Roberto Alejandro at University of Massachusetts

Roberto Alejandro

  • 2.6Overall Quality
  • 2.7Helpfulness
  • 2.6Clarity
  • 2.3Easiness

Number of ratings 65 / Average Grade:  N/A Submit a correction

Close


  • Your correction will show after moderators approve it.


Date
Class
Rating
Comment
3/31/14

POLISCI 171

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Completely disorganized professor, directions for midterm essay were no help what so ever. My TA, a female, was on a constant power trip the entire semester and provided little help with assignments. The lecture notes only help because they provide you with the specific quotes in readings which show you what's most important in the readings.

3/19/14

Polisci171

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class is the most disorganized course you will take at Umass. His slides are a bunch of quotes and he doesn't title them. Attendance is taken and he makes the class mandatory. He is very confusing and hard to understand as well. This class really goes nowhere. Don't take this class if you don't have to you'll just regret it

2/28/14

PoliSci 171

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

This professor is awful. He is very difficult to understand and he is incredibly boring in class. The class is so disorganized which is not helpful at all trying to keep everything together all semester. Don't take a class with this guy.

1/11/14

POLISCI 203

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

The Professor is good at what he does, but it's extremely hard to understand him with his accent. His slides aren't very detailed and are not posted online. The best way to pass this class is to do your readings and pay attention in discussions. Your TA is your best friend.

11/20/13

POLI SCI 203

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you have to choose between this class or water boarding...choose water boarding. This class is awful, avoid it at all costs. Mandatory attendance for a lecture that has no direction, makes no sense and doesn't help at all.

11/13/13

PoliSci203

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

For an intro level theory class, this class was ridiculous. He talks in circles and barely addresses a point. Did I learn anything about American Political Thought? No. Did I learn a lot about the federalist/anti federalist? Yes. Is anything I learned in this class applicable? NO! Don't take this class. Don't take this class. Don't take this class

9/20/13

POLISCI 203

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Hard to understand between accent and pacing. WAY too much reading assigned for a ged-ed. Also, mandatory attendance, but poor check-in system.

5/1/13

21466

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class is perhaps the most intriguing class I have ever taken. Sure the course was difficult, but nothing should be too easy to learn. His confident enthusiasm strikes a pivotal chord within me that is essential for any speaker to have in order to peak interest. Everything I have learned will be vital to the overall sythesis of who I am to be.

12/4/11

polipol

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

A teacher whose quality cannot be judged independently of the complex subject matter taught. Political philosophy - by nature critical, challenging and normative - asks as much of the student as the teacher. In such cases the best a teacher can do, is ask you to bring the best of yourself - liberal and supportive Dr Alejandro is a true maestro

7/26/11

pol1

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I'm a polisci major and even though i got an A in the class it had very little to do with the professor. His lectures are disorganized. I literally could only understand 1 out of every 10 words he said. I had a great TA who explained everything at Discussion. Be sure to sit near the front to try to understand him if you do take a class with him.

5/2/11

Polsc171

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Unfortunately Political Theory was a bit of a disappointing class. Professor Alejandro knows a lot about the subject but does a terrible job teaching it. The class is highly unstructured, its difficult to tell what you're supposed to be reading and doing from class to class. Luckily the work is easy enough to do well on by itself.

3/30/10

PolSc395H

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Amazing Professor, hands down. I would recommend waiting to take with Alejandro until you've had a year or so of PoliSci/College under your belt. This way, you'll get more out of the class. He is invigorating and truly loves what he is teaching. Don't leave UMass without taking with him!!

11/10/09

ps171

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Roberto Alejandro is amazing! He is completely into what he teaches, and inspires students to care about political philosophy. His accent, personality and theatrics make the class fun and interesting. Do the readings, go to class, take notes, and you will do fine, and have fun!

4/6/09

POL270

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Alejandro is the most compelling, interesting teacher I've had at UMass. He makes lectures exciting...even if attendance wasn't mandatory I'd still have gone to class every day just to hear him speak.

3/12/09

polsc271

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

BEST TEACHER EVAAAAHH I WANT TO GIVE HIM A HUUUUUG

2/17/09

PS270

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

unclear, no pedagogical skills

1/30/09

polis395

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

One of the smartest men I've ever met. Go to lecture, take notes, learn to understand his accent. If you don't want to work - not just busy work, actual thought - stay away. If you do accept the challenge, his class could change your life - no joke! Changed the way I look at the world.

1/3/09

Poli270

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

As a junior Poli Sci major, I have taken classes with a good portion of the department. I am a 3.8 student who does his work. I did well in Prof Alejandro's class...but that does not mean that I recommend it. Steer clear of any of his classes! He lashes out at his students. Don't bring a laptop he will hold it against you. AVOID AT ALL COSTS!

7/11/08

PolSc170

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Alejandro... He's a good teacher to have. Not the easiest to understand but he does crack a few jokes...50% of which are actually funny. All you have to do is read. Attendence is mandatory. Take notes on what he says and just stick with it. I was nervous but I came out of it all with a B and I acutally got something out of the reading.

6/1/08

POLSC121

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Being smart and interested in what you're teaching does not make you a good professor! He was too focused on specifics and did not relate the reading to Political theory.Should be a classics/philosophy professor instead. Too focused on Nietzche and Plato and had no relevance to political theory. Bad time management and not willing to help students.

More Political Science professors at University of Massachusetts

NAME
TOTAL RATINGS
OVERALL QUALITY
HELPFULNESS
CLARITY
EASINESS
HOT?
Good Quality
79
4.4
4.3
4.5
2.7
Hot
Good Quality
71
4.3
4.2
4.4
3.8
Hot
Good Quality
69
4.1
4.0
4.1
3.6
Hot
See full department list