Berkeley Prof: End Evaluations, Our Students Can’t Avoid Prejudices.

U.C. Berkeley Professor Brian DeLay thinks its students are ignorantly unable to overcome racial prejudices when evaluating professors. (U.C. Berkeley photo)

Campus Reform – A University of California, Berkeley professor suggested scrapping end-of-semester student evaluations for hiring, promotion, and tenure decisions after claiming that the grades and evaluations are biased against female instructors and people of color.

“Over the next few weeks, students will get the chance to evaluate their professors and TAs. They’re going to get it wrong,” UC Berkeley history professor Brian DeLaytweeted on Sunday. “They’ll be harder on women and people of color than on white men. Tenured white male faculty, in particular, should help their students understand this.”

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