Gender Equity

Bendfeldt, Melani LITTLE-GRAPE (KRLR@Maristb.MARIST.EDU)
Wed, 22 Jan 1997 17:17:37 EST

Hello all:

I am writing to update you on my study of gender differences in
student evaluations. I posted a message at the beginning of December
stating that I was starting to research this. I have now collected
a great deal of research and am thinking about a hypothesis.
I have narrowed it down to two possible hypotheses:
1. Male and female professors may have teaching styles that appeal
more to students of the same gender.
2. Gender stereo-typic qualities play a role in the evaluation of
college professors.
I met with my professor today and he seemed to think either of these
hypotheses were "do-able".
I was just wondering if anyone had any thoughts or suggestions for
me regarding this topic. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much.
Melani Bendfeldt
Marist College

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