Elliot Gaines - Wright State University

Professor: Elliot Gaines
Department: Communication
College: Wright State University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: COM4640
  • Grade Received: D+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Terrible. His quizzes are timed, with an unreasonable allotted time. Everything is related to HIS book. The quizzes are impossible and don't actually better your learning. I had to call the teach help desk to get one of his quizzes to be available because he wasn't proficient in tech... even though its an online class....
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: COM4640
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
i would not recommend him ever. he is not a good teacher and anything he refers it back to his book.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: COM4110
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He stopped providing feedback for assignments after the second assignment no matter what grade you get. For our final project he had the rubric locked, when I emailed him to unlock it he was rude and stated I wasn't clicking the right link. He takes away points on assignments that has nothing to do with how the rubric states. THIS GUY IS HORRIBLE !
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: COM464
  • 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:
He's very rude and can be down right condescending in his emails. The required book is the one he wrote, which is one giant run-on sentence and gives himself delusion of grandeur. Thankfully the class is online. Overall just a loathsome guy.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: COM464
  • 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:
Dr. Gaines is by far the worst professor on this campus. He is terrible at replying to emails, rude to students, and is super vague on his knowledge forms and makes the students play a guessing game to see which material needs to be done.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: COM4640
  • Grade Received: F
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
A mental and verbal bully who degrades his students, all the while hiding behind his position. In truth, he's a narcissistic frustrated musician who never made it. I stood up to his bullying and was given an F in return. Go to the Dept. Chair and request to NOT take ANY of his courses, for your degree. I did, and have mine. Trust me on this.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: COM4640
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Elliot Gaines is literally the worst professor on the face of the planet. He yells at students during class and tells them they are stupid. He doesn't ever work with you even if you have a real excuse. He grades terribly. He expects you to have the same level of knowledge of topics as he does DONT TAKE HIM IF YOU CAN HELP IT!!!!
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: COM4640
  • Grade Received: C
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
One of the worst professors I have ever had. He is very unclear about what we need to know and his test questions are intentionally misleading. Lectures are useless, boring, and put you to sleep but attendance is mandatory (even though you learn nothing). Also he uses his own book that he wrote, so he's that kinda guy. AVOID.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: COM4640
  • Grade Received: C
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He is literally terrible. He is so rude and doesn't care about student at all. Do not take him. Seriously he needs to be fired. get ready to hate your life.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: COM4640
  • Grade Received: C
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Gaines is probably the most feared professor in the COM dept. I had been warned of him for years before taking an upper-level course with him. I was happily surprised that he is not that bad. He is nice and will help if asked. However, his lectures are long-winded, and he can be confusing. If you make an effort, though, you will pass.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: COM4640
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Gaines is a very smart man, but he admits he has a tough time relating to the younger generation. You can get a good grade in his class if you show up on time and read the book.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: COM4640
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I got an A in Dr. Gaines' class. I showed up on time everyday, looked him in the eye when he spoke and asked questions when I got confused. A lot of people in my class said they were afraid to speak up because they were afraid he would go out of his way to make them feel stupid, but I think they were just being overly sensitive. Be on time though!
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: COM411
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Honestly, Dr. Gaines is not that bad at all. He does go off topic at times, over mostly political things. He doesn't give any assignments or grades back--you must go see him in his office to get in-depth feedback. Most of his policies are in place to keep students' grades private. It's not that difficult to get an "A" in his courses if you try.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: COM454
  • 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:
Elliot Gaines needs to get over himself. Dude, you're a communications professor at Wright State University. Not sure why you think you're Mr. Special Pants, but you aren't. Don't bother taking him if you can help it. He's ridiculous.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: COM365
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Would not recommend taking this professor. He's very intelligent and can learn a lot from him, but he talks a lot off subject (as if he's thinking out loud). He's inconsistent. He more often than not goes back on what he says so it's ery hard too make sense of the class no matter how many questions you ask.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: COM200
  • 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:
The WORST prof at Wright State!! Refused to hold office hours, argues rudely with at least one student in every class, REFUSES to answer questions because he says we should already know and then treats you like an idiot if u ask. Unclear expectations, RUDE, and showed students grades to the rest of the class! Don't EVER take him if you can help it!
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: COM411
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I don't know what happened to all of the other people who commented! Dr. Gaines is extremely nice and very helpful.I agree he didn't stick to the syllabus-he just does things his own way!He knew many people weren't broadcast majors, but speaking in front of a camera is a skill you may need someday.Just don't miss his class and you'll get an A.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: COM411
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Pretty much a useless class. I learned nothing. He never graded anything or gave feedback on our performances. If you asked about your grade he would say, "As long as you are improving you'll be fine" but he never crtiqued us... I got an A... but he's a useless teacher. For a communication prof his skills are greatly lacking!
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: COM411
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I had this professor for 200, 400, & 411. I had no alternative, but I still regret having him. He is derogatory toward students, speaks frequently of embarrassing personal matters, does not define material clearly and has a rabid political agenda that absorbs far too much class time. His treatment of his subject matter is appallingly simple.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: COM464
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
i cannot believe people pay him to work at a university. every class i have with him, he always manages to get in a fight with at least 2 people. very close-minded, very poor communication skills (he is a comm professor!) and tells everyone what an expert he is. he goes on political rants that have nothing to do with class.
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