eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Eun Ahn

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BUSA307, FIN307, Summer I 2010
BUSA321, ECON321, Spring 2010
ECON131, Spring 2010
ECON496F, FIN496F, Spring 2010
ECON130, Fall 2009
ECON302, Fall 2009
FIN301, Summer II 2009
ECON131, Spring 2009
ECON322, Spring 2009

Eun Ahn: BUSA307, FIN307, Summer I 2010

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Professional Studies
Course: BUSA 307 - Corporate Finance Crn (Section): 66011 (0)    
Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: FIN 307 - Corporate Finance Crn (Section): 66010 (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  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 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 gives you a very technical view on the profession. i now have the tools to see and compare various types of securities.
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  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
3.67 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
None
normally i would require more face time to discuss the content but the book was good enough to get me through the material. maybe having more real world discussion in the chat being mandatory would be beneficial to the student.
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  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
7. Please comment on how the online communication and/or interaction (emails, chats, bulletin boards, discussion boards, etc.) enhanced your understanding of the course material.
discussion questions given for each chapter were relevant and not too demanding on the students schedule.
8. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
9. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
10. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
11. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
12. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
13. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
14. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
15. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
16. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
17. 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  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
18. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
19. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
20. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
21. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
22. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
23. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
24. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
25. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
None; great class.
26. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Great instuctor!
good. always takes a stand on any issue, this makes it easier for me to take him seriously as a professor.
27. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
28. 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  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
29. Exams are reasonable in length and difficulty.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
30. My overall evaluation of this course is...
good book

Eun Ahn: BUSA321, ECON321, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Professional Studies
Course: BUSA 321 - Business Finance Crn (Section): 65007 (1)     65103 (2)    
Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: ECON 321 - Business Finance Crn (Section): 65008 (1)     65102 (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  
4.78 27 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (75%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
Learned about finance and easy real life examples to remember
Dr. Ahn provided clear examples that were easy to relate to my life. It helped me understand the material better.
this class truly enhanced my understanding of finance.
Dr. Ahn made class very interesting and related everything to real life situations and current events. I can use this class for my personal use and have an easier time rememebering the things he taught me without having to know it for class as well.
It helped a lot. I like how Dr. Ahn had actual market discussions to tie in what we are learning to what is happening in the real world. It helped to put everything into perspective and apply the information that he is teaching us to what is happening in actuality.
Finance 321 helped me develop an understanding in the stock market and business events.
This course has helped me understand the basics of financial management which absolutely essential to running or starting a business. Without a good handle on finances, a business cannot survive!
It made pay attention to real life market scenarios.
I learned so much
a lot
I learned more about finance terms and concepts with better understanding.
This course helped me understand financing in business and Dr. Ahn made it easier to understand because he related the material to current events
i learn a lot about current event's
The course gave me a better understanding of the finance market. This course is required for me to fulfill my business administration degree. Dr. Ahn gave us tools and insight to better prepare us for not only the financial field but life lesson's in general. Not only did he focus on material that would benefit us in class, he gave me a great perspective of what to expect in the real world.
He taught me the importance of finance and related the information to current events.
He taught me a lot about how business finance their earnings. While the subject matter was hard I do believe that it will help my future endeavors. The knowledge that he has provided already leads into curriculum taught in my other business classes, so for that I am thankful.
I had little to no knowledge of business finance and this class put financing into perspective.
This class helps me to understand Finance better such as understanding stocks and treasuries in the news.
This course taught me many principles that I can use in other classes as well as my professional field of study. Highly valuable!
Dr. Ahn presented real life situations that made it easier to relate to and understand finance.
No comment.
This course helped gie me a deeper insight in the world of stocks and bonds. dr. Ahn is very knowledgeable in the field and tries to keep the information up-to-date.
It helped me vastly, it not only covered the material in the book, Dr Ahn elaborated on real life situations such as life investments etc. It was very helpful and kept it interesting.
Dr. Ahn presented the material in a clear way. This course was very informative and taught me the finanace concepts I will hope to use in the future.
Dr Ahn uses real life examples to make the material more meaningful.
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  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
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  
2.63 8 0.92 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 6 (23%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
More time on homework problems and other examples
more work on the material from the book would be beneficial.
N/A
He provided websites that would help us learn more about the material and offered 10% of our grade to enroll into the Investment Club to have more outside resource. There isn't much more that he could add to the course to help us learn more.
More problems can be done in class to reinforce the lecture.
A few more problems in class would help
none
More readable visuals.
A better laser pointer
Actually I enjoy the current setup of the way the class is.
I know that they just installed a smart board in our classroom, but I think that it would have been more effective if that was already installed because the projection on the TV wasn't that great.
As far as adding activities, little more homework would be sufficient but the way it is structured right now is works very well. I feel that the homework really reinforces lessons taught in class.
More practice problems. There were practice problems but it was too fast for me. I needed more practice.
Though talking about the market was extremely valuable in connecting what we are learning to the real world and current events that are affecting us today, maybe we could spend a little more time on examples
I think that a post discussion would be good, because by doing so it will keep the student honest with the requirement of opening class discussion on the stock market and treasuries. This is just another way for the student to get participation points.
N/A
I would suggest giving the powerpoint slides before each lecture because I felt I was trying to copy slides off the screen instead of really listening to the lecture.
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  
4.83 25 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (75%) 0 (0%)
7. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%) 3 (38%)
8. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 27 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 5 (19%) 1 (100%)
9. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 27 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 5 (63%) 1 (100%)
10. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 27 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
11. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
12. 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  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
13. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
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. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
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%) 22 (81%)
15. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (100%)
16. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
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%)
17. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
more book material more time to work on problems less market talk
Keep up the great teaching style that you have. Maybe you should teach other professors your way of teaching so they can make class more interesting. =)
No suggestions...great professor
Get an old school wooden pointer. Those red dot laser things are pointless!
Less talking
I realized that discussion about the markets is crucial because it serves as way of applying textbook concepts to current events, but sometimes it tends to dominate the chapter material. it's also more interesting than the chapter material sometimes so when we begin to cover the powerpoint slides it's somewhat makes the chapter material lose its appeal because of how interesting current market events were.
he should pick on people more. especially the ones who are quiet. they'll learn more.
I enjoy Dr. Ahn's method's currently, he keeps me attentive with his lectures, goes over things well, and make's sure we have a grasp on the concepts.
