What’s in a Name: Exposing Gender Bias in Student Ratings of Teaching

  title={What’s in a Name: Exposing Gender Bias in Student Ratings of Teaching},
  author={Lillian MacNell and Adam Rourke Driscoll and Andrea N. Hunt},
  journal={Innovative Higher Education},
Student ratings of teaching play a significant role in career outcomes for higher education instructors. Although instructor gender has been shown to play an important role in influencing student ratings, the extent and nature of that role remains contested. While difficult to separate gender from teaching practices in person, it is possible to disguise an instructor’s gender identity online. In our experiment, assistant instructors in an online class each operated under two different gender… 

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