Professor Keith Murnighan, of Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, lectures in class. Enthusiastic teachers who convey their passion for the subject will motivate students to learn. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Why teachers shouldn’t strive to be their students’ best friends

Sun Kwok says many universities take student evaluations of professors so seriously that the scores are used to determine contract renewals, salary adjustments and tenure, but treating students as customers may not be in their best interests

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Professor Keith Murnighan, of Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, lectures in class. Enthusiastic teachers who convey their passion for the subject will motivate students to learn. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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