Mike Splane

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7/14/2017

4

5

5

He is super caring and actually wants everyone to pass. Let's you work through the Excel assignments as you need to at your own pace. … the assignments are online and you just sit in class and work on them. He has little sheets you turn in as proof of doing the work.

4/25/2017

5

5

5

He is honestly one of the sweetest people I have encountered. He is so kind and genuine and really cares about his students. The class is an easy A, and he is a very very good person.

1/22/17

4

5

5

It was a good Excel class. I entered without knowing how to use Excel and this class helped a lot. You can complete your assignment at home and print a screenshot of a part of your work to turn in the next class. Attendance was taken every class. I learned a lot overall and I enjoyed this class!

12/26/16

5

5

5

He is an incredibly caring professor and genuinely wants all of his students to pass. It's a credit/no credit class so it's really hard to fail unless you don't do any of the assignments. He believes in all of his students and is probably one of the sweetest professors at SJSU.

11/15/16

4

5

5

Easiest teacher for this course. Barely any effort required and easy final. 2 Assignments a week, Group project, and Final. Take him for that easy pass on 91L

11/12/16

5

5

5

1 classwork and 1 homework assignment is due each week. This class only meets once a week for 10 weeks so I think the work is fair and extremely easy. He wants all his students to pass. You have to sign in every class but you can leave as soon as you finish your classwork. Highly recommend!

6/14/16

5

5

5

Extremely chill. 2 weekly assignments, one in class, one for homework. He tells cheesy jokes every class and is super cool. It is a credit/no credit class and he grades mostly off of participation (completion of assignments). Very easy class with only a little bit of experience with Excel.

6/3/16

5

5

5

Go to class! Mike is very understanding so if you have conflicting responsibilities, talk to him. Takes late work. You can do assignments ahead of time and only show up to class for 15 minutes to get it checked. Encourages talking in class. Assignment grades based on whether you do them or not, not correctness. Allows internet usage/notes on exam.

6/1/16

5

5

5

Prof Splane is the cutest professor ever. He really cares about you learning. He created all his assignments himself, and really wants students to get a good understanding so they have the most potential when they get out of college. Loved his class :-)

5/12/16

5

5

4

Great professor! Must take his class!

4/29/16

5

5

5

He's a great guy and a great prof! Just go to class and you'll pass. 1 in class, 1 homework assignment every week. Time consuming but easy. Helps you learn a lot about Excel in a way that will actually help you in the real world. I can't stress enough to take him.

4/27/16

5

5

5

What can I say that hasn't already been said? Mike is a wonderful guy and a great professor. Designed the entire course and materials himself with the students in mind. Essentially a self-paced class. I actually learned a ton of great Excel skills too! Imagine that, a course that is low stress, relatively easy, and where you learn valuable skills.

4/20/16

5

5

5

Really good teacher, one of the best I have ever had! Joke of the day is awesome. Just put in a little work, he is very - very helpful and understanding, never had an issue with submitting assignments a little late. I actually lost data on my computer and couldn't submit my homework, he genuinely felt sorry for me  :p  Very nice guy. Totally recommend.

11/3/15

5

5

5

Fun class, easy teacher and he's always smiling. Just show up do the assignment for the day and get an A! Joke of the day is the best.

7/2/15

5

5

4

… we do the talking instead of him. It's more of us self-learning, with Splane as the one overseeing things. Big perk about this course is that the textbook is online… Mac users will have slight issues, but it can be worked around. If Mike's available to teach, then take his class!

6/18/15

5

5

5

Show up to class on time so you can hear the daily joke! Professor Splane is an awesome down to Earth guy, show up to class, do the in class assignments and you will learn a lot and you will of course pass the course!

6/4/15

5

5

5

Mr. Splane was the best. Instead of buying a textbook, he has you watch demos on YouTube. He really wants everyone to succeed, and will help you in any way he can. Highly recommend.

1/25/15

5

5

5

Excellent professor! Very fair and supportive; would let you re-submit the final exam and lets you know how many points you are missing from passing the course! BUS 91L is a required course for business majors. Be sure to take it with him and learn the material presented as you need it for Finance courses as well as BUS 190 (quantitative analysis)

12/14/14

4

4

4

91L is basically an Excel class. You will have step-by-step in class work and homework. Splane uses this as his primary teaching method. Approachable, helpful, and accommodating. Very kind and willing to help you out.

