Subscribe Today
Home Articles Reader Opinion Editorial Book Reviews Discussion Writers Guide About TCRecord
transparent 13
You Are Here: Read an Article > View All Posts for the Article > Read a Post
Read a Post for The Anti-Assessment Manifesto
Reply to this Post

Better than "eros"

Posted By: Dick Schutz on July 25, 2008
“Eros” is good. But the imperial “we,” as noted in the first comment, isn’t applicable. Not all faculty have it, and not all those who do, do much self-correction of their instruction in successively teaching a course.

I concur with Ventello that the way his institution goes about requiring documentation of “assessment” is feckless. Anyone can cobble platitudinous statements that will meet the requirement of “accountability.”

Seems to me though that an instructor owes it to students, if to no one else to state:
• What you’re going to learn
• How you’re going to know that you’ve learned it
And to state to the people who are paying the instructor to teach:
• What corrections I’m making in the instruction to better teach the course this time around

There will be faculty who will have a hard time doing this. But that’s where the folks who monitor “assessment” can become accountable in instructing the faculty on this aspect of professional responsibility.

Dick Schutz
Thread Hierarchy
 Better than "eros" by Dick Schutz on July 25, 2008
Member Center
In Print
This Month's Issue