I need power point slides before the class because i wanted to focus on the lecture from him instead of copying power point.
His style is great and upbeat. My suggestion is that I believe his current events discussion should be at the end of class. I feel the technical/academic material is much easily digested in the beginning.
More examples would help.
Great teacher, talks a little fast but overall wonderful!
None!
None.
Although this course was difficult for me, Dr. Ahn tries to help me excel in the areas that I struggle with. I appreciate it because he wants all of his students not only to pass, but to understand and apply what we learn.
Dr. Ahn is very clear and he makes sure that everyone understands the material before we move on. He makes great use of the class time and leaves extra time at the end for additional questions.
18. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
very good teacher. not boring
Overall excellent teacher. Explains concepts very well.
Good. I enjoyed taking a class with Dr. Ahn and would take another class wiht him.
Ultimately, i enjoyed this course. I thought it was a refreshing course, and really had the chance to get to know about the Dr. Ahn. His methods were exciting, and he kept the class enjoyable.
He teaches well, makes class interesting so its easier to understand the material and relates everything to what is happening within the world to give everyone an actual idea of how the material we're learning could help them in later life.
Dr. Ahn is a very experienced instructor who is fair and reasonable. He explains everything with detail and is always willing to help students.
HE's a very professional teacher who cares about what he teaches and cares about what his students gain out of his class
Extremely knowledgeable, fun, interesting. He was very personable to all of the students and tried his best to inspire us to analyze and use logic instead of robotically regurgitate information. Awesome. Wish I had him for more classes!
He is very elaborate with his teaching.
I would have to say Dr. Ahn is a very inspiring and aggressive teacher. has great insight and someone to look up to. he provides some great tips that relate to finance and real life as well. i would have to say because of the fact that he tends to have an agressive personality that he teaches passionately. when i talk amongst my classmates, i often mention that i like ahn's class because it is entertaining.
great instructor
Just keep it up.
He is a great teacher
Eun Ahn is a good professor and he shows that he has a great understanding of the subject that he teaches. He makes a good effort to ensure that all his students understand the material. He also makes the material interesting to learn by relating it to current events.
I have to say that Dr. Ahn by far is one of the most enjoyable professor's I had. For one thing, I was one class shy of the prereq to join the class and while informing me of the risks of not knowing certain material, he still gave me the choice and option to enroll in the class. Secondly I didn't do so well on the first test that we had, due to my excessive absences, and instead of giving up on me, when I emailed Dr. Ahn for help or extra questions I had on the second exam, he responded quickly and gave me encouraging words that kept me motivated. Needless to say I did well on the second exam and I appreciated him taking his own time to help me out when I couldn't figure out the problems. He was very easy to talk to, fair, and always gave the class a chance to say what they thought about things, it really seemed like he respected our opinions. As for how he conducted the class, I enjoyed how he kept your attention and made sure you understood what was going on. I enjoyed how he balanced out him being serious and joking around with the class. Overall though the material was covered, and as I stated earlier, he also gave us a glimpse of what's to come in real life, as well as the work field. I'd gladly take another class with him again, regardless of the grade I get this semester.
great teacher, almost knows what's students are thinking. Very funny which keeps everyone awake. One of the best instructors I've had.
good.
Dr. Ahn is a very good teacher. He uses real life examples to help us understand the material. I am looking forward to taking another one of his classes.
Effective instructor
He is very bright and knows this course.
Highly recommended. Makes a difficult subject enjoyable to learn.
Great Professor!
Dr. Ahn is an excellent professor.
Dr. Ahn is detailed in ensuring that the covered materials is well addressed and makes time to answer questions. I found him dedicated in his teachings, as well as makes the course fun and not stressful.
I enjoy him as an instructor and hope he continues his career with West Oahu.
A great teacher. It is not easy to do a 3 hour class lecture, but he does it. He keeps it from being boring because the material is very technical and sometimes dry. He is very helpful and really does want all of his students to do well. He clearly states his expectations and provides all of the students with every tool needed for them to succeed.
GRRReat!
Excellent teacher, I wish I could take more classes from him.
very good teacher, like how he gets everyone involved in the material
I like that he encourages and rewards class participation. Dr Ahn can make even the most difficult concepts seem to make sense (most of the time). He promotes critical thinking and logic. His class is not easy but if you pay attention and follow the assignments you will be successful.
19. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 15 (60%)
20. 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  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 19 (73%)
21. My overall evaluation of this course is...
very interesting and helpful
Although the exams were a little tricky, it teaches you to learn your material good. The instructor gives you all the tools you need to learn the subject matter, but makes you think outside of the box in which you have to put information learned into real life situations.
Moderate. A lot of information in the class but manageable.
I would highly recommend taking this course, preferably with Dr. Ahn.
I really enjoyed the class. It wasn't one of those classes where I was obligated to come to class because I made a point to come to each session knowing that I will always get something out of it in every lesson. There were a lot of life skills related to this as well and how to live a better life knowing how to deal with my own finances on my own. Great advice and lessons for each class day.
Course material is hard work but professor made class interesting to make me want to go to class and presented everything easily so i could actually understand what was being taught.
Great course!
Good
great
better understanding about finance.
I heard from some of my friend's that they dreaded taking the finance course, and I for one went in a little uneasy. After having Dr. Ahn though I must say that all my worries went away after the first couple of weeks. If I could sum up this course in one word, it would be enjoyable.
Interesting life learning concepts.
Helpful
Good educational experience
great course. Difficult material but worth learning.
Very informative class!
I loved this course and I got so much out of it. Dr. Ahn made difficult concepts easy to understand. I plan on taking more classes with Dr. Ahn.
I am very interested in picking up another major in Finance and or Economics to compliment my Accounting major.
This course was not easy for me, but I feel that at the end of the semester I have learned a great deal from Dr. Ahn.
It's Business Finance... it's a little boring at times, but the instructor makes all of the difference!
good and interesting
Good class fair amount of work great way to get everyone participating
Excellent
22. Other comments:
It would be nice if Dr. Ahn taught more BUSA courses.
This actually makes me want major in Financing as well.
no comment
Ahn is a wonderful teacher. He helps you understand a very difficult subject and he's willing to make sure everyone gets it before moving on. I appreciate that
None.
