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Objectively terrible professors, you know the type I am talking about. All students in his classes have nothing nice/only terrible things to say about his teaching ability (among other things), all bad reviews on r@temyprofessor, and presumably bad reviews on his official end-of-semester evaluations from students. Such a prof is likely tenured, and likely old/has been with the college for decades.
Why on God's good earth won't the deans or chairs do anything about it? Why do such professors continue to be teaching their usual classes semester after semester? Is the tenure an iron rice bowl? Do the deans and department chairs and admins think that most students will just grit their teeth, learn to deal, and pass the class and move on? Is it a deliberate life lesson? To teach us that we can't always choose our superiors, or to make us flexible to different teaching 'styles' (even the bad ones) and other such life lessons? Do they want us to bond over a common misery/enemy?
I am suffering such a prof this semester. I'm done complaining with classmates about how terrible he is. I just want to cry and walk into a brick wall when it comes to his class.
If I write that the hopelessness (of his class) makes me want to kill myself in his evaluation, will that get notice from the deans and chairs? This is true, I've never felt such utter hopelessness in anything before. Obviously, the 'i hate this prof' kind of evaluation comment won't be given much thought