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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

 

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

Commissioner Collie Invites All to February Luncheon

Commissioner Collie Invites All to February Luncheon

Wed, Feb 19 2020   Wed, Feb 19 2020 

You're invited to the Monthly Brown Bag Neighborhood Luncheon. The speakers will be: Bernadette Miera, Special Projects Coordinator-BernCo Community ... [Read More]

Viola F. Cordova Memorial Symposium

Viola F. Cordova Memorial Symposium

Wed, Feb 19 2020   Wed, Feb 19 2020 

The University of New Mexico's Native American Studies (NAS) department is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. To mark the event, the NAS host ... [Read More]

Institute Meeting February 19 2020

Wed, Feb 19 2020   Wed, Feb 19 2020 

*INVITATION* INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF “RACE” & SOCIAL JUSTICE* Pizza provided available at 11:45 am -- everyone welcomeECON 1002, Workin ... [Read More]

Intersectionality in Intentional Communities: The Struggle for Inclusivity

Intersectionality in Intentional Communities: The Struggle for Inclusivity

Wed, Feb 19 2020   Wed, Feb 19 2020 

Making a significant advance toward inclusion requires change in the underlying social structures of racism, sexism, heteronormativity, class, and ot ... [Read More]

Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz

Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz

Thu, Feb 20 2020   Sat, Feb 22 2020 

The Langston Hughes Project A Multimedia Concert Performance of Langston Hughes’ “Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz” featuring th ... [Read More]

Statewide Census 2020 Gathering

Statewide Census 2020 Gathering

Wed, Feb 26 2020   Wed, Feb 26 2020 

Statewide Census 2020 Gathering Join NM Counts 2020 along with other business, government, civic engagement and philanthropy working to ensure a compl ... [Read More]

How Orwell Matters Today

How Orwell Matters Today

Thu, Feb 27 2020   Thu, Feb 27 2020 

Doublespeak and Fake News: How George Orwell Matters Today – a free public reception and panel discussion sponsored by SPJ Rio Grande. (Panelist ... [Read More]

(National) Pardee RAND Graduate School Faculty Leaders Program

(National) Pardee RAND Graduate School Faculty Leaders Program

Mon, Mar 02 2020

A Five-Day Workshop on the Tools of Public Policy and How to Engage the Next Generation of Leaders undefined Pardee RAND Graduate School is now accep ... [Read More]

(INSTITUTE MEETING) March 4, 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]

Representing Race in the Roman Empire: Images of Aethiopians in Ancient Italic Visual and Material Culture

Representing Race in the Roman Empire: Images of Aethiopians in Ancient Italic Visual and Material Culture

Thu, Mar 05 2020   Thu, Mar 05 2020 

Dr. Sinclair Bell, Professor of Art History, Northern Illinois University Richard D. Cohen Fellow, Hutchins Center for African and African American Re ... [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) INSPIRE U2

(National) INSPIRE U2

Sun, Mar 15 2020   Fri, Jul 31 2020 

Modern Statistical Summer Research Opportunity for Women from Underrepresented Groups Statistical analysis plays a significant role across the science ... [Read More]

(National) Critical Infrastructural Studies Conference

(National) Critical Infrastructural Studies Conference

Thu, Mar 19 2020   Fri, Mar 20 2020 

Depths of Violence, Surfaces of Empire: Opaque Formations of Racial, Settler Colonial, and Militarized Infrastructure Unnoticed, unremarkable material ... [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]

(National) NACCS XLVII

(National) 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]

(National) 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]

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

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