My Thoughts on Brooksfield Chapter 6: Lecturing Creatively

Photo credit to:  Christophe Volet for The Chronicle Lecturing – a snooze fest or an exciting learning adventure? Well, it all really depends on the teacher. Brooksfield says, “Like any technique lecturing can be done abominably. But just because something is mishandled by some teachers doesn’t mean the method as a whole is inherently flawed.” … Continue reading My Thoughts on Brooksfield Chapter 6: Lecturing Creatively

Are There Ethical Professors?

There was a popular situation several years back (2009) concerning Ward Churchill, a former Professor at the University of Colorado.  Psychology Today wrote, “Ward Churchill got into trouble for things he wrote about the 9/11 attacks and politicians called for his ouster. Meanwhile, charges of academic misconduct started to surface, including plagiarism and fabricating facts. A faculty … Continue reading Are There Ethical Professors?

Point-Based Grading Systems: Benefits and Liabilities By: Maryellen Weimer, PhD

After reading this article from Faculty Focus, I can't disagree more with Ms. Weimer on the benefits of point-based grading systems. Well I disagree with her reasoning on the liabilities of it. In our world of pass/fail in schools, I think students LOVE it when they receive a number grade on something. If I tell … Continue reading Point-Based Grading Systems: Benefits and Liabilities By: Maryellen Weimer, PhD