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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) 

Call for submissions

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

Intersession Class Available!

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.

 

New Resource: Association and Organizational Statements on Race

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.

Other resources:


UNM Named Recipient of the Lumina Racial Justice and Equity Grant

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.

Pueden leer más sobre el impacto en Español.

Read about the impact of the Yazzie/Martínez v. State of New Mexico decision in English.


Upcoming Race and Social Justice Events

(National) Afro-Latin American Research Institute

Wed, Dec 11 2019   Fri, Dec 13 2019 

The field of Afro-Latin American Studies as defined in Afro-Latin America: An Introduction is understood as “the study of people of African ance ... [Read More]

UNM Africana Studies 35th Annual Black History Month Kick-Off Brunch

Sat, Jan 25 2020   Sat, Jan 25 2020 

In recognition of our 50th/Golden Anniversary, the Africana Studies Program is pleased to announce our 35th annual Black History Month Kick-Off B ... [Read More]

(National) Sociologists for Women in Society

(National) Sociologists for Women in Society

Thu, Jan 30 2020   Sun, Feb 02 2020 

Feminist Futures in the Global South: Research, Activism and Creativity President-Elect, Josephine Beoku-Betts The thematic vision for the 2020 SWS Wi ... [Read More]

Institute Meeting February 19 2020

Wed, Feb 19 2020

*INVITATION* INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF “RACE” & SOCIAL JUSTICE* Date & Location: Wednesday 2/19/20, 12-1pm,SSCO 1061, Working Lunch Meeti ... [Read More]

Institute Meeting February 19 2020

Wed, Mar 04 2020   Wed, Mar 04 2020 

*INVITATION* INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF “RACE” & SOCIAL JUSTICE* Invite Press Conference 2020 Census Complete Count Committee Plaza In Fro ... [Read More]

New Mexico Diversity Conference for Youth

New Mexico Diversity Conference for Youth

Sat, Mar 07 2020

Join students from across New Mexico in discussing and addressing the social issues identified by NM youth. What is a high school diversity conference ... [Read More]

CRS Symposium 2020

CRS Symposium 2020

Thu, Mar 12 2020   Fri, Mar 13 2020 

Gerald P. López published Rebellious Lawyering: One Chicano’s Vision of Progressive Law Practice in 1992, and for three decades the book ha ... [Read More]

(National) Geneology Call for Submissions

(National) Geneology Call for Submissions

Thu, Mar 12 2020   Thu, Mar 12 2020 

Call for Submissions Special Issue "What’s Your “Street Race?” Cartographies and Ontologies of “Race” and the Future of ... [Read More]

(National) US Census 2020

(National) US Census 2020

Wed, Apr 01 2020

Our nation gets just one chance each decade to count its population. The U.S. census counts every resident in the United States. The data collected by ... [Read More]

(National) 2020 AAAS Conference

(National) 2020 AAAS Conference

Thu, Apr 09 2020

Troubling Politics Wendy Cheng and Jan Padios, Program Co-Chairs   This year’s conference takes seriously its location - Washington, D.C. - ... [Read More]

NACCS XLVII

NACCS XLVII

Wed, Apr 15 2020   Sat, Apr 18 2020 

 Deadline to submit a presentation for the 2020 conference is November 1, 2019. The year 1968 has long been heralded as a year of global revoluti ... [Read More]

2020 Latinx Racial Equity Summit

Wed, Apr 15 2020   Sat, Apr 18 2020 

2020 Latinx Racial Equity Summit, 4/15-4/18/20, Houston Texas, Pacific Educational Group ... [Read More]

(National) Intersectionality at 30

(National) Intersectionality at 30

Thu, Apr 16 2020   Mon, Apr 20 2020 

The African American Policy Forum (AAPF) and the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies (CISPS) invite a wide range of proposals for I ... [Read More]

(NATIONAL) American Educational Research Association

(NATIONAL) American Educational Research Association

Fri, Apr 17 2020   Sun, Jun 21 2020 

Meeting Theme: The Power and Possibilities for the Public Good When Researcher and Organizational Stakeholders Collaborate; Abstracts Deadline: July 1 ... [Read More]

8th Annual Faculty Women of Color in the Academy

8th Annual Faculty Women of Color in the Academy

Mon, Apr 20 2020   Tue, Apr 21 2020 

The FWCA conference offers women of color faculty, university administrators, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students a unique educational and pr ... [Read More]

(National) Co-Creating Knowledge for Justice

(National) Co-Creating Knowledge for Justice

Wed, Apr 22 2020   Fri, Apr 24 2020 

Co-presented by the University of California Santa Cruz and the Urban Research Based Action Network (URBAN) Proposal submission deadline: January 6th, ... [Read More]

Institute Meeting April 22 2020

Wed, Apr 22 2020

*INVITATION* INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF “RACE” & SOCIAL JUSTICE* Date & Location: Wednesday 4/22/20, 12-1pm,SSCO 1061, Working Lunch Meeti ... [Read More]

Southwest Anthropological Association Annual Conference

Southwest Anthropological Association Annual Conference

Thu, Apr 23 2020   Sat, Apr 25 2020 

Theme: Community, Culture & Wellbeing Keynote speaker: TBD Banquet is on saturday evening Folks can book rooms at the Hotel Albuquerque for up to 3 da ... [Read More]

Southwest Anthropological Association 2020 Annual Conference

Southwest Anthropological Association 2020 Annual Conference

Thu, Apr 23 2020   Sat, Apr 25 2020 

Southwest Anthropological Association Annual Conference Theme: Community, Culture & Wellbeing Keynote speaker: TBD WHEN: Thursday 4/23/20-Saturday 4/2 ... [Read More]

Videos


Health Equity and Racism
Gilbert Gee, Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA (2016)

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)

See more videos on the Census 2020 page

Who We Are

  • Director: Dr. Nancy López nlopez@unm.edu
  • Info about the Certificate: Dr. Nancy López  nlopez@unm.edu
  • Staff contact for the Certificate: TBD

Contact the Institute

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