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Professor Ratings & Grade Distribution Data for Laurence Herman

Laurence Herman
Professor (1998 – 2014)
Maryland (UMD)
Computer Science
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2.3889**
Overall rating
Rated by 36 students
2.63
Avg GPA
across 9 classes
Fall 2014 Schedule
No classes for this semester.
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CMSC 106
CMSC 114
CMSC 131
CMSC 212
CMSC 214
CMSC 216
CMSC 250
CMSC 330

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4****
CMSC 216 - INTRO TO CMPTR SYSTEMS
Pros: NO homework for this class
Skipping Class is okay if you know the material
Slides are posted online
Cons: Programs are SUPER time consuming if you do not understand the topic and do not start early
Professor rated by: Computer Science Student on 5/7/12
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2**
CMSC 216 - INTRO TO CMPTR SYSTEMS
Not the best teacher. He's strict about what he says and can be weird.
Pros: Somewhat fair with exams
Cons: Bad lecturer
Professor rated by: Psychology Student on 5/31/12
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Student Ratings 1 - 20 of 36

 
CMSC 330
ORGNZTN PROGM LANG
4****
Pros: Great professor which really makes you learn the material. He goes in depth and makes the material available online. He curves appropriately and fairly at the end of the semester.
Cons: Going too in depth sometimes cost in not going over other subjects that other semesters covered. He can also be a douche sometimes, but it rarely gets in the way of teaching.
Professor rated by: Computer Science Student on January 12, 2013
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CMSC 212
INTRO TO LOW-LEVEL PROG
3***
Very nice and intelligent guy, great to talk to. Classes, however, seem disorganized. Projects are ridiculously long, testing for them isn't thourough. Tests and quizzes don't accurately reflect what we've covered/emphasized in class.
Professor rated by: Electrical & Computer Engineering Student on May 14, 2008
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CMSC 132
OBJECT-ORIENTED PROG II
1*
Pros: None
Cons: Makes you fall asleep with his monotone voice and his creepy personality. Definitely should not be a professor. You will not learn anything in his class. He is extremely rude and cocky.
THE worst Computer Science professor I have ever had, and will ever have. This professor does not know how to teach and will not keep you focused on your studies.
Professor rated by: Computer Science Student on May 13, 2011
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CMSC 131
OBJECT-ORIENTED PROG I
1*
Pros: NONE
Cons: Boring and Condescending
He reads the powerpoint slides word for word and rarely does anything else, He is arrogant and insults people for asking questions. If i didnt take AP Comp Sci i would have to work way harder. You must go to class because slides are posted weeks late
Professor rated by: Electrical & Computer Engineering Student on March 6, 2012
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CMSC 132
OBJECT-ORIENTED PROG II
1*
Pros: Comes into work every day.
Cons: He's an asshole - Larry generally has a negative response to questions, and prohibits a laptop in class. He actually yelled at out TA for coming into class to announce a quiz he forgot to tell us about.
Professor rated by: Computer Science Student on December 7, 2010
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CMSC 132
OBJECT-ORIENTED PROG II
2**
Pros: knows the material
Cons: boring, can be a dick
Submit server went down an hour before a project was due and all he said was I should've submitted it earlier. He had no intentions of making an extension for it
Professor rated by: Electrical & Computer Engineering Student on December 6, 2010
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CMSC 216
INTRO TO CMPTR SYSTEMS
4****
Pros: NO homework for this class

Skipping Class is okay if you know the material

Slides are posted online
Cons: Programs are SUPER time consuming if you do not understand the topic and do not start early
Professor rated by: Computer Science Student on May 7, 2012
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CMSC 132
OBJECT-ORIENTED PROG II
4****
Pros: He can explain topics clearly
Cons: He doesn't get you back your homeworks/projects/quizzes/tests back on time
An alright class to take. Just be sure to stay awake during class
Professor rated by: Computer Science Student on December 12, 2010
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CMSC 132
OBJECT-ORIENTED PROG II
1*
Pros: None
Cons: He is horrible. Boring lectures, and absolutely no people skills, completely unapproachable. You will only learn if you read the textbook and have a good TA.
Professor rated by: Arabic Student on December 7, 2010
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CMSC 132
OBJECT-ORIENTED PROG II
2**
Pros: Grades are curved
Cons: Terrible lecturer. Classes are hard to follow and doesn't really like answering questions. Don't go to his office hours, it's a futile effort.
Professor rated by: Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences Student on October 18, 2011
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CMSC 132
OBJECT-ORIENTED PROG II
5*****
Pros: Good lecturer, explains material well and follows the book

Willing to extend project time if he see's its needed, he's very reasonable
Cons: Exams can be difficult
Professor rated by: Undeclared Student on December 5, 2013
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CMSC 102
INTRO INFO TECHNOLOGY
2**
Pros: VERY Knowledgeable, goes in depth with the course material, and he curves often..
Cons: He says he's never taught this course before, and it shows....
Professor rated by: English Student on April 18, 2012
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CMSC 131
OBJECT-ORIENTED PROG I
3***
Pros: knowledgeable teacher, helped students out whenever they had questions
Cons: lectures got boring at times, and the projects were tedious
Professor rated by: Electrical & Computer Engineering Student on April 30, 2012
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CMSC 131
OBJECT-ORIENTED PROG I
3***
Pros: The class is pretty good if you know java.
Cons: His voice is so monotone that if you have trouble paying attention you WILL fall asleep.
Professor rated by: Electrical & Computer Engineering Student on October 24, 2011
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CMSC 212
INTRO TO LOW-LEVEL PROG
4****
Knows his material but is a very weird personality. Very anal and gets hung up about certain things that aren't too important.
Professor rated by: Computer Science Student on May 21, 2008
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CMSC 132
OBJECT-ORIENTED PROG II
1*
Pros: Tries to make good jokes
Cons: Never helps

Does not teach very well

Avoids all questions

Excused absences get you a 0
Professor rated by: Computer Science Student on December 8, 2010
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CMSC 216
INTRO TO CMPTR SYSTEMS
2**
Pros: Somewhat fair with exams
Cons: Bad lecturer
Not the best teacher. He's strict about what he says and can be weird.
Professor rated by: Psychology Student on May 31, 2012
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CMSC 250
Discrete Structures
2**
Herman knows his stuff but he spends too much time on particular subjects and too little on others.
Professor rated by: Computer Science Student on May 12, 2008
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CMSC 132
OBJECT-ORIENTED PROG II
2**
Cons: Terrible terrible teacher. Just reads off powerpoints. Very socially awkward, how is he a teacher?
Professor rated by: Computer Science Student on December 15, 2010
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CMSC 132
OBJECT-ORIENTED PROG II
3***
Pros: Explain everything with anecdote
Cons: Very hard not to fall asleep during lectures.
Professor rated by: Computer Science Student on May 10, 2011
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