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Deborah Francis
(Management)


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Subject: Not that bad  (Jan 10 2007, 10:42AM)
Student: Anonymous (Accounting)
Class:Strategic Mgmt (--)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Dr. Francis is not as bad as people are saying. She lectures in class, yes sometimes going off topic but her tests are on cases that she gives you to prepare ahead of time and are similar to cases and ideas she goes over in class. It is not impossible to do well. Class participation is a must and that doesn't mean just sitting blankly in class. She expects you to use common sense and think outside the box. This is a 400 level class so you can't expect no work. She is always available to help. She is tough but not at all impossible.
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Subject: Well the devil went down to New Orleans  (Dec 23 2006, 08:25PM)
Student: Anonymous ()
Class:Strat. Man.  (C)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 This is the most ridiculous class I have taken at Shippensburg. Dr. Francis had a very confusing grading scale and no real basis for how she graded the 3 exams. The project takes forever, and no matter how much time and effort is put into it she will still probably rip it in half. Very difficult to understand exactly what she looks for in her grading...also, the book was not used at all in this class, don't buy it! I would highly recommend taking another professor for this class by any means. It is one that will do nothing except hurt your QPA and leave you with nothing but the memory of an annoying New Orleans accent.
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Subject: Absolutely Horrible Teacher  (May 14 2006, 08:14PM)
Student: Anonymous (Finance)
Class:Strategic Management (C+)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Dr. Francis is one of the worst teachers that I have had at Ship. I think that she was probably a good business professional outside of teaching, but in the teaching world, she is HORRIBLE! Her classes are boring and have NO informational substance to them. She goes on rants about things that are totally off topic. The whole class is vague and noone really knows what is going on, how she grades, or what is expected. All this only to be topped off with one of the most ANNOYING accents or southern draw ever! I would avoid this lady at all costs...she is PATHETIC. I have only had 2 bad teachers at Ship and she is one of them!
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Subject: Out there  (Dec 21 2005, 02:46PM)
Student: Anonymous (Finance)
Class:Strategic Managment (B)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Alright this lady is out of control. Her class is absolutely useless to attend, but you have to to have even a slim shot at getting the 4 participation points per class (even though she tells you its almost impossible to ever get the 4 for the day). A lecture on economies of scale somehow ends up in a conversation about this ladies color of her baron house in Alabama, and leaves the student wondering what exactly just happened. Even though I was able to get a B, I believe I deserved an A, when everyone one of my grades was documented as better then the class average. Oh and her tests - IMPOSSIBLE. Have fun with this senile woman.
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Subject: Not A Good Idea To Take Her  (Dec 14 2005, 03:49PM)
Student: Anonymous (Human Resource Management)
Class:Strategic Management (--)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Francis is very confusing in the way that she teaches, if you can call it teaching. We learned more about her cate and house than business practices. She means well in what she does, but can't teach AT ALL. It is pointless to take the class. All you do is fight with her all semester about grades because there is no clear way that she is calculating individual assignment grades. VERY SUBJECTIVE! If you go to her with a question about a grade she cannot even explain how she got it and the difference between different grades. She has a very weird grading system in general that nobody can understand. Hopefully this was a learning experience for her and she will change for the students that have her next semester, but that's a far shot. Good luck if you have to take her!
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Subject: Space Cadet  (Oct 24 2005, 04:05PM)
Student: Anonymous ()
Class:Strategic Management (--)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 I don't even know where to start. We had an open book / open note test on which the highest grade in the class was an 81. I would be staring at the bold faced word in the book that the question was asking me about, and I saw literally 3 correct answers out of 4 on the multiple choice. She doesn't curve, expects you to come up with some sort of epiphany relating to strategic management in order to get a good attendance grade for the day. That's another thing.. if you come to class and pay attention, you get a 1 out of 4 for the day. A 25% for attending class. Thanks... that should go nicely with my un-curved test grades with 3 right answers out of 4. I'd feel like I learned more skipping the class and staring at a wall than sitting there and paying attention for 75 minutes. Do. Not. Take. Her.
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Subject: Most Annoying Prof. EVER  (Oct 14 2005, 04:26PM)
Student: Anonymous (Marketing)
Class:Strategic Management (--)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Don't take Dr. Francis.. she is such a b*tch. You don't do ANYTHING in class and she treats the students like they're 5 years old (and talks to them like it too). She passes around a ridiculous sheet every class where you have to give yourself a grade from 1-4 for how well you participated that day. She's such a joke.. and then you go to take the test and it's things you've never seen before, because she doesn't teach ANYTHING. She also likes to changes things at the last second.. for example, there was a case we had to read that was going to be on our test that I spent 2 days studying and one hour before class I checked my email and she had sent out something saying that we would now be tested on a different case. I don't think there's any possible way that someone could get above a C in this class. But even more than that.. she is just ANNOYING. Going to her class is the worst part of my day.. She thinks she's really funny, but she's actually just an idiot so I definitely recommend taking Cole or whoever else is teaching this class.
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Subject: WORST PROF EVER  (Oct 13 2005, 08:44AM)
Student: Anonymous ()
Class:Strategic Management (--)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 She is very nice with good intentions but she is the worst teacher ever...most of the time she talks about the most random sh*t.. I know no one who can pay attention in this class, she jumps around soo much and makes no sense at all, she wont remind you about stuff that's due so make sure you keep your syllubs handy,she grades on participation yet you can't get a word in edge wise, and she claims that it's really hard to get an A in her class, sorry but if you do your work and put in effort you should get an A, take any other professor but her...I'm not even done with this semester and I despise her class.
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