I left Eugene finally earlier this year, (not that I was satisfied with Eugene as a whole anyhow,) but specifically my experience at UO ejected me in disgust somewhat prematurely, though my parter still can't make the move for a few more months.
While at UO the Dual-Enrollment program basically stole my financial aid my first term there after I found out asking 8 times in 3 phone calls wasn't enough to find out what I was supposed to do to be dual-enrolled (with the local community college). I was accepted for an International Internship & then told noone had read my application, when part of the reason I had incompletes barring my acceptance was things like being misinformed by my department's advisor about classes, not to mention about the fact of my new diagnosis of PTSD - when the advisor was for the Psychology department! I, however, have nothing but good things to say about two of my teachers in my time there: Marjorie Taylor & Meredith Meyer; they were both excellent & highly organized teachers.
My partner, also, had a great experience with the Master's program of Landscape Architecture, specifically with a teacher first-named Kenny.
So far, PSU makes similar mistakes a lot, having lost my financial aid case & paperwork twice during my first term, for the first 10 weeks of my first term there, one teacher in particular is shockingly rude to students, as if they are, middle school age? I don't know any teacher would talk to anyone as she does, & obviously Psu doesn't care, another doesn't show up to office hours or take responsiblity for intelligibly writing up assignments. There are other examples important information is generally not kept straight a lot there either.
However, I do find, that at Psu they can understand my writing better. I was educated at home by my father, who is a former Kent University professor (UK's Oxford system), & my thought process has always seemed to function quite a bit differently than my peers in some way. While at UO few understood the ideas I would have for papers, while at Psu it is the reverse, & quite refreshing!
I do highly approve of the Pres at UO no longer being a sweatshop corporation...enthusiast.
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