“Students who use RateMyProfessors.com are likely providing each other with useful information about quality of instruction.”
— UW-Eau Claire associate professor April Bleske-Rechek and student Amber Fritsch in the journal Practical Assessment Research & Evaluation on a study they recently conducted of the controversial collegiate Web site.
They cautioned, however, against basing promotions on the scores.
Read the full Wisconsin State Journal article here.
About the blogger
Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.