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Final Assignments: What Did We Learn?

– Jeanne M. Slattery The end of the semester is a time for reflection. My final class assignment is often some type of reflection about the semester. In my internship course, I ask my students to evaluate their experiences both … Continue reading

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Getting It Right

– Jeanne M. Slattery I sat down at the end of last semester to evaluate how things went with my Senior Seminar course. I had a great experience with this course and for much of the semester thought that I … Continue reading

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Assessment: Truly clear and simple

– Jeanne M. Slattery More and more, faculty are being asked to demonstrate that they are providing a useful commodity to the public. Keeling and Hersh, for example, argue that “higher education is overpriced if it fails to deliver on … Continue reading

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Strengthen an Online Course: Videos and Midsemester Course Assessments

— Jeanne M. Slattery I am teaching online for the first time: while I’ve used D2L a lot in the past, this course has pushed me way outside my comfort zone. I’m doing videos for the first time, which has … Continue reading

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General Education survey: What’s most important?

— Jeanne M. Slattery, Mark Mitchell, Randy Potter, Melissa K. Downes Recently, the Institutional and Student Learning Assessment Committee (ISLAC), reported the results of the General Education Disposition/Skills survey. Briefly, faculty respondents believe our students most need to improve their … Continue reading

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A culture of assessment? of improvement?

― Jeanne M. Slattery Words matter. Psychologists used to talk about morons and imbeciles, but those previously “professional” terms garnered bad baggage. Similarly, Congress recently voted to drop the terms mental retardation and lunatic (in 2010 and 2012), “recognizing that such … Continue reading

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National Council on Teacher Quality rankings: An outsider’s view

― Jeanne M. Slattery Clarion’s teacher training programs were recently ranked by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) in the bottom half of all schools evaluated. As an outsider to teacher training programs, I’ve been struggling to identify what … Continue reading

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