Harvard University Professor Softened Student Feedback

Dr. Goodman from Harvard University has a strategy for softening the emotional blow from some negative student evaluations.

Reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Dr. Goodman’s assistant summarizes the constructive criticism, and removes the “emotional intensity” from any specific critique.

The concept is that the professor still receives the criticism, but without the personal attack.

The takeaway? If our faculty find themselves avoiding student feedback because of the potential brunt, how can we help our professors organize this feedback into more helpful suggestions?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.