eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

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Instructor: Andrea Matsumoto

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BUSA416, Fall 2013
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BUSA416, Spring 2010
BUSA416, Fall 2009
BUSA416, Spring 2009

Andrea Matsumoto: BUSA416, Fall 2013

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Professional Studies
Course: BUSA 416 - Accounting Information Systems Crn (Section): 68056 (1)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.55 22 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 7 (32%) 14 (64%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
This course has helped me to better understand the topic matter and allowed me to understand the technological part of IS.
I enjoyed learning about Accounting Information Systems.
It gave me a different perspective with regards to the Accounting profession. Although it is very important to understand accounting concepts, the system you use to do the work is very important to efficient results.
Made me more aware of how important information technology is to the accounting profession and more insight into the importance of auditing.
Gain more knowledge on IT in this class than any of the other IT courses I have taken.
Learned a lot about the electronic side of business.
Taught what was needed for the course and nothing less.
I definitely learned a lot about accounting information systems and I know I will benefit from having this knowledge, especially in our modern age of growing technology.
After taking AIS I know understand how important technology is to the Accounting field. This course also taught me many things about ethics as well.
Helped alot
This course enhanced my personal and professional development in my concentration by making me knowledgeable about the information that was taught and the different accounting systems.
Interesting subject if you are an accounting major.
I was provided with a lot of informational material that pertained to each week's chapter.
I have learned how important Accounting Information Systems are. Also, the security and what lies behind it (the reasons for them).
You learn a lot about accounting information system. We recently acquired a new accounting system at work so I could relate to the text in our textbook.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.55 22 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 8 (36%) 13 (59%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.45 22 0.67 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 11 (50%) 9 (41%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
N/A
I think it is perfect the way it is.
Maybe some video's.
N/A
none.
The lecture notes were good, but I feel they did not touch basis enough on the material that was on the quiz. Maybe a more thorough outline of the chapter would help, but the book is also a good resource. Also I think the quizes should not have a time limit.
N/A
My only wish was that I could have taken this course in-class alongside the online material
N/A
The class is pretty self explanatory. The discussion is very helpful as well.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.36 22 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 10 (45%) 10 (45%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 22 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 8 (36%) 13 (59%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 22 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 8 (36%) 13 (59%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 22 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 5 (23%) 15 (68%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 22 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 5 (23%) 15 (68%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 22 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (18%) 17 (77%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 22 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (14%) 18 (82%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 22 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 6 (27%) 14 (64%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 22 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (32%) 15 (68%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 22 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (41%) 13 (59%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I enjoyed her teaching style.
None. I liked the readings, lecture notes & ppt.
None
N/A
none.
Good course not sure how to improve it
Some things that could be added to the course would be providing an example of an information system used in accounting. The course went over what types of systems are used, but we never actually got to experience what it is like to use the information system. That would help students gain more knowledge and experience.
N/A
No need for improvement. We were given a reasonable amount of time to complete the assignments, and just like an online course teaches you, you must do the readings and manage your time for your work.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
I thought that Ms. Matsumoto provided great lecture notes which included examples that pertained to each week's topic matter.
I liked this online course actually. Very self spaced..
Excellent.
She gives us enough information to understand the subject matter without demanding more than we can handle.
a wonderful professor, very helpful, treats students w/respect.
Discussions helped bring a more social aspect to an online class.
Great.
Is a good teacher
Great teacher. It's difficult to really tell how anyone is through an online class but I had a positive experience with Prof. Matsumoto.
Andrea did a great job with AIS and it was very organized. She was also always available virtually which really helped.
A+ Very obvious that she cares about her students. Was always available to help her students, and took the time to assist. She was even helpful to me prior to being in her class. She is also a very knowledgeable instructor, and has a lot of experience on subject.
that she is a good teacher.
It was a fine course but I think I learn better through in person lectures and discussions.
Great! She gives use reasonable work and a great amount of time to complete the work. She sends weekly announcements for the week to give us a heads up of what to expect.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 22 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 7 (32%) 13 (59%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 22 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (23%) 16 (73%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
enlightening. It gave me an understanding of the different kind of duties accountants do especially private accountants and auditors who work for a CPA firm.
It was a good idea taking this class.
Excellent.
This is a good course and effectively administered.
it was an interesting course, the reading was somewhat difficult at times but not too bad.
If you read the book and participate in the discussions, you'll do well.
Great.
It was good.
Great, valuable information
Accounting information systems is a very important course to take especially if you are an accounting major. It is important to know and understand how versitile the technology has become and to stay ahead of the game.
Very Good.
that there is a lot of information being taught but easy to understand.