N/A

Eun Ahn: ECON131, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: ECON 131 - Principles of Macroeconomics Crn (Section): 65009 (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  
4.34 29 0.97 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 10 (34%) 16 (55%) 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?
If i was going to major in economics I would definitely take one of his classes again. I learned a lot
Very informational. Great knowledge to know in the real world. I can apply what I learned to situations currently happening in the world.
I was able to learn the importance of money and money other things regarding the economy.
Economics is a general requirement that I needed to take. It was either between Economics, Psychology or either Sociology. I had registered for Economics because it fulfilled my core and I needed this course to begin my Business major. I had already taken Economics 130 last semester, so I decided to take Economics 131 this semester. Professor Ahn explains the role of Economics really well and his slideshows are pretty efficient.
this subject is actually difficult to grasp. i cant seem to wrap my brain around it.
if this course was taken to fufill my course requirements, i would say that this class improved me in becoming a more alerted person because I've learned a lot of things in this class that i didnt know about. my major is business so i believe that economics helped me a lot.
The way that this class has helped me is that my major relates to this class.
This class taught me about the bigger picture of the country's economy and how it works. It also gave me a broader idea about this field of study.
This course was taking to fulfill prerequisite requirements.
This course has helped me understand economics as a whole. It has taught me about
It provide me with everyday neccesities on todays economy.
This course helped me in undserstandin the current situation of our own economy. As a Business major it hek=lped me in understandin concepts to lookout for.
I learned how to analyze demand and supply curves and the how price affects both.
It has given me a better understanding of both monetary and fiscal policy and it's effects on our economy.
well my major was nursing but i did learn a lot about our economy and buisiness
This course has helped me to think critically about what is going on in society.
It helped me understand economics and how it affects me personally and how it affects the country as a whole. It helped me understand the governments role in the economy.
It helped me to understand the workings of big world companies to better understand for my buisiness course
this course allowed me to apply simple economics to my daily life and apply them when needed
It further enhanced me knowledge in the business field. I was able to learn more business related activities as well as various formulas to computate different variables.
This class was not taken to fulfill course requirements but it did enhance my personal development in understanding macroeconomics
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  
4.68 28 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (32%) 19 (68%)
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  
1.96 28 0.79 Freq(%) 8 (29%) 14 (50%) 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.
Mix in some activities with the lectures.
To improve learning, I think it would be easier to have made up activities that pertain to economics so the students can understand more. Unlike some people, I learn better well off visually and taking notes by hand. I rather have done at least some activities pertaining to the class splitting up into groups and using examples. It would have been much easier for me and other students, but overall you did pretty good when teaching economics.
its great that prof. Ahn gives us the aplia or attendance/participation points to help boost our grade up because i didnt really do all that great on the exams and quizes. i like how we dont have that much work for his class. instead, he lectures.
I should just study..
I think instead of just explaining the context of the book through his powerpoint slides, he should try to give more specific examples because sometimes, he tends to get off-track by speaking about something else (although, they are entertaining).
More homework that is actually graded and used toward the overall grade.
I think everything is already good as it is.
Outside activities.
Field trips, special guest from the field of economics
i like how he always kept the class involved he is really fun.
N/A
better notes on the material that cant be found in the book
Nothing, perfectly fine where it is at
I Feel Like We Should Have Some Take Home Quizes.
There was no activities in this course but possibly could add activities to be integrated based on our lectures and quizzes. Resources were readily available with help of the special tutor we had specifically for this class.
I can't think of anything Dr. Ahn could do to improve his course. He really is an outstanding professor.
Activities that could be added could be like small projects that students could do to apply what they learn.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
3.62 29 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 12 (41%) 13 (45%) 3 (10%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 29 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 12 (41%) 15 (52%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 27 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (15%) 13 (48%) 10 (37%)
9. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.04 27 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 6 (22%) 8 (30%) 11 (41%)
10. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 28 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (18%) 8 (29%) 15 (54%)
11. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 28 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (11%) 6 (21%) 19 (68%)
12. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 28 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 4 (14%) 22 (79%)
13. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 27 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (7%) 24 (89%)
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  
4.68 28 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 5 (18%) 21 (75%)
15. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 28 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 5 (18%) 21 (75%)
16. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 28 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 7 (25%) 19 (68%)
17. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 28 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 6 (21%) 20 (71%)
18. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 26 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 8 (31%) 16 (62%)
19. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.39 28 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (14%) 9 (32%) 15 (54%)
20. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I ennjoyed this class and Ahn's teaching style is very good. I like how laid back he is while he is teaching the class.
More activities.
Make students become a hands-on or visual learner by using examples.
maybe instead of only lectures and quizzes, add in some projects that will help your students understand the material better.
please post your power points on laulima.
there would be nothing to change. however, he should have another tutor because some people cant make it to the days his tutor is available in person. some people usually has classes on those times. he should have 2 tutors that take turns everyday of the week. it will help ALOT.
He should show more examples.
Perhaps by adding simpler examples from his lectures, it'll be easier to understand? Moreover, I think Professor Ahn is doing well.
There is nothing to improve upon. He is an excellent teacher.
I think everything is good as it is.
hands on material.
Dr. ahn is a great profeessor. One of the very best at west oahu. he has passion for his job and his students and it comes through.
Make sure to only have one textbook format availabe for the course as there were more than one print sold at the campus bookstore
N/A
more information on topics not covered in the book
Nothing, his method is on point and straight to it.
I think the way he teaches is ideal for anything student willing to learn something valuable and learn something from his course. Possibly a few activities added to the course along with the lectures would be nice.
Dr. Ahn is an excellent teacher and he would only have very very little, if any, room for improvement.
21. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Ahn is one coolest teachers I have met this semester.Great teacher.
Great teacher. Enthusiastic about the course material. Very Knowledgeable about the course material.
He is a really great and interesting professor to learn from.
Pretty cool and he understands the material when being taught to us.
Good teacher!
Eun Ahn has a great perspective in his saying. he should be the president of United States because whatever he says, it makes sense and its usually right. he should continue what he's doing because its a good teaching style.
he was a good professor. he was straight up.
He's a great professor, he offers resources to help his students and is willing to help any of his students as long as he sees that they are trying.
His understanding of the knowledge of Economics is astounding and he has helped me learn a large amount of information.
that he's a great professor. He is not easy but you will learn a great deal from taking his course. He makes you think and keeps class entertaining with jokes.
