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Donna Bird
Professor in the Sociology department
at University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME
are you Donna Bird?
Overall Quality
4.2
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.1
Clarity
4.2
Easiness
3.0
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
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37 Student Ratings
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05/07/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOC331 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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!

11/21/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
SOC100j Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

06/18/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
soc300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

11/09/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOC100j Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

04/19/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
soc355 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

11/20/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
SchSoc Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

04/24/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
leisure & consu Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

01/18/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
soc 357, 359, Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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

12/12/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOC Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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

11/22/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
school & societ Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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!

09/29/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
soc 357 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

09/22/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Intro to Soc. Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

awesome prof and funny too kept it really interesting and fun

07/25/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
school & societ Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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!!!!"

05/17/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Soc. 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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!

05/04/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOC 380 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Donna Rocks!

03/12/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
SOC 100J Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

03/07/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
SOC 355 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

03/07/2005
average
1 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Research Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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!

02/04/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
school & societ Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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!

01/20/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOC301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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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