This article explores anecdotal evidence from the diverse instructors who suffer from the biased, discriminatory nature of student evaluations of teaching.
This study demonstrates that the amount of uncontrollable bias in student evaluations of teaching are so extreme that more effective instructors will obtain lower student evaluations than less effective instructors due to discriminatory bias from students. Student evaluations of teaching actually do not primarily measure teaching effectiveness, but are much more demonstrative of student perceptions of instructor identity.
This article shows findings that people of color and women receive lower scores than their white male counterparts in student evaluations of teaching. These evaluations must see reform to protect minorities teaching at universities.
While not nearly the entire equation when it comes to bias in student evaluations of teaching, gender bias plays a significant role. This article examines students at a French university who evaluate their teachers. The results showed male students have a clear bias in favor of male professors, and that all students, regardless of gender, give more favorable reviews to male professors.
“President Kate Birdsall of the Union of Non-Tenure Track Faculty, or UNTF, spoke to the board about contract changes this new year. She discussed the collective bargaining agreement with the university and a salary proposal in the best interest of the UNTF’s members. She also said the union has a high turnover rate as a result of a lack of human resources work from the university.
“We believe in point one: of the mission of this university which is to provide outstanding education to promising, qualified students in order to prepare them to contribute fully to society,” Birdsall said. “We believe. Unfortunately, we aren’t sure that Michigan State believes in us.”‘
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