Jay Meehan at Oakland University

Jay Meehan

  • 3.2Overall Quality
  • 3.4Helpfulness
  • 3.0Clarity
  • 2.5Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
1/20/13

SOC240

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

I don't even know where to begin with this guy. I've never disliked a teacher as much as him. His methods of teaching are enough to confuse anyone. You never know what his expectations are, and it seems that he constantly sets the class up for failure with all the information he expects you to study, with little help or clarity. Very disorganized.

12/10/12

IntrotoCJ

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prof. Meehan is not one of the easiest professors I've had but he is a good one. Expect a decent amount of work. Keep up on the readings and come to class to take notes. His personality rubbed some people the wrong way but he means well and like I said he's a good teacher. Don't expect an easy A, you have to work for it.

10/14/12

CRJ100

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I have Meehan for CRJ 100/SOC 240. I absolutely love the class. He is a great teacher and goes the extra mile to make sure we understand the material. Reading textbooks is part of college. As long as you read there's no reason you shouldn't ace the quizzes. I highly recommend Jay Meehan to anyone who has to take this class.

3/20/12

Soc240

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Worst prof I've had yet. hes not afraid to openly criticize the class. his reading quizes require you to be extremely specific. I read and take notes and I have yet to do well on one. I wish I hadnt taken this class. Prof is awful!

6/15/11

SOC395

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Read the reviews before i took the class and was a tad concerned however i enjoyed having him as a professor thoroughly. Very passionate and while the class was difficult i enjoyed almost every minute of it. Take him if you do not need someone to walk on eggshells. teaches in a straight forward no b.s manner

2/5/11

SOC240

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Fantastic Professor, though you must have to be willing to do the work. Meehan is a very passionate professor and although he may ramble, he is very helpful. One of the best I've had at OU,

1/11/11

CJ101

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I had Professor Meehan as an undergrad at OU, and he was one of the best/one of my favorite professors. The reading was really helpful, and his views expressed are merely to get you thinking about different viewpoints other than the idiotic boob tube views expressed 24/7 (e.g., Limbaugh, Beck, O'Reiley, etc.). Great teacher.

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12/23/10

SOC240

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Total bore. Really tough especially considering the fact that he blathers on about stuff that is not in the text. He never goes over the reading and that makes in very difficult to pass the quizzes. But you must do the reading to pass the quizzes. But you can pass the class by getting like 2 pts per quiz instead of 5. Horrible teaching style.

12/21/10

SOC240

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Make sure you read the chapters he assigns. You have random quizzes, so you don't know when you need to read or not. He gives you review questions/essays for the midterm and final- make sure you write out essays and study them.. IT WILL HELP!! I got a 3.7 in his class but I worked my butt off.

12/15/10

soc240

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

everyone should know that HE IS THE CHAIR PERSON (DEAN) OF THE SOCIOLOGY DEPARTMENT,so he is hard and expects a lot. I honestly tried so hard in his class and didn't do to good. but if you can read a chapter and take notes and memorize it, then you should do fine on his daily quizes. he's also very sarcastic and annoying!

12/15/09

soc240

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Best instructor! Very passionate and knowledgeable about the subject matter. His expectations are high and you have to be willing to work your butt off! Extremely helpful as well. Looking forward to another class with him!

8/8/09

Soc240

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I will give him credit he truly enjoys his line of work and passionatly shows that. As far as teaching others that...No..I felt he only tried to intimidate the students and make examples of the ones falling behind..I was not a fan, would not take another class with him or reccomend him to any other student...

5/2/09

SOC327

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Intimidating at first, but he is truly an exceptional professor. He is an even better mentor and adviser. Great class filled with interesting material and he truly shows a passion for it. Attendance is crucial & will benefit your grade in the end. Weekly quizzes are difficult so read meticulously and take even more detailed notes. Great class/guy!

8/18/08

soc327

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great class, very interesting topic. A lot of material but fun to learn. Meehan is extremely helpful and understanding, seems a little intimidating at first.. but once you get to know him he isnt, great professor! One of my favorites at OU :)

3/15/07

CRJ240

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He would rather waste 20 mins of class on a stupid pop quiz rather than use that time on valuable lecture. By the way, there are 13 of these pop quizzes, once a week, given BEFORE he covers the material. Of 35 students in my class, he only gave out one A on the mid-term exam. Its an easy class, but he makes it ridiculously hard because he can.

2/23/07

soc327

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very interesting class. I am a non-major and I loved the class. He has weekly reading quizzes which are hard even if you read, but take reading notes. Midterm was a 12-15 page paper. Attendance is not mandatory but he will use it to bump up your grade if you are on the edge. He is always willing to help or clarify something confusing.

10/31/06

soc100

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Likeable guy, but his test are hard and difficult essays if you don't know what's they're on.

8/29/06

SOC240

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Look, Guys listen. If you write what he wants you to erite, you will be fine. I made an A because I played his game. Yeah, I had to think on my own.Give me a break. Meehan has favorites in each class as well. Take him if you want, but he is not the best prof, a little under average.

7/27/06

SOC 240, 425...

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

By far THE best professor I have ever had. You will learn so much in this class. But it is defintely not a class to take if you just want to screw around and not read. Charismatic, likeable (if you dont get on his bad side), and highly intelligent. I am graduated now, and I want to go back just so I can take more of his classes! Honestly.

6/23/06

SOC206,240-,392

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I've taken one too many classes with him and I've learned more each time. I don't know why "college" students expect to be handed good grades on a silver platter. Meehan wants you to take on his challenge and succeed by any means possible. He's not your ordinary prof, he actually wants you to learn something, not b.s. your way through.

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