Clancy, Kevin  

Statistics

3.44/4.00

25 evaluations


STAT 101


Sophomore
D
General Ed
Oct 2016
Omg, what a hunk. Professor yoked....

STAT 251


Freshman
N/A
Required (Support)
Mar 2016
Clancy is a young and good professor, I'm just bad at Stats. I'll probably end up with a C in the class. It seemed like the others in my class were able to grasp the concepts a lot better than myself. Clancy's grading is: Homework 15%, Quizzes 15%, Two Midterm Exams 40% (20% each), and a Final Exam 30%. He always encourages working in groups and assigns very little homework. Every quiz was either a group quiz or an open note quiz. He lets you use a full page (front and back) for each midterm and the final. I, for whatever reason, did feel a little intimidated asking questions during class though. Clancy doesn't waste a minute of lecture time and stays on track. I basically still know very little about statistics (and that's completely my fault), but on the bright side, I am still most likely going to pass. Tests, homework, and quizzes are all free response, but with that being said, Clancy is an extremely lenient grader and gives a lot of partial credit. He also curves when necessary. I don't think Clancy is the best or worst professor, but he's definitely solid. Take Clancy for a solid teacher.


Freshman
N/A
Required (Major)
Mar 2016
Solid structured lectures, good use of handouts, quizzes were always group or open note, barely any homework. Clancy is super approachable and knowledgeable not to mention super young and focused on all of his lectures. Never felt like class time was wasted. The two tests were reasonable and he curves them if needed. Definitely would recommend this guy!


Freshman
A
Required (Major)
Mar 2016
Very young professor and new to the school. I came in with a solid knowledge of stats which helped me a lot. He lectures the entire period and rambles on but his notes are easy to follow and teach yourself. He lets you have a full page front and back for all midterms and the final (extremely helpful!!). All the quizzes are open note, take home, or with a partner. Also easy grader and will give partial credit. Overall a decent professor to take, but you might be teaching yourself along the way.


Freshman
A
Required (Support)
Apr 2016
Clancy was a good professor. Class was usually just him going over worksheets or homework and it was easy to follow. All quizzes are either open note, partner, or take home ones. You get to have one sheet of notes for both midterms and the final which was really helpful. The final was difficult but as long as you have well prepared notes, you should do fine.


Junior
A
Elective
Jan 2017
Mr. Clancy was eloquent and wise. He taught everything in such a great way that it was so easy to learn all the material. Tests were easy if you practiced the material. Also, he's definitely pretty cute ;)

STAT 252


Freshman
A
Required (Major)
Nov 2016
Mr. Clancy is my favorite professor. He does great with teaching material. He supplies you with handouts almost every class that you fill out with the class. You have the duration of a week to complete a homework assignment (there were only 7). The tests aren't too difficult, usually conceptual based. Only two exams and a final, all of which he allows you to have a 3x5 index card to write anything you want on. You do have a quiz most Fridays, but those are open notes. Basically just go to class and pay somewhat attention and take good notes and you'll be fine. Mr. Clancy is really nice (and also pretty hot).


Sophomore
B
Required (Support)
Dec 2016
Clancy is a good professor. And he's really hot which makes going to class 5 days a week a little more bearable. That being said, he is young and therefore doesn't have a ton of experience with teaching. But I think he did a great job, nonetheless. The tests and quizzes were very fair and the work load was bearable. Totally recommend taking Clancy for 252


Freshman
C
Required (Support)
Dec 2016
Clancy's teaching style is not the best but also not the worst. It's mainly you printing out worksheets for class every day and then working through them. Personally, this did not really work for me. The first several weeks is mostly material from stat 251 so if you did well in that you should do well for a while. However, once you move to new material it's harder to understand since he doesn't explain things very well or teach the lesson before giving you the worksheet. Also, our class got so behind that about 3 weeks of material had to be jammed into 1 week, the week before the final, so we barely did any practice of the brand new material before taking a final that was almost entirely on that material. However several aspects of the class are easy; all quizzes are group and open note, homework can be done in pairs, and you can have notecards for the midterms and final. He also drops your lowest quiz grade (although this doesn't really help unless you failed one and aced the rest). Overall I would say if you go to class, always print the worksheets, do practice problems and bust your ass for the exams you should be fine.


Sophomore
A
Required (Support)
Dec 2016
Take this professor. Honestly, one of the best teachers at communicating material in an organized and clear manner. As long as you print out his worksheets before each lecture, you will definitely earn an easy A in the course. Take him. Trust.


Freshman
B
Required (Major)
Jan 2017
This class wasn't my favorite but it definitely wasn't bad by any means. The first half of the quarter is all review from stat 251 which is really nice and everything is explained well. Like others said, hw is assigned on Mondays and due on Fridays and you can get it done during class in the computer lab (which is where you have class twice a week) if you really want. The quizzes are all in groups and open note, and he doesn't put anything on the quizzes that he didn't teach in class that week. Everything is super straightforward and he's a genuinely nice dude, plus he's pretty hot so that helps too


Junior
A
Required (Major)
Jan 2017
Mr. Clancy is was very professional and outlined all of the material very clearly. He answered all questions with considerable knowledge of the subject. Would take Mr. Clancy again. Also, what a hunk.


Junior
A
Required (Major)
Jan 2017
Mr. Clancy was very professional and outlined all of the material very clearly. He answered all questions with considerable knowledge of the subject. Would take Mr. Clancy again. Also, what a hunk.


