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Adjunct/Assoc. Prof. Paul Shambroom
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Overall D+
1 ratings,  [AVG: 19 min, 25 sec]
Workload: Responsible Grading: -

Enjoys Teaching A- Arrogance: Extreme
Speaks & Writes Clearly C- Respect for Students: None
Sensible Lectures A- Appreciates Creativity: Yes
Organized course F Student Feedback is: Ignored
Instructor Effort C-
Concepts and Practice
Grading System:
Course Requirements:
Unclear or random
Assignment Instructions
Exam Design:
Exam Coverage:
Grades Reflect:
Nothing; no meaning at all
Final Grade Verification:
Grade is grade - no change
Gets class involved B-
Competent with material C
Friendly/Sociable D
Adds to content C-
This instructor is:
neither liked nor disliked



Overall: D+
Grading is so arbitrary with this guy.  A very angry man with little insights into his own inappropriate behavior.  Yes, I am a retired professional and that is my best professional opinion.  Yeah, I picked up some tech stuff .  .  his forte .  .  .  but he cannot reframe/integrate his guidance within the understanding of the student.  “It's Paul's way or the highway” You hear that in his classes from students. 
Should do to do well...
He's a control freak with a nasty streak if you assert yourself.  He grades on his “process”.  If he tells you to take shots over 5 days, do it.  He will check the metadata (he's a controller) to make sure.  So you don't want anything too do anything too complicated.  He's emotionally stunted and has a tendency to push appropriate boundaries like asking your sexual orientation, or disparaging your belief system, sometimes to the point of heing abusive.  He likes 'em pliant and obsequious. 
Should know...
When he looks at your progress, note his body and spoken language.  If he gives indication of liking something, stroke his ego and THAT is your project .  .  .whether YOU like it or not.  Fake it until you get the grade and move on. 
Student Competency: Unusually High
Student's Grade: B
Liked Instructor?: neither liked nor disliked

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