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Professor Ratings & Grade Distribution Data for Jorge Vanegas

Jorge Vanegas
Professor (2008 – 2013)
Texas A&M (A&M)
ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN
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3.6250***+
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Rated by 8 students
3.64
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across 1 classes
Fall 2013 Schedule
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CARC 485
ENDS 101

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ENDS 101
DESIGN PROCESS
3***
Pros: "Easy" A, projects can be fun if you're the creative type, not much mental work, profs and TA's are pretty nice people
Cons: Annoying, time consuming, worthless, pointless, amalgam of contrived nonsense, arbitrary grading
Avoid this class. There is very little good about it. Sure, the majority of the class gets an A, but don't let it fool you. It's still a time consuming class. Vanegas is a nice guy, but, the lectures are worthless word salads. Please, please, please, don't waste your time with this course. I would not recommend it to anyone.



There are 4-5 individual assignments and 4-5 group assignments. The amount of attention he wants for the class is ridiculous. He wants you to contribute to the discussion forums once a week, watch a weekly online educational module, and reflect once a week in a "Discovery Creativity Journal" (DCJ). In Spring 2014, he came up with an app to randomly select a student and see if they're in class, so, you can't get away with skipping as much. Plus, if you write that you went to class in your DCJ and he knows that you weren't there, he will flip out and notify the Aggie Honor Code investigation committee (or at least says he will).



On top of all of this, you can't escape from the worthless lectures to your phone/computer because he's installed a strict no electronics policy which is heavily enforced by one of the TA's.
Professor rated by: BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING Student on April 15, 2014
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ENDS 101
DESIGN PROCESS
1*
Cons: Half of your grade is group work... terrible. Only 3 people in the group ever helped & we suffered in our grades because of it. I also felt like the lectures didn't really pertain to the assignments, so the attendance gets worse & worse throughout the semester since there is no incentive to showing up to class.
I felt like it was a major waste of time and would definitely not recommend taking this class if its just for your visual & performing arts credit. Probably my least favorite class of the semester
Professor rated by: AG LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT Student on March 23, 2013
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ENDS 101
DESIGN PROCESS
2**
Pros: It's an easy A.
Cons: The projects are long and don't really apply to anything in real life.
This class was the most pointless class I have taken so far. Guest speakers gave lectures more than Dr. V and would have been more applicable to a business class than a design one. The grading system for the projects made absolutely no sense. The projects were pointless because teams and individuals came up with ideas that were so fictional the bordered on absurd.
Professor rated by: ANIMAL SCIENCE Student on November 28, 2011
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ENDS 101
DESIGN PROCESS
5*****
Pros: Easy A, take this class if you can. There are no tests so you don't really have to go to class..I went to THREE the whole semester and got an A.
Cons: There are several projects that have many parts to them so it can sometimes be quite time consuming. He also randomly assigns the groups and it can really hurt you if you get a bad group.
Professor rated by: Undeclared Student on December 21, 2010
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ENDS 101
DESIGN PROCESS
3***
Pros: easy A
Cons: I went to see him once during an appointment, and he was a jerk. He was very impersonal and was clearly disgusted that I was taking up his time.
Good class for an easy A, but don't take it with Vanegas.
Professor rated by: BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING Student on April 8, 2010
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ENDS 101
DESIGN PROCESS
5*****
Pros: Great teacher. Great class. Professor Hill is also good.
Cons: Projects can be a little tedious. Just keep up. Don't ever NOT do one.
Professor rated by: PSYCHOLOGY Student on April 25, 2010
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ENDS 101
DESIGN PROCESS
5*****
Easy A. If you're slightly creative and can use powerpoint. Take this class
Professor rated by: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Student on January 25, 2010
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ENDS 101
DESIGN PROCESS
5*****
Pros: Creative Projects that make you think outside the box
Cons: None
Professor rated by: SPORT MANAGEMENT Student on October 11, 2011
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