Monthly Archives: March 2008
Perhaps I’m in a funk but recently, I’ve felt compelled to criticize the thinking of some of my favorite class of colleagues: instructional technology folks. In a recent post, the Cog Dog argued that instructional technology staff, and by that … Continue reading
Terry Dolson at the University of Richmond is a thoughtful commentator on liberal education. Her recent post “On Faculty Development and Small Colleges” provides a compelling reason for developing intellectual community among faculty who value teaching. How you do it, … Continue reading
One of the new frontiers in economics is Behavioral Economics, for which Daniel Kahneman and Vernon Smith won the Nobel Prize in 2002. Here’s a thoughtful and funny video which describes behavioral economics in contrast to the more traditional neoclassical … Continue reading
I’ve been nearly silent in this space this semester. I went six weeks without a post, though in truth, it feels longer than that. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to blog, but in January I was feeling totally buried … Continue reading
Shannon has another stunning post that I really want to see students respond to. But I don’t just want the usual suspects. That’s why I’m going to send a challenge to my first year advising group and see if they’ll … Continue reading
Declining By Degrees Seems like a good use of $30. Thanks to Lanny for the heads-up.
When you teach an elective course, you can pretty much teach it as you like. The content and pedagogical approach are up to you. When you teach a required course or a prerequisite, you are expected to meet or at … Continue reading