Do Professors Read Their Reviews on Rate My Professors?
by William B. Harrison II
|Just wait till I get on RMP!|
I suspect that sharing the fact that a professor is an easy A may backfire. When a slack reputation gets out, gets too wide and too deep, instructors tend to attract too many lazy, handout-seeking students. Often, the next thing that happens is that these instructors begin to feel hassled and bored with unresponsive classes. At some point, they tighten up in the classroom and in their grading. One of my favorite comments was posted to a graduate school professor of mine: "Easy B, tough A." I could live with that.