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    Default Giving women better grades in IT subjects for being women

    University stops professor from giving women better grades for being women

    https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/45009/

    Without a boost, female students might not make the cut

    The University of Akron has put its foot down against a professor who planned to raise the grades of female students so they would stay in his field of information sciences.

    After The College Fix quoted an email to students from Liping Liu, an administrator told The Fix that the business and management professor’s gender-based approach was “unacceptable” and that no grades have been artificially raised.

    Liu admitted to The Fix that his plan could be “questionable,” but said he wanted to “test the water” to see if this approach could “attract female students into future classes” and help correct chronic gender imbalances in his field.

    Screenshots of Liu’s redacted email to a student in his systems analysis and design class were posted on Reddit Monday night (below).

    The professor informed students that he had sent their final grades to the registrar, and that three “categories” of students “may see their grade raised one level or two.”
    Is gender imbalance in IT subjects, the natural sciences, technology etc due to female choice because they opt for softer subjects, based on genetics or a glass ceiling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skomand View Post
    Is gender imbalance in IT subjects, the natural sciences, technology etc due to female choice because they opt for softer subjects, based on genetics or a glass ceiling?
    It is because (1) males have genotypically better logical/spatial/mathematical/mechanical skills than females, (2) males have a greater genotypic interest in logical/spatial/mathematical/mechanical activities than females, (3) adult males have genotypically higher IQ than adult females due to larger brains, (4) male IQ has a larger standard deviation than female IQ, which means more males occupy the right tail end. Some females have the high intelligence, appropriate intelligence, and interest needed, but fewer of them do.

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