teaching style, which is useful in learning course material. I thought she was a fair grader and really challenged us to think about accounting concepts. Could have taken her time through some chapters, as rushing through material made it a little difficult in absorbing important aspects. Overall, great enthusiasm and well-prepared!
Thanks Prof. Woollen, It was a great pleasure learning from you!
I really enjoyed your class! Very challenging but I've learned so much than I ever did in my other accounting classes.
The one thing i disagree about was her quiz no make-up policy, even if someone has a pre- approved excused absence sheet and lets her know ahead of time that they will be gone. She was not flexible in anyway on this subject. That was my only complaint with her in this class, other than that great professor, expects a lot from her students, which is a good thing.

Mary Woollen: ACC401, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: School of Accountancy
Course: ACC 401 - Federal Individl Income Taxatn Crn (Section): 73891 (002)    
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  
3.47 15 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (53%) 7 (47%) 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  
1.93 15 0.26 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 14 (93%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 15 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 15 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 15 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (93%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 15 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (87%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 15 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 14 (93%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 15 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 14 (93%)
8. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 15 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (93%)
9. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
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%)
10. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
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. In general, the course was well organized.
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%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 15 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 15 (100%)
13. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 15 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 15 (100%)
14. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 15 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 12 (80%)
15. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
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%)
16. Other comments:
This class was challenging but very well structured and taught. I really enjoyed this class. I hope that I will get Prof. Woollen as my teacher in some of my other classes.
Thank you.
Not being an ACC major, I was really worried about how well Iʻd do in this class. Mary Wollen was very supportive and was always available for outside help.
I honestly loved this class! Professor Woollen is an excellent teacher and the material learned in this class is highly valuable. She is well organized, always on time and is very knowledgable. She is always willing to help students, her class is not easy, but she sets you up for success if you are willing to put in the work and she made taxes enjoyable to learn.
Mary is a great instructor. It's an added bonus that she is currently practicing in the tax profession. I'm excited to have her again for ACC 323.

Mary Woollen: ACC401, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: School of Accountancy
Course: ACC 401 - Federal Individl Income Taxatn Crn (Section): 75059 (003)    
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  
3.85 13 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 7 (54%) 2 (15%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
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%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
8. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
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%)
9. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
10. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
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%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
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%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
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%)
13. The instructor sets high standards for students.
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%)
14. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 2 (15%) 9 (69%)
15. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
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%)
16. Other comments:
Class was extremely organized, and while my printer received quite a workout, I was given all the materials needed to do well. Syllabus and policies were extremely thorough and when only a few changes were made, we were well notified as well as having Laulima updated. I am glad I chose Professor Woolen for ACC-401 and ACC-323.
She is very nice and teaches clearly. Of course, she is a strict teacher too.
Great professor, able to explain concepts much more clearly than how it's written in the book. Very knowledgeable.
Acc401 is a hard course to new ones.
She's very knowledge very much recommended
A challenging course due to the amount of the material and concepts to learn, but highly rewarding and helpful (for people leaning towards tax) if students put in work Professor Woollen is extremely impartial and generous at times in terms of assigning variety of work for students to gather cushion for exams should they do bad in them Professor Woollen is also extremely approachable; she responds to emails promptly and helps you outside class if you contact her beforehand
Great Teacher!

Mary Woollen: ACC323, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: School of Accountancy
Course: ACC 323 - Intermediate Financial Acc II Crn (Section): 80007 (001)     80008 (002)    
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  
3.82 33 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (36%) 19 (46%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
2.0 33 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 39 (95%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 33 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 38 (93%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 41 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (12%) 35 (85%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 41 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (17%) 22 (67%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 41 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (7%) 7 (17%) 31 (76%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 33 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 26 (79%)
8. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 41 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 10 (30%) 22 (67%)
9. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 33 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 14 (42%) 18 (55%)
10. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 33 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 11 (33%) 20 (61%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 33 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 10 (30%) 22 (67%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 33 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (30%) 35 (85%)
13. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 33 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 6 (18%) 26 (79%)
14. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 41 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 12 (36%) 33 (80%)
15. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 33 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 12 (36%) 30 (73%)
16. Other comments:
Such a great teacher and so knowledgable about the subject. She is a hard teacher, but pushes her students. Therefore I have worked hard and learned so much from this class.
I liked how you taught by going through PowerPoints, working through class assignments with us and then having us work on homework before assigning quizzes. You do a good job encouraging the class, and I appreciate the extra credit. Best of luck to you!
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This was a really challenging course, but it was worth learning from Professor Woollen.
Professor Woolen does an exceptional job walking students through the processes of accounting. She has a great grasp of learning styles and cognitive development. I feel that could help many other new professors, regardless of subject, with preparation of material and cognitive development of the students. Also she has always been helpful when I have needed her assistance. In my opinion, Shidler college is fortunate to have her on their faculty.
Great teacher. Her course is VERY challenging and I felt she does a good job teaching the material--especially on how to do the accounting calculations.
This class makes me really work hard so I have learned a lot and I am interested in accounting more than before. Thanks for teaching.