An ok class, he teachs you a lot and helps you very much.
A+
wonderful. Great teacher.
An excellent instructor who takes pride in his work. His expertise is remarkable and has the respect of his students.
He is a great professor who assists his students when it is needed. He's also aware of his students passing and learning the material.
good teacher, makes learning about econmics easy, quick, and near painless.
100% GOOD
Professor Ahn Is A Wonderful Teacher Who Is Very Good At What He Does. He Is Able To Get Students Interested And Involved In The Daily Lessons.
He is one of the very few teachers that I really enjoyed learning from. He knows his stuff really well, teaching is excellent and always try to talk with everyone with the class equally in a friendly way.
Dr. Ahn is one of the best professor I've had all year and I feel privilaged to have taken his class.
My overall evaluation on Eun Ahn is that he has very good knowledge of what he is teaching. Also, that he answers everyones questions thoroughly.
22. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 28 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (18%) 12 (43%) 11 (39%)
23. 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  
4.57 28 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 10 (36%) 17 (61%)
24. My overall evaluation of this course is...
This course was sort of hard, economics can be kind of confusing but if you come to class everyday and read your notes its really not that bad. I think there should be more in class assignments though. So if people don't do to great on tests and quizzez assignments in class can boost their grade a little bit.
It was a really interesting course.
I kind of like this course because it fits in with my further knowledge if I really do want to major in Business. From Professor Ahn alone, I can say that I have learned a lot when it comes to Economics. From him, I have learned Elasticity of Demand and other types of determinants that impact every type of person and income.
This is an okay course, but what made the class interesting was Professor himself.
i like this course and i was planning on taking Ahn for 130 this fall but unfortunately, he doesnt have that class for fall. so i will be waiting for spring 2010. i believe that he is the best economic teacher.
it was good. all i had to do was put some time into it.
It's fun, challenging and definitely a good experience for me.
Great introduction o the principles of macroeconomics.
Good
A
Good course. It covers a lot of material though.
Very good course to get started in econmics. I look foward to my future economics classes at this campus.
I learned to be more responsible for my learning, as well as test taking and studying, especially with the pop quizzes that took place within the course.
A/B
This course has been a great course and such a great professor that cares about the students in the class
This Course Is The Bomb-Diggity.
I learned many valuable information that I can use as a reference for future purposes. I think the course mainly reflects on the instructor's traits and teaching methods which makes me think this class is something worth taking. The class can be hard when you're not prepared but easy to follow along if you are.
This was an awesome course and I learned a lot from it.
My overall evaualtion of this course is that it is very informative
Good teacher who knows the material well.
25. Other comments:
I am glad to have been able to take this course and learn so many new things.
keep it up!
i enjoyed having you as a professor. It was sure tough.
Keep it up, professor.
Great course, good teacher, had a lot of fun.
Thank you Dr. ahn for the challenge.
We should have more profeeeors like him in the world and his teaching method like his
Thank you for your guidance Mr.Ahn.

Eun Ahn: ECON496F, FIN496F, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: ECON 496F - Entrepreneurial Svc Lrng Crn (Section): 65087 (0)    
Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: FIN 496F - Entrepreneurial Svc Lrng Crn (Section): 65218 (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  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
This course helped to enhance my business/personal attitudes towards service learning. In completing our service learning projects (and writing evaluations for them), I applied financial, entrepreneurial and economic principals I learned from this course and others.
Made me realize about the service learning part. to give back to the community.
it encourage me to develop my writing skills and commiment.
The course was not taken to fulfill course requirements
This class taught me a lot about marketing and also improved my presentation skills.
This course helped with my presentation skills along with my writing skills. It also helped me to better my interpersonal skills as well in keeping in touch with my group members, instructor, and others.
This class taught me the importance of giving back the community. Classes like this will greatly benefit any student who is fortunate enough to take it.
The course enhanced me to apply my business skills towards helping the community. I was able to share my knowledge to people who were illiterate about the business world- accounting, finance, and economics.
yes, we do a lot of community service project and paper
This course helped me develop writing skills necessary to succeed in future courses with writing intensive requirements. The service learning aspect enhanced knowledge I have learned through various coursework such as my business finance, and accounting courses. Also making connections in the community and developing and executing these projects has helped hone various personal and professional skills.
Yes this course has made me experience and learn new things in life that will benefit me forever. Awesome class
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  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
3.25 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 1 (25%) 2 (18%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
None--I think this year we had a great reintroduction of the SIFE program at UHWO.
i really like the setting of this class because of the ability and freedom we have to do research and write about topics of interest.
Contact list or phone numbers of sponsors who have worked with the school and are willing assist students in their projects.
Everything turned out pretty well, maybe add more class time.
I love the course the way it is.
I can't think of one activity that could be added. This course incorperates so many different activities in one five month semester that it really sets the standard for other similar courses. In this one class each student took part in presenting, fundraising, community service, networking,and college writing. At the end of this course, each student can be proud that they not only got a letter grade and three credits, but they also took part in something really possitive.
Do to the nature of the class, we had all the resources we needed to accomplish the tasks we set out to do.
More students could be involved to make the class activities better.
I improve my writing skill and team work skill
Well this course offered alot of writing we had to do which is good. ALso the learning experience we gave to the community in presenting presentations to teach individuals business ethics.
6. Collaborating with classmates via e-mail or other electronic means was helpful to my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
7. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
8. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (80%)
9. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (82%)
10. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
11. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (82%)
12. 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  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
13. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
14. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
15. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
16. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 4 (100%)
17. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
None.
None, it was a very good class.
I like the teaching methods.
Dr. Ahn was supportive with our service learning projects 100% of the time. He made himself available to assist with our projects at all times.
Dr. Ahn's teaching styles and methods are perfect for any student pursuing a business career.
There is a little bit to rush on four project in one semester.
Nothing can be changed. WIsh the class went on longer due to the amount of information i have learned. Awesome class
18. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Great teacher. He wants to see evryone succeed and took the time to help everyone improve on what they were working on.
A+
GOOD
he is a great teacher for this class and i felt he is passionate about the community service we do in this class.
Great. Dr. Ahn is interesting as always. Very passionate about the course subject and very encouraging.
He is a great teacher.
