Sunday, November 20, 2005
Michael Agger notes in Slate.com that those crafty students are still at it--this time in an online site called ratemyprofessors.com. At this site they tell each other--and profs across the country--what they think of teaching style, and clothing style. In the late 1990s a similar site led to claims of defamation. But published prof ratings are nothing new--I remember little printed books that circulated when I was an undergraduate. Based on student surveys of our campus profs (collected who knows how) they sold for a few dollars, and they were also a very "hot" item.