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Professor Erik Butler
Academy of Art University
Overall D+
2 ratings,  [AVG: 6 min, 59 sec]
Workload: Responsible Grading: -

Enjoys Teaching D Arrogance: Extreme
Speaks & Writes Clearly F Respect for Students: None
Sensible Lectures D Appreciates Creativity: Less
Organized course C Student Feedback is: Considered
Instructor Effort D
Mostly "training"
Grading System:
Course Requirements:
Unclear or random
Assignment Instructions
Exam Design:
Designed to trick
Exam Coverage:
Unknown or Unclear
Grades Reflect:
Not much
Final Grade Verification:
Grade is grade - no change
Gets class involved D
Competent with material C-
Friendly/Sociable D
Adds to content D
This instructor is:



Overall: D+
the class was slow thus frustrating.  A lot of work because it was frustrating and Erik does not provide clear instruction (very hazy) and does not answer questions clearly and sometimes not at all.  Clearly he has his favorites, and appreciated only his way of doing things. 
Should do to do well...
just follow the instructors vision, not your own.  Go by the books (2) chapters and do just what they do add nothing of your own.  Be overly positive online and don't say anything that might be considered directions or ideas or suggestions or instructions.  Put up and shut up is what they say, see Erik's version and you will be fine. 
Should know...
a student will do well in this class if they kiss up to Erik, ask for his advice and do just what he says in his way.  Change your style to his. 
Student Competency: Average
Student's Grade: B-
Liked Instructor?: Disliked
Overall: D
Class was painfully boring and horribly demeaning and depressing.  Not only were other students allowed to prvide inappropriate content in their messaging, when mentioned to Erik he did nothing about it other than to defend the offender.  This is a creatively weak instructor with little vision and poor poor communication skills.  I wonder if he as passed the language skills test? 
Should do to do well...
do only what Erik wants to see, nothing more, nothing creative, nothing else, shoot plain unimaginative photos that fulfill the assignment if you can get the requirements out of him.  Never question him, never disagree, never offer other students your advice, just kiss up and you will do fine. 
Should know...
this course is easy but the instructions for the assignments are unclear and seem to vary from student to student based upon Erik's preference and bias. 
Student Competency: Unusually High
Student's Grade: B-
Liked Instructor?: Disliked
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