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Ron Nickerson
Professor in the Park Management department
at Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
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Overall Quality
3.3
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.3
Clarity
3.2
Easiness
3.0
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
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Rating Class Comment
01/09/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
RPLS282 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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.

04/11/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
RPLS 479 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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)

02/22/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
RPLS478 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

11/21/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
RLPS282 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

05/29/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
RPLS282 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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.

04/30/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
RPLS479 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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

01/12/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
RPLS282 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

05/04/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
RPLS282 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

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

05/09/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
RPLS282 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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?

04/26/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
RPLS476 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

04/26/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
RPLS475 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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.

02/03/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
a1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

05/12/2009
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
RPLS282 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

11/07/2007
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
RPLS1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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

08/19/2007
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
RPLS379 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

ok, but way too much homework and longwinded

12/11/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
RPLSall Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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!

03/23/2006
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
RPLS 370 & 379 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

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

06/23/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
RPLS Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

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

06/09/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
RPLS 278 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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

04/03/2004
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
RPLS Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/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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