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Academic jobs, Gender, United Kingdom

On Implicit Bias and Gender Discrimination in Academic Promotion

Posted on 9 September 2017 by Anne Harrington

Reposting from the blog at LSE: “The ostensibly objective criteria outlined in many Key Performance Indicators of excellence can become highly subjective and gendered when applied in practice.” O’Connor and O’Hagan (2015). Excellence in university academic staff evaluation: a problematic reality? Studies in Higher Education.
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Gender, Teaching, Uncategorized, United Kingdom, United States

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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Gender, Uncategorized

Attitudes to gender equality explain more than gender difference

Posted on 8 June 2017 by Anne Harrington

Recent findings on gender and foreign policy from Elin Bjarnegård and Erik Melander: “The analyses clearly demonstrate that gender is, indeed, important for understanding patterns of hostile attitudes, but that instead of focusing on differences between men and women, the explanatory value rather lies in the differences in attitudes to gender equality.” Sources: Bjarnegård, E. and Melander, E.
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Academic jobs, Gender, United Kingdom

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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