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Colleen Hayes
Professor in the Information Science department
at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
are you Colleen Hayes?
Overall Quality
2.1
Average Grade
B
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.0
Clarity
2.2
Easiness
2.8
Helpfulness
0
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0
94 Student Ratings
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12/15/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
A Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

The 1st half of course is easy. 2nd part is all VBA and this is where her direction sucks. Essay questions in an excel exam? - you bet; this coupled with no rubric for your project leads to subjective grading. When you do ask for help, she repeats herself. Very frustrating. Good thing is grading is weighted in your favor.

12/13/2014
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
CIS 105 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B
"Tests are tough" "Tough Grader"

Since it was an 'A' session course, there was a lot of work crammed into the few weeks you have. I was basically doing assignments every other day. The tests are really hard. You need to be computer savvy. The positive was you could work ahead of the class if you preferred.

12/06/2014
good
2 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
CIS 105 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A
"Tests are tough" "Tough Grader" "Get ready to read"

The online class is riddled with glitches that seriously hurt your grades. Overall, the course was manageable and I feel like I learned a lot. I like that you could basically work at your own pace, including working ahead if you needed to.

12/06/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
CIS 308 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Apparently could care less when students provide feedback. Exam questions are stupidly vague. Much material is basically recycled from CIS 105. Easy A, but would avoid taking any of her classes if I could.

11/18/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
CIS 105 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

Class is very simple, just make sure to submit the assignments before the deadline and read the notes posted before doing the test and you'll get an A.

10/21/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
CIS105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: WD
"Would take again" "Tough Grader" "Tests are tough"

THis professor was by far the worst I have had for computer science and the pace was staggering to me.. the amount of classwork that she expected completed was hilarious not to mention the methods used to make excel formulas. Super retarded. would never take another course through her again. EVER.

10/14/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
CIS105 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: D
"Tough Grader" "Skip class? You won't pass."

Do NOT take this class online with her, the way her grading is set up it MAKES NO SENSE!!! Dont even bother emailing her with a question because she'll just tell you to look at the syllabus and wont help you at all! ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE!!!

10/13/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
CIS 105 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: C+
"Tough Grader"

Course material was probably easy, but don't bother taking the practice tests if you already know the material, they don't end up being counted into your final grade, although it will look like it will, I found out the hard way. Didn't seem to get much help when I asked questions regarding difficulty in lessons and had no explanation about my grade

10/09/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
CIS 105 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A
"Clear grading criteria" "Would take again" "Gives good feedback"

I took this class online and I've taken 3 computer classes before but somehow none of them transferred. If you know how to use Excel and Access it's a piece of cake. Just do the MyEducator lessons and a reading exam every couple weeks. I found it to be pretty easy.

09/26/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
FIN300 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

She handles an excel assignment portion of FIN300 and I really wish she didn't. Her instructions and videos are hard to follow and she is very unpleasant. She gives NO feedback on grades. I emailed her a few times and she was very rude. Having her handle a small portion of this course would make me STAY AWAY from her other classes.

07/13/2014
good
2 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
CIS 105 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Honestly the class was fine despite what others have said. The simnet test are replaced with another program. The professor has obviously improved the class and is continuing to do so. I've never taken a class like this before and I thought it was more tedious then it was difficult. Do the work and you'll be fine!:)

06/18/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
CIS394 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS! She is not helpful at all, I emailed her a question and she basically told me to google it. Lectures are painful to listen to and are not informative on what we are supposed to do. There is also a ridiculous amount of assignments due. Could have been a great class... but this terrible teacher ruined it.

05/06/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
CIS 300 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A

Her lectures are old, and many of the techniques she uses are out-dated. She is very unresponsive to e-mail, or criticism. Her guidelines are not very clear and she is a very nit-picky grader. If you need the class, take it, otherwise, I would avoid her.

05/06/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
CIS394 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Re-uses old video lectures and files with errors. Tests have essay questions (FOR EXCEL?!?), so prepare for out of place subjective grading. Slow and not detailed when answering questions, luckily most of the issues can be solved by searching online (some by searching HW questions verbatim). This class is a necessary evil.

05/01/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
CIS 394 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B-

Poor professor, does not care about students learning. Her lessons are poorly planned and all over the place. DO NOT TAKE HER CLASS. Worst ASU experience, she is a joke of a professor.

04/29/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
COM 394 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Teacher was not very helpful. Do not recommend.

01/31/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
CIS300 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She will not help you, and if you question her, she will do everything to prove you wrong. Great class, useless professor.

12/20/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
CIS394 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Easy credit for graduation but really frustrating. She's EXTRMELY unhelpful - there are ALWAYS errors in the spreadsheets she gives you, she can't answer simple questions. I had an issue with a VLookup and her response was "If I make the negative # a positive it works" Nothing to do with the function. You'll have to teach yourself VBA.

12/10/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
CIS 394 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Took the online excel class and thought it was very helpful. Learned a ton of excel which is helpful for a business major. 2 assignments every week. Tests are really easy. A little effort and you get an A

12/06/2013
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
CI 300 Taken for Credit:No Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Don't ever take it with her. Its called web design & development, ended up writing HTML and CSS and Java. I'm an intro student, not even CIS major. She NEVER answers questions/ emails. HORRIBLE professor. Course itself could be easy at times. Exams are 27 questions, quite tricky. If you can deal with a professor not answering email, then go for it.

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