Good.
two thumbs up! I believe that I've learned quite an amount of information in this course that I will be able to take with me in my future endeavors.
21. Other comments:
Thanks Matsumoto, i enjoyed taking your class.
N/A
none.
Review the quizzes, in this past quiz chapter 15, I got a question asking about PBX which I couldn't find anywhere in the book. I don't know where that question came from.
N/A
N/A

Andrea Matsumoto: BUSA416, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Professional Studies
Course: BUSA 416 - Accounting Information Systems Crn (Section): 68057 (2)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.58 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 7 (54%) 1 (8%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
The course elevated my understandings of issues with accounting fraud, mismanagement, and ways to abate them. It also gave light to the importance of AIS.
This help understand accounting through information technology.
This course allowed me to possibly consider a future career that integrates IT and accounting, since my current occupation deals with IT and processes that I can translate into accounting.
It reminded me of the components an AIS consists of. It helped with my senior practicum and applying the experience to my classes. In my paper, I referred to a lot of material covered in this course.
There is a lot of things to know in regards to technology that is accounting specific. This course introduced many different aspects of how technology affects the accounting profession.
THis course made me more aware of information systems in accounting and how helpful they are in the work place.
Taught basic concepts of IT, which are instrumental to working in the business fields
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.75 13 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.23 13 1.09 Freq(%) 3 (23%) 6 (46%) 3 (23%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
I thought the resources or materials were straight forward and have no real recommendations for improvements. Rather, it may be worth it to consider videos or audio materials for resources or to supplement readings with videos, or replace readings with videos in some weeks.
Class interaction would have been good, other than the discussion.
n/a
none, i like her lecture note, reading paper and power point
Can't think of anything
2 more chances when taking the quiz
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.31 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (69%) 4 (31%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 8 (62%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 8 (62%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (46%) 7 (54%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
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%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
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%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I though the class was good. There was sufficient material with a powerpoint, notes, and an extra reading.
Unsure at the moment. I know this doesn't help, but I'm drawing a blank and that might be a good thing.
i like her teaching style
Andrea Matsumoto provided extra readings and lecture notes for all chapters in addition to the discussion questions. The only thing I can think of is more instructor feedback to what is posted in the discussions.
maybe give more chances when taking quizzes
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
She is very knowledgable of the course topic and finds a way to relay some of the more important issues amongst so much information related to AIS.
Though we did not meet face to face, the material she provided was very helpful in understanding the subject.
Timely with releasing weekly material, and deadlines to take quizzes and exams were reasonable.
Is very good professor.
Clear, concise, and promptâ?¦ everything you want in an online course teacher.
Great instructor. Would love to take another class from her
Prof. Matsumoto was a good teacher and her lecture notes showed how passionate she is in her career.
great teacher. course very straight forward
an excellent/outstanding instructor.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
that the information is vital for managing accounting practices and accounting software. I am an General Business major, so this is an elective for me, however I feel if it is not, this class should be required for all Accounting majors.
It was an easy class with a lot of reading. The extra reading was really good as it help understand the subject better. The readings was very interesting.
This course was easy for me to understand since I've had experience with some of the concepts and processes relating to computer usage due to my job experience with information technology.
Interesting. Contributes to my overall understanding of the accounting field.
The course was ok.
good.
great. I learned a lot from reading and understanding the materials that Ms. Andrea Matsumoto provided.
21. Other comments:
Hope you had a good winter break!

Andrea Matsumoto: BUSA416, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Professional Studies
Course: BUSA 416 - Accounting Information Systems Crn (Section): 65045 (0)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.54 29 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 11 (38%) 16 (55%) 1 (3%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
It taught me about the AIS, about separation of duties, about internal control, and all different things.
Emphasize on AIS, internal control, and audit
It opened my eyes to more career opportunities and how things work in real life system wise
It was very helpful because I'm going to be a CPA and every accountant needs to be well versed in using accounting information systems.
Through this course, I was able to understand a lot more of what goes in to information systems that allow for smooth accounting procedures. There is definitely a lot that accounting information systems involve.
This course helped me to better understand the fundamentals of an accounting information system. It described the internal control structure and auditing procedures for AIS.
It introduces me to many computer accounting applications. Actually, this course has showed me the real accounting world. It teaches me that accounting is more than journal entries, debit and credits, and financial statement. It show me how transactions are handle in corporations. Very useful class.
This course went beyond theory and illustrated working processes for a variety of accounting systems which helped me to understand real applications of such systems.
By taking this course, I gained knowledge on accounting information systems. I'm not an accounting major and have not worked with any accounting systems prior to this class. I know have knowledge on the systems that organizations may be using.
