[Warning: cheap frivolity ahead]
The internet is a great democratizer, giving power to the ordinary folk often at the expense of the Great and Good. Blogging is a case in point. Another is the website ratemyprofessors.com.
One thing I dread slightly as a teacher is having the students evaluate my classes. Luckily, official evaluations only get published in the most vague ways. That "you suck," or have a propensity for "flirting with the female students," largely gets left out of published professors’ ratings. That is until the advent of ratemyprofessors.com.
The Bloggernacle seems full of lawyers, but there are a few ivory-towered academics around too. So, I thought it would be fun to see what their students really think of them. Sure, we know they can pontificate, but can they teach?
Wilfried Decoo: hot pepper! Apparently he knows his French grammar (amazing!)
Jim Faulconer: smiley face! Great guy! Incredible logician! A bit of a slave-driver, though.
Frank McIntyre: hot pepper! Cool and awesome apparently. And they call him "Frank."
Russel Fox: smiley face! They love him, even if he is a bit of a snob.
Oh, and the real point of this post:
Me: English accent and tight pants. That’s it really.
(Unfortunately I couldn’t find ratings for certain other ‘Nacle academics. If anyone finds any, please post away (but not if they’re very negative–we name, we don’t shame!!))