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Veronica Herrera

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Dec. 3, 2022
Quarter: Fall 2022
Grade: N/A

Professor Herrera is probably the worst professor I have ever had the displeasure of taking a course with. She is rude and condescending towards students, fails to adhere to her own syllabus, and engages in teaching practices that inhibit rather than foster student learning. For example, she refuses to publish slides for the class, which is counterproductive to those who wish to re-engage with lecture materials to understand class concepts better. She made continual and inconsistent changes to the syllabus that she rudely and condescendingly demanded that we read and know like the back of our hands. As such, clarity on course expectations and assignments was nonexistent.

Quite frankly, no self-respecting individual should ever take a class with her, and UCLA as an institution should be ashamed for having her as a tenured faculty member. As an example of her character, she said to us students "I am tenured! Your evaluations don't matter!" or something to that effect—absolutely unprofessional and laughable conduct. She also interrupts students while speaking and shames them for giving responses that she deems inadequate or if they do not project their voices loud enough. Her teaching style is ineffective and unpopular. Never have I been so excited to fill out a course evaluation-- I have looked forward to giving negative feedback from the moment I stepped into her classroom.

On a positive note, Professor Herrera is very knowledgeable about her niche subject area. The course is very interesting, and it would've been excellent had her horrible conduct ruined it for me and many of my classmates. The other Bruinwalk review of this course is consistent with my experiences. I am glad to see that others are engaging in "collective action" (a course theme) to ensure that others are aware of how horrible professor Herrera is. I hope that at least one person sees this review and chooses not to take her course. If that is the case, I will have done my part in helping a fellow student.

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Dec. 3, 2022
Quarter: Fall 2022
Grade: N/A

Professor Herrera is probably the worst professor I have ever had the displeasure of taking a course with. She is rude and condescending towards students, fails to adhere to her own syllabus, and engages in teaching practices that inhibit rather than foster student learning. For example, she refuses to publish slides for the class, which is counterproductive to those who wish to re-engage with lecture materials to understand class concepts better. She made continual and inconsistent changes to the syllabus that she rudely and condescendingly demanded that we read and know like the back of our hands. As such, clarity on course expectations and assignments was nonexistent.

Quite frankly, no self-respecting individual should ever take a class with her, and UCLA as an institution should be ashamed for having her as a tenured faculty member. As an example of her character, she said to us students "I am tenured! Your evaluations don't matter!" or something to that effect—absolutely unprofessional and laughable conduct. She also interrupts students while speaking and shames them for giving responses that she deems inadequate or if they do not project their voices loud enough. Her teaching style is ineffective and unpopular. Never have I been so excited to fill out a course evaluation-- I have looked forward to giving negative feedback from the moment I stepped into her classroom.

On a positive note, Professor Herrera is very knowledgeable about her niche subject area. The course is very interesting, and it would've been excellent had her horrible conduct ruined it for me and many of my classmates. The other Bruinwalk review of this course is consistent with my experiences. I am glad to see that others are engaging in "collective action" (a course theme) to ensure that others are aware of how horrible professor Herrera is. I hope that at least one person sees this review and chooses not to take her course. If that is the case, I will have done my part in helping a fellow student.

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Nov. 21, 2022
Quarter: Fall 2022
Grade: N/A

I enjoyed the class and the materials but felt scared and uncomfortable approaching the professor as she seemed kind of rude and dismissive at times.
There was one time in class when she told a student that he would get cancer if he stressed out over an assignment and that made me not want to talk to her about class materials at all.
Overall the class material was interesting and although im disappointed in my grade with the class, I know that's my fault as I couldn't reach out to my TA for the class because of the strike. (I really enjoyed my TA section and the teaching assistant was so nice and helpful).
But I would never recommend or take this professor again :(

I really did wish It were different because she seems very nice but the way she spoke to that student was just unacceptable and It happened right in front of me so I know it wasn't taken out of context as well.

