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Professor Ratings & Grade Distribution Data for Loren Rees

Loren Rees
Professor (2000 – 2015)
Virginia Tech (VT)
Business Information Technology
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4.9310****+
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Rated by 29 students
3.66
Avg GPA
across 11 classes
Fall 2015 Schedule
Add to schedule TR 11:00am-12:15pm
Add to schedule TR 2:00pm-3:15pm
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ACIS 4564
BIT 4434
BIT 4444
BIT 4454
BIT 4564
BIT 5464
BIT 5474
BIT 5495

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BIT 4444
Web-Based DSS
5*****
5's across the board. This guy is the real deal. Funny guy, effective at teaching, and doesn't make his class too difficult which is always a good thing. A solid amount of code memorization, but that's about it. Just make sure to go to class, they were all pretty entertaining anyway (something I can't say at all about any other classes I took last semester).
Professor rated by: Business Information Technology Student on June 20, 2008
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BIT 4434
Comp Sim In Bus
5*****
Pros: Grade booster

Good class period cram study for other BIT classes.
Cons: I can't think of one. he's a super nice guy and always willing to help you if you don't understand. If you take notes, follow him while he's using Arena, and also use Arena yourself, you are going to get an A.
To the idiot below who says she did nothing and got an A; that is how you mess everything up for future classes and make it harder not them. That's a comment you made is kitchen table talk when your in the confidence of your own home. And if you learned nothing from this class, than help your soul when you get a job.



While this class was not as difficult as some BIT classes, if you pay attention in class, you will get something out of it. You'll get the basics of simulation and if you are DSS this class will set you up for your more difficult simulation courses.



Rees is one of the best BIT professors I have had thus far.
Professor rated by: Business Information Technology Student on December 19, 2013
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BIT 4434
Comp Sim In Bus
5*****
Pros: awesome class
Cons: none
GPA booster!!
Professor rated by: Business Information Technology Student on May 3, 2011
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BIT 4444
Web-Based DSS
5*****
Pros: Dr. Rees was one of the best professors in my collegiate career. Not only was he willing to work with students in and out of class, but he is a genuinely nice guy. He knows his stuff and makes his classes worth coming to day in, and day out.
Cons: Can be lax with discipline but most don't see that as a bad thing. If you want to get a good grade you have to do it yourself and be motivated to show up and do the work. Dr. Rees sets you up for success so long as you're willing to put the effort in.
I also worked with Dr. Rees with my undergraduate research and got to know more about him and his teaching style. I still keep in contact with him and hope to do so for a long time from now.
Professor rated by: Business Information Technology Student on December 7, 2010
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BIT 4444
Web-Based DSS
4****
Pros: Loren is a funny and lighthearted professor who always makes you look forward to going to his class. He tells you the material that is going to be on the exams and walks through a lot of the homeworks.
Cons: Although it is a very easy class to get an A in and there isn't a lot of work outside the class, you don't really learn as much as you should. Made it through the class and still can't really program that well in PHP
Professor rated by: Business Information Technology Student on January 24, 2014
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BIT 4444
Web-Based DSS
5*****
One of the best teachers not only at Tech but the best i have ever had. He's awesome. You learn a lot in his class because he does not have any finite due dates. He lets you catch up if you get behind therefore you learn everything.
Professor rated by: Business Information Technology Student on June 6, 2007
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BIT 4434
Comp Sim In Bus
5*****
very nice teacher you will love the class trust me he is easy going and reasonable
Professor rated by: Computer Science Student on May 5, 2011
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BIT 4444
Web-Based DSS
5*****
Pros: Loren is an awesome professor, making tedious subjects enjoyable with quips throughout lectures and his teaching style is extremely effective if you attend class. He's really approachable and always willing to help you if you're struggling. As long as you attend class, you will know exactly what is on the test, and if you pay attention, you'll learn a lot. Best BIT professor I've had thus far for sure.
Cons: Tests are a lot of writing, no multiple choice, everything is short answer.
After several classes where I was struggling in BIT, Loren's class boosted my confidence a lot, and for the first time, I really enjoyed what I was learning and thrived under his teaching. He's lighthearted, funny, and is always willing to help. The key to doing well in Loren's class is going to class and studying exactly what he says to study in the Beethoven (test review day).
Professor rated by: Business Information Technology Student on June 30, 2015
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BIT 4454
Bus Analysis Seminar in IT
5*****
Pros: very flexible
Cons: NO CONS!
HE ROCKS..! very nice prof. helps you with anything you need. really flexible. He is the kinda prof who really wants you to learn rather then focus on finishing up the class to get a grade.
Professor rated by: Integrated Science and Technology Student on May 25, 2010
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BIT 4444
Web-Based DSS
5*****
Pros: Very nice guy

