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Alka Harriger
Professor in the Computer & Informational Tech. department
at Purdue University - West Lafayette, West Lafayette, IN
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Overall Quality
1.4
Average Grade
C+
Hotness
Helpfulness
1.4
Clarity
1.5
Easiness
2.1
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
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12/10/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
CNIT 255 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: C
"Better Like Group Projects" "Tough Grader"

By far my hardest CNIT class simply because she doesn't teach at all. It's sad because I really do enjoy C# and wished that I could've gotten more out of this class.

11/11/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
CNIT 255 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B+

Poor excuse for a higher-ed teacher, devalues my degree.

05/22/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
CNIT 255 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: C

To be completely honest, her grading in terms of labs/exams can be harsh but people need to understand that if you make time with her she WILL help you. I quite frankly deserved an F but because of my dedication I rose to a C. This class is NOT impossible I had literally zero programming experience and still believe I could've done much better.

04/01/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
CNIT 255 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Pretty useless class and professor.

12/18/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
CNIT 255 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Harriger might be a nice person outside of the classroom, but I am not a fan on the way she taught and organized this class. Wasn't helpful when asked for help, and was often unclear about assignment specs. Very inconsistent as well, her quiz and exam questions were often confusing. Learn programming concepts well before taking her class.

05/07/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
CNIT 255 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Messes up her quiz questions, sometimes her own code, gives participation points alongside with attendance quizzes, only gave 1:30 hours to complete the final exam instead of 2 because of she just felt like doing so. Just terrible.

12/15/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
CNIT255 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Honestly, if you ever find out you are about to have Harriger for a teacher, kiss your good grades goodbye. She can't teach the material at all, messes up horribly on Lab Exams, like so badly that they don't even work, and you have points taken away from that. Quizzes are all trick questions, and she is so unhelpful. Wish i was kidding about this.

11/15/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
CNIT256 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Her assignments are very unclear and will cause you to lose points because her lack of clarity.She gets her OWN quizzes wrong and expects us not too.  Messed up her own lab exam so bad that she had to turn it into a take home a exam?that?s how bad it was. On her first lecture exam there were more F?s?then A?s-D?s COMBINED

11/15/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
CNIT255 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Read below first..Her assignments are very unclear and will cause you to lose points because her lack of clarity.She gets her OWN quizzes wrong and expects us not too. Messed up her own lab exam so bad that she had to turn it into a take home a exam?that?s how bad it was. On her first lecture exam there were more F?s?then A?s-D?s COMBINED?.

11/15/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
CNIT255 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

*CONTINUED FROM ABOVE* Her assignments are very unclear and will cause you to lose points because her lack of clarity.She gets her OWN quizzes wrong and expects us not too. Messed up her own lab exam so bad that she had to turn it into a take home a exam?that?s how bad it was. On her first lecture exam there were more F?s?then A?s-D?s COMBINED?.

11/15/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
CNIT255 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Thinks her students are dumb. Funny thing too. She insist to think because she ?Co-authored??not wrote as she likes to think, also a book we are forced to buy and purdue publishes, makes her smart. She may be smart but she is a horrible teacher. She doesn?t care for any reason for missing class...you miss class you miss points.

11/11/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
CNIT255 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Complete and utter moron. She is hesitant to bring up Visual Studio and code something because she knows she'll screw up. Pretty sure she steals code from Professor Lutes and then puts it into PowerPoint slides and puts her own copyright. **Only reason she is a professor is because she is FEMALE and FOREIGN. Purdue likes diversity even if they suck

08/19/2007
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
CIT255 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Doesn't teach, nor really seem to understand the material all that well. She just uses Professor Lutes notes and tries to ignore student's questions. I have a lot of programming experience so I found the class easy, but if you're a net major or aren't a good programmer already this class could get ugly. TAs just about do the labs for you though

06/05/2007
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
CIT255 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Doesn't teach

04/28/2007
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
CIT255 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Quizzes daily, Labs weekly, massive group project, coding exams, regular exams, final exam, this class is mind blowing for 3 measly credit hours this is the hardest I have ever worked in an undergraduate course. There is also no book so the only help that you can get is from her examples and going in on your own time to get help. I'd avoid her.

02/07/2007
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
CPT100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Thinks her students are idiots

11/30/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
CIT155 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Hated her in her class, but after getting to know her outside of class I realized how much she will go out of her way to help students. Honestly I learned more in her class than in any other class in CIT. Her class is hard but she does a lot to help you prepare for it.

09/11/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
CPT 155 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

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05/03/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
CPT 255 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I know more about brain surgery than she does about what she tries to teach. AVOID AT ALL COSTS

05/03/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
CPT 155 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

The sheer idiocy of this professor cannot be comprehending by typed words. She is, without a doubt, the worst teach I have ever had. She does not understand the material she teaches, nor it seems even simple subjects like high school math. To add to the annoyance, she acts like she knows it all.

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