Michael Herman - Laurentian University of Sudbury

Professor: Michael Herman
Department: Computer Science
College: Laurentian University of Sudbury
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: COSC2406
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Not effective as a professor at all. He invents his own terms for everything and rarely finishes examples on the board; he'll just stop at the first sign of trouble and move on to the next thing. As others have noted, his marking scheme is random and he will often penalize you for doing things that he does himself in lecture notes.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: COSC2406
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Nice enough guy, terrible professor. Notes are (at best) barely legible and poorly laid out. He docks marks over his own personal preferences and will ridicule those who do things he dislikes (such as add comments to code). Frequently changes topic to something completely unrelated to the course material. Be prepared to learn EVERYTHING yourself.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: COSC2406
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Terrible instructor. Teaches the class as if we have prior knowledge to x86 syntax. Notes are illegible Docks marks off for adding comments to your program, as if explaining how your program works is a BAD thing. Talks on and on and doesn't contextualize any of his teachings
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: COSC2406
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Crazy marking scheme (docks marks over personal preference), borderline illegible notes and generally a difficult person to get along with. He knows his stuff but by his own admission is limited to the original 8086 and won't be able to help much with modern tech.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: COSC3106
  • Grade Received: D+
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
I got my lowest marks with Dr Herman his tests and exam not too hard if you do not do your homeworks and understand it very well, also his always available in office and sometimes brings stuff similar to last year test and assignments
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: COSC3106
  • 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:
Horrible interaction with his students. Humiliates students for asking relevant questions in class. Doesn't present his material properly for his course. Trails off subject and doesn't cover what he doesn't think necessary. Sloppy overhead notes, and worse ones online. Abbreviations that are ridiculous to read, and changes the name of everything.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: COSC
  • 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:
PROS: Very knowledgeable, makes himself available, helpful when seen in person. CONS: Teaches his classes like they are refresher courses despite the content being new to students, handwritten and unclear notes, bizarre marking schemes.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: COSC3106
  • 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:
Unclear hand written overhead notes, use of abbreviations and symbols (even in equations, make it unclear which is a symbol representing a word and what is part of equations). Briefly reads over notes and tends to drift off talking about other subjects as if the one at hand isn't enough to keep his attention.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: COSC3106
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
One of the worst profs i've ever had. Asked us a question on the midterm that we didn't even learn yet. His notes are messy, and he abbreviates half of his words when he writes. Going to class is almost pointless. Don't get me started on how he marks assignments either.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: COSC2064
  • 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:
He's pretty hard, he enjoys failing students, even tho he would know that they have worked hard during the whole term, His notes are useless, I don't know how he have became a prof. Also, hes very mean, you can never get along with him.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: COSC3127
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
he is gud ,,, but tuff.. not easy for people who dont study
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: ASSEMBLY
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Stresses theory. Diagrams need more substance. Not very visual. Difficult marker. Notes need more order, too scattered. Meh.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: COSC
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Took Programming Languages and Assembly Language. Great teacher. Hard marker (I did badly on Assembler the first time I took it, but then aced it). I found that he gives in proportion to what you put into the class. He was always helpful with homework assignments.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: COSC
  • 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:
Good teach.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: COSC3126
  • 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 is lost in his own world. he posesses infinite amount of knowledge. he's a good teacher except in case of giving marks. he sticks to the traditional methods.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: ANY
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
No Comments
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: COSC
  • 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:
Too bad the scale doesnt go into negatives ;). Very poor personality. But I will admit he knows his stuff.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: COSC
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
it took me three years to get the hang of this prof. he's very difficult and demanding, but i had the best learning experience with him. take the time to get to know him, approach him, and ask for help. he'll bend over backwards to help you succeed.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: COSC2056
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
No Comments
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: COSC
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Challenges students...hard marker but fair
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