Dennis Drinka - University of Alaska Anchorage

Professor: Dennis Drinka
Department: Business
College: University of Alaska Anchorage
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: CIS110
  • Grade Received: WD
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: No
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Avoid this guy if you care about you GBA. He is the worst professor I have ever seen.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: CISA110
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
He usually has one way to explain a concept and if you don't understand it you're just out of luck. He's slightly hard to pay attention to but overall not too bad. Take the class, but expect to study on your own for a bunch of it
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: CIS376
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
What other students are saying is correct, he is very vague in what he wants from you and he acts like a student in the fact that he was late in giving us our exam to take
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: CIS376
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Lectures are confusing and repetitive. Assignments are even more confusing. He's not fair to all students with grading. Most assignments HAVE to be done at the college... can't access it from home. Confusing and unclear instructions.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: CIS376
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Grading Criteria is not clear and the he believes himself to be very very important despite the fact that this class in barely relevant enough to be an integrated capstone. Don't disagree with him or lead on that you think he is ridiculous (i.e. dont show up to class) or he will get really petty.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: CIS376
  • Grade Received: C
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Very confusing, is not clear and teaches irrelevant stuff. If you ask for help, tell you to "ask the google", don't recommend but UAA doesn't care about how classes are being taught, lots of bad professors.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: CIS489
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Read the other reviews; they are all true. He has unclear expectations, changes class times to fit his whim and ignores student communications. Horrible professor. UAA needs to pay attention as he is ruining what could be a great program.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: CIS376
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Teacher uses 3 different websites to organize syllabus, schedule, and class materials. Very unorganized. Does not make projects very clear and sometimes the teacher doesn't even know how to do the projects he is assigning.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: CIS376
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This is by far, the worst professor I have ever had at UAA. I asked him for help once and he simply just walked away out of frustration because I did not understand his unclear instructions. He is also extremely rude and smug. Do not take him unless you want to ruin your GPA because his grading is extremely unreasonable.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: CIS376
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Professor not helpful, and not organized.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: CIS376
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He does not make the projects very clear. The due dates are not all on a single sheet and its sometimes hard to find them. He also ignores emails and questions. Unfortunately the class is mandatory.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: CIS376
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is very vague and not clear about the projects. He says work together than docks you for it "looking to similar to the other person"
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: CIS376
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Absolutely useless when you ask him for help. Grading is ridiculous and he tends to favor attractive women. DO NOT take Drinka if you want a good education and grade. This was the worst professor I've ever taken at UAA.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: CIS376
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Unclear, but you can corner him and envoke a lie and catch him with it. Likes costco, anything google gets him to bust a nut. If you want an A you'll need to go over the top on all assignments and make him feel warn and fuzzy with terminology. Giggity.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: CIS376
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He may seem unapproachable, but he's really a nice guy. Very helpful.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: BA489
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Not a very good instructor. I was lucky to team up with other students who were actually good. So we all managed well as a team. Noticed other teams that were not too serious about the class didn't do very well. So choose your team wisely for 489.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: CIS489
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Awful instructor. The worst instructor in the program, he cares nothing for the students, you can tell that he treats his position as nothing more than a side gig. I suggest you get a thorough knowlege of information systems prior to enrolling in any of the courses, that's the way most of the teachers in the MIS program like it.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: CIS460
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Worst instructor in the program. Ambiguous requirements, vindictive behavior, and is disorganized. You must practically beg him for assistance.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: CIS410AND460
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
This professor is clearly not in touch with the students, he's more concerned about his daugher's volleyball tournaments. Plays favorites in class, is moody and inconsistent. Too bad he made tenure, he may never be replaced. Be honest students, you know you only take him because you have to. Could there be a more unprofessional teacher?
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: PROJECTMANAGE
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He did not communicate the objective or requirements of assignments clearly.
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