Jun 4, 2005

Wish it existed in Poland

Just today I found a very interesting page: http://www.ratemyprofessor.com. I have to say it is an excellent idea: a webpage where one can rate all his lectures. One can only whish that in the future the student's opinion will be the most imporant factor determining wheter a given person should be employed as a lecturer. One has to remember that universities primary goal is to spread knowledge, and thus they are made for the students, not the other way around. And remember: being a great scientist does not make one a great techer (or vice versa).


2 comments:

Jason C said...

Ha. If it were only that simple. I had a professor who was the most brilliant man I ever knew. However, he had this complete and uttr fear of human contact. It almost appeared that he was hiding behind his podium. If you approachedh im, he would shrink back behind his desk. He was very timid and was a horid teacher. But, like I said, he was brilliant.

Weird.

Piotr Konieczny said...

Well, that's the thing. Briliant scientist does not always equal teacher.

 
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