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Date: Apr 17 2003
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I am attending the UoP Baltimore Campus BSIT program. I've been working in the technology field for about 7 years now, and felt that I had to go back to schooling reflect my skills. I'm close to graduation and feel I can adequately review the UoP program.

I'll start off by saying that the Baltimore Campus was a big selling point for me because of the proximity to my house and the evening class hours. Looking back on it now, I should have gone to the University of Maryland instead.

First and foremost, I found that the quality of instruction bounced around. I had some good, qualified instructors in some classes and people who were just there for the paycheck in others. As there are only 5 classroom sessions per course, getting the quality lecture and Q&A time is important. When the instructor doesn't know what he or she is talking about, the classroom time is wasted.

The Baltimore Campus does not have classroom PCs available to students. You are expected to bring a laptop if you choose to follow your instruction.

Halfway through the BSIT program, it was apparent that UoP had a relationship with Microsoft as there was a little too much time spent learning with those product licenses.

I also felt that the grading was a bit lax. I busted my butt putting together good papers but had to watch as other students who blatantly plagiarized got A grades. That is the inherent weakness of the program. Some of the idiots I will graduate with have no business getting a BSIT degree.I'm embarrassed by how little some of my classmates know, and we are just two classes from graduation. These same people will be touting that degree on their resumes. When a company realizes how little they know, the degree will gain a bad reputation.

That said, I did learn some new things at UoP. But the fundamentals that I wanted to master, such as good Object Oriented Programming skills and solid network fundamentals, are not at the level that I expected them to be. Perhaps I was expecting too much. In my opinion, this school is good for the IT person who wants to get their Bachelors on their spare time. It isn't a good fundamentals school and you shouldn't go to UoP if you are expecting to learn something new. Additionally, I found out that many government agencies look for schools with certifications that the UoP program does not have.



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