New York Times Magazine
education / faculty evaluation illustration

I was asked to do an illustration in NYT Magazine's college issue, the article was about the effect of faculty / instructor evaluations at Universities and Colleges in the US. I decided on a slightly subtle approach through an exaggerated take on the standardized test / survey. Whenever I was asked to evalulate my instructor, the specific categories (questions) the survey contained were pretty difficult to answer and it came down to the basic notion that some students that really liked the teacher ... and some who really hated them. The tests strive to have an objective aura, and that is reflected in a systemic idea and measure of 'good teaching', with this illustration I wanted to show the subjective nature behind the evaluation surveys.

 

in the online edition