New analysis of Rate My Professors finds patterns in words used to describe men and women

Posted in Life on February 9th, 2015 by steve

USA“Many professors cringe when they think about the way they are described on Rate My Professors, the popular site used by students to evaluate faculty members. A new tool allows those being rated (or anyone) to see the way students tend to use different words when rating male and female professors – generally to the disadvantage of the latter …” (more)

[Scott Jaschik, insidehighered, 9 February]

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The Gender Citation Gap

Posted in Research on April 8th, 2013 by steve

International“This is my first blog post ever! I thought I would bring to the world of international law a debate that is occurring within international relations senior faculty women. A recent very systematic study has documented a gender citation gap …” (more)

[IntLawGrrls, 8 APril]

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Will this post be cited more often? Non-content factors that influence citation rates

Posted in Research on December 28th, 2011 by steve

“For many researchers, the citation is a make-or-break concept. Most ranking algorithms use citations to determine a journal’s influence or impact. Publication in ‘high impact’ journals is often the key to tenure and promotion, and the number of times an article has been cited is often widely touted in tenure and promotion packets …” (more)

[the Undergraduate Science Librarian, 20 December]