Ron Nickerson at Minnesota State University

Ron Nickerson

Ron Nickerson
  • 3.2Overall Quality
  • 3.3Helpfulness
  • 3.2Clarity
  • 3.0Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
1/9/14

RPLS282

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

HORRIBLE PROFESSOR! Grades things the week before finals so you have no clue what to expect for your grade. Proves just how lazy he is.

4/11/13

RPLS 479

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Ron is interesting to say the least. Although he is very passionate about the work he does, he tends to talk a lot and ramble on about his past life experiences. If u can put up with his unique way of teaching & seemingly endless stories you will love the class. Just make sure you do the weekly readings and you will do fine(average 10-30 pages/day)

2/22/13

RPLS478

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Oh Ron... Ron is a very interesting person. He is very passionate about his job and is eager to help anyone that has the time to visit (warning he will talk your ear off). Overall his classes are pretty easy as long as you show up and do the assignments, which are fairly straight forward. Overall, one of the better teachers in the RPLS department.

11/21/12

RLPS282

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Nickerson is a very interesting person to listen to. This class was VERY easy, the only real work you had to do were a few assignments that he assigns at the beginning of the year. His syllabus is intimidating to look at but it isn't hard at all. The class is really easy as long as you show up to class. If you don't then it gets a little harder.

5/29/12

RPLS282

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is the worst professor I've ever had. I went to every class even though attendance was not mandatory. We wrote a paper in JANUARY and didn't get our grades back until mid MAY. That is how it was for all of our projects. He is very unorganized and his lectures are pointless because they do not even help for the weekly quizzes. BOGUS.

4/30/12

RPLS479

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Boring boring lectures! Every week he has a bunch of handouts that make almost zero sense. Quizes are sometimes super easy and done in groups other are super hard and done alone. It's not a "hard" class but not enjoyable as a LPM emphasis, maybe more if you're resourse mng. He will try like 4-5 Examples to make a point & gets off subject easy

1/12/12

RPLS282

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Wildlife as a Rec. Resource is a very easy credit/GPA booster. Class itself is almost pointless since there are no tests, only weekly quizzes on d2L where notes and internet can be used. Ron himself likes what he teaches and isn't boring.

5/4/11

RPLS282

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Extremely unclear, highly recommend not taking classes with this teacher, boring and not funny even though he tries really hard, just dumb!

5/9/10

RPLS282

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I received only one returned assignment. The paper had whole sections circled and labeled "confusing". It was ironic because the paper topic was "how the world was formed", and I have a writing degree and a geology degree. Ya get what i'm sayin?

4/26/10

RPLS476

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Goes off on tangents. Takes way too long to get to the point. If you don't say the exact words that he wants, he will say that you are wrong. Do whatever you can to get around him. Ask your advisor if there are any classes you can substitute for his.

4/26/10

RPLS475

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He holds off getting papers back to you until the last week of classes and even then he doesn't give back all assignments.

2/3/10

a1

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Expect to stay the whole time, and then expect to stay 15 minutes longer. Then expect to be lectured for packing up (even though class should be over). To Ron: Class gets over at 8:45, not 9:00, not 9:10. 8:45.

5/12/09

RPLS282

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is an extremely hard grader. He hates LMP students as well as Joy. When he grades, his comments on the side of your papers are rude. He is just an impossible professor to like.

11/7/07

RPLS1

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Wildlife Rec, its an easy class if you attend and do the assigned homework. Tests are pretty easy if you listen in class. No book required. Onky thing that sucks is the powerpoint group projects. A few longer assignments which arent too bad

8/19/07

RPLS379

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

ok, but way too much homework and longwinded

12/11/06

RPLSall

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great teacher! learn a lot! entertaining and always interesting, even if the material isn't! always willing to answer questions and help, even if its not for his classes!

3/23/06

RPLS 370 & 379

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

A lot of homework and alway late return it back to you. Have no idea what is your grade for the course.

6/23/05

RPLS

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very good teacher, knows his stuff! He likes his diet coke and red pens! VERY easy to work with.

6/9/05

RPLS 278

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Who cares if he drinks alot of Diet coke?? Doesn't change the fact that he's a fun and interesting teacher who is passionate about the things we talk about. I would recommend him to anyone. Very laid back class but the expectations are black and white. Great class, great teacher

4/3/04

RPLS

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Wildlife as a Recreational Resource. Interesting guy, but he'll teach you a decent amount. Will it be useful? Maybe he needs to calm down on the Diet Cokes...

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