Of Interest: Inside Higher Ed: Professionals Take a Stand Against Student Evaluations

Excerpt from Colleen Flaherty’s article:

‘…”a growing body of evidence suggests that their use in personnel decisions is problematic.” The statement cites more than a dozen studies finding that students’ evaluations are weakly related to other measures of teaching effectiveness, used in statistically problematic ways and can be influenced by factors such as times of day and class size. It notes that both observational and experimental research has found these evaluations to be biased against women and people of color, and says that adjuncts are particularly vulnerable in a system that depends on them for teaching performance data…’

Read the full article here.

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