Donna Bird at University of Southern Maine

Donna Bird

  • 4.2Overall Quality
  • 4.1Helpfulness
  • 4.2Clarity
  • 3.0Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
5/7/12

SOC331

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Donna is excellent! She lets you know exactly what she expects in assignments and has flexible due dates. She treats her students with respect and courtesy. I really learned a lot from her class and can't wait to take another course with her!

11/21/11

SOC100j

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Donna is a great teacher, connecting well with her students and acknowledging that they have a life outside of school. She does a midterm and take-home final test that if you review for, you should do perfectly well. Interesting class discussions make you want to keep coming to class! Just do your work and your golden.

6/18/11

soc300

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I found her to be unclear regarded class assignmets. You go to her for help and she wouldn't give defined answer on anything. Too out there for me. Also, She does have her favorites.

11/9/09

SOC100j

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great teacher, she makes learning fun and really tries to get everyone involved. Only two tests during the semester and you go over the questions that will be on it the day before.

4/19/07

soc355

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Anyone who puts in the effort will receive an A+ with Donna. She uses blackboard which I love. She is crystal clear about everything that's due or needs to be done and has straight forward comprehensive rubrics on blackboard for every assignment. She does expect a lot from you, but is completely reasonable with deadlines and gives reminders often.

11/20/06

SchSoc

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Donna is very understanding when having a hard time for whatever reason. I had a few rough patches because of stuff going on but she allowed extentions in such cases.

4/24/06

leisure & consu

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Donna is funny, theatrical, and connects with her students really well. She understands the demands on students and is very flexible with due dates. Her style brought the class together in a fun and relaxed way. Highly recommended.

1/18/06

soc 357, 359,

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

donna is great, i learned alot from her classes, she is challenging with out being overwealming and she is very clear about what she expects, very clear sylabus. her classes are fun and she is flexable about due dates

12/12/05

SOC

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I took three classes with her,intro and methods were worth it, tough but fair grading. Very strict on writing Guidelines. Groups and orgs.SUCKED really boring. material made no sense

11/22/05

school & societ

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

How wonderful is she? Take the class and she'll let you know. E-mail works well but office hours are limited to none. I think that she is more concerned with shmoozing with management to have time to meet with her students. Sorry, but I would not reccomend this professor!

9/29/05

soc 357

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

this is my third class with donna. I think she is a wonderful teachers, and lets you know her expectations. She gives you every opportunity to get an A in her class. If you dont its your own fault.

9/22/05

Intro to Soc.

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

awesome prof and funny too kept it really interesting and fun

7/25/05

school & societ

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

She talks as much about herself as the material... She is so busy smoozing with peers to have time to help the students... Per her "no office schedule!!!!"

5/17/05

Soc. 100

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I took this class just to see what it was about and loved it and now I'm majoring in Soc. Prof. Bird is always very accessible for help , email, phone, time whatever, and just do the work and you'll be fine, she's got a great sense of humor too!

5/4/05

SOC 380

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Donna Rocks!

3/12/05

SOC 100J

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you want an easy A and not have to work too hard take SOC 100J with Donna Bird. The breaks the concepts down into digestible bits so you don't have to do much studying on your own. Very clear about the material she expects you to know. Respect her and she'll respect you.

3/7/05

SOC 355

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This is the 3rd class I have taken with Donna. She knows her stuff, she is very intelligent, helpful, very clear on assignments, and informative. I always like going to her class. Do the work, go to class and you will get an A! I highly recommend her.

3/7/05

Research

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Donna enjoys herself. Be ready to hear about her from her! Do the work in her class and you'll be all set. One thing is for sure, I will never take another course of hers. I just got tired of listening to her talk of herself so highly!

2/4/05

school & societ

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I would say she is very flighty. She thinks very highly of herself and enjoys telling everyone about her degree's and how busy she is. I did not learn alot from her. I would not reccomend her, she is a bit to erratic for me!

1/20/05

SOC301

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

very organized and helpful. Very straight forward proff. lets you know exactly what shes looking for. Attend the classes and participate and you are al set

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