The Princeton Review recently released a new guide entitled The Best 300 Professors. The editors compiled the list from surveys conducted by the Princeton Review and by student evaluations submitted to RateMyProfessors.com.
According to the guide, surveys conducted by the Princeton Review “revealed the colleges at which students highly rated their professors’ teaching ability and accessibility. Data from RateMyProfessors.com identified more than 42,000 professors at those schools that students had rated on its site.”
The editors then came up with an initial list of 1,000 candidates that was later narrowed down to the 300 “best professors.”
Not one of the 300 professors selected teaches at a historically Black college or university. One wonders why there is not one professor from Spelman, Howard, Morehouse, Fisk, Hampton or some other HBCU on the list. Are only professors from the nation’s top-rated colleges included? No. There are professors on the list from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Miami Dade College, and Gainesville State College, to name a few.