REPORT: The Nation's Top "Tough Love Professors" List Challenging College Professors With High Student Sentiment

AUSTIN, Texas, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MyEdu collected 1 billion data points on professor grading trends and cross-compared it to student sentiment based on 800,000 student ratings at the largest 777 colleges and universities across the U.S. to compile the report listing some of the nation's top "Tough Love Professors" - professors that are notoriously difficult but highly respected by students.

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To qualify, the professor must historically give below a C average and have high student sentiment (ratings above a 4 on a 5 point Likert scale). To obtain this list, MyEdu analyzed over 2.3 million professors teaching 2.4 million courses associated with 10 million grade histories (obtained directly from institutions) 362,000 student reviews and 440,000 student ratings.

MyEdu wanted to honor 10 of the college professors among thousands that take the time each day to teach and prepare students for success beyond the classroom.  These professors have a strong belief that success does not only come in the form of an "A" on the final exam but rather from a greater lesson taught in the classroom.

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Business Administration – Senior Lecturer Charles Konkol

Avg. GPA: 2.43 - Student Rating: 4.5 - MyEdu Workload: Medium - Avg. Class Size: 130


Bowling Green State University

Criminal Justice – Judge James Bachman

Avg. GPA: 2.23 - Student Rating: 4.4 - MyEdu Workload: Medium - Avg. Class Size: 69


Kennesaw State University

Mathematics – Lecturer Ronald Hoover

Avg. GPA: 1.92 - Student Rating: 4.7 - MyEdu Workload: Heavy - Avg. Class Size: 37


California State University, Fresno

Accountancy – Lecturer Cheryl Copeland

Avg. GPA: 2.26 - Student Rating: 4.5 - MyEdu Workload: Medium - Avg. Class Size: 42


North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Chemistry – Professor Dr. Kay Sandberg

Avg. GPA: 2.26 - Student Rating: 4.5 - MyEdu Workload: Medium - Avg. Class Size: 142


Salt Lake Community College

Biology – Instructor Dr. William Tanner

Avg. GPA: 2.32 - Student Rating: 4.3 - MyEdu Workload: Medium - Avg. Class Size: 26


University of Texas at Austin

Mathematics – Senior Lecturer Corinne Irwin

Avg. GPA: 2.13 - Student Rating: 4.4 - MyEdu Workload: Medium - Avg. Class Size: 51


Texas A&M University

Physics – Distinguished Professor, Dr. John Hardy

Avg. GPA: 2.30 - Student Rating: 4.7 - MyEdu Workload: Medium - Avg. Class Size: 46


University of Louisville

Mathematics – Instructor Warren Chellman

Avg. GPA: 1.75 - Student Rating: 4.1 - MyEdu Workload: Heavy - Avg. Class Size: 37


Boise State University

Business – Special Lecturer Susan Park

Avg. GPA: 2.30 - Student Rating 4.7 - MyEdu Workload: Medium - Avg. Class Size: 45



For more information on methodology of rankings or professors listed, please contact:
Karen Holst - karen.holst@myedu.com – VP of Corporate Marketing
http://www.bit.ly/myedupress

SOURCE MyEdu




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