This course provided me with the knowledge of Information Systems integrated into the Accounting field. As technology advances, the surge of automation continues to grow rapidly and keeping up-to-date with the Accounting Information Systems is vital.
I currently work with the accounting software Oracle and PeopleSoft and this class as brought new understanding to what i do every day at work. i have a deeper understanding of the importance of securing company information. i also see the importance of what i do on a daily basis and what PwC is looking for when they audit us every year! I work for a major publicly traded corporation and this class has helped me to understand the complexities of our AIS.
This helped me not only to learn more about the accounting information system but it helped me to tie it all in to my senior practicum and as well as my full time job.
It allowed me to find information about the computer systems that are used for accounting.
I learned more about the accounting field in general. I was informed with information about accounting information systems and different aspects about accounting.
It helped me understand some of the concepts they used not only in accounting but in business as well.
I learned different kinds of accounting systems used in businesses. But it wasn't all just accounting systems, we learned about so may other different types of analysis systems used in a business.
Accounting Information Systems is the future of accounting.
This course allows others to see the other side of accounting that is controlled from the business end to keep things secure from being corrupted by unethical entities.
This course helped me understand the importances of the information systems to accouting.
I taught me how to do work in AIS.
This was an interesting and practical course. This is the first text book that I willingly read week in and week out.
It gave me more of an analytical perspective that made it easier to view things as a process.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.53 30 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 12 (40%) 17 (57%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.03 30 0.72 Freq(%) 7 (23%) 15 (50%) 8 (27%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
I like everything no needed activities is necessary.
same as #19
I think it flows well the way that its designed.
I feel that the class was perfect the way it was set up, and that there are no necessary improvements to be made.
Maybe allowing a free copy of Access or comparable program for us to learn from. This copies are expensive but maybe a discount if all of us students opt in?
This class will be better with we could have discussions or even meet once a month.
Although mentioned earlier in the course, it would help students get familiarized with various Accounting Information Systems if we had actual hands-on training on the programs.
I enjoyed the resource material provided in this course. It helped to read along with the course material.
NA
I feel we had just the right amount.
N/A
Assignments using Microsoft Access and other programs
Maybe adding some excel work would help in understanding its concepts and how to use it.
Maybe an in class class is better!
I think there should be practice quizzes for each chapter. The questions on the actual quizzes are very limited, which makes it harder to prepare for the mid-term and final.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.33 30 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 18 (60%) 11 (37%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 30 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 9 (30%) 20 (67%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 30 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (13%) 7 (23%) 19 (63%)
9. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 29 1.08 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 2 (7%) 3 (10%) 10 (34%) 13 (45%)
10. I learned about career opportunities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.34 29 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (14%) 11 (38%) 14 (48%)
11. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 29 0.9 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 10 (34%) 16 (55%)
12. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 30 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 9 (30%) 18 (60%)
13. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 30 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 5 (17%) 24 (80%)
14. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 29 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 9 (31%) 19 (66%)
15. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 30 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 8 (27%) 21 (70%)
16. The instructor was willing to help.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 30 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (27%) 22 (73%)
17. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 30 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 9 (30%) 19 (63%)
18. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 30 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (33%) 20 (67%)
19. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I liked everything. Maybe just a little more extra credit or assignments.
hands on experience on the softwares that are commonly used
This course has been run like this for some time and the reason is that it works well the way its designed.
I feel Professor Winter's teaching style and course requirements are awesome. She definitely knows her subject matter and is able to pass this along to her students.
None
As mentioned above, BUSA 416 should be a hybrid class. I would love to meet Professor Winter in personal and talk about forensic accounting and her work experience.
I really like the instructor's teaching style and methods of this class. I do not recommend any changes or additions to this class.
NA
I have no comments. She provided he right amount of lecture notes, readings, and test material.
More hands on examples of the systems we learned about would be beneficial.
Maybe some excel assignments might help understand the concepts of the information systems regrading excel since it is used so much in accounting.
In class work!
n/a
Many of the topics are very hard to learn by simply reading the text. I think there should be more assignments where we actually do the concepts discussed in the text. That would make it much easier to understand. I feel like I know very well what the text says, but I don't feel very confident that I can apply the concepts.
20. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
She is good, fair. One of the better professors i have had at west oahu.
Excellent
Dr. Winter is my favorite professor that I've never met. I usually feel like online professors don't really "care" about their students as much because they never have to meet them or get to know them, but I certainly did not get that feeling from Dr. Winter. She has to be nicest and most cordial professor that I've ever had. I really enjoyed taking this class and I owe that to her.
I feel that she is a GREAT professor.