Awesome class. It's tough material but professor Woollen breaks it down.
She is very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and easy to understand professor. I loved her class and looked forward to going to class each day. If you go into her office hours, she is very approachable to talk to and encouraging. She is THE best accounting professor I ever had.
Professor Woolen is a great and enthusiastic teacher. She really encourages us to think and analyze instead of just memorize and regurgitate content.
I like the way she teaches.
I believe this course would be a lot more enjoyable if there is an implementation of group discussions during class ie. real life case examples regarding financial reporting issues, ethical conduct, and so forth.
It was a great course. I really learned a lot despite getting a few bad grades after the first midterm. Though I am a little mad I got several bad grades, Mary Woolen really pushed us to master the material or at least master it enough to build more things upon it.
Best professor I've ever had. I enjoy the class because of professor Woollen. I see no room for improvement. Keep up the amazing work! I wish you taught other classes as to continue learning under you. Thanks for everything!
Though it is a tough class for me, but I am able to learn more from this class. Thank you.
Great class, learned a ton from Professor Woollen!
Very hard teacher, but worth the work you put into it.
Although, I may have personally did quite poorly in this class, she has taught me something different about accounting. Accounting is not only about memorization of numbers and other formulas and constant painstaking memorization of facts and figures. It is more about knowing what you previously know and building upon that knowledge. I guess maybe it was too late for me to understand that, but hopefully in the next four accounting classes I will be taking, that I will be able to utilize this knowledge and effectively apply it to my future studies.
Excellent teacher
she is a great teacher. the course is hard but she makes it entertaining and interesting. way better taht my 321 teacher
Most knowledgeable teacher that I've had for Accounting. Straight forward and really makes you think analytically. Would recommend to any student who really wants to be an Accountant.
Excellent Prof. I would recommend her to have an ACC321 class.
Professor Woollen has to be one of my favorite accounting teachers here at Shidler. She is an incredibly awesome teacher, and knows the material extremely well. In a way, I almost feel guilty because I know that had I been a better student, I would have done a lot better. Overall, I really enjoyed Professor Woollen's class, and consider myself to be lucky to have her for Accounting 401 this semester as well. The course material is challenging, but she is an incredible teacher and does an amazing job teaching. Much aloha Professor Woollen! Surf is up this summer! :)
Maybe I did not study enough... Sorry... But those journal entries are easy to be mixed up...Thank you for putting so much effort on us!
I like her presentations in ppt and will suggest she takes the 2nd midterm exam before spring break and with 3 chapters. Maybe one extra quiz will help us to improve our grades and learn more.
I may not be getting the best grade in the class or completely understand every single bit of the material taught, but Woollen is by far one of my favorite instructors. She is very enthusiastic about accounting, which is generally not the most interesting subject, so her enthusiasm makes me want to learn and try harder in the class. Whenever I encounter any problems, whether it be related to the course or health problems, she is always very understanding and willing to help during office hours or accommodate if I miss a class. While the course itself may not be in my top 10, Professor Woollen definitely is.
She explains all content and materials clearly to students. She makes the materials much easier to understand, if you don't get it the first time, try go through again, you will have a 80% chance in understanding. She is a great professor.
Professor Woollen is hands down the best accounting professor at Manoa. She is extremely knowledgeable and teaches in a manner that is simple to understand and practical for real world applications.
This was a difficult course because of the vast amount of information that needed to be presented. I truly appreciate Prof Woollen's enthusiasm and desire to communicate the information to the class. My recommendations would be to use examples in class that were not in the book. When I was confused about an example (or was looking for one that was slightly different), it was not helpful to go to refer to the book and have no other options since it was the same example from class. The second test was long for the allotted time. I think the stress of trying to finish also caused students to make mistakes where they may not have if they had more time. I liked the handouts and the in class problems. They were very helpful in reinforcing the information.
She's very thorough and actually cares about students. She is fair.
Mary Woolen possessed a great deal of knowledge in this difficult accounting course. The content for this course is vast and it's really difficult for the students to be organized. However, she was able to make things easy for us by preparing the slides and other handouts many days in advance. The exams are very difficult, but if the student puts a lot of his/her effort, then it's possible to do well in the class. She is a great teacher, but tremendously difficult to get an A. If a student has a strong interest in learning a lot and is willing to put in the extra effort, then taking from Mary Woolen is my recommendation. The faculty is blessed to have her as a teacher.
Should make the mid terms questions like the quiz. Mid term questions were hard to understand.
Class is very straightforward. It was very difficult and I learned a lot, but to have an exam with an average of 60% in a major accounting course should say something. Grading is very harsh in class and somewhat counterproductive in terms of efforts that the students put forth.
The course content should be broken up more into smaller sections. The amount of material to learn for the tests were sometimes too much. Her examples from class were straight from the book. The homework problems were very similar to the book & in class problems but the test material took everything one step further-which is very tough to do for multiple chapters within a short amount of time. Her quizzes were easy compared to the tests. Maybe she should challenge us on her quizzes and homework so that we are more prepared for the test. I don't like that one test grade can take me from an A to a B-. If everyone did bad on a test, it is obviously a fault on the teaching side and not the learning side.
