I thought I'd dip into some old student evaluations this morning. This one strikes me as especially informative:
Professor [Spiros] is a terrible teacher of political philosophy. The readings were too hard. He has no interest in what the students think. Whenever a student would say an opinion, Dr. [Spiros] would argue that the student was wrong (unless it was a philosophy major). This was very frustrating and not a good way to encourage class discussion. He just spent the whole class time talking about the reading.
Would someone remind me, again, of why we ask the uninformed and ignorant to evaluate their professors?