Why We Must Stop Relying on Student Ratings of Teaching

Few academics will be surprised to hear that more evidence has come out showing that student evaluations of teaching are often biased

The latest study, released this year by the American Political Science Association, found that the “language students use in evaluations regarding male…

  • Michelle Falkoff
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education

The study also showed that “a male instructor administering an identical online course as a female instructor receives higher ordinal scores in teaching…

Kristina Mitchell, one of the study’s authors, summarized its findings in Slate last month and concluded: “Our research shows they’re biased against…

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