Inside Higher Ed
July 29th, 2015
Instructors have little to lose by responding to student criticism on RateMyProfessors.com, a new study suggests, and what they say could actually end up having a positive impact on student performance.
According to research by Yuhua (Jake) Liang, assistant professor of
strategic and corporate communication at Chapman University, students
respond best in academic achievement to assurances that they will be
treated fairly in their courses. Attempts to stress competence or
concern for students, however, does not appear to boost either
performance or motivation.