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Professor Bill Harvey
Earlham College
Overall F
3 ratings,  [AVG: 9 min, 8 sec]
Workload: Easy/None Responsible Grading: F

Enjoys Teaching C Arrogance: Extreme
Speaks & Writes Clearly C Respect for Students: Contempt
Sensible Lectures C Appreciates Creativity: Less
Organized course C Student Feedback is: Ignored
Instructor Effort C
Coursework:
Mostly "training"
Grading System:
Misleading
Course Requirements:
Well Defined
Assignment Instructions
Well Described
 
Exam Design:
Well Written
Exam Coverage:
Followed from course
Grades Reflect:
Not much
Final Grade Verification:
Allows some "fudge factor"
Gets class involved C
Competent with material C
Friendly/Sociable C-
Adds to content C
This instructor is:
Disliked
 

 

 

 
   
 
Courses:
BIOLOGY 
 
Comments
Overall: D
average
 
Should do to do well...
never have this person as your advisor he is terrrible
 
Should know...
befriend him
Student Competency: Unusually High
Student's Grade: A
Liked Instructor?: Disliked
 
Overall: F
 
Should do to do well...
Thankfully he is retired.  He was horribly unprofessional and dishonest.  You had to make sure that you compared your test grade to the other students.  You could have the same answer.  One gets an A.  The other a C.  Easily done when all tests were essay
 
Should know...
Stroke his ego
Student Competency: Average
Student's Grade: B
Liked Instructor?: Strongly Disliked
 
It was 1973.  I had a lot of issues, was not into studying, and didn't do a major assignment.  I told Bill Harvey that I didn't do it, “because it wasn't worth doing.” [It was identical to the research assignment assigned the previous semester.] He ended up telling me that I “wasn't college material,” and I failed the course despite having a solid B average in all the other work.  I ended up dropping out of college. 

I readily admit that I wasn't very mature.  However, I think he was, perhaps even less so.

When I graduated with cum laude (despite feeling the whole time that I was stupid, and perhaps not college material) from the University of Massachusetts in 1979, I considered sending him a copy of my diploma.  It wasn't worth the postage.

I am so sorry that I did not know back then how to address what happened, and thought it was all my fault.  I am even more sorry that he continued teaching.  However, it feels a bit vindicating, these 45 years later to realize that I was not the only person he abused.

 
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