Professor Evaluations

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    Jun 27, 2011 9:33 PM GMT
    "Couldn't focus cause the professor is too handsome! icon_redface.gif"

    Should I write that in his evaluation, they say it is anonymous, but is it really?
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    Jun 27, 2011 9:53 PM GMT
    I would say go ahead and do it!, but be careful! ...... don't put yourself in a situation that can cause problems for the both of yaicon_neutral.gifClick to get cool Animations for your MySpace profile
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    Jun 27, 2011 9:59 PM GMT
    Depends...how big is the class? Is it a hand-written evaluation (as opposed to online)? Has he seen your handwriting?

    When I first started teaching and the evaluations were hand-written, I could sometimes identify the person who wrote the evaluation from the handwriting, especially in a class with fewer than 20 students. Once they went online, it was much more difficult.


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    Jun 27, 2011 10:03 PM GMT
    Oh, who cares if he figures out who you are? Just write it anyway! It'll make his day.
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    Jun 27, 2011 10:12 PM GMT
    theantijock saidhttp://www.ratemyprofessors.com/

    Why not just ask him out for coffee?


    Married with kids LOL.

    @ Philip_, yeah I ll be gone in a few weeks, but you make a good point, I don't want to cause problems for him.

    @ MikeOnMain, it's online, so he wouldn't be able to recognise my handwriting hehe.

    @ solaguy, I think he knows that he is very attractive hehe.
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    Jun 27, 2011 10:16 PM GMT
    Monir said"Couldn't focus cause the professor is too handsome! icon_redface.gif"

    Should I write that in his evaluation, they say it is anonymous, but is it really?


    Do not put that in the evaluation. The evaluation should be about him as a professor, not whether he attracts you in other ways.

    I think you are treading a very fine line here. By the way, having coffee with him is not prohibited by any university rules. But most universities have harsh penalties for professors who get involved with students at any more than a "friend" level until after the class is done and the grades turned in.

    By the way, the same thing happened to me as a professor....but we held off until after the semester and after the grades were turned in. Even so, he was not a major in my program, nor in any program in my College. If he was, I would have stayed clear.
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    Jun 27, 2011 11:21 PM GMT
    Evals should really pertain to class, but go ahead. I know my professors rarely look or even care about evals. There's 11 professors to 17 students this year. It's very clear that we are open to say whatever we want to our professors and vice versa.

  • tyler_helm

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    Jun 27, 2011 11:27 PM GMT
    While they are confidential when I was teaching at a University I discovered I was not the only person who saw the evaluation. your professor might be put in a poor light by his Dept Chair. If it doesn't pertain to his performance as a teacher it doesn't belong on the evaluation.
  • tautomer

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    Jun 28, 2011 1:18 AM GMT
    Yeah, don't do that. No good would come of it. School is a professional environment and should remain as such. In particular between student and professor. Despite the fact that the class has ended.
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    Jun 28, 2011 1:18 AM GMT
    Monir said"Couldn't focus cause the professor is too handsome! icon_redface.gif"

    Should I write that in his evaluation, they say it is anonymous, but is it really?
    Who cares whether or not it's anonymous. Do it anyway. Be sure to put the part about staring at his bulge too much to pay attention, and that he should be permanently confined to your bedroom...ya know...to protect future students from such trauma.
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    Jun 28, 2011 1:19 AM GMT
    I've had this problem before. Thought he was gay--turned out he was straight...biggest bummer ever....


    sidenote: hot fantasy though!
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    Jun 28, 2011 6:16 AM GMT
    Monir said"Couldn't focus cause the professor is too handsome! icon_redface.gif"

    Should I write that in his evaluation, they say it is anonymous, but is it really?

    I wouldn't write it. As for the anonymity, depends on how your university handles them. My own professor evaluations were done on a form, with a 1 to 5 range for each question. I wouldn't have been able to guess who had marked the form, and I don't remember if the students could write comments on the back.

    But then I wasn't even allowed to handle them, and I was out of the classroom while they were being filled. Another professor had to collect them and place them in an envelope that was sealed, and taken for evaluation. Fortunately I was always rated in the upper 5% of the faculty, but I knew other professors who really resented them. I got the results later from my department chair, but never saw the forms themselves.

    So you would have been OK on that US campus. Have you done these before, or know other students who have done them there?
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    Jun 28, 2011 6:24 AM GMT
    At my university, the evaluations are totally anonymous, and have both an objective and subjective part. Students do not put their names anywhere, and the evaluations are administered by a neutral party, and tallied by the office secretarial staff.

    The Chair of the Department reads them at the end of the semester, and (a) discusses systematic problems with the respective faculty member; (b) makes copies of the evaluations, that have been retyped, to the faculty member (so he or she does not recognize handwriting; and, (c) provides a summary of the statistical results to each professor the following semester.

    At my university they are taken very seriously, and form a portion of the basis of retention and promotion review.

    So, I still say it would be nice if Monir takes the evaluation seriously, and handles his attraction in a different manner...after the semester is over and the grades turned in.