The rules of reality TV are taking hold of the Israeli university
The use of questionnaire-based rating systems for university lecturers destroys the special relationship between student and teacher.
Some years ago, teacher ratings were introduced into university teaching in Israel. The rating of teaching is a close cousin of the questionnaires used by various organizations to measure employee or customer satisfaction. In the universities, these ratings turned students into consumers and lecturers into service providers. This “positive” move, with its strong whiff of egalitarianism and liberalism...
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