One of my students told me today that I already had a good rating on RateMyProfessor. This surprised me, as I have only been back teaching since January. But I went to look tonight, and sure enough, there I was.
There's good news, and bad.
One of the ratings was from 2002: "Awesome. Really knows her stuff, makes it interesting." I got good ratings on helpfulness. Unfortunately, I'm also rated as "easy". (I'm not easy: I flunked somebody last Spring, fer cryin' out loud!) So of course my overall ratings were good.
But the worst part, worse even than being described as "easy", was that I got zeroes on "hotness". Now I realize that at 56 I can't look very hot to most of my students. But zeroes?