No More Chili Pepper: RateMyProfessors Ditches ‘Hotness’ Ratings (The Chronicle of Higher Education) - AvNetwork.com

No More Chili Pepper: RateMyProfessors Ditches ‘Hotness’ Ratings (The Chronicle of Higher Education)

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"RateMyProfessors.com, an online forum for students to rate their instructors, this week quietly dropped a prominent and widely criticized category: the chili pepper, denoting a professor’s physical appearance."—Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education

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What's the big deal with little chili pepper illustrations? The 'hotness' rating is lighthearted fun during what is otherwise a stressful time, right? Not quite. This article examines the deleterious elements of rating teachers. Like so much else, institutionalized sexism influences student evaluations. —Eduwire Editors

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