4 evaluations Recognizes Student Difficulties: 1.75 Presents Material Clearly: 2.50
Dale doesn't have consistent lectures. He attempts to lecture half of the material through powerpoint and the other half on the board. Not much explanation occurs he seems lost in his own thoughts when explaining and forgets to add necessary information to the problem solving process. However, this class is easy if you did well in the first two circuits classes. It's just rehash with AC current mostly. You'll be fine if you are an independent student.
I have had many great professors and a few bad professors in my four plus years at CalPoly. This man is not the worst I\'ve had, but he is definitely in the bottom 2 or 3.
He lectures from his chair with power point/word files that make no sense. He writes nothing on the board unless people complain that he is going to fast. He answers questions sometimes, usually with an obligatory tone. His tests are okay, but no one seems to do that well on the tests or quizzes. He doesn\'t help in office hours, and complains that no one goes to his class.
I highly discourage taking this professor for any class. Take Perks or Chinician if you want to learn something about Electrical Engineering.
I received a C in the class, and I feel that I deserved the C. However, given a professor that could actually get off his/her chair and excite students about whatever subject was being taught, I might have tried a little harder.
5th Year Senior
Mar 2011 Moderated Comment