|REVU $0.06x$0.07 looking good premarket!Re: The Princeton Review Publishes New Guidebook to America's Top Undergraduate P...|
Share This Post:
| Reply to thekey - Msg #442 - 04/03/2012 07:01|
The Princeton Review Publishes New Guidebook to America's Top Undergraduate Profs -- "The Best 300 Professors" Based on Surveys by Princeton Review and Ratings on RateMyProfessors.com
NEW YORK, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Princeton Review (www.PrincetonReview.com) – one of the nation's best-known education services companies – has teamed up with RateMyProfessors.com – the highest-trafficked college professor ratings site in the U.S. – to create the first comprehensive guidebook to America's top undergraduate professors.
Published today, The Best 300 Professors (Random House / Princeton Review, $19.99, April 3, 2012) profiles outstanding professors at 122 colleges. All of the professors won high praise from their most important audiences: the undergraduates they teach and inspire, class after class, year after year, in fields from Ancient Studies to Neuroscience to Sport Management.
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 (see "How The Professors Were Chosen" below).
The book's profiles of professors are organized by academic fields. More than 60 fields are represented from Accounting to Engineering to Writing. The Best 300 Professors also includes profiles of colleges at which the professors teach. The school profiles give students considering attending these colleges information on applications, admissions, and other useful data.
Neither the professors nor the colleges are ranked in this book.
Said Robert Franek, Princeton Review's SVP/Publisher and author of the Company's guidebook, The Best 376 Colleges, "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."
How The Professors Were Chosen
The Princeton Review and RateMyProfessors.com annually collect data from students at thousands of colleges across the country (and abroad) about their classroom experiences and assessments of their professors. For this project, The Princeton Review culled an initial list using its surveys of hundreds of thousands of students that revealed 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. Combining this info, a base list of 1,000 professors was formed. After obtaining further input from school administrators and students, as well as from surveys of professors under consideration, the Princeton Review editors made the final choices of the professors in the book. Complete lists of the book's professors organized three ways (alpha by state/city/college/professor/department, by professor/college/department, and by department/professor/college) are at http://www.princetonreview.com/best-professors.
The Best 300 Professors is one of nearly 150 Princeton Review books published by Random House in a line that also includes The Best 376 Colleges, an annual guide with 62 categories of "top 20" college ranking lists. It has lists of colleges at which students gave their profs the highest marks for their teaching ability and for their accessibility outside class (see these ranking lists at http://www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings.aspx).
The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University and it is not a magazine.
About The Princeton Review
The Princeton Review (Nasdaq: REVU.PK - News) has been a pioneer and leader in helping students achieve their higher education goals for 30 years through college and graduate school test preparation and private tutoring. With more than 165 print and digital publications and a free website, www.PrincetonReview.com, the company provides students and their parents with the resources to research, apply to, prepare for, and learn how to pay for higher education. The Princeton Review partners with schools and guidance counselors throughout the U.S. to assist in college readiness, test preparation and career planning services, helping more students pursue postsecondary education. The company also owns and operates Penn Foster Education Group, a global leader in online education, providing career-focused degree and vocational programs in the fields of allied health, business, technology, education, and select trades through the Penn Foster High School and Penn Foster Career School (www.pennfoster.edu). For more information, visit www.PrincetonReview.com.
RateMyProfessors.com is the highest-trafficked U.S. college professor ratings site (comScore), with more than 7,500 schools and over 13 million ratings, providing an automated system for quickly researching and rating more than 1.5 million professors from colleges and universities across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The site reaches more than 4 million college students each month.