The always fraught question of student course evaluations has come up again on campus. In discussions, the correlation between “expected grade” and “overall evaluation” has once again been noted– that is, students who report expecting a higher grade are more likely to give a good overall score to their professors than students who expect a lower grade. Which, of course, does not indicate a causal relationship between those two things, but that doesn’t stop us from spinning hypotheses. Thus, a poll question:
Failure to respond to this poll will result in failure in the course, so please vote early and often.