UO study finds correlation between grade inflation, student course evaluations

A new study done by two University of Oregon students found a correlation between grades and course evaluations: When student grades are higher, so is the professor’s evaluation score. The finding by students Kenneth Ancell and Emily Wu suggest a possible “social exchange” in which professors make their classes easier …


UO decides if trigger warnings should be applied in class

Colleges around the country, including some departments at UO, are struggling to define the boundaries between challenging course material, students’ well-being, and free speech. Recently, the English department discussed whether they should use trigger warnings that would alarm students of potentially upsetting topics. Warnings are becoming more and more common …