Talking About Teaching

12:00 PM  - 1:00 PM
Friday Oct 19, 2012
Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (Room 338), DeWitt Wallace Library

Victor Addona, Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, will present “Purposes, Inflation, Compression, and Lake Wobegon."  Addona will lead a discussion on grading policies. What are the primary functions of grades? If different faculty members propose different primary functions, and put these into practice, each using the same letter symbols, this will result in an inevitable miscommunication. He will also discuss the consequences, positive and negative, of the improving grades at Macalester--in particular, how these changing grades impact our "best" students, and what message(s) they might send to a student doing mediocre work.  All faculty are welcome.  Lunch will be provided.

Contact: Adrienne Christiansen, ext. 6714

This event is for: Faculty

Sponsored By: Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (CST)

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