We welcome new members to join our various teams at the beginning of every semester. For relevant information, keep an eye out in Today@Brown or subscribe to our listserv
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We have four teams you can join: Writers & Editors, Professor Outreach, Data Analysis, and Website.
Writers and editors are responsible for creating the finalized reviews published on our website. They attend an orientation every semester as a training (for new members) or a refresher (for returning members) on how to write and edit a review. As needed (usually every Fall), we send out applications to become an editor or executive editor, open to members who have worked with us for at least one semester.
Since we operate on an opt-in basis, the Professor Outreach team contacts professors and informs them of our work. The goal is to increase the number of professors who opt in and, in turn, the number of CR reviews on our website!
Members of the Data Analysis team use anonymous data collected from years of course evaluations to propose and study data-related projects. Past projects investigated gender-based bias in professor ratings as well as the rate of class attendance in different departments (the number of evaluation respondents was taken as attendance since our evaluations used to be in class, on paper). Since these projects have largely been exploratory, we have not made the findings publicly available.
The Website team is responsible for maintaining our website and dealing with the raw data from student evaluations in order for our writers to read and access it easily. We're always looking for first-years and sophomores in particular to continue this work!