I really enjoyed this class and learned a lot about the structure of a AIS. Professor Winter provides lectures and materials that helped me better understand accounting information systems.
I can't say much about this topic for I have never met her. But from her email responses, I found her approachable and eager to help students.
My overall evaluation of Andrea Winter is good. She is knows what she is teaching us and takes the time to answer our questions when we send her email messages.
that she is very knowledgeable of the course subject and cares greatly for the success of her students
excellent! she is very knowledgeable in this area of study. she strives to bring understanding to her students by clear summaries and additional outside readings to enhance our learning. she brings real-life situations into the study to help us understand the concepts better. Mahalo!
I also enjoy Professor Winter's classes. I think that she is organized and all course assignments and material are clear and well though out. Also, I like that the quizzes are spread out appropriately.
very organized. She updates the announcements weekly to keep us up-to-date with what is being covered during the week.
Professor Winter is an awesome teacher, and is very understanding.
A = because she was willing to help in any way she can and knowing that got me through this course.
She's great and always willing to help out when we have questions.
Andrea Winter is a helpful teacher.
Andrea Winter is a good instructor who is very caring of her students.
Shes a good teacher!
good instructor that I would gladly take another class from.
Very helpful when needed, and returns grades quickly, which is good when feedback is necessary or when I might need to take extra time to learn something.
21. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 30 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 2 (7%) 9 (30%) 18 (60%)
22. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 30 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 9 (30%) 20 (67%)
23. What did you like most about your online course experience?
The flexibility. She gave us a week in advance notice for things to be due. The quizzes were fair 10 questions for 30 minutes is awesome. she gave us ample of time to finish things.
The articles that show the relationship on what we study to real life scenarios
I liked the convenience of it the most because it allowed me to work around my other responsibilities and still learn just as much as if I had gone to class.
The ability to work on my own schedule, no specific days or times to log on and/or meet up. I liked that there were quizzes per chapter that better enables us to prepare for the mid-term and final exams.
Undertanding the concepts behind AIS, and getting to know more about how the structure of an AIS is designed and works. I also liked that we were giving a little more independence in doing assignments. The work load was very managable, but at the same time it provided a lot of materials to learn from.
no comment.
That it was at my speed and during my available time. The instructor was there to assist me and answer my questions, when I needed help from her.
It is the flexibility offered only by online courses that makes it appealing.
Group work was optional -
Online courses always help me to go at a pace that works for me since I have a full time job, a full time student and a full time wife and mom!
She found current events and article that related to the material in the chapters we were reading. It allowed a different perspective on the topic and it gave us the job's point-of-view.
There was enough time to finish the quizzes and to study for exams.
There is not much assignments. =)
Learning at our own pace.
Convenience.
Andrea Winter is very organized in her setup of the course requirements and her weekly assignments requirements.
You can work at your own pace and time!
Definitely the text book.
Because each week of the semester specifies what is due but there is flexibility when we are able to actually do them, I feel less anxious. For example, a quiz is due by the end of each week, but I have the option of taking it anytime during that week.
24. What did you like least about your online course experience?
There is a lot of reading.
There's no interaction between teacher and students,especially this course. it could have been better if it was in-class course and student get a chance to get to learn creating database.
nothing really
I have no complaints about taking this course online. Everything was awesome. No joke.
Its not much, but I didn't like the fact that when finished with a quiz, we needed to wait to find out our grade.
N/A
no comment.
I didn't have any problems with this class.
nothing
Nothing
NA
n/a, I liked everything.
It's very difficult to grasp some of the material because there's very little hands on learning.
Lack of in person interaction.
This is a good course to take on-line. It was easy to understand the materials.
Hard to teach yourself somtimes!
Difficult to question concepts. Everything had to be worked out on your own.
For this specific course, it's hard to understand the concepts covered. I think this course would be better suited learning in an actual classroom setting.
25. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Awesome
I found this class helpful and it is an integral to financial audit course I had.
Excellent
I would recommend this class to anyone that wants to work in the accounting field and even those who work in related fields because the skills you learn will only make you that much better at your job.
Awesome course!
I would recommned this course for any Business professional.
I love it, it fun and useful. I wish the course can be split into to semester. Lower level for theory and a higher level for hands-on projects.
the course is a good course.
very good!
My overall evaluation of this course was that this class really help me have a better understanding of other pieces of accounting processes related to the AIS that I never really knew.
it was interesting to learn some of the things in this course. Although we learned about some of the topics and material in other classes, it gave another explanation. This allows me to gain a better knowledge.
The is a good course for accounting majors, maybe a requirement.
A = I know that some of the concepts we covered in this class will be useful later on.
