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Gender bias in teaching evaluations

Posted on 24 June 2017 by Anne Harrington

Here’s a nice list of references documenting the finding that teaching evaluations reflect significant gender bias: Boring, A., Ottoboni, K., & Stark, P.B. (2016, January 7). Student evaluations of teaching (mostly) do not measure teaching effectiveness. ScienceOpen Research. Uttl, B., White, C.A., & Gonzalez, D.W. (2017, September). Meta-analysis of faculty’s teaching effectiveness: Student evaluation of
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Some UK universities increasing already very high percentage of male professors

Posted on 31 May 2017 by Anne Harrington

According to a recent article in the Times Higher Education, the number of female professors at some UK universities has declined despite efforts to promote gender equality, such as the Equality Challenge Unit’s Athena SWAN charter scheme. Louise Morley, director of the Centre for Higher Education and Equity Research at the University of Sussex, put it even better.
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