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Study: Online reviews have biases

A recent PLOS ONE study explored 14 million online, anonymous professor rankings and found that students are more than twice as likely to describe male professors as “brilliant” or “genius” than female professors.

These descriptions were also mostly given to professors in disciplines with less faculty diversity, where professors tend to be white males. While universities do not officially use these evaluations, they can be indicators of student perception and university environments, reported Inside Higher Ed.