Oops, I totally forgot about this thread. Geeze.
The weirdest part is that this guy has glowing prof reviews! Every single one of his reviews says that he’s a cool/chill old guy who knows his stuff and loves to help students. It’s like the guy doing the teaching for this class is a pod person. He also told the class that he doesn’t normally teach BIO110, but…all of his reviews are for BIO110?
@BlondeMissMolly: No TA or lab assistant. 40 students share one model once a week during the lab. Apparently the prof went off on a rant about genetics and skin color and then ended it by saying that he understood racism. ?
@bella128: He’s going to see what happens after the first test is graded. A lot of the reviews (which have been wrong so far) say he grades on a curve, so Fiance wants to see how the test goes and how the grading is. He is not going in to med school. he’s going into either the Physical Therapy Assistant or the Respiratory Therapist program. This is also at our local CC, not a university, so the classes are much smaller, and he’s only teaching three classes this semester.
@FMM: Oooh, I’m probably going to PM you. Trust me, I’ve had awful profs and then retaken the same class with an amazing prof (my stats class was like this–I failed it the first time, first time I’ve ever failed a class, and retook it with a different prof who was amazing and I ended up with a 4.0). He did take the phys class already and did very well in it.
As far as independent learning, he’s doing lots of studying at home and between classes–they use an online model system called ADAM (which is great, but very slow, unfortunately), and we ordered an anatomy coloring book at the suggestion of a friend. The lectures are scattered and often random and have nothing to do with anatomy, but Fiance said that he can manage with those. The labs, like I said, are 40 students sharing one plastic model once a week, and…that’s it. They sit there and look at it with no direction because the prof just sits there and grades. Like I said, he isn’t going to med school.
@trueblue14: This is the instructor for both the lecture and lab. He does normally teach this class, despite what he told the students on the first day–in fact, this class and the anatomy/phys class that Fiance already took are the ONLY two classes that he teaches. The problem is that the professor is NOT guiding anything. He rambles during the lectures and does nothing to facilitate learning during the lab. You cannot stare at a model and expect to learn anything. And my Fiance is 31 and already has another degree–he is not anywhere near a high school mindset, knows how to study, and doesn’t need to be spoon fed. That’s a little offensive.