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Duane Jarc
Professor in the Computer Science department
at University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, MD
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Overall Quality
4.3
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.3
Clarity
4.3
Easiness
2.9
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
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12/18/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
CMIS 242 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This guy is very knowledgeable in his field. If you don't understand something he will work with you until you do - very patient. He's a tough but fair grader. Will deduct points for the littlest thing but you know not to miss the same thing twice. He is also very quick at responding to questions. Would definitely recommend this professor!

09/18/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
CMSC450 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Very smart guy, and his 400 level courses are very hard. Maybe it's the subjects, maybe it's him. Maybe it's both. I don't know. However, he is more than willing to help. Each week he puts up flash presentations with diagrams to help explain the subject. Would be absolutely incredible to have him face-to-face as opposed to on line.

02/21/2012
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
CMSC330 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This guy has a harsh grading policy which borders on unfair. The explanations for the grades he gives you are vague. Not a bad instructor, just difficult for an online medium. Unless you feel very secure with your knowledge of programming take with caution. You have been warned.

03/07/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
cmis6984 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Professor Duane Jarc is an excellant instructor

12/31/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
CMSC330 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Be prepared to work. Responsive on-line professor, but often answered with leading questions rather than an explanation. Assignments were gradually revealed on-line and often had multiple parts, which made them harder to do correctly. Grading is hard, but offers extra credit.

05/22/2007
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
CMIS241 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

A class act. Jarc clearly loves what he is teaching about and goes the extra to mile to make sure everyone understands. His visual tools are great. He doesn't try to hide the why's and how's behind everything - which might confuse people having a hard time.

02/23/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
cmis345 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Excellent Professor. His projects were challenging but fun. I highly recommend Dr. Jarc.

05/15/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
CMSC 452 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Jarc brings a strong Math background to the class, but the explanations are very clear. His 452 is one of the best courses in the UMUC Computer Science curriculum.

02/19/2006
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
CMIS 241 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

In my opinion, this professor's class was good but his final had several things on it that should have have been on the final. Overall, I feel his class was unfulfilling and certainly not worth the money I paid the school.

12/16/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
CMIS240 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I love this professor, he is very good if you send email and ask a question he reply immediately. He was very helpful.

09/26/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
CMIS345 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

online class. Very hard, but the instructor seemed very knowledgeble and helpfull. Would recommend.

07/19/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
CMIS 240 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I love this professor. I took his online class. He is willing to teach you over the phone and in person as long as you want, he tries to help you. He is very responsible, and knowledgable about programming. I recently saw his book just came out about Java, very interested to buy, too. I think he is a great teacher. He is highly recommended.

05/06/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
cmis 240 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Very knowlegable. I took his class online and was disappointed at the lack of examples. This made things difficult. However, he was always very willing to help if you asked.

10/12/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
CMSC130 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Highly recommended, if you can get him for 230 and 335 you are set!!!

08/24/2004
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
CMSC130 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Dry sense of humor, which made things fun. Also very good at explaining things in class.

08/23/2004
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
CMSC230 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

If online, contribute to the discussions!! Very picky about the programming projects - read thru forums until the last day to make sure you've got everything right. Late with grading, which makes later projects hard.

08/07/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
cmis240 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

240 340 345

07/01/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
CMIS 240 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Amazing teacher. I have never learned so much in a computer class. He is very intelligent, and willing to explain things several times for clarification. Highly Recommended!

12/19/2003
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
CMIS 240 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

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10/28/2003
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
cmis 240 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

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