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A site I created to foster communication among the student body of the City College of San Francisco. It is an interactive site that lets student evaluate the classroom performance of their instructors. It created a lot of controversy and a lawsuit. I ran it from September 1997 to February 2003, before transfering the data to...

A site I originally helped engineer to do like the above, but for every university in the world.

Web.Studies: Rewiring media studies for the digital age
For this book, I co-wrote an essay about the website with my colleague, Amy Happ, entitled:, The Teacher Review Debate: Part I: Just what the Internet was made for. It was published in October 2000 and is available from Amazon.

Press / History

1997 September 3   Teacher Review opens for City College of San Francisco students.
1997 October 24 Daswani, Rosie & Staggs, Sandy. "Teacher Review: Is Your Teacher Making the Grade?" CCSF's The Guardsman.
1998 February 13 Anthony J. "Teacher Review's Fate Uncertain." CCSF's The Guardsman.
1998 April AFT 2121's Union Action
1998 May 1 Lemos, Robert & Broersma, Matthew. "Teacher review site under fire by profs." ZD Net News.
1998 May 1 KPIX Channel 5's 6:00pm and 10:00pm news
1998 May 1 Burdman, Pamela. "City College Instructors Claim Web Defamation." San Francisco Chronicle.
1998 May 4 AM News Abuse
1998 May 6 Carroll, Jon. "Computer This, Computer That." San Francisco Chronicle.
1998 May 15 Cartrwright, Shaunn. "Teacher Review:
Ignorance Breeds Censorship
." CCSF's The Guardsman.
1998 May 17 "Internet Law Subcommitte Report." Infowar.com
1998 June 1 Stephens, Angela. "Free speech or malicious remarks?" Community College Week.
1998 July Used in "Ethics and Values in the Information Age" course at Sonoma State University
1998 July BBC Radio 5 Live's Weird and Wired
1998 July .net magazine (UK)
1998 September Institute of Communications Studies
1998 September 2 SF Bay Guardian's Crib Sheet
1998 October "Teachers plan lawsuit against school for links on Web site." Student Press Law Center Report.
1998 November 9 Teacher Review opens for San Francisco State University students.
1998 November 12 Article in San Francisco State University's Golden Gater
1998 December 17 "Hit and Run No. CLIV." Suck.
--Picked up by Yahoo Internet Life's "Daily Net Buzz" and Wired News.
1999 January Davis, Champ & Loundy, David. "Long Arms of the Law." Government Technology
1999 January 5 Baily, Jay. "Surfing the Net: Let's get digital." The Jerusalem Post
1999 January 27 Riley, Sheila. "Should students have a say?" Investors Business Daily
1999 February "Accountability: Teachers." School Wise Press.
1999 October 21 "College professors file suit against Teacher Review." Reuters.
1999 October 21 KGO Channel 7 6:00pm & 10:00pm news.
1999 October 22 Costantinou, Marianne. "Teachers try to ban offensive Web site." San Francisco Examiner
1999 October 22 Chang, Harriet. "City College Instructors Sue Over Bad-Mouthing Web Site." San Francisco Chronicle
1999 October 26 Leyba, Juliet. "Teachers lash out at City College student web site." The Independent
1999 October 26 Leyba, Juliet and Singer, Natalie. "Teachers Sue over web site." Golden Gater
1999 October 27 Mendels, Pamela. "Web Reviews of Professors Prompt a Lawsuit." New York Times on the Web.
1999 October 29 Rineer, Eric. "U. Nebraska Students' Web Evaluations of Professors Criticized." Daily Nebraskan.
1999 November 2 Leyba, Juliet. "Lawsuit threat doesn't faze SF State Student." Golden Gator
1999 November 18 Kaiser, Jocelyn. "Online Course Reviews Bare All." ScienceNow.
1999 November 29 DeFoore, Jay. "Hot Debate: Grading you professor online." CPNet.com
2000 January 1 Zlatos, Bill. "Student Evaluations Raise Eyebrows." Tribune-Review.
2000 January 31 An update on the lawsuit: ACLU press release
2000 Winter "Professor declares Teacher Review site defamatory, files lawsuit against creator." Student Press Law Center.
2000 February 15 Hollander, Elizabeth. "Your Right to Post." shewire.
2000 March 7 Fernandez, Lisa. "Free-speech fight over Webmaster." San Jose Mercury News.
2000 March 7 "Teacher wants to curb name-calling at online teacher review site." sfgate.com
2000 March 20 Gottlieb, Jeff. "Do Professors Make Grade? Students Tell All." LA Times.
2000 March 24 CyberCrime Staff. "Teacher Sues Review Site Operator." ZDNet.com.
2000 March 26 "Professor Syes teacherreview.com Site Operator." Slashdot Thread.
2000 April 6 Schevitz, Tanya. "Prof Fights Web Trash Talk." San Francisco Chronicle.
2000 April 6 Savage, Mike. KSFO Radio.
2000 April 7 "Evaluation website will benefit students." The Lantern.
2000 April 13 McIntosh, Neil. "A net too far?" Guardian Unlimited.
2000 April 18 "An Author Takes on the Communications Decency Act." Center for Law, Commerce & Technology at University of Washington School of Law.
2000 April 18 Ingram, Mike. "Internet free speech under attack in San Francisco libel suit." World Socialist Web Site.
2000 May 1 Brown, Doug. "Trash-A-Teacher Class-Action Case Goes to Court." Interactive Week.
2000 May 2 Saunders, Debra. "Right to Flame Can't Make It Right to Flame." San Francisco Chronicle.
2000 May 7 CNN 1pm PST (4pm EST)
2000 May 8 della Cava, Marco R. "Blackboard jungle turns ugly online." USA Today
2000 May 8 Knapp, Don. "Dispute over teacher review goes from classroom to courtroom." CNN.com
2000 May 8 "chat guest" on CNN.com at 11:00am
2000 May 9 Today Show appearance. NBC. 7:00am
2000 May 17 FOX News Channel 8:00am
2000 May Adams, Jane Meredith. "Web Flunkies." e-world.
2000 June 1 Carlson, Scott. "Lawsuit Pits 2 Instructors Against Anonymous 'Teacher Review' Postings." The Chronicle of Higher Education.
2000 June 12 Dean, Katie. "Do 'Dissed' Teachers Have a Case?" Wired News.
2000 June 13 "Teacher Defamation vs. Free Speech For Students." About.com.
2000 June 19 Rowlands, Penelope. "Class Action." People.
2000 June 19 "oi!" theposition.com
2000 October 3 The plantiffs settled: ACLU press release.
2000 October 4 Schevitz, Tanya. "Teacher review Web Site Escapes Suit." San Francisco Chronicle.
2000 October 4 Reuters. "Professors drop suit against Teacher Review Web site."
2000 October 4 Fernandez, Lisa. "College settles suit on Web critiques." San Jose Mercury News.
2000 October 4 "Teachers Settle Lawsuit Against Critical Website." cluebot.com
2000 October 4 Dean, Katie. "Reviews Are In: Teachers Settle." Wired News.
2000 October 5 Carlson, Scott. "2 Instructors Drop Lawsuit Against Web Site That Criticized Them." The Chronicle of Higher Education.