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PUB AFF M159
Quarter: Fall 2022
Grade: N/A
Dec. 3, 2022

Professor Herrera is probably the worst professor I have ever had the displeasure of taking a course with. She is rude and condescending towards students, fails to adhere to her own syllabus, and engages in teaching practices that inhibit rather than foster student learning. For example, she refuses to publish slides for the class, which is counterproductive to those who wish to re-engage with lecture materials to understand class concepts better. She made continual and inconsistent changes to the syllabus that she rudely and condescendingly demanded that we read and know like the back of our hands. As such, clarity on course expectations and assignments was nonexistent.

Quite frankly, no self-respecting individual should ever take a class with her, and UCLA as an institution should be ashamed for having her as a tenured faculty member. As an example of her character, she said to us students "I am tenured! Your evaluations don't matter!" or something to that effect—absolutely unprofessional and laughable conduct. She also interrupts students while speaking and shames them for giving responses that she deems inadequate or if they do not project their voices loud enough. Her teaching style is ineffective and unpopular. Never have I been so excited to fill out a course evaluation-- I have looked forward to giving negative feedback from the moment I stepped into her classroom.

On a positive note, Professor Herrera is very knowledgeable about her niche subject area. The course is very interesting, and it would've been excellent had her horrible conduct ruined it for me and many of my classmates. The other Bruinwalk review of this course is consistent with my experiences. I am glad to see that others are engaging in "collective action" (a course theme) to ensure that others are aware of how horrible professor Herrera is. I hope that at least one person sees this review and chooses not to take her course. If that is the case, I will have done my part in helping a fellow student.

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PUB AFF M159
Quarter: Fall 2022
Grade: N/A
Dec. 3, 2022

Professor Herrera is probably the worst professor I have ever had the displeasure of taking a course with. She is rude and condescending towards students, fails to adhere to her own syllabus, and engages in teaching practices that inhibit rather than foster student learning. For example, she refuses to publish slides for the class, which is counterproductive to those who wish to re-engage with lecture materials to understand class concepts better. She made continual and inconsistent changes to the syllabus that she rudely and condescendingly demanded that we read and know like the back of our hands. As such, clarity on course expectations and assignments was nonexistent.

Quite frankly, no self-respecting individual should ever take a class with her, and UCLA as an institution should be ashamed for having her as a tenured faculty member. As an example of her character, she said to us students "I am tenured! Your evaluations don't matter!" or something to that effect—absolutely unprofessional and laughable conduct. She also interrupts students while speaking and shames them for giving responses that she deems inadequate or if they do not project their voices loud enough. Her teaching style is ineffective and unpopular. Never have I been so excited to fill out a course evaluation-- I have looked forward to giving negative feedback from the moment I stepped into her classroom.

On a positive note, Professor Herrera is very knowledgeable about her niche subject area. The course is very interesting, and it would've been excellent had her horrible conduct ruined it for me and many of my classmates. The other Bruinwalk review of this course is consistent with my experiences. I am glad to see that others are engaging in "collective action" (a course theme) to ensure that others are aware of how horrible professor Herrera is. I hope that at least one person sees this review and chooses not to take her course. If that is the case, I will have done my part in helping a fellow student.

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PUB AFF M159
Quarter: Fall 2022
Grade: N/A
Nov. 21, 2022

I enjoyed the class and the materials but felt scared and uncomfortable approaching the professor as she seemed kind of rude and dismissive at times.
There was one time in class when she told a student that he would get cancer if he stressed out over an assignment and that made me not want to talk to her about class materials at all.
Overall the class material was interesting and although im disappointed in my grade with the class, I know that's my fault as I couldn't reach out to my TA for the class because of the strike. (I really enjoyed my TA section and the teaching assistant was so nice and helpful).
But I would never recommend or take this professor again :(

I really did wish It were different because she seems very nice but the way she spoke to that student was just unacceptable and It happened right in front of me so I know it wasn't taken out of context as well.

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