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July 19, 2018
If we as faculty members truly want to own the assessment of student performance and understanding, then we should work together toward meaningful solutions and processes, writes Will Miller.
July 19, 2018
“Assessment” has become a dirty word in higher education, but it’s much more than rubrics, forms and statistics, argues Matthew DeSantis.

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July 18, 2018
After leaving teaching, still in search of a new identity.

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July 28, 2011
The university technology transfer patient is ailing and needs radical treatment. Stat. Rick Shangraw Jr. and Augustine Cheng offer some prescriptions.
July 27, 2011
A new anthology by Generation Y writers is part survival handbook, part manifesto. Scott McLemee interviews the editor.
July 26, 2011
In his famous book on capitalism, Max Weber warned that our modern world would increasingly be driven by endless attempts at measurement, accountability, efficiency, and control. These efforts would trap us, he cautioned, in an "iron cage" of rationality that precluded other ways of assessing value and setting policy – like intuition, tradition, imagination, values and personal meaning.
July 25, 2011
Is it a given that technology enhances the acts of writing, as it does the arts and sciences of film-making, design, engineering, data collection and analyses, and so forth? What about the teaching and learning of writing?
July 22, 2011
Idling in rush hour traffic, on my way home after finishing my last class of the day, I have lots of time to wonder who exactly comes up with all those brilliant ideas that are ruthlessly yet passively absorbed into our lives without discussion, fanfare, or debate, and simply become accepted as, "That's just the way things are done." Oh, you know what I mean. Who constructed the miniature containers of half & half such that when you finally pull back the tab that’s been welded closed, you will certainly spew milk everywhere but into your coffee cup?

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