Published: 19th April 2018
IIT-BHU student parliament encourages students to grade their professors on their teaching
The student parliament is taking the initiative to encourage students to be be completely honest about their experiences with their professors
Teachers are always waiting to give students feedback on their performance or their personalities but "assessment" is usually a one-way street. Students are very rarely asked for their feedback about what they think about their teachers but IIT-BHU is taking the initiative to make change that and make assessment a two-way street. The Institute has made it mandatory for students to give feedback on their teachers.
But what is nicer is that the student parliament has reached out to other IIT-BHU students on Facebook and asked them to give their feedback without any fear of a backlash.
In a post on their Facebook page, the student parliament has requested students to give "honest and rational" feedback to the faculty and has assured students that they don't have to be scared about their grades being affected by the feedback. They explained that the faculty will only receive the feedback after they submit the grades to the administration. They also advised against giving any false feedback because that would encourage poor teaching of the faculty.
Even if the teaching is below average, the students are being asked ot be completely honest about it, "If it's poor according to you, then don't hesitate even a bit in criticising them because this is the only medium we have at present to communicate our grievance to the administration regarding the education" - the post explained.
However, if any student does face any threats from the faculty, they have been asked to address the problem and get help through the facebook page. Urging the students to "take the activity seriously". the student parliament asked students to also give positive feedback where it is due so as to motivate the teachers to keep up the good work.
This could be the start of the Facebook feedback revolution, if more student councils take inspiration and urge students on their campuses to speak up too.