I asked them were I might find the Instructor honor roll board? You should have seen the looks, some were dumbfounded others looked like I was crazy. One student said that is because the administration would never disclose end of course survey results. I walked away and said WHY NOT?
I’m not advocating providing scores, no more than I am saying post everyone’s report card in the university newspaper. However, I am saying post an instructor honor roll. Develop criterion that are designed by instructor’s administrators and students.
Most colleges have on-line surveys already in place that are created by the students; just replace those with fair and responsible categories. Students pay the salaries of instructors, should they not be entitled to see what they are paying for in the form of grades or a rating? I know, let’s rank them too and have the top one give a speech at the end of the year.
Parents and students paying tuition for a service and the university should be responsible for delivering the goods. This looks backwards to me.
Are You Getting What You Paid For?
As I continued my walk through the hallways I would occasionally glance in at some of the classes going on and noticed that grad students were teaching a fair amount of the classes. I started to wonder how many parents actually knew the person teaching their child is only a few years older than their child and may or may not have as much application in the field that they are instructing.
I started to wonder how many parents actually knew the person teaching their child is only a few years older than their child and may or may not have as much application in the field that they are instructing.
I continued my stroll towards the library I passed the math department. At fist I thought I was in the foreign language wing because the voice coming out of the room had a very strong eastern European or Russian dialect (I think).
I could not help but stop and listen. I have a hard enough time understanding all the math terms let alone trying to decipher the language at the same time. Perhaps these students were studying to go abroad and this would help with their foreign studies. As I was about to leave a student left the room, I asked how is it going and he said “Brutal.” I wonder what grade this instructor would receive?