Judy Whipps - Grand Valley State University

Professor: Judy Whipps
Department: Philosophy
College: Grand Valley State University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: LIB310
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This class makes me think what in the heck is the lib studies dpt doing. every class I have had in this dept had made me think at a third graders level. I have never been so bored with busy work in my life. I dread going to class and doing assignments because they are so stupid. Also, didnt read a singal assn and still passed.....
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: LIB382
  • Grade Received: WD
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
For a liberal studies professor she has a very conservative view of education and leadership. Doesn't understand the world students will be working in, only the one she has. Dropped after four and a half weeks.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: LIB495
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I loved all my liberal studies courses until this one. It's a shame because you expect your senior capstone to be the best class you take. Prof. Whipps an average grader and not an exceptionally great lecturer. I felt like the culmination of my previous classes went unused as we had a very unclear thesis requirements that did not fit with mine.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: LIB495
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr Whipps can be a little difficult to hear as she speaks softly but her words carry a lot of weight. Assignments every week lots of classroom group interaction, if you are shy you will need to get over it because you will be talking to classmates often. Take Lib 301 BEFORE you take lib495 and start working on your research paper.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: LIB495
  • 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:
I did not care for the class. She sold students on the major the entire semester. This made me realize that Lib. Studies was not for me. Clearly, there is a complex and apprehension for the professor to feel the need to sell Liberal education. She does grade really easy but the class is alot of work. I didn't like her or her class
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: LIB401
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Took lib 401 as a Gen Ed, and the class itself was kind of boring, but then again I wasnt very interested to start with. I have yet to really buy into the whole liberal education thing, but whipps really knows her stuff and gives a manageable workload. If you have to take 401, Whipps is a good choice.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: LIB401
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Had to take this as a theme course(gen-ed) She is very helpful and nice, not a lot of pressure and she helped me to think critically. It's a shame I really had no interest in the subject matter, cause I hated comming to class- but I recommend her as a prof
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: LIB495
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great Professor, she has been one of the best teachers i have had at grand valley. She truly cares about her students and respects them all! There are a lot of papers but her true intentions are to get you out in the real world and ready!!
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: LIB100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Super nice teacher, if you talk to her at all she's very willing to help you at any time. Not very strict about anything except attendance. The class is a big waste of time, however, so attendance is difficult.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: LIB100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She is a great prof. i would definately recommend her. she sincerely is concerned with all of her studentd learning and understanding, and she is very easy to talk to. She helps students with their sense of vocation and truly encourages discussion and sharing your thoughts. The classroom community is very relaxed and you get so many of life concept
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: LIB100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
she's a great teacher. she brought things to my attention i couldn't previously imagine or comprehend. Although there is some work to do for this class, it does really further your understanding and appreciation of learning and life :)
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: LIB100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She's really friendly, good sense of humor, and full of wisdom.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: LIB100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
very hard for a 100 course.She was passionate about what she was teaching but if i learned anything it would have to be better writing skills b/c i wrote 11 papers. She wrote the opener for the text you use in class and was also an editor so shes big shot. Be ready to WORK if you take her..
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: LIB495
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
What most people fail to realize here, is her passion for learning. She tries to get you to realize how important a liberal education is, rather than trying to fill you with info just to sit in a cubicle for the rest of your life...Like Socrates once said, "An unexamined life isn't worth living."
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: LIB100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
HARD!!!! great thinker, but very hard if you dont understand philosophy
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: LIB495
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Don't listen to the fools, Dr Whipps is fantastic. One of the most helpful, concerned, and intelligent people at GV. She'll make you work, but that's what you're in school for.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: LIB100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Condecending-she is an expert in philosophy and what not, but talks as if she were all knowing and everyone else knows NOTHING. She is open to opinions in class but if they agree with hers. Fairly nice and approachable...but like I said, can be very condecending.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: LIB340
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She's awful. The class, which COULD have been interesting, was just tedious. If you take her class, you'd better not have an opinion unless it is the same as her's. She does not know the meaning of the word opinion. She's the worst professor I've ever had at Grand Valley.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: LIB340
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This course demands a tremendous amount of reading. You'll have read several novels at its end. It is clear that Whipps assigns too much material, as many students only have a tenuous grasp. Overall, the course is frustrating but it does have its moments of interest.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: LIB314
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Worst class I've had in four years of College. If your papers don't support her opinions she will fail you. Stay away at all costs.
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