CSA report analyzes impact of student questionnaires on faculty

October 26, 2020

A new Canadian Sociological Association study adds to what the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) calls the “mounting evidence of the dubious validity and inherent bias in student questionnaires on courses and teaching.” The study found that equity-seeking groups were more likely to receive abusive or irrelevant comments, resulting in a negative impact on faculty well-being. The study also found that “negative professional self-esteem is also experienced at a greater rate by contract faculty.” This study supports OCUFA’s 2018 study of how open-ended student comments might impact faculty mental health and well-being and professional self-worth. OCUFA (ON)