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The Tragedy of Assessyphus


by Michael Huber, Michael Phillips & Alex Heidenberg ó October 09, 2006

In Greek mythology, Sisyphus is best known for being punished in the Underworld by being forced to roll a large stone with his hands and head in an effort to heave it over the top of a steep hill; but regardless of how much he pushes, as Sisyphus approaches the top of the hill, the stone rebounds backwards again and again. In academic mythology, Assessyphus is the faculty member who sometimes feels punished for being the departmentís point of contact in assessment. Many times, Assessyphus feels as if he is pushing a heavy rock up a hill, and just when he gets it close to the top, it rolls back down. The assessment process has become a burden for Assessyphus. An assessment cycle with a sample rubric is presented, with suggestions for establishing a successful plan to measure student learning.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: October 09, 2006
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12777, Date Accessed: 12/12/2017 4:58:38 PM

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  • Michael Huber
    Muhlenberg College
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    MICHAEL HUBER received his Ph.D. from the Naval Postgraduate School in Applied Mathematics and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Muhlenberg College. He recently retired from the U.S. Army, where he was an Associate Professor at the United States Military Academy. His research interests are in applied mathematics, assessment, and mathematics education.
  • Michael Phillips
    United States Military Academy
    MICHAEL PHILLIPS received his Ph.D. from Clemson University in Industrial Engineering and is currently a Professor and Head in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the United States Military Academy. His research interests are in applied statistics, modeling, and math education.
  • Alex Heidenberg
    United States Military Academy
    ALEX HEIDENBERG received his Ph.D. from Georgia State University in Research, Measurement, and Statistics and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the United States Military Academy. He is currently the Director of the Core Mathematics Program and works with curriculum design, assessment, and teaching with technology.
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