Murali Shanker - Kent State University

Professor: Murali Shanker
Department: Business
College: Kent State University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: MIS24163
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He creates a good environment to lean. You feel comfortable to ask questions and generally cares for the students. If you do the work, you will receive a good grade.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: MIS24056
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Most of his quizzes are on google. Lab class was unnecessary. We never stayed till the end of class. He gives random in class quizzes. He gives a whole in class quiz that is for extra credit. There are two group projects with the same assigned group. He goes too fast on the notes. He doesn't give homework. Quizzes due every Sunday and before class.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: MIS24163
  • 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:
Worst class and teacher i have ever taken
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: MIS24056
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Simply awful avoid at all costs has very thick accent and very difficult to uderstand. Uses a mic only when asked to. He scrambles through everything and assumes that we know what he is talking about when it is an intro class
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: BUSSTATS101
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
I had Dr. Shanker for Business Stats. His lectures are boring, but he usually ends class 20 minutes early. His tests are incredibly difficult, but open note and open book. He's too smart to teach, so expect to teach yourself. He takes attendance randomly and most of the time it's for extra credit.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: MIS24056
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Took Business Stats with him. I have over 100 credits and a 4.0 GPA and this class was rough me. Shanker will provide you with an explanation if you ask, but he will just phrase it in more complicated statistics terms that you won't understand. He also has in-class quizzes that quiz you on information you just learned that day. Avoid if you can.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: MIS24056
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He only had 10 hours of lecture in 3 credit hours class. No demonstration of exercises and quizzes are given. You will rely on yourself.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: MIS24056
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I took his online class. He only have around 10 hours of lecture in total for a 3 credit hours class. He had never demonstrated the exercises and quizzes. He supposed students to rely on the online system!
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: INTROSTATS
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
How is he rated so high? This class was awful. His accent was very thick and hard to understand. He'd explain things as if you've taken stats before his intro class. He'd post the average class test grades online and they were rarely over 65%.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: MIS24056
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This class was so difficult and confusing! He understands it (of course), but he expects it to click with everyone else and it doesn't. Going to his office and asking questions just left me even more confused, and I felt like an idiot on top of it. PLUS he wants us to use this JMP software but doesn't show us how to use it for the class. AVOID!
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: MIS24056
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
wish i would have dropped this, Lectures are rambling and hard to listen to on-line and long, He never covers how to use the software needed or the scripts posted that are supposed to be used, all grades are from quizzes and tests, the are practice tests, but there is no walkthrough on how to get answers. Must have a lot of time to take online.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: MIS24056
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Business Statistics- I never thought a stats class would be so frustrating. The software used for assignments was confusing and ineffective. Lots of tricky questions and he expects everyone to just somehow understand everything.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: BUSSTATS
  • 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:
Just awful. There's no text book, only an online program that is very difficult to understand, as is his english. If there's another professor available for this course, take their class.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: MIS24163
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
The materials covered in his tests and the learning materials were very different from each other. He wasn't very polite when I sought out help for learning the materials, and he was never very clear on what materials he wanted you to learn. Essentially, his class consists of going in the classroom, doing two practice problems, maybe a mini-quiz.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: BUSSTAT
  • 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:
I took this course over the summer, so it was online. I had no prior knowledge of stats and got an A. If you spend the time on ALEKS, and do all that, you get all the points, the quizzes are from ALEKS, and all of the exam questions, you can basically google and find. He does take the time to help you if you need it.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: BUSSTAT
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great teacher, very funny (he doesn't speak English well but makes fun of himself for it so you don't notice it often). Class was decently easy, you just had to attend class regularly. We had daily questions for points with Kent State's clickers. I highly recommend taking the exams with a few friends (he doesn't care) Overall wonderful teacher.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: MIS012
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Just took Statistics online summer course. Everything he put on vista was very helpful. Not like a usual online class where you basically teach yourself everything. He explains everything very well although does not have great english. I would recommend him for anyone. The information is difficult but he makes it interesting and as easy as possible
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: BUSSTAT
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Everything is online so open book quizzes and exams. He puts the powerpoints online along with a recording of the class lecture (voice and powerpoint he is writing on). Easy class.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: BUS101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He isn't too bad of a teacher, wish he spoke better english.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: STATS1
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Everything is online. Open book/notes. He is kind of funny....in a dry kind of way. I couldn't tell ya anything that happened in that class and I still got a B.
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