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The Anti-Assessment Manifesto

by Gregg Primo Ventello - June 04, 2008

Assessment at every level has become a priority at American colleges. In my commentary I take the position that asking faculty for formal, official documentation of assessment is unnecessary and redundant, and that those who ask for it misunderstand our commitment as teachers. I use “eros,” as Socrates defined it in Plato's Symposium, to explain the force that drives teachers to achieve excellence in their fields, and to challenge the current politics of assessment.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: June 04, 2008
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15264, Date Accessed: 7/30/2021 3:14:27 AM

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  • Gregg Ventello
    Kansas City Kansas Community College
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    GREGG PRIMO VENTELLO is an Associate Professor of English at Kansas City Kansas Community College.
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