We are all familiar with the irritating things that students do, but what about the things that students find irritating about faculty members. The Teaching Center at Michigan State did a student survey of the things that bother students most about faculty members. It is an interesting list, including items such as: assign work that is never graded; starting classes early and ending them late; not getting to know students; and teaching directly from outline or notes. Another interesting survey, by Maryellen Weimer contrasts students perception of the ideal professor with what they consider to be a "typical" professor. Obviously, these are all perceptions, but are still useful things to thinka bout.
Author: John Immerwahr
Update: July 16, 2012