It's a good informational class but because it's only offered online very limiting on what we can really learn about and fully understand.
decent course.
The schedule and set-up of the material was easy to follow and understand.
good
Very positive
The instructor did a good job of making sure that we learned basic core concepts, but there weren't many opportunities to apply those concepts to real-life experiences and situations.
26. Other comments:
I hope to get an A!
n/a
Cheers Dr. Winter!! Thank you!!
I enjoyed taking this course.
n/a
NA
Thank you for offering this useful course.
Andrea Winter is an excellent instructor for this course. West Oahu and its students are lucky to have her as an instructor for this course.
No.

Andrea Matsumoto: BUSA416, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Professional Studies
Course: BUSA 416 - Accounting Information Systems Crn (Section): 65116 (0)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.54 28 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 9 (32%) 17 (61%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
BUSA416 helps me widen my understand about the significance of accounting information system in a company. I learned different types and importance of responsibilities assigned to each individual in an organization, awareness about company's fraud, good establishment of internal control, and implementation of information security. These and many more topics about BUSA416 will help me to be a knowledgeable and competent accounting student.
It helped in understanding the role of the accounting information systems.
This course informed me about the many principles and applications ofacounting information systems. This course enhanced my knowledge in the area and I think everyone should take it because it teaches you the technological aspect of accounting, which is a must know in the accounting field.
It helped me understand a different perspective about accounting.
Learning about accounting information systems has made me a more aware accountant of possible threats to important data entry.
This class helped me gain insights on challenges of being a CPA, especially being able to identify problems with internal control and also issues related to IT as well.
Enhanced my knowledge because I had very little on this subject.
This course taught me some of the aspects of the accounting information systems.
This course reinforced what I've learned from other computer classes such as Management information systems and computer science courses. It was helpful to follow up knowledge I already have, as well as new knowledge.
It gave me a knowledge of general systems I will be encountering in a business professional setting. I understand how the systems benefit the company, and why they are necessary.
This course gave me a better understanding of accounting information systems and all the obstacles involved.
I think I can use a lot of lessons from this class in the "real" world.
I am an Accounting major and it gave me the knowledge of the basis of Accounting and Accounting Information Systems.
I have learn new information about accounting that I did not know before and going to be benefit to use this in the future.
All accounting courses I have taken up until this class have taught me how to do accounting accounting from a paper-based process. Unlike those courses, this course has taught me the various applications and software alternatives that accountants may utilize when working with information systems. This course has enhanced my personal development by making me aware of job opportunities and professions that I once did not know existed
I learned a lot about accounting information systems which could help as i pursue my business degree.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.67 27 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 7 (26%) 19 (70%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.07 28 0.72 Freq(%) 5 (18%) 17 (61%) 5 (18%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
group work did not go work out.
There are no other activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve my learning.
All resources and activites already provided for the course were enough to learn the material and do well.
More hands practice with actual Accounting Information Systems to try the options that are out there.
I think that the articles helped cement some of the aspect about an AIS.
like the way it is
Current structure is perfect and would not change a thing.
Quizzes were effective, course load was not overhelming
I though her method of teaching was pretty good. All assignments were explain in the beginning. Lecture notes, powerpoints, and additional readings were posted at the beginning of the week. Over all good
I would love to get a comparison of scores between classmates for quizzes and exams. I always think this information is beneficial to compare where I am at with others in the course.
I wish this class can be in class subject.
I have no recommendations on additional resources or activities.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.5 28 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (50%) 14 (50%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 28 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 10 (36%) 17 (61%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 28 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 10 (36%) 17 (61%)
9. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.32 28 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (14%) 11 (39%) 13 (46%)
10. I learned about career opportunities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 28 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (14%) 6 (21%) 18 (64%)
11. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 28 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 11 (39%) 16 (57%)
12. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 28 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (11%) 7 (25%) 18 (64%)
13. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 28 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 5 (18%) 22 (79%)
14. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 28 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (21%) 22 (79%)
15. The flexibility of this course helps all kinds of students learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 28 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 8 (29%) 19 (68%)
16. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 28 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (14%) 7 (25%) 17 (61%)
17. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 28 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (18%) 23 (82%)
18. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 28 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (32%) 19 (68%)
19. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
dont do group projects.
I liked Prof Winters teaching style and methods. I don't think there are any improvements needed.
n/a
The text seemed kind of dated and boring. Needed more interactive exercises with actual Accounting Information Systems.
Her teaching method is great the way it is.
For the quizzes, please set them to grade right after the due date and time. We get deep in suspense trying to see what we got on them after the due date and time when the grade should actually be there right after that time.
