Curriculum Transformation Workshop

I will be facilitating two workshops for the Anne Arundel Community College Curriculum Transformation Project’s Diversity Institute tomorrow, May 23rd, from 11-12:30 and 1:30-3:00. Hope to see you there! More info at http://www.aacc.edu/ctp/aboutus.cfm

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Real Student Feedback

SONY DSCIt’s that time of year again when college administrators ask students to complete “student opinion forms” for their courses — electronic surveys meant to assess a professor’s use of class time, expertise in the subject matter, grading practices, etc. These surveys attempt to quantify “opinion,” but there’s no more accurate assessment of the job I’ve done than to see the great big beaming smiles of pride on my students’ faces when they hand me their final exam essays describing what they have learned from the course and they tell me I was the toughest AND the best teacher they’ve ever had. Hugs, handshakes, and promises to stay in touch. I like that. It says it all.

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Pennwriters Conference

Just got back from Pennwriters’ annual conference in Lancaster, PA. http://www.pennwriters.org  A wonderful community of fellow writers, agents, and editors.

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