We’ve all done it, gone to the Rate My Professor website to comment on one of our teachers or to read the reviews to determine if we want to take his or her class.
The website has been around for about 15 years and contains more than 15 million reviews of college teachers worldwide. Because the reviews are posted by students, the ratings are completely subjective. Some are critical, even cruel, while others are funny or simply informative.
It is not uncommon for a student to schedule a class with a certain instructor based on their positive reviews. Likewise, students may opt for the 8 a. m. calculus class rather than attend the 11 a. m. class with an instructor who received a low rating on Rate My Professor.
Four of our professors were brave enough to read their reviews in front of our camera.
Pearson Cross, Ph.D., is the Interim Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and a political science professor. Cross seemed a little confused after reading that one of his students admitted that he was “hot.”
Rhonda Robison Berkeley, Ph.D., is an English professor here. After reading her reviews, she learned that some of her students were taken back by the thought of actually putting their brain to work.
Kevin Zito, Ph.D., is a mathematics professor. The common theme for Zito is “beast.”
Istvan Berkeley, Ph.D., is a philosophy professor. One student was not afraid to let Berkeley know that his “tests will kick your ass.”
Here’s the video of each of them reading their reviews: