Ratings for Civil and Environmental Engineering 155

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Average Ratings

69

Based on 14 ratings for the instructor(s) that have taught this course.

Assignments
67
Exams
56
Helpfulness
58
Enthusiasm
74

Instructor Ratings

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Pozdnukhov, A (CEE 155, Spring 2015)
Assignments
89
Exams
78
Helpfulness
88
Enthusiasm
100

Comment: I'm not sure why Alexei has a bad rating. If he improved, then he did a very nice job of that. The material was presented clearly, and the HW assignments were reasonable. Lab was boring though. His research sounded much cooler than what we had to do for lab assignments. He clearly outlines what to expect on each test - still difficult sometimes. Every time I go on the freeway now, I can't help but think about bottlenecks and shockwaves. Fun class overall.

Submitted May 17th, 2015

3
Pozdnukhov, A (CEE 155, Spring 2014)
Assignments
44
Exams
8
Helpfulness
5
Enthusiasm
7

Comment: Probably the worst professor in the CEE department. His lectures are almost always confusing as he is not really expert in the subject. One of my GSIs was great though. Just hope that you will have a great GSI, otherwise be prepared to study the materials on your own. This is the only class I took in the CEE department that I wish I wouldn't have taken it.

Submitted Sept. 28th, 2014

38
Pozdnukhov, A (CEE 155, Spring 2014)
Assignments
40
Exams
50
Helpfulness
42
Enthusiasm
78

Comment: New professor so is not as great at explaining things and lectures can get confusing. The assignments can be pretty difficult at first glance since there aren't many examples in class but go to office hours to get clarification.

Submitted June 6th, 2014

58
Pozdnukhov, A (CEE 155, Spring 2014)
Assignments
56
Exams
55
Helpfulness
65
Enthusiasm
40

Comment: Boring lecturer.

Submitted May 22nd, 2014

70
Cassidy, M J (CEE 155, Spring 2012)
Assignments
63
Exams
64
Helpfulness
50
Enthusiasm
73

Comment: The class seemed pretty unorganized the entire time. Material was actually pretty cool to learn about, but the actual work was dull. The labs took up a bunch of time and I really didn't feel like I learned anything from them, even though they were designed to mimic a real traffic engineering job.

Submitted Oct. 11th, 2012

100
Cassidy, M J (CEE 155, Spring 2012)
Assignments
76
Exams
77
Helpfulness
61
Enthusiasm
99

Comment: Cassidy's lecture are top notch, kind of a jerk about office hours, but his lectures make it totally worth while. Assignments are fair, as are the exams. But beware: just because you can bring anything you want to the exam, doesn't mean that you will do well unless you really know your stuff. The exams are only two to three questions and they really test your understanding.

Submitted Sept. 21st, 2012

50
Cassidy, M J (CEE 155, Spring 2012)
Assignments
63
Exams
12
Helpfulness
41
Enthusiasm
90

Comment: His lectures were good, but the homework assignments and exams were difficult. It's best to get help from the GSI's if you are struggling because he can steer you in the wrong direction, and he isn't very helpful.

Submitted May 20th, 2012

72
Cassidy, M J (CEE 155, Spring 2012)
Assignments
77
Exams
50
Helpfulness
26
Enthusiasm
89

Comment: He has stated that his exams tend to be very similar to hw for the most part- but that he likes to add something that was covered in lecture as well to keep us on our toes. I don't find him very helpful for the most part, but he is a very motivated and competent lecturer.

Submitted March 18th, 2012

86
Cassidy, M J (CEE 155, Spring 2011)
Assignments
73
Exams
62
Helpfulness
86
Enthusiasm
93

Comment: This class is really interesting and enjoyable. The exams are extremely similar to the homework, but he normally throws a wrinkle or two in on one of the problems. The group project can get tedious at times, especially when you are repeatedly dragging boxes around in excel, but overall the class is pretty interesting.

Submitted Nov. 6th, 2011

80
Cassidy, M J (CEE 155, Spring 2011)
Assignments
100
Exams
70
Helpfulness
73
Enthusiasm
72

Comment: He's helpful in office hours, but really the GSI's make or break this class. Our year had awesome GSI's. The exams are hard (sometimes he gives trick questions, so beware) and his homeworks are hard enough you'll need help. Usually, the whole class was in OH's for the GSI

Submitted Oct. 12th, 2011