12/8/14

5

5

5

Really nice teacher, easy class. Do the assignments and you will pass. Class is PassFail.

12/21/13

5

5

5

Professor is lovable. He is always available whenever help is needed. Don't worry about failing because he will be there to assist you. He responds to emails almost immediately, even when past midnight or 1 a.m. I screwed my schedule, doing home-works for another week for 1 month straight. I nonetheless passed as soon as I communicated my issue! :D

11/16/13

5

5

5

Very independent class which has its perks like group members. Met some cool people in my concentration. Has helpful TAs and he was helpful himself. Overall, easy class, easy points, easy exam, easy pass.

7/21/13

4

5

5

Professor Splane was so amazing. I took his class over the summer. He was extremely helpful and just all around a nice person. I had trouble with the pivot tables on the homework and I told him that, so he ended up helping me on the final exam with that particular problem. The Sample exam is soooooo helpful...Take it BEFORE THE TEST

1/25/13

4

4

4

You can take the challenge exam if you are good at Excel. I didn't think this was an easy Pass. You have to get a B on the final to pass which was really stressful. I ended up getting 100% on the final but I still thought it was hard. HW was challenging as well. It’s a great class because it is so relevant to business. I learned a lot.

12/19/12

5

5

5

Easy A! Just go to class and listen to the lectures. His teaching style is similar to how a teacher teaches a workshop. Everything is crystal clear. And you always stay after class to ask him if you did the assignment right or email him and he will always respond. Don't be afraid of taking the CHALLENGE EXAM if you can.

5/10/12

5

5

5

He lets you crash his other lectures if you can't make it to your class time. He always gives you opportunities to make up points that you've missed. Final is open notes and book. He wants everyone to pass and manages to add humor into his lectures which is nice.

 

4/26/12

 

5

5

5

The review mysteriously disappeared. It said something about liking the book, Splane is an easy grader, and the final exam was easy. The student got 38 out of 40 on the exam.

1/20/12

5

5

5

He tells jokes before he starts his classes! He's super chill. If you don't show up to your regular class time, you can go to any of his other sections to make it up. Hw is straightforward from the textbook. It's usually about what he taught that day and it's always due the next week. Super nice and super chill. Take him!!!

10/13/11

5

5

5

This guy is the real deal. For a person like me who isn't very computer savvy I found this class to be awesome. Learned a lot about Excel and his assignments are real easy. His book is one of the few books that I got my money's worth - very instructive format. Thanks Mike.

5/9/11

5

5

5

Very easy. You can miss class if you understand the lecture using the textbook (which is a very helpful book btw). I also learned a lot from this class and I can definitely say that Excel doesn't seem so daunting after this class.

10/8/10

5

5

5

Very easy and helpful. Learned a lot. Take this professor.

7/19/10

5

5

5

I attended 2 of the classes before taking the Challenge Exam but I would have gladly attended the rest of the classes. This is one instructor who cares about his students and really wants them to learn the material. He welcomes questions and does not mind repeating examples. The book is really great, too! I am keeping it for future reference.

6/21/10

5

5

5

Wow amazingly easy and super nice teacher, don’t treat him bad! He allows you to correct any wrong work and this class is super easy. If you can’t do hw, ask your neighbor.

5/23/10

5

5

5

Goofy teacher teaching an easy class.  There is no way not to get an A. He's very helpful and knowledgeable and also shares his odd jokes.

4/24/10

4

5

5

It’s good to know that there are teachers out there like Splane these days. Extremely nice and helpful! He wants you guys to ask questions even if just need to clear up something. He cares a lot about his students and wants them to succeed. Has lot of experience business field & knows what needs to be taught and doesn't teach unnecessary things.

4/24/10

5

5

5

Splane is a great professor. He wants each and every student to succeed, so he tries to make the homework easy. If you have any questions, he would be willing to repeat the steps again AND he will reward you with candy!

3/2/10

5

4

4

Really easy class and a good professor…

2/12/10

5

5

4

He's a very nice man. Easy going, respectable, understands students. More teachers should be like him.