Dr. Ahn is a fine professor, he not only teaches the course content really well, but he also teaches his students many disciplinary skills that are important in the business world. For example, many of us who were in Dr. Ahn'S service learning class were some what overwhelmed with the amount of work we had to do to prepare for regional competition. We had a week between the group to put together an annual,create a professional power point, and rehearse for our presentation to be seen by a panel of jedges. Although in the beginging many of us were probably wondering what we had gotten ourselves into when we signed up for this course, all of us can now look back proudly on all that we accomplished in just a short period of time. We would not have been able to accomplish all that we did without the support and guidence of Dr. Ahn.
Dr. Ahn is a very effective instructor. He demonstrates passion in the material he teaches. For this class, he showed a lot of passion in the projects that my classmates, and myself were able to accomplish.
Dr. Ahn is a great instructor who is fair with his students and makes content clear to everyone. He is very approachable and always willing to help with anything in business. He is well rounded in all aspects of business- accounting, finance, and economics.
He is a good teacher, and the class is easy and fun.
A great professor. Always available for comments and questions. Gave good feedback and evaluation on papers.
The best professor yet i have had. Definitely taking him in the near future
19. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
20. 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  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 4 (100%)
21. My overall evaluation of this course is...
The course is one of the best classes I have taken at UHWO because it combines the classroom and service learning through SIFE projects. I would recommend the class for everyone.
I really enjoyed this class as well as helping out in the community. Dr. Ahn did a great job!
A+ This is a great class for students to see how service learning can enhance their lives, personally and professionally.
Continue this class
I felt very glad with the outcome of this class and the satisfaction of helping the community.
Excellent professor who is willing to go out of his way to help students in and out of the classroom.
Great. Fun class to take. It was very rewarding to particpate in service learning for the betterment of our community and also exciting to take part in the SIFE competition. I would like to take another class like this and will recommend this class to my peers.
It's an awesome class.
I rate this course very high. Although this course fulfills a core requirement for business and finance majors, all studentes no matter what major their in can benefit from this course.
This course teaches students a very valuable lesson in giving back through service learning. We all learned many things about being positive members of our communities, and we were all very lucky to be able to teach many members of the community important lessons to be successful.
Overall, this is an excellent course for any student in business. You are given the opportunity to help the community learn about business. A lot of opportunity is given to students and it's a good experience for them.
A++++++
An excellent course to develop business skills, personal communication and writing skills. Also gives back to the community while students learn!
Hoep hey offer this course to other students so they can experience what i have. Awesome people, teacher, and communities i have been to. A+++++
22. Other comments:
this is a great course to take where students will learn about community service and improve people's life.
None
None
I would recommend this course to others who need a WI credit. I hope this class is offered in the years to come so that others can experience the same things I did.
This class would be very beneficial for many students to have available to them on a constant basis. This class is very beneficial to the communities in which we do our community service projects in. Lastly, this class assists our students in playing a big role in getting UHWO's name out in the community.
They should continue the SIFE Team to keep UH-WO on the board for the regional champ. For the first year coming back and to win the championships is progress to keep this an ongoing traditon

Eun Ahn: ECON130, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: ECON 130 - Principles of Microeconomics Crn (Section): 69016 (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  
4.64 14 1.08 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 12 (86%) 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?
Economics helped me fulfill my course requirements as well as my major. I plan to major in Business and Professor Ahn taught me the basics of what we'll need to be furthered in the business field. I have learned many important formulas such as the Elasticity of demand, Income elasticity and more. His teachings enhanced my professional development by helping me understand the importance of the business world and current events.
This course helped me to understand how different businesses use data about consumers, supply, demand, etc to enhance and improve their companies.
open up my mind in so many ways depend on everyday live.
it helped me understand the process of the economy with a lot more thought
I think this course helped me a lot with understanding my major and enjoying my major a lot more than i used to.
This course taught me that some of the material taught is actually common sense once the instructor showed us why it was. The light bulb went on.
I think that the basic principles I learned in this class can be applied in the real world as an adult. Although my major is ECE, the knowledge that I gained from this class will be useful in administrative work in ECE, and as a more knowledgeable citizen.
helped me to understand the basic concepts of economics.
This course enhanced my knowledge in the financia l state of our economy and how to manage and control finances and products economical while involved in any form of Business.
This course taught me what my major would be like and gave me ideas of what would it be like if I am to take advanced classes of this same course category.
This was a core class that I needed to fulfill my business degree and yes, the class did better prepared me to think critically about business concepts such as, supply and demand and production costs.
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  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
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  
2.15 13 0.8 Freq(%) 2 (15%) 8 (62%) 2 (15%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
maybe a group project
I believe the instructor know better than I do.
real life business demonstrations, etc.
I think this course doesn't need anymore activities or resources. This course has good resources (tutor) and activities (in class discussion) that helped many students.
great teacher, helpful and willing to help in whatever way possible.
Our professor really does his best in order for us to be prepared on our exams. He encourages participation to activities and is giving us opportunities in order to study our materials effectively by hiring teacher's assistant and telling us which concepts should we know best.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.14 14 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 8 (57%) 4 (29%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 14 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 6 (43%) 6 (43%)
9. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (36%) 8 (57%)
10. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%)
11. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
12. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
13. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
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  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
15. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
16. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
17. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
18. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%)
19. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
20. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%)
21. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 14 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 12 (86%)
22. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%)
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
more local examples
I think that the teacher did a good job. I have no suggestions.
assignments with points.
weekly projects
This instructor's teaching is one of the best teachings I've had since at UHWO. There is no suggestions for improving the course.
I suggest that he remain the same in his teaching methods and style.
I think that the class would be improved if there was less discussion about unrelated topics. Our instructor is very friendly, but sometimes students tend to get really loud, and it can be distracting when you're trying to focus on the material.
24. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
My overall evaluation of Professor Ahn is that he is really outgoing especially when relating Economics to Current Events.
an amazing teacher, knows what he is teaching. what might help is group projects or presentations
The teacher taught very well. He kept students involved in discussion/questions, kept us on our feet to be able to answer questions, etc. He has a very positive attitude which helps students to feel comfortable. He also appears to know quite a bit about the subject.
he's cool and nice...even fair can be.
very good, he is fair and does not give up on us no matter what type of student we are. my evaluation is an A
This instructor's teaching is one of the best teachings I've had since at UHWO. He makes everything clear and understandable for students to relate to. He's very nice and helpful. Always willing to help students out with questions and ways to get better grades.I recommend this instructor to any student that is interested in business or majoring in business.
he was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about his class and made it fun.
