The main problem I want to speak on here at UW-Whitewater is the
improvement of the professors. Whitewater has many well-respected professors
but there are also some who are not. The main argument I want to address are
the professor evaluations, which the students are required to fill out at the end of
each semester. I think these evaluations are biased based on the questions that are asked. I was told that some teachers can pick the 20 questions from a set of 100 that are to be placed on their evaluation sheet for the end of the semester. If this is true, it provides a perfectly good explanation why some of these professors are still employed here at Whitewater. They pick the questions, which will provide a positive outcome for the evaluation, and hence will improve their credibility.
There were some professors that I have had in the past that I would not recommend to another student, but when it was time for evaluations, all of the questions were focused on answers for positive feedback. For instance, on every evaluation there is the question that states, “Was your professor well prepared?” or “Did you professor have a good understanding of the topic?” The answer to both of these questions might very well be yes but that does not mean that they were effective in teaching the subject.