These are the official posting guidelines ("Site Guidelines") for
www.ratemyteachers.com ("Site", "we", "us" or "our") and is a part of,
and made Additional Terms under, our Terms and Conditions. The Site
provides user generated feedback on teachers' and professors' teaching
methods and their respective courses.
Survey answers, including textual answers, should only be posted by users
who have taken a class from the teacher/professor or who are currently
taking a class with the teacher/professor.
Please review the following guidelines before posting a rating and/or
comment on the Site:
Be honest and objective in your assessment of a teacher/professor.
Limit your answers to an individual's professional abilities.
Proof any written answer before submitting. Poor spelling will not
cause your answer to be removed. However, poor spelling may result
in your rating being discredited by those who read it.
Leave off your name, initials, pseudonym, or any sort of identifying
mark when answering.
Remember that constructive criticism is useful, but personal
criticism is not. Constructive criticism helps an individual see
where they can improve (e.g. “instead of doing (a), I would have
gotten more from the material if we had done (b)”).
Remember that a helpful answer is one which would have been of value
to you before you started the class.
Use "definitive" language, (e.g. "always","never","etc.").
Include any piece of information that may identify you or other
Include any piece of identifiable information for a teacher/professor
that would allow someone to contact the person outside of his/her
school. This also includes remarks about the person's family and/or
State your opinion as fact.
Take a survey if you have not taken a class with the teacher/
Input false course or section codes.
Rate a person more than once for the same class.
Reference existing answers.
Rate yourself or other teachers/professors, if you are a teacher/
Speak on behalf of other people.
The Site reserves the right to remove any answers deemed inappropriate,
libelous, defamatory, indecent, vulgar or obscene, pornographic, sexually
explicit or sexually suggestive, racially, culturally, or ethnically
offensive, harmful, harassing, intimidating, threatening, hateful,
objectionable, discriminatory, or abusive, or which may or may not appear
to impersonate anyone else or that otherwise violate the Terms and
Answers containing the following will not be published:
profanity, name-calling, and/or vulgarity, derogatory remarks about
religion, ethnicity or race, physical appearance, mental and/or
references to a teacher's/professor's sex life, including sexual
claims that a teacher/professor shows bias for or against a student or
specific group of students;
claims about a teacher/professor's employment status, including
claims that a teacher/professor engages or has engaged in illegal
accusations that the teacher/professor is rating him/herself or his/
her colleagues; or
a language other than English. Comments must be written in English
only. French is allowed if you attend a French-Canadian school.
The "Do Not" section of these Site Guidelines will be strictly enforced
and the Site reserves all rights to delete or otherwise take appropriate
action regarding any violations. If you see an answer that you believe
violates these Site Guidelines, please click the flag icon next to the
comment and state the problem. Such comments will be evaluated by the
Site's personnel. If you do not receive a timely response, please email
us at [email protected].
The Site reserves the right to delete, provide to authorities or
otherwise take appropriate action regarding comments that threaten
violence or bodily harm to another user or teacher/professor including,
but not limited to, notifying the authorities of your IP address and the
time you rated and taking any action as described in the Terms and