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IRISH TIMES -- John Downes reports that third level academics now "face the prospect of having thie teaching performance anonymously rated by their students". The model follows on the highly successful RateMyTeachers.ie that opened for use in Ireland in early 2005.

The new site, ratemyprogessors.ie, is expected to be established in time for the start of the next academic year in September. It will be broadly similar to its US counterpart.

Online surveys attract attention. Surveys drive a lot of Amazon and eBay business. RateMyProfessors.com claims to have attracted over 3.6m ratings since it was first set up in 1999. There's no reason to expect much of the same response in Ireland.

John Downes -- "Third-level students get a chance to rate their lecturers" on the front page of The Irish Times, June 13, 2005.
Previously seen by IrishEyes -- "Rate Me Teacher"