Please use the following criteria when rating a professor in each of the following categories:
Overall Quality - The Overall Quality rating is the average of a professor's Helpfulness and Clarity ratings, and is what determines the type of "smiley face" that the professor receives. An Overall Quality rating of 3.5 to 5 is considered good (yellow smiley face). An Overall Quality rating of 2.5 to 3.4 is considered average (green smiley face). An Overall Quality rating of 1 to 2.4 is considered poor (blue sad face). The Easiness rating is NOT included when calculating the Overall Quality rating. The Hotness rating is also NOT included when calculating the Overall Quality rating.
Helpfulness - Is this professor approachable, nice and easy to communicate with? How accessible is the professor and is he/she available during office hours or after class for additional help? A helpfulness rating of 5 means the professor is considered "very helpful." A helpfulness rating of 1 means the professor is not considered "helpful."
Clarity - How well does the professor teach the course material? Were you able to understand the class topics based on the professor's teaching methods and communication style? A clarity rating of 5 means the professor is considered "very clear." A clarity rating of 1 means the professor is not considered "clear."
Easiness - Some students may factor in the easiness or difficulty of the professor or course material when selecting a class to take. Is this class an easy A? How much work needs to be done in order to get a good grade? Easiness is rated on a 5 point scale, with 1 being the hardest and 5 being the easiest. Please note this category is NOT included in the Overall Quality rating.
Interest level prior to attending class - How much interest did the student have in the class subject before enrolling in the class? (i.e. is this subject one of your passions, or are you only taking the class to fulfill mandatory credits?) An Interest Level rating of 5 means the student was very interested in the subject before taking the class. An Interest Level rating of 1 means the student had no interest in the subject before taking the class. Please note this category is NOT included in the Overall Quality rating.
Textbook Use - Did this professor use the suggested textbook often or not at all? A Textbook Use rating of 5 means the professor uses the textbook frequently. A Textbook Use rating of 1 means the professor does not use the textbook at all. Please note this category is NOT included in the Overall Quality rating.
Hotness - Is your professor hot? Hot professors get a red chili pepper. The Hotness rating is NOT included when calculating the Overall Quality rating.
We reserve the right to make any changes to the Ratings Categories and scoring in our sole discretion.