I thought everything was well organized and well though out. I did not like the group project. It was very difficult trying to organize with 4 other people. I took an on-line course to do things on my own and on my own time. I did not have the time to be working with others.
maybe a put a voice on the powerpoints so that it can be understood better..
Comparing grades of other students after quizzes or exams. Example: median grade.
I wish this class can be in class subject.
I have no suggestions for improvement.
20. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
very good teacher.
Dr. Andrea Winter grades fairly, gives us current materials, illustrations and examples for us to be aware what's going on in the real life, explains our weekly tasks clearly, approachable, and considerable.
Prof Winter was a great professor and she was always informative in the beginning of the week with her announcements regarding the agenda's for each week. She was always prompt when responding to questions I emailed her.
Good teacher. It's great when online teachers are detailed and straight to the point and focus on the material rather than group efforts because most people take online courses to fit into their hectic schedules. She was always available for questions and gave plenty of instructions to complete any assignments or prepare for tests.
Nice teacher, responsive to questions.
That Dr Winter is a good instructor.
She loves her job and you can tell by the way she teaches and how her students all enjoy her teaching.
Effective instructing the subject.
Good. She was readily available when I had questions and did a good job of providing course materials and learning tools.
knowledgeable, she gives the students a good amount of tools to learn the subject. she is fair in her teaching and grading. She extended deadlines for the group paper when I was going to be out of town, it shows she is compassionate about our experience and understanding of our schedules.
Good. When I had questions my e-mails were answered in a timely manner. All the material was available and sufficient time was granted.
Excellent!
very helpful, tries to answer every students questions and gives hints on the projects she assigned
Wonderful!
I thnk it was an good class.
she is an excellent online instructor with a very structured and organized course.
Great class!
21. Assignments are graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 28 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 8 (29%) 19 (68%)
22. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 28 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 9 (32%) 17 (61%)
23. The reading materials were relevant to the course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 28 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 8 (29%) 19 (68%)
24. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 27 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 7 (26%) 19 (70%)
25. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 28 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (32%) 19 (68%)
26. This was my first online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   True   False   N/A  
1.96 27 0.19 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 26 (96%) 0 (0%)
27. What did you like most about your online course experience?
The flexibility and convenience to do my school works.
Not to rush to a classroom straight from work.
Allowed me to work independently on my own schedule
I have taken the majority of my classes online and love it. I really like the flexibility it offers, and don't know if I would be completing my degree without it.
We got to network with other students.
No regular class time or chats required.
Convenience
flexibility
Her materials were laid out in an orderly manner. This was one of the courses that was easy to navigate through her material.
It was flexible, but still challenging. The material was comprehendible.
I like being able to do things on my own time.
I'm able to do my school work around my work schedule.
time flexibility, open notes exams
I could take it at night after I got off work and put kids to bed.
It was an open book quiz and test.
I liked the fact that the quiz questions were applied knowledge, meaning that you actually had to read the chapter to answer most of them. In some of my previous online courses, the quiz questions were word for word from the book.
I like the flexibility.
28. What did you like least about your online course experience?
In my opinion, online course limits my learning about the course because of lack of instructor and classmates feedback. It's different if the course has being taught in class for instructor can explain further the topics of the course.
Online learning is not like in-class learning. The least think I don't like is interactivity with professor and classmates face to face.
It can be difficult to manage deadlines with multiple online courses
My online preferences are: 1) Assignments that open when the semester begins and are due by the end of the semester. This takes the pressure off because I know I can do the assignments as I have time. 2) I had an online class this semester where the instructor assigned required/optional assignemnts. For example, there were 12 quizzes, 10 required and 2 optional. It motivated me to take as many as I could as early in the semester as possible, however if I wanted to try for a higher score I had the opportunity to do so; or if I had to miss an assignment I knew it was okay. The pressure was off and I could really learn.
nothing
Having to wait hours to see what we received on quizzes after the due date and time.
Nothing. I really like online courses.
Good. This online course was great! Professor winter always stayed on top of updating our course materials. She graded everything in a timely manner and kept the class up to date if she did need more time. She provided feedback and gave good instructions. I would take another course with her.
Group assignment. I do not see the point in 5 different individuals turning in one paper. I see why in a classroom setting group work is a testament to real life situations. But students pick online classes for the reason of it's flexibility. Having to rely on 4 different people for a grade, especially when dealing with the differences in writing styles. It was a 'grin and bear' experience. You don't want to criticize a peer's style of writing, even though you would never produce that level of work yourself, was challenging to accept.
I did not like the group project.
There's a lot of reading.
