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Dana Smith
Professor in the Social Work department
at University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, TX
are you Dana Smith?
Overall Quality
3.2
Average Grade
C
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.1
Clarity
3.3
Easiness
3.3
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
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Easiness
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18 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
01/10/2014
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOCW 2361 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Good class but I wish the teacher was more involved in online classes. I took about 5 quizzes and 2 test in this class.

05/09/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
SWRK 4134 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I've had her for 2 classes now and she is my favorite prof by far. She encourages class participation and discussion and really makes you think critically. She's exteremly fair and her lectures are wonderful. I looked forward to going to her class every week and I've learned so much from her.She is hard to reach outside of class however.

02/21/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
SWRK4034 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

The textbook was easy to read and the discussions come directly from the text. I thought she was easy to listen to, very understanding, and cares about her students. I liked the class, so I learned a lot. But, she is a super easy grader, and I think I could have gotten an A without trying.

12/11/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
SWRK4034 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very nice professor. Her class was easy and interesting. A lot of the time was spent with class discussion, but it is not mandatory to participate(for those who are shy). I enjoyed taking this class. Recommend!!

12/12/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
PSYC5134 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Dr.Smith was really not into teaching the class. She appeared distant and at times resentful of students questions. Dr. Smith's grading also reflected her attitude in class and I was able to get good grades with little effort. Dr. Smith is easy and I recommend anyone not wanting to do the work to take her class.

11/29/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
PSYC5134 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Smith is an okay teacher, but it is impossible to reach her-she DOES NOT check her email. The workload was easy; weekly critical thinking essays and one presentation. Her study guide for the midterm was helpful. Not a hard class at all, I just wish she was accessible to students and would cut back n the personal stories.

06/06/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
swrk4137 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I agree with the other posts that Dr. Smith was clueless with regard to social welfare policy and it helped me get an A in the course. She did not scrutinize my papers and the papers I submitted were total crap. Much thanks to Dr.Smith!

05/27/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
SWRK4137 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

It was hard to tell who was teaching who in this class. Dana Smith seemed more dependent on students teaching themsleves and her on the merits of Social Welfare Policy and Services. This course reached new lows in higher education. Dana Smith should keep her day job and leave teaching to the professionals for the sake of student welfare.

05/26/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
SWRK4137 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Avoid Dana Smith if at all possible. She does not know her way around SWRK 4137 and lies to cover up her incompetence. She is very disrespectful to students, especially Hispanic students. Why did she choose the socialwork field?

05/09/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
SWRK4137 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

How did this professor Dana Smith, get hired. I did not learn anything from this class, except her personal life which is all she ever lectured about. I think everybody was disappointed with the class.

05/04/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
SWRK4137 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Absolutely the worst academic experience in my life. Dr. Smith was not familiar with the curriculum and after the class confronted her on contradicting statements, she admitted to not being familiar with the syllabus because she did not write it and was not familiar with the curriculum because it was new to her. I was embarrassed for her. Very sad.

01/19/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
SWRK4234 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Smith draws the best out of the student. She expects the critical thinking projects and the presentations to be something the student puts some actual thought into. I learned so much from her in my class, this learning and the ability to do critical thinking will carry over to future classes

07/13/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
swrk4234 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She is awesome, I was intimidated by some of the assignments but ended up being better for it. She not only knows the material but she has a social workers heart. You will learn from her so much more than any text because of her compassion and empathy towards human beings.

04/27/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ODSJ4234 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Smith actually teached the material she lectures about. If you put the time and effort into the class time and projects, you will learn and pass this class. You must be involved as Dr. Smith is.

12/08/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
issue4031 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very informational class, Dr. Smith is very assessable and very helpful with questions. Put the work in and the grade will reflect the time and effort you put in. Classes were interesting and interesting.

07/03/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
SWRK4234 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She's very nice. I completely recommend her. She wants her students to participate in class. Basically, the whole class is about participation and presentations. You?ll have to lead at least one discussion, read a book (and discuss it), attend a cultural event (write 4-5 page paper and present it with your team), do a neighborhood visit (write 6

04/09/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
socio4134 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This instructor is very helpful..she makes the class very interesting..show up to class, show interest in the lectures and you will do fine

05/10/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
SWRK4234 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

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