professor
Emily Hall

This professor has earned a CULPA silver nugget

Mar 2007

She's totally cheery and isn't a jerk at all about grading. She does have to follow Jack's guidlines, but she only imposes his guidelines and doesn't add her own. She doesn't take off any points that she doesn't absolutely HAVE to. She's quick with replying to e-mails, too. She doesn't expect the world of you: just try to bullshit your way through these Design Journals as best you can. She really liked my group and when I ran into her after the semester was over, she mentioned that she was upset that Jack didn't give us a better grade because she liked our project a lot. You're lucky to have her if she's your Advisor for this class.

Mar 2007

Emily's grading is far from fair. On "Weekly Reflection" (which now substitute for class attendance), Emily apparently arbitrarily picks certain reflections to grade, and then grades those harshly (full credit for perfect, 0 for anything but), and then randomly assigns point values for the rest. I do not understand how one could comment on her qualifications - a BA in physics does not prepare one to teach a course any more than a masters in CS or a PhD in psychology - what is needed is a competency in /teaching/ and /basic engineering/. After all, that's what this course is. I feel that Emily lacks the experience to be in this position, and fails at it. If you get her as your group advisor, good luck. She is infrequently present for advisor meetings.

Mar 2007

She is much more chill than Jack is. She graduated from Colgate in 2006 (which interestingly doesnt have an engineering school) and now TA's for Gateway, she's not underqualified though for the course. All thats required is that you at least pretend to grovel at Jack's knees. Not too tough a grader and not too tough on the eyes either.