Saturday, March 5, 2011

Improving teaching ratings at Northwestern

An NU psychology professor tries something I had not thought of to create student interest. I bet attendance was way up for the next few classes.

More seriously, I am rather disappointed by the censorious tone of the Newsweek piece. Why not seriously engage with this? Both the display itself and the various reactions are social phenomena worthy of study as is human sexuality more broadly.

Hat tip: Ed Vytlacil on FB

Addendum: A quote from a student in the MSNBC coverage:
"It is probably something I will remember the rest of my life," Smith, a 21-year-old senior, told the Tribune. "I can't say that about my Econ 202 class and the material that I learned there."
Hat tip: Charlie Brown

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