Donovan Chau at California State University San Bernardino

Donovan Chau

  • 2.7Overall Quality
  • 2.8Helpfulness
  • 2.7Clarity
  • 2.2Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
7/1/14

PSCI 590

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Chau classes are super boring. Instead of teaching, he has students deliver power point presentations. It is torture. Furthermore he denied me a letter of recommendation because he is too busy.

3/8/14

PSCI 590

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedB+

Avoid Dr. Chau at all costs. He is dedicated to making students miserable and does not teach. To what extent? To the extent that Dr. Chau would rather talk about his time on the Hill and get acronyms wrong, instead of provide proper feedback and guidance. I repeat, avoid Dr. Chau.

10/29/13

PSCI 590

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

DO NOT TAKE CHAU! As a previous comment mentioned, he is very unclear as to what he wants on assignments. He is pretty much up there lecturing for three hours just to hear himself talk. Overly pretentious and conceited. AVOID!

11/28/12

psci204

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

International relations with this professor. Entered class very interested in the subject, left discouraged from it completely. This class could be much more fun and engaging for students considering how the topics of discussion can affect us. But this professor is overly technical on the subject and his demeanor is way too serious 4 a intro class

12/8/11

PSCI400

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Chau is very hard to please, he is never satisfied with your work, and isn't very clear on what he wants. He's a good professor, he just needs to lighten a little.

11/8/11

PSCI540

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Chau is ridiculously serious professor. He expects of you what he expects of himself, perfection. Pay attention, read the material and read every line of the syllabus. Above all, remember "To the extent..."

9/16/11

PSCI606

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you wish to succeed in Dr Chau's class pay attention, participate, ask questions, and FOLLOW THE SYLLABUS. If you follow the syllabus, ask for a sample paper, and meticulously follow both, you will not fail your written assignments. Dr. Chau is interested in seeing how well you follow directions, and unfortunately, many people don't.

5/31/11

PSCI590

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Do not expect to be handed down an easy grade. You work for it, and as far as complaints of lecturing, it is a graduate seminar, not and undergrad powerpoint class. Class discussion drives the seminar. Do your work and write at a graduate level, stricly adhereing tp his guidlines and you will be fine.

1/20/11

PSCI590

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

By far the worst professor in the PSCI department. He lectures for 10-20 min and then has class give presentations for 3-3.5 hours. He know the material he is teaching but he does not teach anything. He is not very helpful when asked for advice on assignment nor is he clear on what he wants. Avoid him if you can you will be happy you did.

3/24/10

PSCI605

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

You will not be spoon fed the materials. It will require initiative. The required weekly presentation greatly enhanced my speaking skills, and through the research that was required for the presentation, I learned so much.

6/16/09

PSCI605

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

In order to be successful in Dr. Chau's class, one must take the initiative and show Dr. Chau that one desires to learn the material. It is very much a seminar style course with guidance. Surely, one's ability to write, speak and present in a professional will be greatly enhanced after the course.

6/10/09

PSCI605

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Chau should have paid my research team for giving him a weekly education plus he pocketed our research for his personal use without even citing us. Total waste of time and money taking his course. His 5 minutes a week of smart ass comments didn?t even intellectually qualify as graduate level.Be prepared to bomb you papers on footnote format alone.

6/5/09

psci540

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

has the students teach the whole time..extremely boring...pretty easy he does not talk much so i dont know if he himself even knows the content..if you want to be bored take chau

4/16/09

psci605

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor rarely lectures. Majority of the class was student presentations. Must take the iniative to read the book yourself. Do not rely on the other students' presentations to take place of the readings.

3/22/09

PSCI0000

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Below average for the dept. when it comes to getting help. Never really knew what he wanted. I asked a few times and it seemed that he was mad at me for asking for his help. The other Profs. are very helpful during their office hours are during class. The students teach his class and you don't learn anything. Complete waste of time.Never Again

3/5/09

PSCI204

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

he is by far the worse teacher at csusb!! avoid avoid avoid! he thinks hes all that, hes so boring i fell asleep in his class. he gives a quiz every 2 weeks, his final is based on the quizes. and there is one paper. i didnt like the class.

1/9/09

PSCI400

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Avoid if possible the prof is more willing to speak for 10mins in a 4-hr class and then let the students discuss. It doesn't sound like a bad plan until ONLY the ones who have a comment on EVERYTHING takes the floor, snooze-fest for the rest of the class. No direction in class. Brings personal emotions into the class room.

7/10/08

psci400

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

excellent teacher, always willing to help. you will learn alot with him.

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