Inspirational, not Disrespectful

by Lauren Foley | 5/13/02 5:00am

To the Editor:

In Friday's issue, the Dartmouth Editorial Board criticized Professor Caterine for his grading policy, asserting that "though he is the recipient of a Student Assembly award for excellence in teaching, Caterine doesn't compare to other faculty who have a greater respect for the feedback process." This could not be further from the truth. Though his policy is controversial, it absolutely does not signal disrespect for the dialogue that exists between professor and student.

Quite to the contrary, in fact -- in my three years of being taught by Dartmouth professors, no one has cared more about students and their education than Professor Caterine.

Darryl Caterine is a brilliant professor, inspirational mentor and is dedicated to his students. His teaching methods are an example of excellence for other professors at this school, not a "disregard for the academic integrity of the College."