|Major: Biology (This Major's Salary over time)|
|Gender: Female||This person cares more about Educational Quality than the average student.|
Educational Quality F
|Describes the student body mostly as:|
Describes the faculty mostly as:
Arrogant, Self Absorbed
Campus Aesthetics/Beauty A
|How this student rated the school:|
|Educational Quality||F ||Faculty Accessibility||F |
|Useful Schoolwork||F ||Excess Competition||B |
|Academic Success||F ||Creativity/Innovation||F |
|Individual Value||F ||University Resource Use||C |
|Campus Aesthetics/Beauty||A ||Friendliness||C+ |
|Campus Maintenance||A ||Social Life||F |
|Surrounding City||D ||Extra Curriculars||B+ |
obtained my first degree out-of-state and was so impressed with
my school and its professors. I was pushed hard, got
a great education and was mentored by the “cream of
the crop”. WSU is far from the “cream of the
crop” and has been nothing but a let-down in comparison.
I would not recommend this school, especially for science majors.
As an older student in my late thirties that
is pursuing a second degree, I am responsible and do
not easily formulate a negative opinion of authority figures. I
did, though, have high expectations of WSU and am certainly
disappointed. I have teaching experience and have been trained if
various aspects of instructional design and public speaking so feel
confident in stating that WSU professors are substandard. The team
taught classes are unorganized; after each exam a new teacher
is brought on board with his/her own expectations, style, etc.
It is obvious that the professors involved in the team-teaching
do not communicate appropriately. This is not conducive to learning.
There are several teachers that are new PhD graduates with
minimal public speaking, teaching or “real world” experience. Many of
the science teachers are blatantly unapproachable and interested only in
research. Their teaching styles consist of simply talking quickly and
facing PowerPoint presentations while students prod them to turn around
so their words may be heard. One of my professors
began his class by asking that his students not direct
questions to him as he was too busy to address
them. Students are expected to learn more from TA's than
from teachers. A few of the TA's are great; others
are simply young kids with no “real world” experience that
have picked up on their professors' aloof attitudes. Teachers are
given very free reign to teach whichever material they wish
to teach. In other words: one class will teach entirely
different material than another. This is obvious when you start
studying with students taking courses from different professors.
don't send your kids here; it's not worth the money.
Send them to a school where teaching is more of
a focus than research. There are great colleges out there
- WSU just isn't one of them.