Dr. Ahn is a very good teacher. He is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about teaching and economics.
i think that professor Eun is great at his job. he definitely knows alot about the course and understands ways of teaching students. i give him an A+
The professor is overall really good and is well aware of what he is doing. He tries his best to encourage his students to study and prepare us for incoming exams.
I think that Dr. Ahn is a very knowledgeable professor and is an asset to the faculty at U.H. West Oahu.
25. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 9 (64%)
26. 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  
4.64 14 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%)
27. My overall evaluation of this course is...
This course helped me move further to what I call the basics of Business. Overall, this course was an ideal move for me and I'm considering taking Professor Ahn again next semester for Econ 131.
good class, i had a hard time with it but it had nothing to do with the instructors teaching style
Great course. There is a lot of information, but most of it is good for anyone to know, even if you're not majoring in Business.
none.
it is clear and full of helpful information. my evaluation is an A
This course was interesting. It challenged me. This course made me want to work harder and study more. It helped me a lot to understand more of my major and more about how the economy works.
the instructor and course were very informative
Very informational,Dr. Ahn also made class more fun and interesting with his enthusiasm.
A
It is a great course. I learned a lot and I really would recommend this professor to students who wish to take this course.
I enjoyed this class I learned a lot. 10 out of 10 rating.

Eun Ahn: ECON302, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: ECON 302 - Managerial Economics Crn (Section): 69116 (1)     69252 (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  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%) 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?
Not just learning managerial concepts but applying them to real life situations was key in this course. The application exercises allowed me to see business structures & a manager's role differently.
I learned a lot about Economics and how it applies to businesses.
Economics for me has been a tough subject, how this managerial economics class was a pretty interesting subject.
It showed situations in Business and ways to solve problems and manage the company with the best decisions possible. Also this class included lots of equations that would help make company and business decisions.
This course gave me great information for use in my current job and I am confident I will be able to use the concepts in the future.
This was an elective course, and wanted to lean my education towards accounting... planning on double major w/acctg. With hotel management background, this course enhanced financial analysis skills that I have gained in my profession.
I really learned to apply a few things to my everyday life.
The course was taken as an elective because I believe Dr. Ahn does an excellent job of teaching the material. The oourse has enhanced my knowledge as to why businesses make certain decisions based on marginal revenue and marginal cost.
this is a hard class and involve alot of reading, but his teaching is very interesting and helpful.
I felt that I learned a lot more about concepts with the help of chat sessions, discussion board posts, and weekly assignments.
The course helped by building on material covered in lower level classes.
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  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
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  
2.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 6 (67%) 2 (22%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
none
I like having this class on Elluminate.
Dr. Ahn was very good at emailing me back when I have questions. I'd say that was the best resource for me especially because it is an online class.
My only recommendation for this course would be to make it ITV instead or at least have it as an option.
Nothing. Everything was good.
I was very thankfull that he did the elluminate sessions. He didn;t have to but I am really glad he did. I learned the gaps that I was having trouble with during that time.
With the Elluminate lectures once a week the class had the resources necessary for my learning.
this class should not on the internet, this class should be a in person class. the material is hard and a lot of concepts needed to be explain very clear.
My only complaint about the class was that the book is a little difficult to learn from, especially for an online class.
6. Interacting online with the instructor enhanced my understanding of the course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
7. I 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  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%) 0 (0%)
8. Please comment on how the online communication and/or interaction (emails, chats, bulletin boards, discussion boards, etc.) enhanced your understanding of the course material.
The online chat sessions were almost like being in class but from the comfort of your own home. I like how he called on people individually to make sure everyone was on task.
Elluminate was a great venue to use for this class. It gave the convenience of taking the class anywhere online, with the added benefit of having a live instructor and whiteboard for further clarification.
Live chats on Monday afternoons were great because we were able to hear the instructor as if we were in a classroom and able to ask him questions right there and then. We were also able to use the skills we were learning during this time and get be truly informed of how much we did or did not understand of the material, through the examples he would provide.
Elluminate was a great way to help with the material. Although the time of day was right in the middle of my work hours, it was very helpful for me.
The Elluminate sessions are invaluable in this course, having the 1 hour per week gives us the opportunity for real time access to the instructor. The information in the book is a little confusing when it comes to formulas but instructor time clears it up.
I really thought the elluminate sessions were helpful. I would like to have had them at night when I was off work because I have more free time then. Dr. Ahn was very helpful and flexible in helping us in any way that he could. I really enjoyed this class because of the instructor. The class was pretty difficult, but he made it a little easier to understand.
Laulima discussion boards definitely contributed to my analysis skills. By analyzing other students' inputs, I gained better understanding of the subject matters.
It really made me think about what I read
The book was really hard to comprehend for me. With the chats online and him using the discussion boards as well as the white boards on elluminate sessions, it became more clearer as to what exactly I was supposed to do. I understand that the reading material is a high level, perhaps my comprehension sucks. I believe he did really well when it came to explaining the material of the book during our sessions.
Dr. Ahn took great care during the Elluminate sessions to offer extra time at the end of lectures for any students that lacked complete understanding of the materiial covered. Moreover, Dr. Ahn provided complete responses and explanations through emails for assignments and posts on the discussion board that enhanced my ability to understand the material.
chats response fast and discussion board activity is helpful.
the illuminate sessions were very helpful and key to my success.
I felt with all the participation that was involved, I retained and understood information better. I am very appreciative to have a friendly, kind, and helpful professor along with fellow classmates.
The chats helped to reinforce the material that was covered that week and clarified material that wasn't easily understood from the book.
9. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.11 9 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 4 (44%) 3 (33%)
10. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
11. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
12. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 6 (67%)
13. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 7 (78%)
14. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 7 (78%)
15. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%)
16. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%)
17. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%)
18. 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  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
19. The instructor was able to clarify difficult course topics.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
20. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 11 (100%)
21. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 11 (100%)
22. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 11 (100%)
23. The instructor was willing to help.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%)
24. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%)
25. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 7 (78%)
26. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I really can't see any areas that need improving as I was thoroughly impressed w/ Dr. Ahn.
none
I know Elluminate gave us some problems, and it would have been nice to be able to review previously recorded whiteboards for exam review. Even with these quirks, I was still glad it was held on Elluminate.
