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GRE Essay Topic 923 - The following appeared in a memorandum from a dean at Omega University. "Fifteen years ago, Omega University implemented a new procedure that encouraged students to evaluate the teaching effectiveness of all their professors. Since that time, Omega professors have begun to assign higher grades in their classes, and overall student grade averages at Omega have risen by thirty percent. Potential employers apparently believe the grades at Omega are inflated; this would explain why Omega graduates have not been as successful at getting jobs as have graduates from nearby Alpha University. To enable its graduates to secure better jobs, Omega University should now terminate student evaluation of professors. " Discuss how well reasoned you find this argument.
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The intended purpose of the professor evaluations was to assess the effectiveness of professors. This is valuable to a university and to its professors because it allows them to improve teaching methods, class engagements, and so on. However, the unintended consequence of the perceived grade i... Back to Essay

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