As a Professor, what can I do about negative reviews on my profile?
You can always flag a review! If you are concerned that a comment violates our site guidelines, please report the rating via the "report this rating" link at the bottom of the comment. Our moderators will review the comment immediately and remove it if it's against our guidelines. If you are unable to flag the comment and there is a small check mark associated with it, this means the comment was already flagged, re-reviewed and determined to not be in violation of our site guidelines ,
This is an open site where users can voice their opinions and experiences. Please note that only comments that violate our guidelines are removed. Unfortunately we do not remove ratings just because someone may disagree with it.
Additionally, we encourage teachers to engage with their profiles by creating a professor account and providing feedback. With a professor account, you have the ability to post professor notes, add your photo, Twitter account, and get alerted when new ratings are posted on your account. Currently, we don’t have the ability for you to respond to a specific comment, but this is a functionality that is being worked on. Get started on your account here!
While it is against our guidelines for a professor to rate themselves, we recommend professors encourage their students to provide ratings each semester. The more reviews you have, the more representative they will be.