I'm kind of scared that the Final is a big grade and it is the only huge grade that will impact a large portion of my ultimate grade. It is also more scarry because it is a comprehension test and I had no other tests as practice. I'm just not a test person and I'm scared that I worked hard throughout the whole semester and just because I am not a good test taker my grade will not show my effort made throughout the semester. So having little quizzes could have made this anxiety a little better so that I could get a feel of your tests; therefore practice for the final.
While I understand the rational for a cumulative final, I would like to see some quizzes or break the course into a mid-term and a final half and half.
Regarding Laulima Discussion postings: it would be nice to have students create their own screen names or 'nicknames' so that when some make constructive criticisms, they are not 'hanged' for those comments, and real names of the students are visible only to instructors/admnistrators to cross reference to screen names or nicknames.
I have no suggestions for improving the course as Dr. Ahn does a great job of giving students the opportunity to learn.
again, this course should be a in classroom class.
27. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
I have taken 10+ online courses & was never as impressed as I was w/ Dr. Ahn. I applaud all instructors given the challenges an online environment poses in teaching, conveying experience, and encouraging students to grow. This instructor has surpassed what I thought could be accomplished online. His ability to employ teaching techniques to keep students at a successful learning pace was the most impressive. For example, chat sessions were innovative & was the best teaching tool to learn problems. In addition, this was the 1st time I felt encouraged to participate in online discussion postings & read what peers had to say. My experience w/ other instructors made online discussions seem like a task that they needed to require of students & not much thought/encouragement was put into it. Most of all, I was appreciative Dr. Ahn ALWAYS offered addt'l time to students having difficulties w/ assignments, & he was flexible in doing that via phone, chat, or in person -- a plus for online students. I had to take him up on that offer, & it was the 1st time I felt the sincerity of an online instructor in my success. I'm sure Dr. Ahn has many other great attributes in teaching, but I think he could be a wonderful resource to other instructors in developing successful online environments for students.
He is a great instructor who really knows what he is talking about.
I enjoyed taking this class from this intructor. He knew the subject well and was prompt in responding to emails.
Great instructor. Very knowledgeable and always makes himself available to students.
Great!
Dr. Ahn is an excellent instructor, I am a distance education student and any time I sent an e-mail inquiry he responded in less than 24 hours. He makes sure you understand the information before moving on and he gets everyone involved in the discussion so nobody gets left behind.
Dr. Ahn is a wonderful instructor. He was always available for help and really tried to explain anything we didn't understand.
Excellent. His explanations are concise and easily understood.
I really enjoyed his class and would take another class with him if I could
Dr. Ahn is an excellent instructor and a model professor that treats every student with respect.
very good teacher, very helpful and willing to spend time on students.
He tries his best to accomodate the online students in learning all the material with little time of instruction. He was available to me after hours and help me understand some concepts I had trouble with
Outstanding!
The instructor really knows the subject. I learned a lot from him and I enjoyed being in his class.
A+
28. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 10 (91%)
29. 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 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 11 (100%)
30. My overall evaluation of this course is...
As this is my last semester at UHWO, I can say there are 4 courses in the 300/400 levels that have been the most valuable to my career in business. This is one of them, but I really believe it was the instructor's amazing style and experience that emphasized the use of these important concepts & how they can be applied to my career.
I like the style of course this is with the online chat and the discussion/assignment once a week. I also liked that the final grade doesn't weigh too heavily on exams or papers.
I don't really care for economics, however of all the economic classes I have taken, this was the best. Even the textbook was interesting.
Economics is not my favorite course, but I was still able to learn a lot through the assignments and chats.
Good and challenging
I will use some of the tools in this course, but not all of them. I think Dr. Ahn did a great job of teaching this class especially online. He used the tools available to him to teach us and explained things very well. I believe he was very fair with his grading practices and overall I really enjoyed having him as an instructor. I would take another one of his classes anytime.
Excellent. This course is a must for anyone in management level in all types of market.
A very well rounded and informational class
I would recommend the course to other students because Dr. Ahn does a great job of presenting the material in order for students to learn.
very good course
Great!
It was a different type of economics we looked at. Although the basic concepts were the same, they were applied to the actual management of a business.
A+

Eun Ahn: FIN301, Summer II 2009     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: FIN 301 - Personal Finance Crn (Section): 68046 (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  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%) 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 is very useful. It teachs students who to do, and what to do. very good class. I had learn a lot.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
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  
2.86 7 1.35 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 2 (29%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
most use financialab. that is very important to this class.
I don't recommend anything that could be added to improve my learning. The FinanceLab website was a real asset to learning and grasping the concepts outlined in the textbook. With difficult problems, FinanceLab provided step by step instructions on how to solve problems, which was great because it would have been more time consuming if I had to contact Dr. Ahn for assistance. I'm glad that Dr. Ahn gave the class an opportunity to correct our answers to our quizzes. This really helped me a lot because it allowed me to learn from my errors and understand what I was doing incorrect.
6. Collaborating with classmates via e-mail or other electronic means was helpful to my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
7. 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  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
8. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
9. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
10. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
11. I was stimulated to discuss related topics outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
12. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
13. I try to relate what I learn in this course to my own experience.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
14. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
15. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
16. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
17. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
18. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
19. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
20. The instructor shows appreciation of my efforts to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
21. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
22. The instructor tells students when they have done especially well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
23. The instructor has everything going according to schedule.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
24. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
25. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
26. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I've taken many lecture classes at UH West Oahu as well as several online classes. Last semester, I took a hybrid class where the majority of the work was done online, but we also had once a month meetings. I love lecture classes the most because I like the interaction between teacher and students. I like online classes the least because of the limited interaction with the instructor. But I understand that in this day and age, online classes must be offered to fulfill student demand. As such, hybrid classes would be the best compromise.
The class was required to complete two quiz assignments on FinanceLab each week that involved problem solving. I think there should have been less problems to complete considering we had to complete two weekly assignments that involved a lot of writing in addition to the quizzes and discussion questions.
27. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Dr. Ahn is extremely knowledgeable and he has the gift to impart this knowledge to his students. It has been my privilege to take this class from him and if I had the opportunity to take another class or lecture from him, I certainly would.
very good teacher. nice and helpful. A plus.
awesome instructor.
