How To Find the Best Professors

March 16, 2022 Watermark Insights

College students spend a lot of time trying to find the right professors for their classes. By using Watermark's Faculty Success software, you can highlight faculty accomplishments, increase student trust in your professors, and build a stellar reputation for your college or university.

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How Students Choose a Professor

Students use several tactics to pick good professors:

  • Check online reviews: Students can use several websites, such as ratemyprofessor.com, to find anonymous student reviews of professors.
  • Talk to other students on campus: Students may ask people they know on campus for professor recommendations.
  • Look for online videos: Students can watch a professor's video lectures to see their personality and how they teach.
  • Review online course materials: Students often check to see if a professor's syllabuses are available online to understand their focus and teaching methods.

What Faculty Credentials Matter to Students?

When college students are researching professors, they evaluate several qualities to help make their decision, including:

  • Teaching style: Students prefer professors who make class fun and interesting. They look for professors who think outside the box, stay updated on current trends, and establish strong connections with their students.
  • Passion: Students want professors who are enthusiastic about teaching and sincerely interested in the subject matter.
  • Respect: Students look for professors with a caring attitude who respect their students. They want professors who show interest in their learning and take the time to understand their needs.
  • Integrity: Students prefer professors who are honest, upfront, and consistent with their policies and expectations.
  • Expertise: Students favor professors who know the subject well and can explain topics clearly.

How Faculty Success Can Inspire Student Trust in Professors

When students trust their professors, they are more likely to be engaged in learning, achieve at higher levels, and feel positive about their college or university. As an administrator, you can use Watermark's Faculty Success software to inspire that trust.

Our Faculty Success software allows faculty to import and update their CVs easily. The information flows into a central database for quick administrative access. What's more, the data integrates seamlessly with your publication repositories and campus systems. It will automatically update your website with the latest faculty awards, publications, and other achievements.

You can use the information to create compelling online profiles for faculty, inspiring student confidence in your professors.

Benefits of Our Faculty Success Software

Besides inspiring student confidence, you can also use our Faculty Success software to streamline workflows. Faculty Success eliminates the need for tedious data entry, allowing your faculty to stay focused on meaningful work.

You can use Faculty Success to digitize annual review paperwork and incorporate course evaluations for maximum efficiency. By simplifying your faculty data processes, you can save your organization time and money.

Request a Faculty Success Demo Today

Request a live demo today if you're interested in our Faculty Success software. You can see our software in action, and our experienced team can walk you through all the features.

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