WELCOME. GENERAL STUDIES MEETING 1 February 2007 Please complete the form to identify workshops of interest. HLC ACADEMY. What is the academy? What institutions participated? Timeline Commitment. CSC COMMITMENT. Institutional Effectiveness – President ’ s address
1 February 2007
Please complete the form to identify workshops of interest.
If you are swimming and relaxing on the beach, which one of the following is most likely to result in serious injury or death?
a. shark attack
b. falling coconut
c. completion of assessment report
d. email denoting an Arts and Sciences school meeting
“So,if you are interested in teaching, do not even expect the young to be like yourself and the people you know”
(Gilbert Highet, 1966, The Art of Teaching, New York: Alfred A. Knopf).
“Schools teach you to imitate. If you don’t imitate what the teacher wants you get a bad grade. Here, in college, it was more sophisticated, of course; you were suppose to imitate the teacher in such a way as to convince the teacher your were not imitating.”
(Robert Pirsig, 1974, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, London: The Bodley Head)
Are students effective at appearing to learn what we want them to learn?
“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter” (Winston Churchill)
“For the most students college demands adjustments in learning styles, study habits, use of free time, and interacting as adults with their teachers. These changes involve substantial modification of long-standing habits. They will come about, if at all, over a considerable time span, and with persistent vigilance on the part of all concerned” (added emphasis; Leamnson 1999:4).
“Teaching and learning take place in a whole system” … If every aspect operates as planned, the “learner is ‘trapped’ and cannot escape without learning what is needed” (Biggs, J., 2002, Aligning the Curriculum to Promote Good Learning)
“It is a serious thing to interfere with another man’s life”(Gilbert Highet, 1966, The Art of Teaching, New York: Alfred A. Knopf).