Dr. Ahn was very prompt in replying to individual questions and weekly discussions. I also liked that our grades for weekly assignments was posted immediately after submission. In addition, he always provided feedback to improve our assignments or motivation to do well. Dr. Ahn also showed that he cares about his students achievements by providing the class an opportunity to review for the final exam on Elluminate, and he repeatedly told the class to email him or call him if we had questions. Dr. Ahn is very approachable and is always willing to help his students.
28. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
29. 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  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
30. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Awesome course! However, since I am an older student, I already knew much of the course material either through other classes or by real life experiences. This class, Personal Finance, IMHO, should be a required class for all high school graduates so they can be more prepared as they enter the "real world". If I knew the Time Value of Money back when I graduated many years ago, I'm sure I would have a much bigger nest egg now! Much Aloha, Dr. Ahn!!!
strong suggest to everyone because is useful and helpful to everybody.
This is one course that I will definitely use for the rest of my life. Glad I took the class. Enjoyed the topics.

Eun Ahn: ECON131, Spring 2009     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: ECON 131 - Principles of Macroeconomics Crn (Section): 67060 (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  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%)
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?
in every way
the course help me understand more about economics and current events in our world.
This class helped me understand more and learn new things about my major.
It helped me to better understand the current economic conditions we are currently going through.
Yes, this course gave me a better understading of the type of professional field im getting into.
this course serves as a pre- for my business classes.
This course deffinately made me better prepared for thinking constructively about current issues happening in the economy. I never took an Economics class in high school, so this class benefited me a great deal.
The way we keep up with current economy, and better understanding of the market and business
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  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
4. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 3 (27%) 6 (55%)
5. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%)
7. 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 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
8. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%)
9. 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 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
10. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
11. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%)
12. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
13. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
He maybe could have incorporated more visual aids during the lectures aside from just the text in the power points.
none
i think the class is well design and great for any student because it help you understand many concept useful for a day to day life.
More group work
There are no suggestions to help improve this course or instructor's teaching style.
Less stories unrelated to what the topics are discussed.
The only suggestion i have is when having a powerpoint to make sure that the chapters and information correctly aline with the book. That was the only problem there was when giving lectures in class.
-more variety of lectures. instead of only powerpoints. maybe field trips related to economics or bringing in a guest speaker.
nothing everything was good.
The course has just the right amount of information in each lecture... I would hope the format would stay the same. Dr. Ahn uses Power Point as well as just the usual lecture style. Occasionally he throws in a video...the videos are appropriately selected and are never boring. The videos always relate to the current lecture.
14. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
I really enjoyed this class and felt that the instructor has well prepared us for any future related endeavors. I learned a lot and felt that the instructor did a great job.
A++
the instructor is good.
This instructor is a very good instructor. He knows his part in what he has to teach and discuss with his students. He give a good amount of in-class work, homework, quizes, and tests. He answers questions that you may have and helps you try to understand a lot clearer.
This instructor is very helpful and seems to enjoy teaching this subject and knows what he is doing and teaching.
Good teacher and very energetic.
Good instructor, knows his criteria very well and easy to learn from.
great. prof is very interesting and makes class fun. he's very energetic and entertaining.
it was a great instructor
Dr. Ahn is a very effective instructor, he always comes well prepared and is very knowledgeable about his subject. The lectures are very lively which I think encourages class participation. Dr. Ahn has a very unique lecturing style...his brutal honesty is refreshing! I look forward to taking his Econ 130 class in the Fall. I would highly recommend Dr. Ahns class to any student!
A+, like to see more instructor like him
15. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 5 (45%) 5 (45%)
16. 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  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
It was extremely practical and I feel that I'll be able to use the skills learned in this class in other classes as well as every day life.
A++
the class is really good
This course is okay. It just about taking notes and listening to the teacher. Although it may sound boring, sometimes class isn't. This class is actually interesting and helpful. It is also a good class because the instructor doesn't really give out homework. Everything is based on the discussions and your notes.
I really enjoyed this course it helped me a lot to better understand my major.
Its a great course for those going into the financial track.
I believe that this was a good course and it will help me a lot if i do still pursue a career in business. Professor Ahn made this course seem interesting and related everything to life so we can better ourselves in the future.
great. learned a lot and had fun. i took prof ahn last semester and plan to take him again in the fall.
it was a good course to take if you are going into a business major.
Four stars!!!
great

Eun Ahn: ECON322, Spring 2009     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Social Science
Course: ECON 322 - Money and Capital Markets Crn (Section): 67067 (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  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
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?
more than just technical analysis and vocabulary definitions. taught how to formulate an opinion and act accordingly.
yes, this class is very interested and I would consider change my major.
Non-applicable
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  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
4. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
5. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
7. 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  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
8. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
9. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
10. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
11. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
12. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
13. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
When students are giving presentations, he likes to state his opinion and insight. I think it would be better if he waited until the very end and then s aid what he had to say..
This class is so good, I storngly suggest all your class keep the same style and don't change to on-line class.
Nothing much! The main thing is not to get sidetracked at times; I like sports, but I don't need to listen to a 30 minute conversation on MMA.
Professor Ahn's teaching style is tough but fair. Overall he is definitely a great teacher who brings to the table a vast knowledge of actual work experience in the finance field.
14. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Dr Ahn is a great professor. He motivates the class to do well and his sense of humor keeps students interested in whats going on in the class. Hes One of UHWO's best in my opinion! I also REALLY like how everyday we had to go over current events, it really keeps us informed and shows us how our classroom material relates to real life events.
keeps the material relevant to the current times. very engaging and good at connecting with he students to make them more willing to participate.
very good teacher and learn alot in the class.
He's a top notch professor who is very knowledgeable and engaging.
I would recommend other students to take a course with Professor Ahn.
15. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
16. 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  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
17. My overall evaluation of this course is...
As a secondary class of the 'money and banking' course, i think that class really openened my eyes to the financial world. With great real world application, this course has made me consider a career in the financial/investment market.
if anyone interested in financial sure not miss this class.
It's a very good course. Depending on one's point of view, having prerequisites for the class limited the people able to enroll, so there were like-minded people in the class
This class was definitely tough, but worth more than just a grade.