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Teaching Evaluations

Politics : Lawyers, Guns & Money

Get in a conversation with any group of professors and the topic of teaching evaluations will come up. Specifically, what will come up is that teaching evaluations serve as an excuse for students to say sexist and racist things anon...

Use, Mention, 'Quotation' Marks, and Political Correctness

Academics / Philosophy : Maverick Philosopher

The title of a recent Weekly Standard article reads: Professor Uses 'N-Word,' Student Shouts 'F-You,' 'Free Speech' Class Canceled at Princeton. I would write it like this: Professor mentions N-word [no inverted commas], Student Sho...

Professor Didn’t Think Australia Was A Country, Almost Failed Student Who Argued

News : Huffington Post

"Australia is a continent; not a country," the teacher reportedly said.

Professor tells student "Australia isn't a country" and gives her a failing grade

Humor / odd : Boing Boing

Ashley Arnold is pursuing an online sociology degree at Southern New Hampshire University. For one of her classes (which cost $1000) she was assigned to write a paper comparing a social norm in the US and another country. Arnold cho...

This Mom Got an F on Her Final Because Her Professor Didn't Know Australia Was a Country

Lifestyle / Parenting : PopSugar: Moms

Ashley Arnold, a 27-year-old stay-at-home mom from Idaho, was put in an uncomfortable situation when her sociology professor failed her for a ridiculous reason: the teacher didn't believe Australia was actually a country. The troubl...


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