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Pat Ormond
Professor in the Computer Information Systems department
at Utah Valley University, Orem, UT
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Overall Quality
2.8
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.2
Clarity
2.4
Easiness
3.1
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
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10/27/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
INFO 1120 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A
"Gives good feedback" "Participation matters" "Would take again"

He was a bit confusing describing assignments. Has some hard outside of class requirements but felt they really helped to introduce students to the work force. Also, bringing in outside lecturers was a great addition to the class.

09/30/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Info 1120 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He is a nice enough guy, but when it comes to teaching students he is terrible. It feels that he is just providing the 'WHAT' to do, but not the 'HOW.' There wasn't a single class when he didn't have to go back and re explain himself because he went too fast. I would rather take an online class than from him, he just makes it more confusing.

09/16/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
3120 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Gives good feedback" "Would take again" "Participation matters"

pat gets bad reviews for no reason. He is clear cares about his students and the subject matter. He is extremely knowledgeable about the subject and has worked in industry unlike many other teachers that have never left academics. I dont understand the low rating he is excellent.

09/03/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
INFO 1120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I haven't dropped this class because I work full time and this is the only time available. The 1st & 2nd day of class consisted of mass confusion. We're barely even a week into the semester and we're already behind. Assignments have ludicrous requirements. This class is not for anyone who doesn't have a lot of extra time outside of the classroom.

04/20/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
INFO 1120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Pat is extremely confusing and unclear about what he wants as far as assignments. You don't actually learn anything in class, instead you have to use YouTube in order to do homework assignments. Wouldn't recommend taking any class from him.

12/18/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Info 1120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I loved Pat, he is a really amazing guy. But he is a bit scatter brained, but you can tell he is really passionate. You do have to be in class and follow along very carefully to get a decent grade. Don't attempt to go ahead, and listen very carefully. I would recommend him, but be patient, be in class and listen carefully. Knowing MLA is a must.

12/17/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
1120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

If you don't go to class don't expect to pass this class. He is constantly changing the assignments and if you aren't in class you won't know about it. His lectors are pretty much useless but if you attend class and follow along you will get a good grade.

12/16/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
INFO 1120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He put all his assignments online but the schedule was completely wrong. Every day the assignments moved. The class presentations were pointless and I'm not sure how the class description given by the school applied to what was taught. If you want a class that has any bit of structure, don't take this guy. You'll have no idea what is happening.

12/16/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
INFO 1120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He was all over the place. Your reports must be in his "MLA" format that he changed several times. The assignments had nothing to do with what the class discription said or even what you go over in class. It was a waste of time. I wish I would have taken someone else.

12/12/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
INFO 1120-001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This guy is ridiculous. He has his due dates for assignments screwed up three ways from sunday, he changes them on the fly after I'd already finished them, so I had to redo them and submit them the same day.. he just can't get his head straight. If he is ever the only instructor I have the option of taking, I'll skip the semester just to avoid him.

12/11/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
3120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Pat cannot stay focused on anything, he is all over the place and very confusing. Never knew what was going on in class. Take this class online and you will do ok cause lectures are pointless. He does not respond to emails.

12/09/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
INFO 1120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Pat is awesome as a person, but not a good instructor. Nothing from the tests and quizzes are talked about in class (they are open book and pretty easy) and half the class is wasted doing pointless things. The class is not hard overall and you won't learn much, but Pat is an enjoyable guy.

07/03/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
INFO 1120-001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This teacher is horrible, its a beginning level class yet he expects a level of knowledge required by 300 level classes. He goes to fast and focuses on busy work and formatting rather than understanding concepts important to the class and the major. I will never take another class from this professor and would advise you not to either.

03/18/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
3120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Lectures are not clear and he doesn't focus while in class.

12/31/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
Info1120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

The guy is a genius but he is so scatter brained that he doesn't realize that no one can follow him. Most of the assignments are done right in class so you don't have to stress out too much. The tests, if you really want to know, you can google one question and find all the answers online. If you have to take him, then do it, it will be ok.

12/11/2011
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
INFO3120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Pat is an extremely nice guy and will do anything to help you in the class. Attendance is mandatory if you want to get a B or higher. He moves quick so you have to be paying attention every second! You need to buy the book because there are quizes and homework every week that comes straight from the book! good guy, but yess moves very quickly!!!!!!

08/11/2011
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
INFO3120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

AVIOD THIS PROFESSOR! He is not clear in his instructions, his teaching style is all over the place, and he teaches important concepts way to fast. If you?re not an Excel expert expect to study! Don?t get me wrong, Pat is a very nice guy, but difficult to follow most of the time. If you do decide to take this class from this professor, watch his po

08/03/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
INFO3120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This teacher is a nice guy, but terrible at giving instructions! I dropped the class because I didn't have any idea what he wanted us to do! This was the most frustrating class I have ever taken!

05/03/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
INFO3120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Pat is AWESOME and will do anything to help students. There's a lot of busy work with this class but the tradeoff is that you will learn a lot. Students complain about the workload and prof but not an impossible class. I didn't take pre-req's and had no prior knowledge of excel or access and still got an A. One of the best Professors I've had.

04/28/2011
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
INFO1120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

This guy is really smart, but HORRIBLE at giving instructions. There is SOOO much busy work to do in this class, and he has so much to do that he rushes through everything, changing the assignment as he goes. You will need LOTS of clarification on the assignments. A child could write more clear instructions. Tests are insane!

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