||[Dec. 19th, 2012|04:07 pm]
If I wanted to complain to my college about the quality of one of my professors this semester, what department would I contact? Or should I contact multiple departments, or even the dean?|
This professor has been horrible from the start, but I gave him the benefit of the doubt because it was his first semester at our school and the first time he was teaching ed psych. But last night in class he admited to all of us that he never read the material and only spent maybe 5 minutes looking at the book before each class.
Dean of the department. I'll be honest with you--if you go to a research university, they're not likely to care too much if this guy is getting published or doing research that is interesting to entities with money.
Also, academic affairs (or whatever they call it at your school)
Its not a research university and he isnt getting anything published
You will probably get an end of the year evaluation to fill out about him/the class. I'd do it there. Dean of the department if you don't think that's enough.
Edited at 2012-12-19 09:10 pm (UTC)
Last night was our last class and we never got evaluations. Our area was hit pretty bad by Sandy so almost none of the classes got them this semester.
Aw I'm really sorry that you guys got hit hard. The dean of the department is probably your best bet. Good luck. I had a terrible professor this semester and my class evaluation was so nice to write. I'd been taking notes of things to mention all semester.
Ha me too! I was holding out hope we would get them last night but, alas! nothing.
I never recalled those evaluations making much of a difference at my school though, and I recall a couple professors actually admitting to them not necessarily making it to where you think they're going even though the university made them mandatory. It probably depends on the school though, but the Dean might be OP's best bet. :/
The department he teaches in?
The dean of the department he works for.
Also, there is no apostrophe necessary. It's professors.
Ah sorry... I knew I messed something up but my brain is on overload from finals...
I would complain to the dean of that department. And make sure to be hones in your course evaluation at the end (assuming you do them).
I've also found that using your school's ombudsman office (if you have one) is a great resource as well, but I would use this as a last resort.
I was actually looking forward to the course evaluation for this class. Unfortunately, as I mentioned above, the hurricane hit our area pretty bad so things are all out of whack and most classes did not receive any evaluations