Professor Judy Haschenburger Reviews
Prof: Judy Haschenburger / Spring 2015
Nov 24, 2021
This course is really a good place to be able to get some exposure to current research across various disciplines of geology.
This course is basically just listening to numerous speakers, both within the department and guest speakers, present their research. The grade is based largely on attendance and writing abstracts for the presented material.
No real complaints as far as this course. Dr. Haschenburger does, however, have a reputation for being somewhat condescending and giving preferential treatment for grading.
Know how to write abstracts in the sciences! The course is based on writing a fairly small number of abstracts based on speakers, which can be knocked out with fairly little effort. After that, it's really just listening to research and asking questions.
Prof: Judy Haschenburger / Fall 2015
Nov 24, 2021
A course going over current research has much potential, but most of that was entirely missed due to a lack of familiarity on the part of the professor.
The general idea of the course is to simultaneously identify "themes" within current research within a discipline of interest and to devise a research proposal.
We were actually instructed to omit legally-required image forms of attribution (i.e. when citing CC-BY-* images) and were threatened to have grades significantly docked for doing so. Much of the structuring of the course really demonstrates a lack of understanding of both the ethics of research and disciplines of geology outside of the instructor's specific research. There had been numerous complaints of the instructor playing favorites between the sexes as far as grading.
This course is basically "part 2" of the Geology Seminar. The instructors do rotate, so it's possible to avoid some of the lower-quality professors.