6/3/09

5

5

5

Best teacher to take for bus 91L. His teaching is easy to understand and follow. His required text book is cheap also, so you don't have to spend too much.

2/23/09

5

5

5

Teacher is really nice and extremely chill. I learned a lot in his class. Take him!

5/23/08

5

5

5

EZ PROFESSOR. DO NOT TAKE ANYONE ELSE FOR 91L. Crystal clear and helpful. You learn the essentials from this guy and while there is HW, it's ez too. Best professor at SJSU... don't believe me, take his class. His teaching style lets you learn material and remember it so that you can use it later. His book is cheap too, ~$20.

5/23/08

4

5

5

He is SOOOO nice and helpful! You have to go to class though, that's how you'll know how to do the homework assignments. The final is easy if you do all of your homework and understand it. He's really goofy and funny! I loved this class, it was easy and you actually learned stuff that could be useful.

5/23/08

4

5

5

Truly helpful and understanding. He strikes the right balance of teaching and helping. I would recommend him for anyone that needs 91L.

4/24/08

5

5

4

This course is great. Teaches you everything you need to know about MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Great professor. Very flexible office hours. Somewhat funny jokes too.

12/22/07

BUS 188

5

5

5

Awesome teacher. Goes the extra mile to help students understand subject and help you pass. If you need to take this class, take Splane and you won't be sorry!

12/15/07

BUS 188

5

5

5

Take this teacher. He made the class fun. He's very approachable, and nice. Make sure to do all the work and extra credit and you'll get an A. He makes learning easy! Thanks Mike!!!

11/16/07

5

5

5

It's a shame that he only teaches computer courses. He is a great teacher who is humorous, helpful, and very fun. I learned a lot from this class.

7/17/07

5

5

5

Great teacher and very helpful. Why aren’t all teachers like this?

6/1/07

5

5

5

Very good professor and easy as hell. Very clear and to the point. Teaches you tools and concepts that you will use in the real world. Highly recommend!

4/26/07

4

5

4

Great class! I came in not knowing too much about Excel and PowerPoint but I have learned a lot in 5 weeks. He is very nice and really helpful. Accepts late hw. If you don’t get full credit for hw, you can redo for full points! I highly recommend this class!

1/25/07

4

5

5

Great teacher! If you don't know Excel a whole lot then go to the class meetings. You learn a bit about Word and PowerPoint too, but the main focus is on Excel. The final exam is based upon all your homework and in-class learning of Excel.

12/18/06

4

5

5

Teacher is very helpful; if you're struggling, he'll go the extra mile to help you. Very nice guy. Definitely take his class, you'll learn a lot.

11/29/06

5

5

5

I failed the challenge exam because I thought I knew everything there is to know about Excel, PowerPoint, and Word, but there’s way more. It's not hard though. Just go to class and do the short assignments. You'll really learn a lot. Class is only 5 weeks long!

11/18/06

5

5

5

The class was easy and fun. The tools you learn in class can be used for other classes. HW was easy and there was enough time to finish it and you even get a chance to fix it. The Final wasn't difficult because it was open book/notes/internet. I would recommend it to anyone.

10/28/06

5

5

5

This class *is not* a waste of time. He wants people to learn the material, not just get a pass. I had to put together a Power Point one week after the end of this class and my project ROCKED! I could have done it before, but it wouldn't have had the right style and punch. Don't test out--just two hours a week for 5 weeks, and you really LEARN.

8/29/06

5

5

5

Yeah what everyone else said. My statistics teacher (Carlo Di Carlo) was amazed that I actually knew how to use Excel when we did lab work. I think he liked the pretty colors.

7/10/06

5

5

5

Very nice guy and understanding of situations! Highly recommend just taking the class and not testing out as you learn lots of stuff if you are a beginning to semi-advanced Microsoft Office user. Do all of the assignments & you will have no problem passing; Gives straight forward directions on assignments. Helpful, clear & tries to make class fun.

5/10/06

5

5

5

Prof. Splane is such a nice person. He goes out of his way to help his students. If you miss a class, he lets you come in to the other sections he teaches. Class is only 6wks. pretty straightforward... I recommend taking BUS91L with him! 

