Princeton University’s Principedia is Response to Anonymous Course Review Sites

Students continue to utilize course review sites like to share their course experiences, determine a course’s difficulty, and learn a professor’s hot-or-not’ness before enrolling.

Reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Princeton University in response has published a more transparent and comprehensive student review of courses, through a forum they’ve named Principedia. Any Princeton community member can publish a thorough review on course instruction and assignments, and their comments are not anonymous. They have even released an open-source version of the tool for those institutions looking to create their own.

The takeaway? If you’re uncomfortable with sites like posting unverified reviews, understand the market need these sites are filling, and attempt to fill it better yourself.

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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.