Ok, We Get It: No One Likes Being Criticized Online

from the but,-it-still-won't-go-away dept

Earlier this month we wrote about how doctors were freaking out over public sites where patients would complain about the doctors or rate them. And, now, Wired News is running a similar article about how professors are freaking out about the RateMyProfessors site, which has been around for ages. What's odd, though, is that the article seems to assume that all professors hate the site. Obviously, almost no one likes to be criticized (especially publicly), but some professors I know don't seem to mind those sites too much. While not all of the feedback is constructive, certainly a lot of it is. And, no matter how much people hate being talked about online, it's not going to make these sites go away. So, people need to learn to either ignore them or try to take the constructive feedback for what it is.
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  1. identicon
    Frank, 27 Jul 2006 @ 12:57pm

    Re: Re: No Subject Given

    Kathy, time is a very important factor. Life itself is an open book test of events.

    If you say that your husband is the best one could ever have then why are people failing his class if he hold a notoriety of being a difficult instructor?

    If a majority of students are only comprehending a small percent of the course material, then there's obviously something wrong. There's a likely chance that the people who pass his exams without a problem happen to be students who have studied such material elsewhere and therefore the material is familiar and easier in contrast to what newbies are exposed to.

    Bad professors are normally the ones who have no methodology and class to make sure his/her students learn the subject. How can one think of a complex solution if they don't have the experience or proper training?

    You're complaining that students complain about "everything. " I come from a private University and we have to pay for the education.

    We expect clear explanations... a quality education, not an angry instructor who whines about his/her days of glory are over and he/she must unleash their anger to students for are in the course to learn.

    TIME is an important thing in life, and bad professors are a waste of time and money.

    I recall a racist professor giving racial comments and the lack of intelligence in his classroom.

    And sometimes some Directors and Deans will take many measures to protect these bad instructors...

    Perhaps these instructors love failing people so more students can take those same subjects and produce more money at their University/College... There's a lot more than the poetic: "to enhance your knowledge thru hard exams" type of sweettalking crap.

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