Finding time to actually do it and eliminate distractions.. sometimes i end up doing something else online (like browsing, or chatting), especially if things get boring..
I find it to be alot more time consuming than going to campus. Also, alot more reading.
Without studying with the professor face to face and Without hearing the professor explaining it would got me to understand the class more better.
I liked everything.
There isn't much interaction.
29. My overall evaluation of this course is...
BUSA 416 is a good course to take to help understand issues and topics about accounting information system
Great!!!
great course, highly recommended to anyone in the accounting professional study
highly recommended
Pretty good. I'd recommend this course to other business and accounting majors.
Excellent.
great course.. learned a lot!
The course material isn't very interesting to me, but professor Winter made it easy to understand and get through. Thanks!
good, it was a good experience and challenged me in ways I had not previously in an online curriculum.
Good
excellent if you know how to manage your time wisely. very helpful information for my major
Great!
I thnk it was an good class.
awsome. I would recommend it to any student interested in accounting.
It was great!
30. Other comments:
None
None
No other comments

Andrea Matsumoto: BUSA416, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Professional Studies
Course: BUSA 416 - Accounting Information Systems Crn (Section): 69144 (0)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (50%) 5 (42%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
It gave me a better understanding of computerized accounting systems.
Awesome
I did not know that the computer can be so useful and the AIS coiencided with the computer class that I'm taking.
enhanced knowledge of AIS
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.38 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (46%) 6 (46%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.0 13 0.58 Freq(%) 2 (15%) 9 (69%) 2 (15%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
Video presentations on the material.
Awesome
Maybe having practice quizes before we take the quiz.
very good
6. I was satisfied with the timeliness of instructor replies to my inquiries (by email or in-person).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.38 13 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 4 (31%) 7 (54%) 0 (0%)
7. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.31 13 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 5 (38%) 6 (46%)
8. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (46%) 6 (46%)
9. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (46%) 6 (46%)
10. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 13 0.91 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 6 (46%) 4 (31%)
11. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 13 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 7 (54%) 4 (31%)
12. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 13 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 8 (62%) 3 (23%)
13. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.85 13 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 6 (46%) 3 (23%)
14. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (46%) 6 (46%)
15. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 13 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 5 (38%) 6 (46%)
16. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 13 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 7 (54%) 4 (31%)
17. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 13 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 6 (46%) 5 (38%)
18. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (46%) 6 (46%)
19. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Great course, I just wanted a bit more than just PDF files and messages to guide me through the material. Something more interactive would've made it a lot more enjoyable and easy to absorb.
Awesome
Keep up the good job
20. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
It was a great class, and I learned a lot and met knew people by working through the case studies.
Awesome
I like the fact that you told me that I have to read the chapter several time and that has help. I'm also taking notes on important facts that I should know.
very good
21. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 13 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 5 (38%) 5 (38%)
22. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 7 (54%) 5 (38%)
23. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 13 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 6 (46%) 5 (38%)
24. This was my first online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   True   False   N/A  
1.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%) 0 (0%)
25. What did you like most about your online course experience?
It was very organized in that you knew where you needed to go for tests and assignments, and due dates followed a pattern. It allows you to be independent. I think it's great that we had a group project because it allowed us to interact with our peers, much like we may need to in our careers.
It was super convient. It wasn't hard to work and take classes at the same time.
Awesome
I like the fact that we are learning at our own pace and that I can ask question and I get the help that I need.
I make my own hours
26. What did you like least about your online course experience?
I would've loved to have some videos or other type of media that emphasized on important points. Reading all the time with no interaction can get dull.
questions on chapter tests that were not in that chapter
Awesome
The lack of interaction with the instructor.
everything was good
27. My overall evaluation of this course is...
I enjoyed the course. There was definitely a lot to learn. I can't wait to see how I can apply the information I've learned to my career.
I would say neutral as it was not hard but was confussing at times. Ie questions on chapter tests that were not in that chapter.
Awesome
I should have taken this course last semester.
very good

Andrea Matsumoto: BUSA416, Spring 2009     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Professional Studies
Course: BUSA 416 - Accounting Information Systems Crn (Section): 67193 (0)     67262 (2)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (35%) 10 (59%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
I learned a lot more about the accounting information systems side other than debits and credits, ledgers and journals. There are more to that and this is what the class has taught me. Having to go through a case study about audits really opened me up to something different.
It helped me gain the knowledge necessary in accounting information systems. This will be applicable in almost any business setting.
Very important course to take to understand the workings of AIS (accounting information systems). I will definitely use the information studied in this course and apply it to my work as well as my personal endeavors. I learned how AIS is planned to suit a company's needs, how it is constantly reviewed and updated, and how important it can be for the financial strength of a business.
