Do Students Have a Constitutional Right To Evaluate Faculty Anonymously?
by Lyle Denniston THE STATEMENTS AT ISSUE: “We go to the mat for students. We feel very strongly about protecting the privacy of our students.” – Patti Locascio, general counsel of Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Fla., discussing the college’s plan to challenge a state court ruling requiring it to disclose the name of a student who wrote a critical evaluation of an adjunct professor, whose contract was not renewed. The comment was reported in the Gainesille Sun on July 19. “The case foregrounds several troubling developments about the modern university, [including] the growing influence of anonymous student evaluations, which over the […]