- There was the vague use of epithets that often referenced body size or shape, meant immediately to signify suboptimal classroom performance...
- — Kenneth Kuhn (@Kuhn_Kenneth)Thu, Apr 17 2014 04:50:00@pankisseskafka "How else could this course be changed?" S: "The chick lecturer. Couldn't understand and pretty sure she is crazy." Hmm...
- — Melissa Richard (@themalarkeybin)Thu, Apr 17 2014 05:05:56
- — Rebecca Raphael (@Rebecca_Raphael)Wed, Apr 16 2014 22:01:32@pankisseskafka 1/3 Years ago, in a batch of evals, one student said I was cute & another said I was rude.
- — M. Rivera Monclova (@PhDeviate)Thu, Apr 17 2014 14:48:47@pankisseskafka I was called "an Amazon" in an evaluation. Context made it clear that the student thought that was an insult.
- There was so, so, so much about how they dressed or their hair (to be fair, the menfolk I talked to also got plenty about their hair and/or beards and/or lack of beards).
- — dmhantzis (@drsh)Thu, Apr 17 2014 02:17:55Responses to: how prof can improve learning environment:"Wear real jewelry"; "Choose a hair color"; "throw away those boots" @pankisseskafka
- — LeslieSue (@LeslieSue)Wed, Apr 16 2014 21:44:19@pankisseskafka student sent detailed description of how she would like to make over my hairstyle as student evaluation. Nothing more.
- — Andrew D Devenney (@adevenney)Wed, Apr 16 2014 21:48:47@pankisseskafka To my wife: "Q: What are your suggestions for improving this course? A: Teach in miniskirt."
- — Brenna Clarke Gray (@mittenstrings)Wed, Apr 16 2014 21:51:34@pankisseskafka usually though they just comment on my dresses. I wear cute dresses. This is the sum of me.
- — Kirsten Weld (@kirstenweld)Wed, Apr 16 2014 21:58:52@pankisseskafka That I "look like Lady Gaga" and that they all called me Lady Gaga when I wasn't around. (Intended as a compliment!)
- — Margy Thomas Horton (@ScholarShape)Wed, Apr 16 2014 23:32:19@pankisseskafka A student of mine said that "the quality that most contributed to the professor's effectiveness" was my wardrobe.
- Then, of course, there were references to "feminism" in general...
- The instructor as a sex object...
- — Jeana Jorgensen (@foxyfolklorist)Thu, Apr 17 2014 02:44:22@pankisseskafka From a fill-in section: "What was your main complaint about this class?" "That I wasn't dating the instructor." Seriously.
- And this one, the "best" of all. Contratulations, Katie, you "win" this contest of the abhorrent. Your prize is a cyberhug from everyone who reads this. ((((((()))))))))
Sexist Student Evals
A few days ago, I asked for notable student evaluation stories. The response I got was overwhelming--and one thing kept popping up, again and again, in the hundreds of @replies I got. Evaluations of female professors that focused on -- well, not pedagogy. This is the "cream" of the crop.
byRebecca Schuman5,599 Views