Subject material is interesting and he also makes it easy to learn

Very lax about the whole class, goes at a slow pace and tells you exactly what will be on the test
Cons: Almost wish I had learned more
Professor rated by: Business Information Technology Student on February 13, 2014
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BIT 4444
Web-Based DSS
5*****
Great teacher who is extremely nice. Teaches BIT 4444 and 4564. His homeworks are really easy, and he tells you exactly what is going to be on the test so you know what to study for.
Professor rated by: Biochemistry Student on March 27, 2008
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BIT 4454
Bus Analysis Seminar in IT
5*****
without a doubt the best BIT teacher you will have.
Professor rated by: Business Information Technology Student on July 11, 2007
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BIT 4454
Bus Analysis Seminar in IT
5*****
Pros: Best professor ever
Cons: N/A
Always take this guy
Professor rated by: Business Information Technology Student on January 18, 2011
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BIT 4444
Web-Based DSS
5*****
I hope I grow up to be just like this guy!
Professor rated by: Business Information Technology Student on May 17, 2012
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BIT 4434
Comp Sim In Bus
5*****
Pros: Loren is by far my favorite professor at Virginia Tech. He's funny and makes dry material fairly interesting. His teaching style is based off learning (not teaching to a test), and he tries to make his class manageable to deal with. Tells you exactly what will be on his exams, and if you study it, you will get an A.
Cons: Honestly none
After losing a lot of confidence in previous BIT classes because I haven't been doing very strong in major, Loren's class really proved that putting in a bit of effort and going to class can make a difference. I honestly learned a lot about how to use simulation in ARENA. Loren is approachable, funny, and he builds his class not to overwhelm you. Truly a remarkable experience. Thanks for showing me I can succeed in BIT.
Professor rated by: Business Information Technology Student on December 4, 2015
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BIT 4434
Comp Sim In Bus
5*****
Pros: Rees is hilarious and keeps your attention with his jokes and weirdly relatable tangents

He also frequently lets class out early for various reasons (its going to snow, its almost the weekend, I'm bored, I need a diet coke)

Deadlines are flexible for most assignments, he'll give you an extra day or two if you have the slightest excuse

He does the homework for you in class sometimes

Easy A, highly recommend!
Cons: Class can get boring as it moves at a glacial pace sometimes
So happy I took this as my BIT elective!
Professor rated by: Accounting & Information Systems Student on February 11, 2016
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BIT 4434
Comp Sim In Bus
5*****
Pros: Rees is the MAN. If you go to class you wont have to do the tsp hw because he does it for you if you're in class. Basically the same thing for the 1st and second mini projects. The Exams are big on your grade, but so, so easy. Go to class whenever he's doing a tsp or mini project and decide if you want to go or not when he isn't. You can learn EVERYTHING on Canvas under his lectures
Cons: Final counts for a big percentage of your grade, so you still need to study.
Take the class if you want an ez A
Professor rated by: Business Information Technology Student on December 22, 2017
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BIT 4444
Web-Based DSS
5*****
One of the best professors I've ever had at Virginia Tech. Funny guy, doesn't take himself too seriously and always willing to help. You'd be making a mistake not to have him as a professor.
Professor rated by: Business Information Technology Student on December 19, 2011
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BIT 4444
Web-Based DSS
5*****
trust me if u have any class with him take him!!! very nice and easy callas he makes everything easy even if the material is hard and dull.
Professor rated by: Computer Science Student on May 17, 2011
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ACIS 4564
Obj Oriented Systems Develop
5*****
Dr. Rees is great. He's enthusiastic and you can really tell he loves what he does. Definitely get this guy
Professor rated by: Accounting & Information Systems Student on December 20, 2009
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