UTM's professors rated among top on RateMyProfessor.com
Published: Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Updated: Monday, April 25, 2011 21:04
Professors: Here's to the end of being hated by your students, well, for some of you.UT Martin students rate their professors higher than most colleges in the U.S. on the popular Web site www.ratemyprofessors.com.
According to the site, UTM is ranked 40th out of about 6,000 schools in overall rating for faculty beating out such schools as Boston University and Cornell University, which were ranked 45th and 50th respectively.
More than 7.5 million ratings for about 1 million professors were used to determine the rankings.
Ratemyprofessors.com, owned by Viacom Inc.'s subsidiary mtvU, allows students to rate their professors on clarity, easiness and helpfulness.
An overall rating is compiled from these ratings. Though it doesn't affect the overall rating, students can also choose to give the professor a "chili pepper" to rate their hotness.
The site also compiled lists of the highest rated and the most attractive professors, using rating data over the past 2 years, with the most recent ratings taking a higher priority.
Robert Citino of Eastern Michigan University is the highest rated professor on the site, and Maria Disavino of Manhattan University is rated as the hottest professor.
UTM's top five hottest professors (in order) as rated by their students are David Coffey, Lucia Florido, Sherry Jones, Jenn Majchrzak and Elly Hughes.
The hotness score is computed by adding the number of "hot" ratings (which count as +1) to the number of "not" ratings (which count as -1).
UTM's top five overall rated professors (in order) are Dennis Taylor, Kyoko Hammond, Stacie Smith, Jennifer Beckman and Roger Fisher.
UTM's top five easiest professors (in order) are Samuel Anderson, Roger Fisher, Michael Rayburn, Terry Haley and Donna McBeth.