3/17/06

5

5

5

Great professor. Tries his best to make all his students understand the material. Very nice and cool... Take his class =] 

3/11/06

4

5

5

Splane is a great teacher.  He tries his best to make sure you understand the material.  If you have any question he will definitely try to help you. The information he taught about Excel, PowerPoint, and Word was Very helpful.  =)  Take his class. 

11/24/05

5

5

5

Very nice guy. Spends any amount of time to help answer any questions in or outside of class. Very responsive to email. Demonstrates as well as passes out handouts. Wants everyone to do well.... a great teacher! 

11/21/05

5

5

5

Prof. Splane is very helpful and this class is easy. He teaches clearly =) 

10/19/05

5

5

4

Good teacher, easy and effective, and knew his stuff.

10/12/05

5

5

5

Easy class. Splane is a great teacher, you’ll learn a lot.

10/11/05

5

5

5

Nice guy. You’ll learn the basic stuff. Best if you are somewhat computer literate, which most of us are.

9/26/05

4

5

5

This guy kicks ass; really nice and can help you with whatever you need! If you’re going to take 91L take it from this dude! 

9/02/05

5

4

4

Cool.

6/10/05

5

5

5

This class was fun, easy, and I learned a lot. If you show up to class there is no way you will not pass. His final is pretty easy as well because he provides many helpful handouts. Take his class, you will be surprised at what you can learn. 

5/05/05

5

5

5

I learned a lot from his class!!!! I recommend this teacher! He's there if you need any help, but you won't need help cuz he provides everything for you already. Have fun taking his class! 

4/21/05

5

5

5

Nice guy!! Very fun class. He is very helpful and knowledgeable. You can learn a lot from this class.

3/19/05

5

4

4

I thought he taught the class very well. He taught us only what we really needed to know in the future, wherever your field may be. It was all good information to know. I would definitely recommend students to take him. Each student will take something from his course.

11/26/04

5

5

5

Great easy teacher for any level. If you can't pass this class, then perhaps you need to buy a computer. I personally am a pretty advanced computer user; I even learned some useful points here, especially with Excel formulas. 

11/21/04

5

5

5

Very nice teacher who explains the material clearly and will take the time to go over material again if you didn't catch it the first time. I wish more of my teachers were "like Mike". 

6/16/04

5

5

5

Very easy class. Don't worry about it. All simple stuff. He's very helpful and nice also. You'll wish that you had more classes like this one. 

6/04/04

5

5

5

GREAT CLASS! Teaches everything you need to know about Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and IE shortcuts. Definitely useful information that will be used in future business courses. 

4/26/04

5

5

5

He teaches only the stuff you need to know...nothing un-useful! Fun class!

4/14/04

5

5

5

Nice teacher! Helpful online materials from which you could learn more than in-class lectures. Easy and fun! High recommend! 

3/26/04

3

5

5

I really liked this class. The professor made it easy to understand and he was extremely helpful when you had any questions. This class was fun! I hope he teaches other computer courses cuz I wouldn’t mind having him as a professor again in the future.

3/22/04

5

5

5

Great business teacher!! Very easy to follow and always ready to help!! Helps you improve your computer skills no matter how much or little you know. J

3/22/04

5

5

5

Very easy, fun class!

3/21/04

5

5

5

Aye, this dude is dope. If you are an MIS major, this is the computer tools class to be in. VERY EASY class format, just do the assignments and show up in class once in a while and you’ll pass the class with flying colors.

3/13/04

5

5

5

This is probably the easiest business class at SJSU! If you’ve got even a little experience with computers, you’ll do fine. The class only lasts for a few weeks, and the in-session assignments are simple. A breath of fresh air from other business classes.

12/26/03

5

5

5

This was by far, the easiest class I have ever taken at SJSU. Splane was very nice and helpful and he made the class enjoyable. I actually looked forward to going to class for once. I highly recommend him.

11/04/03

5

5

5

This dude is ****ing awesome!!!!

9/24/03

5

5

5

Pretty cool class. Don’t have to show up if you don’t need to, and teaches everything thoroughly. No bad questions and explains things well.