2016 Spring Finance Student SLO Assessment Survey

2016 Spring Finance Student SLO Assessment Survey








Finance Spring 2016 Student SLO Report
Spring 2016 – Finance

April 29th 2016, 4:38 pm CDT

Q3 - What did you like about this program?
I enjoyed the small classrooms and real world projects. I appreciated the instructors and the experience they
bring to the table.
The program dove into real-world situations, that an employee in the Finance industry would run into.
I like the good overall broad classes the program has.
I think how everything was hands on. the Teachers were amazing and very helpful.I like how the program was
small so the teachers could work one on one. I learned about about the business field and what to expect in the
upcoming world.
Freedom of choice and ways to pursue assignments.

Q4 - What would you change about this program?
I would have the finance students sit in on the Finance Scholarship fund meetings and maybe present their
recommendations to the board.
Nothing.
I liked it a lot. It was hard at sometimes and easy at other points.
Projects were routinely changed due to conflicts of dates. It would be nice to start them a little bit earlier to
have the correct allocated time frames instead of crunching the project into a shorter amount of time. By
introducing the projects earlier there is more probability of preparing meetings.

Q6 - As a result of this program: I have learned effective communication skills.
Answer

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Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

Count

0.00%

Agree

60.00%

3

Strongly Agree

40.00%

2

100%

5

Total

Q7 - Provide any comments you have on effective communication skills you
learned.
My writing has vastly improved since I started attending.
I learned each and every way to communicate in a professional manner.
Speech and current events were very helpful.

Q8 - As a result of this program: I am able to apply mathematical concepts.
Answer

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Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

Count

0.00%

Agree

60.00%

3

Strongly Agree

40.00%

2

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5

Total

Q9 - Provide any comments you have on mathematical concepts you
learned.
I learned far more statistics and time value of money. Western also solidified my knowledge of ratios.
They were tough to learn at times, but the proper resources were provided, and the instructors were always
willing to help.

Q10 - As a result of this program: - I learned how to transfer social and natural
science theories into practical applications.
Answer

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Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

Count

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

20.00%

1

Agree

20.00%

1

Strongly Agree

60.00%

3

100%

5

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Q11 - Provide any comments you have on transferring social and natural
science theories into practical applications.
I learned how to transfer social theories, not so much science.

Q12 - As a result of this program: I learned critical thinking skills.
Answer

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Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

Count

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

20.00%

1

Agree

40.00%

2

Strongly Agree

40.00%

2

100%

5

Total

Q13 - Provide any comments you have on critical thinking skills you learned.
A lot of projects where we didn't have our hand held through it. These projects required critical thinking on our
own.

Q14 - As a result of this program: I have learned to use technology effectively.
Answer

%

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

Count

0.00%

Agree

40.00%

2

Strongly Agree

60.00%

3

100%

5

Total

Q15 - Provide any comments you have on what you learned about using
technology effectively.
The Excel class was very helpful.
Technology played one of the biggest roles in my program, such as Microsoft applications.
Word and Excel were great classes to take.

Q16 - As a result of this program: - I have learned to value myself and work
ethically with others in a diverse population.
Answer

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Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

Count

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

20.00%

1

Agree

20.00%

1

Strongly Agree

60.00%

3

100%

5

Total

Q17 - Provide any comments you have on what you learned about valuing
yourself and working ethically with others in a diverse population.
Not a very diverse class as far as finance goes.
I formed a bond with my classmates after 2 years of semesters together.

Q18 - As a result of this program: - I am able to make decisions that
incorporate the importance of sustainability.
Answer

%

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

Count

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

20.00%

1

Agree

20.00%

1

Strongly Agree

60.00%

3

100%

5

Total

Q19 - Provide any comments you have on what you learned about
incorporating the importance of sustainability in decisions you make.
Not sure

Q21 - As a result of this program, I learned to: analyze financial statements.
Answer
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Neither Agree nor Disagree

%

Count

0.00%
20.00%

1

0.00%

Agree

20.00%

1

Strongly Agree

60.00%

3

100%

5

Total

Q22 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program
outcome.
Did a good job at this
Most classes entailed financial statement analyzing.

Q23 - As a result of this program, I learned to: develop short range and strategic
plans.
Answer

%

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

Count

0.00%

Agree

60.00%

3

Strongly Agree

40.00%

2

100%

5

Total

Q24 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program
outcome.
Managerial Finance covered this completely with Xxxxxx Xxxxxx.

Q25 - As a result of this program, I learned to: apply financial laws and
regulations.
Answer
Strongly Disagree

%

Count

0.00%

Disagree

20.00%

1

Neither Agree nor Disagree

20.00%

1

Agree

20.00%

1

Strongly Agree

40.00%

2

100%

5

Total

Q26 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program
outcome.
These were tough for me to learn, but the important ones are well-known to me now.
I learned a lot of this in the lending principles class.

Q27 - As a result of this program, I learned to: demonstrate an understanding of
the role of financial institutions.
Answer

%

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

0.00%

Agree

Count

0.00%

Strongly Agree
Total

100.00%

5

100%

5

Q28 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program
outcome.
Just about every Finance class covered the role of financial institutions.

Q29 - As a result of this program, I learned to: - explain the real estate
transaction process and property management concepts.
Answer
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Neither Agree nor Disagree

%

Count

0.00%
20.00%

1

0.00%

Agree

20.00%

1

Strongly Agree

60.00%

3

100%

5

Total

Q30 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program
outcome.
Real estate was not a well taught subject.

Q31 - As a result of this program, I learned to:create and analyze budgets.
Answer

%

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

Count

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree
Agree
Strongly Agree
Total

20.00%
0.00%
80.00%

4

100%

5

Q32 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program
outcome.
Managerial Finance once again covered this. Thanks Xxxxxx

1

Q33 - As a result of this program, I learned to: evaluate and sell financial
products.
Answer
Strongly Disagree

%

Count

0.00%

Disagree

20.00%

1

Neither Agree nor Disagree

40.00%

2

Agree
Strongly Agree
Total

0.00%
40.00%

2

100%

5

Q34 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program outcome.
Q35 - As a result of this program, I learned to: recognize the interconnectedness
of the global economy.
Answer

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Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

Count

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

20.00%

1

Agree

20.00%

1

Strongly Agree

60.00%

3

100%

5

Total

Q36 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program
outcome.
International Business

Q37 - CONCLUSION Please use this space to share any other feedback,
comments, or suggestions about your experience at Western Technical
College.
Western prepared me for a job, or moving on to a Bachelor's Degree. Thanks to all the faculty and staff.
I think that Xxxxxx Xxxxx needs to stop being so condescending to students. The finance program is a great
program but I wouldn't recommend it to anybody because of xxx. They have made more of a negative impact
on me than good. I know many students that would stongrly agree with me. Something needs to be done
because of this.
I liked the classes. but i didnt like how we had to buy our books and then when we wanted to sell back they
wouldnt take the books back. To me it was a lot of money i didnt need to spend.