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What's the friendliest professor at Harvard? The nicest grad student? The most handsome professor at Yale? We all know it's an impossible question. But Rate My Professor is here to help you answer it.

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The rating website has proved to be crucial in taking classes from professors that are qualified, fair and care about their students. While USU does ask that students complete course evaluation forms at the end of each semester, these results are disclosed but not publicly advertised — encouraging use of websites (such as Rate My Professors) where students can publicly share their opinions.

The Rate My Professors website offers several aspects of the course and professor to rate before determining said professor’s final score on a scale of one to five. The reviewer must leave their opinion about the quality and difficulty of the course (again, on a scale from one to five), whether or not the textbook is necessary and summarize their review with predetermined titles ranging from “awful” to “awesome.” (Source: usustatesman.com)

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She also asked readers to consider signing a petition to Marcia McNutt, president of the National Academy of Sciences, to “stop lecturing us about sexual harassment and ostracize scientists who have been found guilty of sexually assaulting and harassing students and colleagues from our communities and the National Academy of Sciences. They have hurt too many and deserve no honors.” The academies have said they are looking into changing their current policies on this issue, but that any such change entails a two-year pro

When asked about sources for students to consider as a reference before taking future classes, Miles and Nichols-Pethick shared some suggestions. “I think it’s a good idea that professors post their office hours to the departments’ website. I would welcome all the students considering taking my class coming and talking to me about their questions. Students should meet directly with their potential professors to get a better sense of things,” Nichols-Pethick said. (Source: thedepauw.com)

 

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