RESOURCES FOR DRC/URC and CRCs

The Role of RPT Committees in Holistic Faculty Review - Powerpoint

Clearly Applying the Criteria - from The University of Iowa

COVID AND REVIEWING FACULTY

MONASH UNIVERSITY: GUIDELINES FOR ASSESSING ACHIEVEMENT RELATIVE TO OPPORTUNITY FOR DECISION MAKERS  (Must be logged in using charlotte.edu credentials to access this)

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE PANDEMIC IMPACT STATEMENT THAT FACULTY CAN COMPLETE TO BE INCLUDED IN THEIR ANNUAL REVIEWS

Resources to Check your Biases

Numerous resources from The Georgia Institute of Technology regarding Biases in Evaluation Processes. Resources are categorized as follows: Cultural Biases, Professional Climate, Organizational Changes and Evaluation Procedure

PROJECT IMPLICIT: Project Implicit

  • Project Implicit is a non-profit organization and international collaborative network of researchers investigating implicit social cognition - thoughts and feelings outside of conscious awareness and control. Project Implicit is the product of a team of scientists whose research produced new ways of understanding attitudes, stereotypes and other hidden biases that influence perception, judgment, and action.
  • Project Implicit translates that academic research into practical applications for addressing diversity, improving decision-making, and increasing the likelihood that practices are aligned with personal and organizational values.
  • Project Implicit will allow you to determine your conscious and unconscious preferences for over 90 different topics ranging from pets to political issues, ethnic groups to sports teams, and entertainers to styles of music. At the same time, you will be assisting psychological research on thoughts and feelings.
  • Sessions require 10-15 minutes to complete. Each time you begin a session you will be randomly assigned to a topic. Try one or do them all! At the end of the session, you will get some information about the study and a summary of your results. We hope that you will find the experience interesting and informative.

OUTSMARTING HUMAN MINDS: 

Outsmarting Human Minds shines light on our implicit biases. Explore the mind’s blindspots with our episodes and tests, and apply insights from the science to make better decisions in life and at work

References Related to Bias in Evaluations

 

Gender Bias Calculator

The Gender Bias Calculator was inspired by this AWIS blog post on gender biases in recommendation letters. The blog post and the scientific paper it is based on also explain why gender bias is important

List of Resources Discussing Student Evaluations and the RPT Process, Particularly as they Pertain to Women and URM Faculty

  • Boring et al. (2016) Student evaluations of teaching (mostly) do not measure teaching effectiveness ScienceOpen Research (DOI: 10.14293/S2199-1006.1.SOR-EDU.AETBZC.v1)
  • Anderson, K., & Miller, E. D. (1997). Gender and student evaluations of teaching. PS: Political Science and Politics, 30(2), 216-219. -
  • Basow, S.A. (1995). Student evaluations of college professors: When gender matters. Journal of Educational Psychology, 87(4), 656-665. -
  • Cramer, K.M. & Alexitch, L.R. (2000). Student evaluations of college professors: identifying sources of bias. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 30(2), 143-64. -
  • Hamermesh, D. S. & Parker, A. M. (2005). Beauty in the classroom:Instructors’ pulchritude and putative pedagogical productivity. Economics of Education Review, vol. 24, issue 4, pages 369-376
  • Marsh, H.W., & Dunkin, M. J. (1992). Students’ evaluations of university teaching: A multidimensional perspective. In J. C. Smart (Ed.), Higher education: Handbook of theory and research, Vol. 8. New York: Agathon Press. –
  • MacNell, L., Driscoll, A. & Hunt, A.N. (2015) What’s in a Name: Exposing Gender Bias in Student Ratings of Teaching. Innov High Educ, 40 (291). doi:10.1007/s10755-014-9313-4
  • Reid, Landon D.  The Role of Perceived Race and Gender in the Evaluation of College Teaching on RateMyProfessors.com.  Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2010, 3 (No. 3) pp. 137-152.
  • Smith, G & Anderson, KJ.  Students’ Ratings of Professors:  The Teaching Style Contingency for Latino/a Professors.  Journal of Latinos and Education.  Vol. 4, Issue 2, 2005.
  • Storage D, Horne Z, Cimpian A, & Leslie S-J (2016) The Frequency of “Brilliant” and “Genius” in Teaching Evaluations Predicts the Representation of Women and African Americans across Fields. PLoS ONE 11(3): e0150194. doi:10.1371/journal. pone.0150194
  • Travis Russ, Cheri Simonds & Stephen Hunt. (2002). Coming Out in the Classroom … An Occupational Hazard?: The Influence of Sexual Orientation on Teacher Credibility and Perceived Student Learning. Communication Education 51(3), 311-324.  DOI: 10.1080/03634520216516
  • Wachtel, H.K. (1998). Student evaluation of college teaching effectiveness: A brief review. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 23(2), 191-211.
  • Weinberg, B. A., Fleisher, B. M., & Hashimoto, M. (2007). Evaluating methods for evaluating instruction: The case of higher education (NBER Working Paper No. 12844). Retrieved August 5, 2013, from http://www.nber.org/papers/w12844