Pamela Duffy

This professor has taught: INST123, INST126, INST208M, INST228, INST326, INST327, INST408M, INST408W, INST490, INST733
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Pamela Duffy
INST327

Expecting an A+
Anonymous
09/09/2022
She is the most caring professor I have ever met. Although I admit that her lectures could be somewhat useless because of the large number of knowledge you can get only from the elms pages, the more you interact with her, the more love you will have for her. Most assignments are easy, even if you meet any problem you can quickly solve it during office hours. The only hard part of this course is that sometimes you have to deal with shitty teammates.
Pamela Duffy
INST123

Expecting an A+
Anonymous
05/07/2022
Easiest class I've taken in my entire life. You don't ever have to attend lecture. However, this class was the worst class I've ever taken. Pamela Duffy/Vedat Diker are stuck in the past with how they teach. Frankly, they have no idea how students actually learn, and they assign a stupid amount of pointless work which teaches you absolutely nothing. Long ass discussion boards every two weeks, required presentations which are nothing but busy work, and you're required to attend discussions every week, where literally all you do is wait until the TA gives you answers for work that you could just do yourself at home. Discussions in this class were the worst thing I've ever done in school or at UMD in general. Worst class I've ever taken.
Pamela Duffy
INST327

Expecting an A+
Anonymous
12/24/2021
i literally love her she is so caring and takes her time to help you understand. Definitely take a class you need with her if possible.
Pamela Duffy
INST123

Expecting an A
Anonymous
12/24/2021
Firstly, very easy course. However a TON of bullshit work (ex: discussions). Duffy is a very nice professor and will help you out when needed. I cant speak much for her lectures though cause tbh i didnt even go to them.
Pamela Duffy
INST327

Expecting an A+
Anonymous
10/11/2021
Class was easy if programming comes easily to you. The group project was irritating at times, but that was because of flaky group members. Otherwise good course, easy online quizzes, and no exams.
Pamela Duffy
INST327

Anonymous
11/21/2020
Great professor
Pamela Duffy
INST123

Expecting an A+
Anonymous
05/03/2020
Not a very interesting lecturer, but very reasonable in terms of grading. Class was well taught and easy.
Pamela Duffy
INST327

Expecting an A+
Anonymous
12/23/2019
Excellent professor! Highly recommend!
Pamela Duffy
INST327

Expecting an A+
Anonymous
12/21/2019
Duffy is a good teacher who cares about her students, and gives very fair (and open book) assessments and assignments. Databases can be a pretty dry subject but Duffy does her best to make the course interesting, and it is one of the most useful courses in the major.
Pamela Duffy
INST327

Expecting an A
Anonymous
12/18/2019
She's great. Very helpful. Makes sure you understand the material instead of just knowing what to do. Very lab centered class
Pamela Duffy
INST126

Expecting an A
jgold8610
11/12/2019
She has a great personality and really cares for her students. Her teaching is mainly centered around creating labs so students can get hands-on python experience. No final, just a group project.