Online students give instructors higher marks if they think instructors are men

9 diciembre 2014

College students in online courses give better evaluations to instructors they think are men — even when the instructor is actually a woman. «The ratings that students give instructors are really important, because they’re used to guide higher education decisions related to hiring, promotions and tenure,» says the lead author of a paper. «And if the results of these evaluations are inherently biased against women, we need to find ways to address that problem.»