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 on: Today at 12:52:05 pm 
Started by voxprincipalis - Last post by fishprof
 Given your moniker, I thought it appropriate to select I Ching with Clarity from the many online sites.

I read that as I Ching with Carly and thought, Wow! Nickelodeon is really branching out.

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 on: Today at 12:47:46 pm 
Started by countnocount - Last post by countnocount
Thanks, Ruralguy and everyone else. Thinking in terms of setting goals and measuring accomplishment of those goals is a useful framework for assessment.  I may even begin to include more activities in class for assessment purposes, which should be helpful for my own teaching and provide something more concrete for me to articulate in interviews.

A quick Google search resulted in this information on assessment from Cornell University:
http://cte.cornell.edu/teaching-ideas/assessing-student-learning/index.html

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 on: Today at 12:39:23 pm 
Started by octoprof - Last post by baphd1996
I just read an entire run of evals by students complaining bitterly about the heavy focus on writing . . . in a writing-intensive class.

If they could just use "Dragon", they wouldn't complain as much.

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 on: Today at 12:37:52 pm 
Started by untenured - Last post by gsawpenny
As one young person noted in the article..."Yeah, instead of, you know, writing out this midterm, come in to my office hours, and you can just speak it,í right?"

I wonder if my grading response should be..."Well, you know, having just listened to you you "speak it" for the last 30 minutes I am, like, gonna so give you a, you know, C minus...dig it?"

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 on: Today at 12:35:06 pm 
Started by mbelvadi - Last post by craftyprof
Maybe I should stop grumbling about the Regent who wore jeans to our recent ceremony and then sprawled his legs all over the stage so they weren't even obscured by his robe... (maybe)

Whatever his urgent business, there was a way to conduct it that was less tacky and disrespectful to the students.

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 on: Today at 12:34:59 pm 
Started by acrimone - Last post by conjugate
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As a person who plans on returning to my community, I donít want to assimilate into middle-class values. Iím going home, back to the íhood of Chicago, to be exactly who I was before I came to Oberlin.

It would be a sad, sad, thing to journey 300 miles to spend four years on a quarter million dollar education just to return as the exact same person you were before you left.

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 on: Today at 12:34:03 pm 
Started by octoprof - Last post by tenured_feminist
I just read an entire run of evals by students complaining bitterly about the heavy focus on writing . . . in a writing-intensive class.

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 on: Today at 12:33:12 pm 
Started by untenured - Last post by conjugate
and mid-terms as conversations.

http://reason.com/blog/2016/05/24/oberlin-students-want-below-average-grad

This may be a few students, but the article implies that it's much of the student body.

So, this is Lake Woebegone University?  Or perhaps the Institute of Statistical NaÔvete?


Personally, I think it is very good and healthy for students in their late teens and early twenties to get riled up about something, anything, and engage in some kind of collective action to achieve change, even if the movement is ineffective and even wrong-headed. It's a valuable learning experience. I wouldn't want to be held accountable for some of the stuff I believed in or did when I was in my early 20s, but all that stuff contributed to who I am now, and I think I'm a better person for it. That the space exists for this to happen in college without necessarily entailing any long-term professional consequences is one of the very good things about college. 

Yes, the same for me.  Lord, I was a jerk until, well, really, partway through grad school.

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As a person who plans on returning to my community, I donít want to assimilate into middle-class values. Iím going home, back to the íhood of Chicago, to be exactly who I was before I came to Oberlin.

It would be a sad, sad, thing to journey 300 miles to spend four years on a quarter million dollar education just to return as the exact same person you were before you left.

Gonna HOF this one.

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 on: Today at 12:27:47 pm 
Started by untenured - Last post by chronanon
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As a person who plans on returning to my community, I donít want to assimilate into middle-class values. Iím going home, back to the íhood of Chicago, to be exactly who I was before I came to Oberlin.

It would be a sad, sad, thing to journey 300 miles to spend four years on a quarter million dollar education just to return as the exact same person you were before you left.

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 on: Today at 12:27:31 pm 
Started by vardahilwen - Last post by baphd1996
Bad day to give up drinking. 

Student has missed 3 appointments, but then got her nose bent out of joint because I was on a 3 minute restroom break when she finally did decide to show up.

I'm here to serve.

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