Dave Madsen - University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Professor: Dave Madsen
Department: Journalism
College: University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: JOURN397
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He spends more time showing videos of himself than teaching you anything. He is so bio- polar and gets upset easily. He is pretty useless. Everything I learned in this class I learned from my group mate. he has unreal expectations. He can be cool some times but beware and take caution with him
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: JOURN395N
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This professor is utterly unprofessional, he is known to blow up at any time, harasses students and sends e-mails to individual students at any time, usually containing inappropriate content that has nothing to do with the class...avoid him at all cost. He's border line bi-polar, and has many obvious problems of his own that he brings into class.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: JOURN397
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dave rocks! I can't wait to intern at ABC40 this summer. He really cares about his students and their futures
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: JOUN397
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dave knows alot but you have to ask him stuff. Hes been an news anchor for something like 25 years. He really wants to help you succeed in the news business. Take his class and you'll learn how to make a story. His class was fun and we actually made 3 video storys. He also helps with internships.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: BROADCASTING
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
My teacher does the 6 o'clock news on ABC! Dave is really fun..class is long but he always lets you leave early. Assignments are very standard and easy. Several quizzes..but other than that, just go to class- it's only once a week.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: JOURN395
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Madsen is the man!!! I recommend this class to every Journalism major, he makes everything very interesting. He never keeps you the full time and you get breaks throughout the class!!!
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: JOURN395
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I really like this class. Dave is very clear about homework assignments, and since the class is really long, he usually lets us watch the news in class and lets us go early. Really interesting, easy material. Just go to class each week..and yes, on time.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: JOURNALISM
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
No Comments
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: JOURN395
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I thought this class was not only interesting, but also presented in such a way that you would have to be an idiot to get a bad grade. As for the comments on punctuality, yes, he expects you to arrive on time, but this is an upper level class, and if you cant get your act together enough to show up on time to a COLLEGE class, perhaps you wont make
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: JOURN395BCAST
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Okay, I can semi-agree with some of you. However, be realistic. He let us leave at least 30 minutes early every class..is it unreasonable to ask us to be on time? The rehashing of the reading in class got boring, but I got very useful feedback on my writing. Overall, I thought it was a GREAT class. just, for god sake, be on time and dont cheat
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: JOURN395
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Apart from his complete intolerance of tardiness, I didn't have a problem with Madsen. The work is tough sometimes, but he gives useful feedback on it. I learned a lot in his Broadcasting class, and it made me seriously consider getting into TV news as a career.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: BROADCASTING
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I'm only going through the time of writing this review because of how strongly I discourage ever taking a class with this man. His behavior is not only unprofessional, but borders on unstable. One minute he's fine, the next he snaps out for NO reason. Curses at students, yelled, slammed stuff.BEWAR
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: JOURN395
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Difficult to read, and difficult to relax around. Agree with the before comments: he often seems to hate his job and dislike students. Called someone a "circus act" in front of class for being 5 min late. Short temper, will explode at least twic
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: JOURN395
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Worst instructor to ever teach!
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