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UNC Law Prof Sends a ‘Rather Embarrassing’ Request, Asks Former Students to Help His Online Rating


From: Michael L Corrado
Date: Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 2:58 PM
Subject: A special, rather embarrassing, request.: LAW209.004.FALL2010

Hi, guys. I hope you are all doing well, and are still as enthusiastic about classes as you were last year.

I have a rather embarrassing request of you. An undergraduate brought something to my attention that needs to be fixed. It seems that there is a website, something like Rate my Professors, where my rating is so bad that he was uncertain about whether to take my course or not. I was puzzled, because my evaluations are generally not bad. It turns out that there are just a couple of responses on the site, and they are apparently from people who have a real grievance against me for some reason.

They are certainly entitled to their opinions, but it isn’t really a fair reflection of my teaching (I hope).

What I would like to ask of you is whether, if you are so inclined, you would go onto that site and write your own review of my teaching. I’m not asking you to write a favorable review, just to write an honest review. I think that overall I would get much better ratings if a number of people did this and just gave their honest views.

This is not only embarrassing and humiliating to have to ask, it is also something that I hate doing because it promotes the website, making it something that people take seriously, and I really don’t want to do that. But in this case I don’t really have another option.

I hope you’ll do it, but thanks either way.

Professor Corrado

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