Junior
B
Required (Major)
Jan 2017
His worksheets are great. You most likely won't need to bother with the textbook. His lecturing style, however, leaves much to be desired. He's just not very good at it, so do not go to class expecting much in the way of clarification on those concepts you are having trouble with. I hear he is better one on one in office hours. Go to the tutoring sessions, join study groups, watch youtube videos, etc. I did not find much value in actual class time. The quizzes are group. A quiz gets dropped, which is honestly only valuable if you miss that class. The weekly homework assignments are more valuable than the quizzes, so DO make sure to do well on those, because homeworks cannot be dropped. The exams can be challenging, and he does enjoy surprising you by making them quite different from the practice exams, but overall they are not unfair. It's Stats. It sucks.


Junior
B
Required (Major)
Feb 2017
Go to his office hours. He is INCREDIBLY helpful during them. HW is worth more than quizzes so make sure you do well. Have him review it during his office hours as a "rough draft" and you'll get a 100. His tests are conceptual so use in-class examples and the book problems he assigns to study. For the quizzes, use the book problems to study. However, his tests are nothing like his quizzes so don't rely on those for test help. I got a D+ on the first midterm and A- on the second midterm and the final. I got As and Bs on the quizzes and As on the HW. Ended the class with a B+ (87%).


Sophomore
A
Required (Support)
Mar 2017
Oh Clancy...definitely a pretty socially awkward guy but a pretty decent teacher. I could definitely could watch basketball or play golf with his guy. Idk why he's just so awkward though. Every time I looked at him I just wanted to laugh. He would ask these easy ass rhetorical questions and the whole class would just say silent. In these situations I found it extremely difficult not to just burst out in laughter. Definitely worked my butt off in this class but got an A- in the end which I would take for any stats class. I'm a straight male but if I a girl or gay, I would definitely let him bare my children for sure 100 percent no doubt in my mind ;) xoxo take him and all your wildest dreams will come true trust me.


Freshman
B
Required (Support)
Apr 2017
Clancy was a great professor and explained his material well. However, his tests questions are totally unrelated to some of the material and is overly tricky. Even if I studied all of his notes, there would still be questions on his exams that were so far off topic or over material not well covered in class. Regardless, this is still a good class to take for Business majors getting their statistics requirement done.


Sophomore
C
Required (Support)
May 2017
The only thing I really liked about this class was having him make outlines of the notes to which we then filled out. Clancy was not a particularly clear teacher and often created confusion leading to many people getting lost. I had a B most of the class and even though I studied really hard for the final, I still got a C in the class. Nobody I knew in the class got an A. The quizzes were done in groups though which was really nice and actually helpful.


Sophomore
A
Required (Support)
Jun 2017
Professor Kev aka Professor Yoked.. super chill teacher, kinda awkward but definitely hot so that's why I took the class. The homework isn't too bad and he has a really great teaching voice so I never actually fell asleep. He's a really cool guy if you just go into his office hours and talk about climbing. I wouldn't be surprised if he gave you an A for bringing him an acai bowl. Take his class!


Freshman
N/A
Required (Major)
Jun 2017
Kevin Clancy is a great instructor. Anyone writing negative reviews aren't acknowledging the simple fact that stats 252 SUCKS. It's super hard. Stats is no fun so no teacher will be able to make it "easy". Clancy is a fair grader and a pretty good lecturer. He has you print out the handouts every day so buy a lot of printer paper and ink bc they are typically at least 5 pages long. He explains stuff pretty well and his office hours are extremely helpful. Slightly awkward guy, but has a funny sense of humor and the girls say he's easy on the eyes so theres a plus. Homework is all on JMP and it's assigned every friday due tuesday. Not a ton of HW or work in general outside of class. I got an 80% on the first mid term (thought i got 100%) then went pretty cold into the 2nd and managed a 74%. Group quizzes every thursday and online reading quiz due every tuesday. Both are pretty easy. I haven't taken final yet but ill probably get a C. Overall, great professor, tough class. Would recommend Clancy

STAT 312


Freshman
A
Required (Support)
Jun 2016
It's rare the a first time professor both manages to be able to teach effectively and being able to structure a class well. Clancy did a great job teaching the material, and effectively planning the quizzes, midterms and final. I felt that I understood the material in time for exams, and that everything was explained well. I highly recommend Clancy!


Sophomore
C
Required (Support)
Apr 2017
The class was more or less straightforward, and the worksheets were pretty helpful. Homework is important, so do it to help you learn. Textbook isn't needed all that much, although it's a very good reference source. There are three midterms and a final, and announced quizzes. Clancy himself was a pretty apathetic, boring teacher (despite his good looks) and often sounded like he didn't care about what he was teaching. His tests were pretty hard, and he moved very quickly in class. If you fall behind within a class lecture, it will be hard to keep up with the rest of the class because he isn't brilliant at answering questions and you may find yourself wanting to go back to the textbook or the internet for clarification. I have heard that he is better in office hours, but overall he's really awkward which makes talking to him difficult. If you already took AP Stats though, you should be fine (many in my class did very well because they already know a lot of the material).


Junior
A
Required (Support)
Jun 2017
This guy is awesome. Class is extremely straight forward. I think the reason people think he is apathetic during this lecture is because he has a masters in stats and this class only covers VERY basic material. I would get bored too. If you do the homework on time, show up to class, and study maybe an hour before midterms/finals you will definitely succeed in this class. Recommended professor

STAT 321


Junior
A
Required (Support)
Jun 2017
The only reason I took him is cuz he's hot. It turned out I actually learned a lot. What a surprise!!

PSC 910


5th Year Senior
B
General Ed
Nov 2016
What else is there to say? Fine person, nothing interesting. Class was meh... Blah, blah, blah... Fine person.