Analysing RateMyProfessors Evaluations Across Institutions, Disciplines, and Cultures: The Tell-Tale Signs of a Good Professor

@inproceedings{Azab2016AnalysingRE,
  title={Analysing RateMyProfessors Evaluations Across Institutions, Disciplines, and Cultures: The Tell-Tale Signs of a Good Professor},
  author={Mahmoud Azab and Rada Mihalcea and Jacob D. Abernethy},
  booktitle={SocInfo},
  year={2016}
}
Can we tell a good professor from their students’ comments? And are there differences between what is considered to be a good professor by different student groups? We use a large corpus of student evaluations collected from the RateMyProfessors website, covering different institutions, disciplines, and cultures, and perform several comparative experiments and analyses aimed to answer these two questions. Our results indicate that (1) we can reliably classify good professors from poor… 

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