#GAReads | Is there a gender bias in teaching evaluations?
Why are there so few female professors? Despite the fact that the fraction of women enrolling in graduate programs has increased over the last decades, the proportion of women who continue their careers in academia remains low. One explanation that could explain these gender disparities are gender-biased teaching evaluations. In the competitive world of academia student evaluations are an important and frequently used assessment criterion for faculty performance. Outcomes of teaching evaluations affect hiring, tenure, and promotion decisions and, thus, have a strong impact on career progression.