Area Man (jonah) wrote in uw,
Area Man

Course Evaluations

I really dislike filling out course evaluations. It just seems so pointless. Sure, we can look up the numbers online for a specific class or prof, but what I'd really like to know is what people write on those yellow sheets. I want the juicy details. ;)

I'm working on a class rating system for for next school year. These are going to be student-to-student evaluations, not student-to-administration or student-to-professor (which is what we currently have =P). This is about taking word-of-mouth and putting it online. This is about making those yellow sheets public. I'm trying to figure out what kind of format the rating system should be though. So my question to everyone here is: What are you interested in knowing about classes and professors? What kind of questions would you ask your friend if they had taken the class before? I've been browsing through other sites, like, which has an "appearance" rating. heh. Now I've never had a "hot" prof before. Maybe a cute TA, but that's about it, though I don't think that would influence me to enroll in a class. Also, I stumbled upon this Rate Your Professor site that some frat made. Apparently they got in trouble and had to censor some of the ratings students had written (they were even threatened with legal action). Hmm, interesting... there are many political ramifications to think about here, heheh.

So, suggestions anyone? Any good ideas? What would everyone like to see? Share your thoughts. =)
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