Friday, June 27, 2014

Social media and the Professor Review

Professors cannot avoid internet reviews or avoid students streaming unflattering information about them across the web, so I think the best thing to do is just have fun with it and continue to do your job.

“Mean Tweets, Academic Style”

“In the spirit of Jimmy Kimmel’s “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets,” a Canadian university’s student newspaper posted a video this week that features professors reading aloud unflattering reviews from the website Rate My Professors.”

“Professors rarely become celebrities. But they’re often accused of taking themselves too seriously. The Peak, the student-run weekly newspaper at Simon Fraser University, a 35,000-student public research university in British Columbia, sought to have the university’s faculty engage in some self-mockery.”

“The newspaper’s staffers selected which Rate My Professors comments the professors would read, said Alison Roach, coordinating editor of The Peak. “We wanted them to be reading something that was self-deprecating without being super harsh,” Roach said.”

Well done professors keep having fun!

Dr Flavius A B Akerele III

The ETeam

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