It help me be aware of internal controls within the accounting information systems.
Better understanding of AIS.
it enhanced it slightly. no interaction with professor due to internet only course
It has taught me more insight into AIS. Also, it allowed me to understand some of the programs already being used in my company.
It gave me a wider perspective about certain areas of my major.
Enabled me to really make sure I understand the assigned readings prior to taking the weekly quizzes.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.41 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (47%) 8 (47%)
4. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 17 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (53%) 1 (20%)
5. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 17 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 9 (53%) 1 (20%)
6. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 16 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 4 (80%) 0 (0%)
7. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 4 (100%) 6 (35%)
8. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 1 (25%)
10. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%) 1 (20%)
11. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 9 (53%)
12. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
14. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (56%) 2 (40%)
15. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
The only thing I didn't like with this course is that I didn't expect to do a group project for an online course. I take online courses because as a mother I do my homework when everyone in my home is asleep, so contacting others in a group becomes difficult because most of us are "non-traditional" students who have families or work full time or even both, so doing group work is challenging.
No suggestions.
None.
I am very satisfied with her teaching style. She is very helpful and responsive to student's questions and concerns.
No suggestions.
N/A
the group project was not very effective since it was an online class. some students were reluctant to participate (or gave very limited input) and still received a good grade on the efforts of the students doing all the work.
16. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
she is a great teacher. Very encouraging of her students and knows the material at hand.
Pretty Good. Very Thorough.
Very good, enjoyable course and study.
I enjoyed the fact that the instructor is passionate about her area of expertise and translated that into our learning experience. The added learning tools -- artiles and slides -- helped enhance our learning.
Above Average
Okay instructor.
She's a fair professor and I highly recommend her to future students.
since it was an internet course with no required chats, the course was adequate and prof. winters was as thorough as could be given the nature of the class. prof. winters is a very understanding and "approachable" instructor regarding both course info and related info (i.e. advice on major and employment opportunities). I quote approachable since this is an online course and i live on maui...never even met prof. winters...
I really liked how each week the instructor gave us an introduction to the week, and what to expect. She also recapped the previous week. I felt the instructor really cared for each student, and kept us in the loop. She was also active when we had questions for her.
The instructor is very professional and easy to talk to.
Very easy to communicate with online. Always was on top of the weekly assignments and grading.
17. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (50%) 7 (44%)
18. Reading assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 16 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (20%) 5 (31%) 1 (20%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 7 (44%) 2 (40%)
20. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (50%) 1 (20%)
21. What did you like most about your online course experience?
The quizzes and exams were given an appropriate amount of time.
I've taken online courses for awhile now and this wasn't as easy as I thought it would be. I never had to work with a group before though I'm glad I did because they were an amazing group and we completed our assignment with a perfect score. I like the convenience of the online course and that I was able to do the assignment and meet a deadline.
That I could jump online anytime to get my work done and having a family it is ideal for me.
Flexibility of assignments.
I liked the reading material and group project.
The convenience was appreciated, but I liked that the instructor managed to arrange the course in a way that benefitted online students where we did not feel left out of a face-to-face course.
The flexibility of taking the quizzes and exam.
Being able to do all my course work online.
Prompt response from the professor.
self-paced yet still stimulating and challenging. fair grading
In interaction the instructor had with us.
The flexibilty.
Everything is done online.
22. What did you like least about your online course experience?
Easy to manage with my schedule
N/A
group project
Not enough interaction.
Nothing
Doing online group project. Sometimes, you don't really know your peers in the group. Group participation is low.
Nothing.
Technical difficulties with Laulima Gateway.
case study project
The group project. I was very hard to get in contact with people, especially when everyone is busy. A lot of students who are very busy and have families take online courses, so at times their responsiblities and mind set are not too focused with school. So at times, it shows in their work. It is difficult for someone who is also busy with the same things, takes it more seriously, and is the one getting the work done. Instead of a group project, I think an individual project would have been better.
Some techincal difficulties during the exams but the instructor handled the situation professionaly.
Nothing
23. My overall evaluation of this course is...
that it is highly recommended to take, especially with this instructor. She is well organized and communicates with her students on a weekly basis keeping us updated with what needs to be done for class.
Very good and informational.
Great job Dr. Winters and I would recommend this class to others.
Great class
Excellent. Hooray for online courses.
Its a good course.
good class. would recommend it to other students
I really like this course, and how the teacher ran things. This is one of the best online courses I've taken. I really think it's because of the instructor, and how she took the time to talk to us, and cared for us.
I have learned a lot in this course and I will recommend this course to fellow students.