Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Oh, Yeah? Well... rate THIS.

I check RateMyProfessor.com now and then.


This is new, at least since my last check:
it's like if the dud from family guy taught your class. but smarter. he's hilarious AND smart. great professor.

I've never seen Family Guy. Have to watch, now. I showed my 15 year old son the description above, and he hacked up a lung, laughing. He agreed, though, except for the smart part. "You are the dud guy, dad."

The others range from:
This was one of the best classes I've ever taken. The reading list was daunting - thousands and thousands of pages - but I learned an incredible amount. I always looked forward to class discussions. The homework assignments were mind-expanding. I came to college for classes like this.

Blush. Oh, please. Please don't stop.

To this:
Unprepared most of the time, the lectures are off the cuff. Not ever sure he's read the stuff he's lecturing on! TAs are all that counts in this class. Skip the lectures.

That last one has me mystified. Pompous ass, sure. Arrogant, obviously. But hasn't "read the stuff." Ahem. I use my own book in the case of this class. "Off the cuff"? I use detailed PPT slides and lecture from them verbatm. Then, I post the slides on Blackboard. There are 30-40 per lecture, all written out in advance with pictures and sound. One could say that they suck, but....My theory? The kid was actually taking another class, and was too drugged to notice the difference. Maybe this class?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

The kid was actually taking another class, and was too drugged to notice the difference.

< Listen Smackdown! The moment I read that, I remove my kid from that or your class and shipped him off to Wal-Mart where he is pumping gas at the full service pump working for tips. Reality is a terrible thing to a young mind.>

Anonymous said...

you realize the show takes place in RI...

Anonymous said...

http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=586795

Prof. Oldfart D. Gasbag said...

30+ PowerPoint slides per lecture?? Read this, then apologize profusely:

http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/11.09/ppt2.html

Anonymous said...

Class: Middle/Upper
Classy: No
Easiness (teaching):2
Easiness (other): 9.7
Helpfulness: 4
Clarity: -i
Your Interest: eh...
Your Interests: Hockey, free markets, and a man who isn't afraid to cuddle.
Apperance : HOT!

Comment:
Friends, bloggers, countrymen, lend me your ears;
I come to rate Munger, not to praise him.
The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones;
So let it be with Munger. The anonymous commenter
Hath told you Munger was 'into himself':
If it were so, it was a grievous fault,
And grievously hath Munger answer'd it.

Michelle said...

From RateMyProfs.com: I wish this man taught every class at Duke! What a dream- I mean Professor Munger is hot, smart, funny, and my favorite Duke Prof!!

Are you sure you didn't log in and write that yourself, Munger?

Chris Lawrence said...

You think that's bad... I have students who think I'm hot. Clearly delusional.