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Professor John Herrick
Michigan State University
Overall C
16 ratings,  [AVG: 3 min, 3 sec]
Workload: Challenging Responsible Grading: D

Enjoys Teaching D+ Arrogance: A problem
Speaks & Writes Clearly C- Respect for Students: None
Sensible Lectures D+ Appreciates Creativity: Less
Organized course D+ Student Feedback is: Considered
Instructor Effort D+
Coursework:
Mostly "training"
Grading System:
Arbitrary
Course Requirements:
Unclear or random
Assignment Instructions
Hazy
 
Exam Design:
Badly written
Exam Coverage:
Unknown or Unclear
Grades Reflect:
Not much
Final Grade Verification:
Allows some "fudge factor"
Gets class involved D+
Competent with material D+
Friendly/Sociable D+
Adds to content D+
This instructor is:
Disliked
 

 

 

 
   
 
Courses:
470 
SW 
SW 830 
 
Comments
Overall: F
The Michigan State University School of Social Work is a social work program with a bad reputation.  John Herrick is the Associate Director of a program in which administrators have a self-serving agenda which they promote at all costs.  Similar to a big city restaurant that operates illegal activities in the back, the School of Social Work has an agenda far different from their stated goals, objectives, and purpose.  They present an image of being for social work values and for social justice.  The reality is they have an agenda of rollbacks in which professors use university money to take expensive and unnecessary vacations.  The Director of the School of Social Work used to be a figurehead named Marilyn Flynn, but was replaced by another figurehead named Gary Anderson.  This is a guise because John Herrick is the ring leader of this corrupt bunch.  John Herrick navigates this pack of grifters through a whole series of unscrupulous and unethical acts, the likes of which are beyond comparison in higher education.  John Herrick is out of control and there is no limit on his indulgence.  Confronting him, in fact, only elicits arrogant snobbery as he nefariously crinkles his nose and thrusts it upward and away with a leering cockiness.  He trumpets and parades his base reputation with such a smug air of confidence that he caricatures himself.  John Herrick will falsify documents, backdate letters, and engage in slander to maximize his outcomes.  Hurting students is by far the most egregious of John Herrick’s acts.  John Herrick will blacklist students who raises a voice against his corrupt practices and then torpedo their chances of success.  Minority students are the most likely to fall victim to his dishonesty.  John Herrick’s vacations are probably the most visible example of his wrongdoing.  These vacations are arrangements in which MSU money is bankrolled into a members-only slush fund used for John Herrick and his cronies to take lavish and exorbitant vacations to other countries.  The overhead costs are outrageous and stand in opposition to the values and mission of social work.  John Herrick will act upright and polite in the first weeks of the semester, when students are still considering their enrollment, but this innocuous facade manifests itself into something dirty and ugly as the semester progresses.  One eventually sees professors and administrators choosing favorites and treating many students like dirt.  Some students experience dirty looks and utterances of contempt.  Others experience unfair academic advising and some are completely rubbed out of the program.  John Herrick heads a program full of unprofessionalism, misappropriation, and flagrancy which should be avoided at all costs. 
Student Competency: Average
Student's Grade: B
Liked Instructor?: Strongly Disliked
 
Overall: F
 
Should do to do well...
A horrible person in academics.  Unfair to students. 
Student Competency: Average
Student's Grade: B
Liked Instructor?: Strongly Disliked
 
Overall: F
 
Should do to do well...
It's common opinion that John Herrick treats students in extremely unfair ways.  Avoid him in class and in his role as an administrator.  You grade, your academic future, and your future as a professional is dependent on not letting him hurt you the way he has hurt so many others. 
Student Competency: Expert-Level
Student's Grade: B
Liked Instructor?: Strongly Disliked
 
Overall: F
 
Should do to do well...
John Herrick is a disgrace to Michigan State University and to the social work profession. 
Student Competency: Expert-Level
Student's Grade: B
Liked Instructor?: Really Liked
 
Overall: F
 
Should do to do well...
I took John Herrick and the negative comments are true based on my experience.  John Herrick may be the one writing all these protest against students first amendment right to voice their concerns about a bad professor. 
Student Competency: Expert-Level
Student's Grade: B
Liked Instructor?: Strongly Disliked
 
Overall: A
 
Should do to do well...
An administrator and professor who should not be allowed to teach.  John Herrick grades unfairly and goes against the Social Work Code of Ethics.  His favoritism is boundless and his disposition one of shameless revenge.  He unfairly uses his position in ways that hurts others in ways that ripples through-out the community and ultimately hurts clients.  He should not have been a social worker. 
Student Competency: Average
Student's Grade: B
Liked Instructor?: Strongly Disliked
 
Overall: A
Dependable and thorough.  Great administrator! 
Student Competency: Unusually High
Student's Grade: B
Liked Instructor?: Really Liked
 
Overall: F
Bad, boring
Student Competency: Expert-Level
Student's Grade: F
Liked Instructor?: Strongly Disliked
 
Overall: A
HELPFUL and INFORMED! 
 
Should do to do well...
The Best Ever! 
 
Should know...
HE WAS A DEAN FOR MANY YEARS, NOT IN THE TEACHING FIELD. 
Student Competency: Average
Student's Grade: B
Liked Instructor?: Really Liked
 
Overall: F
 
Should do to do well...
A bad instructor who is unfair to students. 
Student Competency: Expert-Level
Student's Grade: F
Liked Instructor?: Strongly Disliked
 
Overall: F
 
Should do to do well...
There's controversy here.  I'm afraid to post, but I can vouch for John Herrick having a bad reputation.  Yes, minorities fare the worst and I don't believe that someone is vindictive.  They are nobly trying to warn others about someone who can hurt students with wanton disregard. 
Student Competency: Average
Student's Grade: B
Liked Instructor?: Strongly Disliked
 
Overall: A
 
Should do to do well...
I heard that it is a faculty member who was fired that has a vendetta against Dean Herrick.  Dr.  Herrick retired long ago so this faculty member obviously is still having trouble getting hired by other universities or colleges. 
Student Competency: Expert-Level
Student's Grade: F
Liked Instructor?: Really Liked
 
John Herrick is unfair in grading and administrative duties. 
 
When I think about School of Social Work U think of John Herrick.  He had a lot of motivating quality in the 70s. 
 
 
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