Gender, Teaching, Uncategorized, United Kingdom, United States

Gender bias in teaching evaluations

Here’s a nice list of references documenting the finding that teaching evaluations reflect significant gender bias:

At least one of the experimental designs that produced these findings was quite clever and compelling. It involved having a female and male professor each teach a course online and then reteach the same course as the other gender. In both cases when the students believed their professor was a woman she got worse reviews.

Source:

Thomas, P.L. (2017) “Men Of Academia Have An ‘Objectivity’ Problem.” The Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/more-on-white-men-of-academia-student-and-self-evaluation_us_593a8204e4b0b65670e56963. [Accessed June 24, 2017 ].

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