Student Evaluations of Teaching
American Sociological Association Statement
A formal statement issued by the American Sociological Association (www.asanet.org/studentevaluations), and endorsed by 17 other scholarly associations, describes the current use of student evaluations of teaching as “problematic” and identifies ways to use student feedback appropriately as one part of holistic assessment of teaching effectiveness in institutions of higher education.
Articles about Student Evaluations
Rice University reviewed the literature about the bias in student evaluations of teaching, organized according to common areas of interest:Student Ratings of Instructors: a Literature Review(2015) and Research on Student Ratings Continues to Evolve. We Should, Too. (2018)
Special Geneology Issue "What’s Your “Street Race?” Cartographies and Ontologies of “Race” and the Future of Knowledge Production on Inequality, Resistance and Social Justice" Deadline: March 15, 2020
Great new class available: Sociology 430* Intersectionality, Race, Gender, Class for Social Policy
This very relevant class will be offered as a one week only intensive course from December 16-20, 2019.
- Check the course flyer for more details.
- Not a UNM student? Find out how to take this class as a non-degree student.
Many of you have had questions about which courses can be counted toward certificate work. A list of currently approved courses is available on the Certificate page. We wanted to clarify that it is not exhaustive; these are just some examples of courses that can be put toward certificate requirements. If you are teaching or enrolled (or want to enroll) in a course you believe would satisfy these requirements, please contact Dr. Nancy López (firstname.lastname@example.org). Read about the graduate certificate here.
Undergraduate Race and Social Justice Certificate is Pending Approval
We will soon have our undergraduate certificate open to all! We are currently gathering the necessary paperwork, course lists, and other information we need to get this started, but stay tuned for more information on this exciting development.
Form C 2402 to create the 12-credit undergraduate race and social justice certificate (4 classes/3 different departments) was approved by the Provost Office and it may appear on the agenda for the next UNM Faculty Faculty Senate Meeting on Tues. 10/22@3-5pm, Scholes Hall Rm 204 (Roberts Rm). The final agenda for the faculty senate meeting is posted two days before the meeting at: https://facgov.unm.edu/senate.
News that impacts our communities at UNM, in Albuquerque, and around New Mexico now has its own home on the Institute website. Contact us if you would like to see something featured; bilingual and non-English suggestions are always welcome.
May 2019 - The Institute is curating statements from scholarly, community-oriented, and human rights-focused organizations on race and racial discrimination in our world. Take a look here and contact us if you have any suggestions to add. Non-English suggestions are always welcomed.
- Division for Equity and Inclusion
- UNM Diversity Curriculum Requirement
- Race and Social Justice Interdisciplinary Insights: May 2019
June 12, 2019 - The University of New Mexico is pleased to announce it has been selected to receive a $50,000 grant from Lumina Foundation’s Fund for Racial Justice and Equity, a project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, to enhance the general education curriculum with teaching and learning around race and social justice. From a pool of 312 nation-wide applicants, UNM was...(read more)
UPDATE: Yazzie/Martinez v. el Estado de Nuevo México (en Español / in English)
20 noviembre 2018 - ¿Qué ha sucedido? Las familias y los distritos escolares, representados por New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty, y también Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, demandaron al Departamento de Educación Pública de Nuevo México (PED, por sus siglas en inglés) y la legislatura estatal por no proporcionar un sistema de educación suficiente y uniforme a todos los estudiantes de Nuevo México lo que es garantizado por la cláusula de educación de la Constitución del Estado de Nuevo México...
El estado tiene hasta el 15 de abril de 2019 para tomar medidas inmediatas para garantizar que las escuelas de Nuevo México tengan los recursos necesarios, incluida la financiación suficiente para proporcionar a todos los estudiantes una educación uniforme y suficiente que los prepare para la universidad y sus carreras.
¿Qué pueden hacer como estudiante o familiar? Comparta este enlace con sus compañeros, familiares y amigos.
Upcoming Race and Social Justice Events
Fri, Oct 18 2019 Sun, Oct 20 2019
Fri, Oct 18 2019 Fri, Oct 18 2019
Mon, Oct 21 2019 Sat, May 25 2019
(National) International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement Conference
Wed, Oct 23 2019 Fri, Oct 25 2019
Wed, Oct 23 2019 Fri, Oct 25 2019
Wed, Oct 23 2019
Fri, Oct 25 2019 Sat, Oct 26 2019
Fri, Nov 01 2019 Sat, Jul 18 2020
Thu, Nov 07 2019 Sun, Nov 10 2019
Sun, Nov 17 2019 Tue, Nov 19 2019
Wed, Nov 20 2019 Wed, Nov 20 2019
Tue, Dec 03 2019 Tue, Dec 03 2019
Wed, Dec 11 2019 Fri, Dec 13 2019
Sat, Jan 25 2020 Sat, Jan 25 2020
Thu, Jan 30 2020 Sun, Feb 02 2020
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Thu, Mar 12 2020 Fri, Mar 13 2020
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Who Gets Counted and Why: Race, Ethnicity and Latinxs in the 2020 Census
Nancy López (2017)
Developing an equity lens within and across sectors to improve population health
Natalie S. Burke, CommonHealth Action (2016)
Framing the Dialogue on Race and Ethnicity to Advance Health Equity: A Workshop
Julie Sweetland, FrameWorks Institute, (2016)
The evidence for the historical policy production of racialized health inequities and their continuing impact on population health
Mindy Fullilove, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University (2016)
Health Equity and Racism
Gilbert Gee, Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA (2016)
What’s your “Street Race-Gender”?
Nancy López (2015)
Race, Rights, & Reparations on the Rock Newman Show
Dr. Kathy Powers, UNM PoliSci
New Jim Crow
Shiv Desai (2014)
Students Speak Up: Avicra Luckey, UNM Multimedia Journalism
Karla Kingsley, Ph.D. and Kris Goodrich, Ph.D. (2014)
Hand in Hand
Jamal Martin (2014)
¿Y tú, que vas a marcar para el Censo 2020: Origen Hispano? Raza o color?
Dr. Nancy López, UNM Department of Sociology