Final Exams Discourage True Learning

While we were visiting another campus recently, a faculty member mentioned his bewilderment about what he saw happening to students as they moved from semester to semester. He frequently taught students in the "intro" course in his discipline during the fall semester and later, in the spring semester of the same academic year, taught many of the same students in the second course in his department's introductory sequence. He was dismayed at the blank stares he received in the spring when