The latest offering from the Princeton Review is a new book titled “The Best 300 Professors.” The new venture is a partnership with the RateMyProfessors.com, which is the most popular teacher-rating website among U.S. undergraduates. The final list boasts professors from over 120 colleges and universities throughout the country, as evaluated by their own students taking classes that range from Ancient Studies to Neuroscience.
The Princeton Review developed the project in partnership with RateMyProfessors.com and selected the professors in the book based on qualitative and quantitative data from survey findings and ratings collected by both organizations.
The professors’ profiles are grouped by subject area, and are not ranked compared to each other. Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s publisher said that the book is a tribute to the hard work undergraduate professors do, and the impact they can have on their students.
“We developed this project as a tribute to the extraordinary dedication of America’s undergraduate college professors and the vitally important role they play in our culture, and our democracy. One cannot page through this book without feeling tremendous respect for the powerful ways these teachers are enriching their students’ lives, their colleges, and ultimately our future as a society.”
To select professors for inclusion in the new tome, the Princeton Review and RateMyProfessor.com mined information on student experience, impressions, and thoughts that are collected on a yearly basis from undergraduates all over the United States. To put together the preliminary 1000-person list, the companies looked at surveys filled out by students, naming the colleges that employed the most deserving of teachers. The final 300 were chosen after input from college administrators and fellow professors as well as surveys distributed to the candidates themselves.
In addition to the list itself, the book also includes a brief overview of the colleges that employ the professors listed.
The school profiles give students considering attending these colleges information on applications, admissions, and other useful data.