She is the best ;)
Great teacher. I learned a lot.
The material was difficult, but the way it was taught made it easier to understand. Thank you.
Professor Woollen is and has been an excellent teacher. I wish all the teachers at Shidler would engage in teaching the way she does. She makes me want to learn
This class is the most clearly outlined and structured courses I have taken at UH. Grades are distributed fairly with no favoritism and bias. The structure is rigid and the adequate reminders of upcoming assignments and quizzes are given. Overall this was an excellent course and Professor Woollen is an extremely qualified instructor.

Mary Woollen: ACC401, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: School of Accountancy
Course: ACC 401 - Federal Individl Income Taxatn Crn (Section): 80009 (001)     80010 (002)    
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  
3.28 18 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (61%) 9 (56%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.94 18 0.24 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 13 (81%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 18 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 15 (83%)
6. I learned a lot in this course.
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%) 12 (75%)
7. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 14 (78%)
8. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 16 (89%)
9. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 14 (78%)
10. The objectives of the course were clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 18 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 2 (11%) 13 (72%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 14 (78%)
12. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 18 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 13 (81%)
13. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 18 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 17 (94%)
14. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 1.03 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 11 (69%)
15. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 18 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 4 (22%) 10 (63%)
16. Other comments:
she is a great teacher
Professor Woollen is by far the best accounting teacher here at Shidler. She is incredibly intelligent, clear, and overall a fantastic instructor. I have definitely learned a lot from her in this federal individual income taxation course. A lot of my friends had told me at the beginning of the semester to drop her course, but I knew that if I did I would not have learned as much as I did in Professor Woollen's class. Overall, she is an excellent teacher. Much aloha Professor Woollen! Surf is up this summer! :)
Professor Woollen is very knowledgeable about the subject and is effective in communicating and sharing this knowledge as well as her passion toward taxation. She makes it easy to learn an otherwise boring and tedious subject. The semester is not yet done, but so far I have a renewed appreciation for individual federal taxation :-)
Professor Woollen explains the materials clearly. If you want to understand the tax material, I strongly recommend that you take her class! ;)
Though a lot of the topics covered are very difficult, they are thoroughly explained by the professor.
Mary Woollen is a great professor and holds a high standard for the students. The expectations for the students are set high, but are fair and achievable.
I was very fortunate to learn from Professor Woollen.
Loved her teaching style. She plays favoritism though and it shows in how she answers her students' questions. While she is knowledgeable in the subject matter that made it hard to ask her questions. This was a beginner course into tax so students wouldn't know the exact terms to use when asking a question. She would stop students and analyze every word used in the question which made it hard to ask anything because we needed to be specific if we wanted a specific answer. (Interchangeable words and phrases in everyday language made this hard to ask her anything without her referring to the actual meaning of words that we didn't mean to refer to)
Professor Woollen is a fantastic teacher. I've learned a lot from her. I wish she would teach more accounting classes because she is such a great professor. Or at least get her to teach ACC 321. She would be able to really weed out the future accountants early on in students' academic careers. It would be beneficial to students to know whether or not they are cut out for accounting, both academically and financially.
A great teacher. I learned a lot.
Course was organized very well and I knew exactly what was due and when. While the work load was tough at times, I will say that I learned a lot of new information about tax. I liked the layout of the course, especially how the writing assignments were little parts that combined into one big piece. The assignments forced me to keep up with the material, which I appreciated. Some courses allow you to fall behind until the last minute if you don't keep up with the work. I also liked the buffer built into the quiz, HW, and attendance points. I only wish that the exam grades were curved, especially since the class average was so low. Either that or offer more extra credit opportunities.
It's hard to make taxes fun, but Professor Wollen does a very good job at making the experience enjoyable. Both classes I have taken by the Professor leave me feeling very accomplished and confident on all subject covered. Thanks!
Great class. Great instructor. I learned a lot from her.
Mary Woollen is an excellent teacher. Her course is tough and there is a lot of work. But if you start early and stay on top of things, you can succeed in her course. She is a very clear speaker and you can easily understand her. Her teaching skills are very refined and she is very organized. I love that she is an interesting person and not the typical boring accounting professor. I heard her 401 class is harder than the other teacher, but I'm glad I took her class. If she taught another class in accounting, I would definitely take that course. She is easy to talk to and is easily available if you need help. I also like that she knows what she wants and expects from students. She is very exact and never vague on instructions. I was very fortunate to have her as my professor this semester.
She is a great teacher and the university is blessed to have her.
I really learned a lot in this class and I really enjoyed it. It not only helped me in real life doing tax returns but also pushed me to think about tax accounting as a job. While I feel the material was a little too hard, I am glad we were pushed otherwise we might not understand everything.
She is a great professor. She knows how to teach !!!!
Being your student has been one of the best experience I have had as a student at UH manoa. I really like your approach to teaching the material. What I liked most is how organized your class is in terms of slides, class pratices, and other materials. I strongly encourage you to teach more here at UH becasue you have so muhc to offer us students. Thanks again for the wonderful semester.