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Notes on teaching, learning, assessment and all things higher-ed

How are grades motivating students?

If you know me, you’ve probably heard my rant about grading and learning.  One doesn’t necessarily beget the other.  I recently signed up for the Chronicle’s new Teaching Newsletter and was pleased to see that today’s edition has a piece about … Continue reading

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How to assess anything without killing yourself…really!

This quick read contains some very wise advice about assessment from Linda Suskie’s blog, A Common Sense Approach to Assessment and Accreditation.  My favs: #8. If you know almost nothing, almost anything will tell you something. Don’t let anxiety about … Continue reading

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AAC&U Releases Report on National, Large-Scale Look at Student Learning

AAC&U has recently released preliminary results from their ambitious project to measure student learning using the VALUE rubrics across many types of institutions.  You may not find the results surprising but you are bound to find them compelling.  A couple … Continue reading

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AAC&U News: Creating Signature Work Through Shared Experiences

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Complaining about students has consequences.

In her most recent blog post, Maryellen Weimer addresses the topic of a 2012 article in the Journal of Chemical Education. I have been guilty of this but I am working VERY hard to understand that students have reasons for their behavior and … Continue reading

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AAC&U Statement:  Reaffirming a Deep and Abiding Commitment

The AAC&U posted the statement regarding election-related harassment and intimidation … Reaffirming a Deep and Abiding Commitment Tuesday, November 15, 2016 By Lynn Pasquerella A week ago today, more than 132 million voters across America made their voices heard in … Continue reading

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