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Professor Arlene Saxonhouse
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Overall C
5 ratings,  [AVG: 4 min, 3 sec]
Workload: Way too much Responsible Grading: C

Enjoys Teaching C- Arrogance: A problem
Speaks & Writes Clearly C Respect for Students: None
Sensible Lectures C Appreciates Creativity: Less
Organized course C- Student Feedback is: Considered
Instructor Effort C-
Mostly "training"
Grading System:
Course Requirements:
Unclear or random
Assignment Instructions
Exam Design:
Badly written
Exam Coverage:
Unknown or Unclear
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:



101, 403 
Overall: F
Arlene Saxonhouse makes a career out of doing stuff unrelated to her job when she should be doing what the university pays her to do.  This is not an uncommon practice in the University of Michigan bureaucracy.  Arlene Saxonhouse, nevertheless, does it so flagrantly that working on anything except her personal things is no longer an option for her.  Arlene Saxonhouse arrives to class hurried, unfocused, and unprepared to deliver a good lecture.  When class ends, she leaves the classroom quickly and darts back to her office.  She has no time for students outside class.  She devotes her time to her sexual harassment awareness groups, women’s empowerment issues, and other forms of activism.  Arlene Saxonhouse is so hands off that her teaching assistants do not perform their job adequately.  Her teaching assistants don’t grade fairly and receive little input from her about how tests should be graded.  Arlene Saxonhouse can’t be bothered with student concerns and has a dismissive response style when speaking to them.  She makes it known that students grades may suffer for speaking to her.  She is mostly absent during her office hours and meets with students only if they insist on seeing her.  If she does meet with students, she is so hostile that she practically snarls. 
Student Competency: Unusually High
Student's Grade: A
Liked Instructor?: Strongly Disliked
Overall: F
Should do to do well...
This is the only professor I actually DO NOT like.  She has dozens of different methods of grading that she wont tell you how to do.  She teaches things irrelevent to the course.  Lectures like she is reading.  You never know where you stand in the class, what you should be focusing on, or what you should be doing. 
Student Competency: Lowest
Student's Grade: B
Liked Instructor?: Strongly Disliked
Overall: A
Arlene Saxonhouse is a well respected expert in the field of political science, an enthusiastic lecturer and an open and supportive professor.  She's always welcoming at office hours and super knowledgeable about what she teaches.  Anyone who disagrees has probably done poorly in the class (regardless of what they say on here) which can only be due to their lack of effort, she isn't an impossible grader and content is clear. 
Should do to do well...
Don't skip the readings, she goes over them very closely. 
Should know...
Pay attention, close reading, participate in class. 
Student Competency: Unusually High
Student's Grade: A
Liked Instructor?: Really Liked
Uh, no..... 
Awesome teacher, really knows her stuff, great courses for anyone interested in political theory. 
The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
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