Student evaluations should not be used for merit, promotion decisions: Op-ed


In an editorial for the Chronicle of Higher Ed, David Delgado Shorter (University of California) argues that student evaluations should not be used as the basis for merit or promotion decisions in the postsecondary sector. Delgado Shorter argues that student evaluations of courses and teachers are ineffective and often afflicted by gender and racial bias. Although some student evaluation results are useful in helping instructors rethink their assignments and course content, the writer concludes that these metrics are not reliable and should be combined with other forms of assessment in the case of personnel decisions.

Chronicle of Higher Ed (Acct. Req.)