Fred Shively at Anderson University

Fred Shively

  • 3.5Overall Quality
  • 3.5Helpfulness
  • 3.5Clarity
  • 3.4Easiness

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Class
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12/18/13

GREEK

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Good guy, a little out there sometimes theologically, but he doesn't push it to hard on students. Greek is a hard language and he does his best to make it manageable. The class moves REALLY fast though, so keep up. The text for the classis awful though. IDK if he's just using it because he knows it or the department makes him though

12/18/13

GREEK

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Good guy, a little out there sometimes theologically, but doesn't push it to hard. Greek is a hard language and he does his best to make it manageable. The class moves REALLY fast though, so keep up. The text for the classis awful though. IDK if he's just using it because he knows it or the department makes him though.

2/15/11

GreekI

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Shively truly wants you to succeed, and he will give you the benefit of the doubt if you earn it. He possesses a wonderfully liberal theology and is a fantastic mentor.

1/13/10

BIBL2000

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Nicest guy ever! He always wanted input and truly cared about us. He said a lot of things that shocked the class and even the few times I disagreed with him, I appreciated that he challenged my thinking. Be careful though-his tests are HARD. However, the extra credit and curved grading help a lot!

1/1/09

GREEK1

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Shively is a brilliant figure head in our University. He is a master of language, and was very helpful to me when I was struggling with Greek quite a bit. Took all 4 semesters of it, thanks to him.

5/6/08

BIBL2000

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He has a few radical beliefs about the Bible and God, but I did learn a lot from him about different viewpoints of the Bible and controversies that I never knew existed. The tests are very difficult, but he curves the grades at the end of the semester and allows you unlimited extra credit (which is a lot of work for few points.) Take good notes!

5/5/08

CMIN2000

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is THE sweetest man alive. Yet he presents his views as facts, does not follow the syllabus or organize the class, and unfortunately doesn't know when to stop preaching and start teaching. A very liberal professor (so he's smart), yet he never seems to present the other side of things. Great person, but more of a poor preacher than a teacher.

4/9/08

BIBL2000

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Shively is an incredibly sweet man, but his views are extremely controversial. He states his opinion like it is fact and it is "not up for discussion". There was rarely a day when I was not offended by things that he said. I would especially ward off any conservative people from his class. He likes to put things on tests that he never talks about.

3/9/07

Bible2000

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a man of grace and compassion. Knowing him will only better you. The class was by no means an easy A, but it was by far and large not my hardest either. You really should take any oppurtunity you can to work with this man.

11/2/06

BIBL2000

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a really nice guy, but he can't teach I haven't learned anything in his class. I don't what to expect on his tests because he rambles on about a lot of different things. But as a person he is great.

10/26/06

bible2000

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I agree, nice guy, but horrible teacher. His class has no form of organization. Sure get to know him, but dont take him.

4/24/06

a lot

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Okay I've had him a lot and here's the deal: the class itself might not be that great, but get to know the man. You might not agree with all of his theology but since when is being challenged a bad thing? But just get to know him. he is very wise and very well traveled

4/8/06

multiple

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I wish this man taught more classes cause I would take all of them. He is by far the wisest person I know (especially when it comes to Bible knowledge) but remains humble. He's had so many life experiences. Don't expect a rock-solid curriculim, he's very conversational in his teaching style. He challenges your faith. He also has great style!

11/29/05

BIBLE 2000

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

10/30/05

BIBL 3260,Greek

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He has a very good command of the language and is very gracious with grades

10/26/05

bibl 2000

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Shively is an amazing guy. He is a great Christian and he really knows Jesus. I think he is the best professor I have ever had. His classes aren't about only letter grades, but true learning and understanding of the nature of God. I would recommend him to anyone who really wishes to learn about religion and not just get a good grade.

10/3/05

Bible

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Shively is a nice guy but a horrible professor. He doesn't give students any insight into what he expects on papers. When I had my papers returned, there were no comments AT ALL that would give me any direction as to what I could improve for the next paper. He seems to pass out grades with no though whatsoever. He should be a pastor, not a prof.

9/7/05

bible

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

shive is a nice guy but a bad teacher. he taught me to think outside the perverbial box when it comes to religion, but he did it indirectly. dont pay attention to what he says he believes, try to focus on not being like him.

8/30/05

Greek

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prof. Shively knows the Greek language, no question. My concerns stem from his erroneous understanding of the Gospel, and his propensity to expound on his hard left political views. As an example: He believes that in parts of the Bible, God didn't say what He really meant. Naturally, Shively is more than willing to help God out. Good luck.

5/1/05

Cmin2000

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

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