3 evaluations Recognizes Student Difficulties: 1.33 Presents Material Clearly: 1.00
Dr. Buckalew has trouble clarifying student dificulties. If you ask a question be prepared for her to mention something unrelated to the question in her answer (or lack there of). She has a tendancy to write in about 15 pt size font on the white board. She is very quiet, and the explainations are not clear or informative (as she doesn't explain what she is lecturing on and just reads off of the white boards. If you are taking a class with her, pay close attention to the examples, what kind of structure and why; and know the terms them for the exams.
This was not a difficult CSC/CPE course, but still not one of my favorites. Databases is already a dry subject, and Dr. Buckalew's lectures consist almost entirely of her writing notes on the board and us copying them down word for word. Also, the book assigned for the course has almost nothing to do with the material. So, you can't rely on the book if you don't like the lectures. I didn't go to office hours, though, so maybe she is a better teacher there. The programs were not hard, but boring. Still, everyone should have some basic practice with SQL.
Taking this instructor is like being in a Twilight Zone episode. You just can