Essay on When Students Grade Teachers

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When Students Grade Teachers When it comes to evaluations in education, usually the teacher evaluates the student. Although in certain college level courses, the weight is shifted to the students, allowing them to have the power to evaluate their own professors, possibly affecting their careers. It seems odd enough that a student should grade their teacher, but even stranger is that technically students have the ability to control their teachers’ positions, only by filling out a single form. Of course the forms may have excellent remarks from the students, but usually when students are given the chance to anonymously share their opinion, this does not always occur. In these situations, the teachers are put on the spot, being evaluated by …show more content…
Dr. Charles Ross, Dean of the Cook-Cole College of Arts and Sciences says, “If somebody gets a low score on that, then you can actually talk to them about how to make their presentation clearer and more organized." (<http://www.therotundaonline.com/home/index.cfm?event=displayArticlePrinterFriendly&uStory_id=b0bb5c9a-c4a8-4cd8-b33b-35a12d45b268>). For instance, if the headmaster of a school notices that a certain professor is receiving negative remarks, this should be a clue for him or her to inspect the classroom, other than jumping to conclusions. According to Justin Pope’s article titled “Tables turn on college profs when students grade teachers”, studies have shown that professors who give good grades get better reviews. (<http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2008/05/01/tables_turn_on_college_profs_when_students_grade_teachers/>). Students often dislike teachers because they do not have the grade they desire, although this has nothing to do with the teacher, causing them to be looked down upon for no apparent reason. Fortunately, not every student will bash their professor, but many students who do not have a passing grade will do the opposite and give their professor’s high ratings, expecting high grades as an outcome. This is an Tishman 3 even stronger reason supporting my opinion

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