The Persistence of Neoliberal Logics In Faculty Evaluations Amidst COVID‐19: Recalibrating Toward Equity (2023)

ABSTRACT. In this paper, we theorize the intersectional gendered impacts of COVID‐19 on faculty labor, with a particular focus on how institutions of higher education in the United States evaluate faculty labor amidst the COVID‐19 transition and beyond. The pandemic has disrupted faculty research, teaching, and service in differential ways, having larger impacts on women faculty, faculty of color, and caregiving faculty in ways that further reflect... Continue Reading →

Evaluating Student Evaluations of Teaching:a Review of Measurement and Equity Bias in SETs and Recommendations for Ethical Reform (2022).

ABSTRACT. Student evaluations of teaching are ubiquitous in the academe as a metric for assessing teaching and frequently used in critical personnel decisions. Yet, there is ample evidence documenting both measurement and equity bias in these assessments. Student Evaluations of Teaching (SETs) have low or no correlation with learning. Furthermore, scholars using different data and... Continue Reading →

Latina Women in Academia: Challenges and Opportunities (2022).

ABSTRACT. Latina women and other ethnic and racial groups continue to be underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, including public health. This underrepresentation of people from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences in academic public health and other scientific disciplines is a form of epistemic oppression, exclusion that hinders contribution to knowledge production... Continue Reading →

Epistemic Exclusion of Women Faculty and Faculty of Color: Understanding Scholar(ly) Devaluation as a Predictor of Turnover Intentions (2022).

ABSTRACT: Faculty diversity has received increased attention from researchers and institutions of higher education, yet faculty demographics have not changed substantially for many underrepresented groups. Several barriers to the retention of women and faculty of color have been offered, including a lack of belonging, discrimination, social exclusion, and tokenism. Epistemic exclusion, scholarly marginalization rooted in... Continue Reading →

Epistemic Exclusion: Scholar(ly) Devaluation that Marginalizes Faculty of Color. (2021)

ABSTRACT: Faculty of color experience a number of challenges within academia, including tokenism, marginalization, racial microaggressions, and a disconnect between their racial/ethnic culture and the culture within academia. The present study examined epistemic exclusion as another challenge in which formal institutional systems of evaluation combine with individual biases toward faculty of color to devalue their... Continue Reading →

Exploring Bias in Student Evaluations: Gender, Race, and Ethnicity (2020).

ABSTRACT. Research continues to accumulate showing that in instructor evaluations students are biased against women. This article extends these analyses by examining the dynamics between evaluations and gender and race/ethnicity. In a quasi-experimental design, faculty members teaching identical online courses recorded welcome videos that were presented to students at the course onset, constituting the sole... Continue Reading →

Adverse Racial Climates in Academia: Conceptualization, Interventions, and Call to Action. (2019)

ABSTRACT: Racial conflict at universities across the US has been the focus of academic concern and media attention, yet often administrators and faculty do not understand the problems or know how to approach solutions. Drawing from many branches of psychological science, this paper describes how an oppressive academic climate results in negative outcomes for students... Continue Reading →

‘You intimidate Me’ as a Microaggressive Controlling Image to Discipline Womyn of Color faculty. (2018)

ABSTRACT: This essay rectifies limitations in existing microaggression literature by theorizing a particular controlling image as microaggressive. A controlling image operating within the academy is 'you’re intimidating,' which carries representational meanings about Others that seeks to discipline womyn of color faculty. The intersectional nature of the controlling image is mired in power and contextual factors... Continue Reading →

Women Faculty of Color: Stories Behind the Statistics (2014)

ABSTRACT: In this qualitative study we address two primary research questions: What are the experiences of women faculty of color (WFOC) who departed the tenure track at predominantly White, research universities? Using the modified lens of the newcomer adjustment framework, what socialization factors may have contributed to the WFOCs’ departure? Through a longitudinal, in-depth examination... Continue Reading →

Examining Student Evaluations of Black College Faculty: Does Race Matter? (2011)

ABSTRACT. The purpose of this study was twofold. First, to describe the undergraduate student ratings of teaching effectiveness based on the traditional 36-item end-of-course evaluation form used in the College of Education (COE) at a southeastern Research Extensive predominantly White institution. Second, using critical race theory (CRT) to compare the teaching effectiveness for the tenure-track... Continue Reading →

Students’ stereotypes of professors: An exploration of the double violations of ethnicity and gender (2010).

ABSTRACT. This study examined students’ stereotypes of professors based on professor ethnicity, gender, teaching style, and course taught. An ethnically diverse sample of undergraduates (N = 594) rated hypothetical professors on several dimensions including perceived warmth, professional competence, and difficulty. Evidence consistent with response amplification and expectancy violation theories was found. Women professors were viewed as more... Continue Reading →

The role of perceived race and gender in the evaluation of college teaching on RateMyProfessors (2010).

ABSTRACT. The present study examined whether student evaluations of college teaching (SETs) reflected a bias predicated on the perceived race and gender of the instructor. Using anonymous, peer-generated evaluations of teaching obtained from, the present study examined SETs from 3,079 White; 142 Black; 238 Asian; 130 Latino; and 128 Other race faculty at the... Continue Reading →

Smiling Faces and Colored Spaces: The Experiences of Faculty of Color Pursing Tenure in the Academy. (2009)

ABSTRACT: Through a comprehensive literature review, this article identifies and discusses barriers to recruitment and retention of faculty of color. Marginalization, racism and sexism manifested as unintended barriers are presented as a few of the barriers faculty of color face in successfully navigating the tenure process. Informed by this literature review, we conducted a self-study... Continue Reading →

Perceived Academic Competence and Overall Job Evaluations: Students’ Evaluations of African American and European American Professors (2009).

ABSTRACT. Despite the fact that few people appear to endorse negative stereotypes of Blacks, such stereotypes are widely disseminated in our culture. Consequently, such stereotypes can have pervasive consequences on one's impressions of African Americans, even by low-prejudice Whites and by Blacks themselves. Thus, we predicted that student judgments of intellectual competence would be more... Continue Reading →

Examining the Relation Between Race and Student Evaluations of Faculty Members: A Literature Review (2007).

ABSTRACT. The assertion that scholarship is limited on the relation between ethnicity and student evaluations of faculty members is perhaps an understatement. While there is a wealth of scholarship on the relation between gender and student evaluations of faculty members, little has been published on how ethnicity (of both faculty members and students) informs students'... Continue Reading →

Perceptions of African American Male Junior Faculty on Promotion and Tenure: Implications for Community Building and Social Capital. (2006)

ABSTRACT. A qualitative online individual interviewing approach was used to explore the perceptions of 32 African American male junior faculty at predominantly White institutions (PWIs) on how to improve support systems and structures to navigate promotion and tenure. The findings from this study revealed that, beyond the political and financial capital needed to build, support,... Continue Reading →

Students’ Preconceptions of Professors: Benefits and Barriers according to Ethnicity and Gender (2005)

ABSTRACT. The present study examined the influence of professor and student characteristics on students’ preconceptions of college professors. Course syllabi for a politically charged social science course were constructed with versions varying by teaching style, professor gender, and professor ethnicity. A total of 633 (44% Latino; 34% African American; 22% Anglo) undergraduates rated the course... Continue Reading →

Una Lucha de Fronteras (2004)

"ABSTRACT: The 'lived contradictions' of female faculty of color is the focus of this paper. Quantitative data paint the picture of the existing institutional inequities (salary, tenure/promotion quality of life) that place and keep women of color in economic and scholarly ghettos. One African American woman scholar and two Chicana scholars describe their experiences of... Continue Reading →

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