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Brett Stalbaum
Professor in the Fine Arts department
at University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA
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Overall Quality
2.7
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.6
Clarity
2.7
Easiness
2.8
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27 Student Ratings
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07/13/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
VIS 500 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Waste of time & money & more accurately Professor Stalbaum was a self-righteous, judgmental wind bag hacking his own agenda & trying to bully us into agreeing with his personal views instead of exploring & developing their own minds to formulate a mindset of their own. I can't believe a university like this would employ such a antiquated moron

07/13/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
ICAM120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Horrible. Life long career "student" with zero real-world experience. Plenty of misinformation and pure nonsense. Preys on emotion and tries to publicly humiliate anyone who disagrees with his stated positions.

07/11/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
ICAM120 ICAM40 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This professor was not very helpful or educated on the matters he teaches. I am not sure why he is in the position he is in, but the lack of insight is a disgrace to education.

07/11/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ICAM40 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I would not advise taking any courses from this teacher. He interjects his personal social views into the course far too much.

07/11/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
ICAM40 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Brett's lectures are terrible and repetitive. His knowledge of icam is limited.

07/11/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ICAM 120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Avoid at all costs, Stalbaum is a self important little ignoramus, and goes out of his way to try to embarrass people.

07/11/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
VIS40 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I tagged him with "Bad Professor" Geo marker app, to help other students be aware of how dangerous his poor teaching skills are.

07/10/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
VIS40 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This class was a disaster and complete waste of time. His class was easy, but only because he graded so leniently to compensate for a total lack of subject knowledge.

07/09/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
VIS40 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

i would not take another course from him.

07/08/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
VIS40 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I would like to note that Mr. Stalbaum is a flaming liberal, and if you are a conservative or a gun owner, he will literally assault you with his environmental take-only-what-you-need-and-love-the-earth goodness. And god forbid, if you own a gun, just drop out. He is the creator of Gun Geo Locator, violating the privacy of gun owners everywhere.

12/13/2012
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
VIS40 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Definitely have some HTML background before you take this class. Your grade is solely based on 3 projects + crits. It is hard to get a fair grade on those projects. Not everybody can build a website, the app doesn't work, and the final is a joke. Don't buy the textbook, don't attend lecture, just section and get to know your TA.

02/04/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ICAM40 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

The most prepared, enthusiastic, and motivated professor in all of ICAM. You will easily learn how to think about computer art, among a lot of other things. good, engaging class.

08/29/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
VIS40 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

One helluva smart guy. Will tell you all you need to know about digital media & then some. Not one of those professors who make you wonder where your time went - Brett Stalbaum stuffs every minute with useful info and examples. Take this guy if you can, he's very nice & takes his lectures seriously.

05/17/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
icam40 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

pretty cool prof. AVOID his ta Leigh Cole at all costs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! she is hypocrtitical. she does not help at all. she is very stuck up. she is always late to lab and discussion. she didn't show up at times. did not even give us a heads up. every1 hated her and made fun of her!!!!!

03/27/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
vis40 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Really nice guy and cares deeply about his students learning. The midterm and final were both online and pretty easy. 3 projects and quizzes in the class as well, grade depends on TA.

10/30/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
Vis40 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I changed my major to ICAM so I can learn electronics.

04/12/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
VIS40 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I don't know - lectures are good but sections are taught by TAs - hard to know a prof in a lecture this big. CAPEs for his other classes are good, and the online final was easy compared to the assignments.

02/17/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
ICAM40 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

The class was not exactly what I thought it was. A lot of history and theory. Don't major in ICAM unless you are ready, it is not an easy arts major.

01/12/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
ICAM40 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

A lot of really interesting projects were shown.

11/27/2007
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
icam40 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

lectures suck, ta's are great. i slept through lectures and got an A because i put time into the few assignments, which is the real point of the class. I think Brett would be better in more advanced hands on type of class. Good person to get to know for icam people though. his opinions really shines through in lectures, gps is mostly boring

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