At a glance
- Workload: Heavy-ish
- Teaching Style: Lecture
- Interest in students: High
- Relevance to outside world: Very high
Overall Professor Rating: 3.5 (the content is good, and he knows his stuff, but it’s a bit too much lecture)
Overall Course Rating: 4.5
Carlson teaches one of the IDIS 696 courses. All of the 696 courses are “experimental” or something like that, and they have different subjects even though they are all 696. This one is Social Benefit Entrepreneurship,
This is the latest of my reviews on the professors I’ve had while an MBA student at Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business. There are lots of sites out there that provide feedback and rates – ratemyprofessor is the most notable. The SantaClaraMBA Yahoo group also has a big database of comments and lots of additional information in its message archive. That database can be a bit hard to wade through, and the comments are short and often just link to other threads, which are themselves pretty short and superficial. Only here can I write as much as I want 🙂
I review professors from a variety of perspectives. First, I explain the context(s) under which I took the class. Time of year, time of day, etc. Then I talk about the quality of the class and the professor, and finally about the professor as a person. After all, we are trying to learn about our interactions with people, so knowing that side of a teacher is critical, too. So these would be interactions outside the classroom, etc. I also just write whatever it is that I think is relevant or will be helpful to others. That is my overall goal.
I took IDIS 696 in Fall 2008, Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:20-8:35 PM, the second time slot each evening. Professor Carlson is with the Science, Technology and Society department and has worked in the field of social justice and social benefit work for some time.
Them’s the facts (slim as they are). Now read on for the review.