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Register for free webinar on challenging bias in student evaluations

Administrators, faculty and teaching staff are invited to register for the free webinar “How to Challenge Race and Gender Bias in Student Evaluations,” which is available free of charge through Iowa State’s institutional membership with the National Center for Faculty Diversity and Development. The webinar will be from 1–2 p.m. CDT Tuesday, March 24. Register online; if you do not already have an account, you will need to create one.

Studies consistently show that student evaluations are biased against women faculty and faculty of color. Yet, higher education institutions continue to lean heavily on students’ evaluations of teaching for hiring and promotion decisions. This webinar is designed for faculty and administrators to better understand how student biases become transformed into institutional inequalities based on race and gender.

The webinar provides administrators and faculty in leadership positions with a range of potential solutions for eliminating or minimizing the negative impacts of biased student evaluations. Recognizing that institutional change takes time, however, the webinar also provides strategies for empowering women faculty and faculty of color on how to advocate for themselves, particularly in situations where they are not being fully supported.

March 9, 2020 12:55 pm

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