Saturday, May 10, 2014

Professors are Prejudiced Too

From the authors of the recent study Professors are Prejudiced Too that has been in the news.  Explaining the methodology of how they discovered that professors respond more to mentor students who are white men.

  • The good news. "Despite not knowing the students, 67 percent of the faculty members responded to the emails, and remarkably, 59 percent of the responders even agreed to meet on the proposed date with a student about whom they knew little and who did not even attend their university."                                                                                                                                                         
  • The bad news. "Professors were more responsive to white male students than to female, black, Hispanic, Indian or Chinese students in almost every discipline and across all types of universities."                                                                                                                                                                         
  • And. "We found the most severe bias in disciplines paying higher faculty salaries and at private universities."

Maybe its not just Princeton freshmen that need to check their privilege. 

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/2014/05/professors-are-prejudiced-too.html

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