Douglas Cline at University of Rochester

Douglas Cline

  • 2.8Overall Quality
  • 3.3Helpfulness
  • 2.3Clarity
  • 1.9Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
4/17/14

PHY 114

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prof. Cline does teach upper level physics. The physics dept. is low on teachers, he did not choose to teach you brats. Just because you're Pre-Meds doesn't mean every other class you take should be easy. None of you are taking upper level phys courses, so you can't compare intro level with what majors take. Get a tutor if you can't handle it.

5/10/13

PHY 114

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I feel that Dr. Cline gets kind of a bad rap because his lectures were confusing and the course was difficult. He was definitely tough to adjust to but in the end he's a good guy who just got stuck teaching a bunch of pre-meds. He is smart (too smart) so I think he would be excellent for upper-level physics courses, just not intro-level ones.

5/7/13

PHY 114

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I didn't understand anything that was going on in this class. Prof. Cline claimed that difficult concepts and derivations were 'intuitive' but UR Physics Majors couldn't do the PHY 114 Homework. My TA didn't know what was going on either.

4/11/13

PHY 114

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Does not heed the needs of his students. Spends every lecture doing 3-dimensional calculus proofs in what the physics dept. calls an entry level physics class. Most students are overwhelmed. As a very good student in general, this class was frustrating and not helpful for MCATs or otherwise.

2/16/13

P114P114

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Never before have I seen a professor so against answering questions during class. Does not adapt well to anything that falls outside of his "comfort zone" in teaching (i.e. does not like to post practice exam solutions until right before the exam, does not like to give examples in lecture or elaborate on topics, etc.)

3/3/09

PHY235

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I sometimes wonder if he understands the material at times, especially when he is answering questions. His tests aren't too difficult if you read the textbook. Lecture notes lack details. It's just maths!

12/18/08

PHY235

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

I learned very little from Cline. He goes through material very quickly and isn't very clear about it. Do the homework and learn by practice - it's the only way. His tests are fair (though incredibly hard).

9/27/07

PHY113

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Should be teaching graduate classes not undergraduate pre-med physics. Most people fell asleep or didn't come. Preparation consisted of studying yourself because he never applied concepts in lecture.

1/2/06

PHYS 114

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Although lecture was a bit dry, he is very vested in his students. He weekly sent out tabulated excel sheets with our grades and the class averages for comparison. Tests were fair. Slightly tricky, but if you studied the workshops, and hw, you could master most questions. Good professor. Would have him again!

2/27/05

PHY 142

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He wants to give everyone A's but he makes the class so hard that no one actually does. He's really a nice guy, and supposedly prepares students for upper-level physics classes, but I wouldn't say so. Supposedly harder physics classes have defnintely been easier.

7/5/04

PHY 142

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very helpful, likable, easy to get along with. Lectures sometimes a bit complicated, but nothing a bit of studying can't work out. [In response to earlier comment:] Doesn't expect students to be "brilliant" -- just to be willing to think and

6/25/04

PHY 114

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Nice guy. Really does want all of his students to pass, but won't set his standards any lower than postgraduate level. Very poor at explaining ideas in a lecture, fair at explaining them one-on-one, he just expects too much background for an intro class

12/16/03

PHY 114

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Do not take his class, you will fail most definately. Has the highest expectations from students, Educated at Oxford himself. Genius mind, but can't teach mediocre U of R pre med students.

10/4/03

PHY 114

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very friendly interesting and helpful. Unfortunately he's brilliant and expects everyone else to be as well. Not a good teacher for an intro level physics class. Even as a physics master, YOU WILL BE LOST!(but an excellent choice for advanced courses)

8/21/03

PHY 235

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a horrible professor. He isn't clear in his teaching and he pushes too much material too quickly. Plus his grading system isn't great and he is incompetent when you ask him questions about the homework (he will lead you on a wild goose chase).

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