Using Faculty Portfolios in a Faculty Inquiry Group

January 11, 2009

Faculty Inquiry at Cerritos College (Frank Mixson and Jan Connal) As part of the Cerritos College Faculty Inquiry project (SPECC), participating faculty began a process of thinking deeply about their teaching practices within a selected developmental class. Throughout the semester, participating faculty researchers were mentored in a sequence of guided reflections by faculty outside their […]

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From Special Occasion to Regular Work

January 11, 2009

A Carnegie Perspectives repost By Pat Hutchings The author of this month’s Carnegie Perspectives is Pat Hutchings. Pat is Carnegie’s vice president, and among her many responsibilities is her deep involvement in Strengthening Pre-collegiate Education in Community Colleges (SPECC), a joint initiative of Carnegie and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to address basic skills […]

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Learning about Student Learning from Community Colleges

January 11, 2009

A Carnegie Perspectives repost By Pat Hutchings and Lee Shulman It’s hard to find a campus in these days of number crunching and accountability that doesn’t have some kind of office of institutional research. These offices vary a lot, with large research universities supporting a staff of a dozen or more, and small colleges sometimes […]

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Creating Windows on Learning

January 11, 2009

A Carnegie Perspectives repost By Molly Breen Every year hundreds of thousands of students begin their higher education in community colleges. Of course, these institutions also bring in large numbers of new faculty. For both groups, students and faculty alike, there are plenty of challenges to go around. Imagine yourself in the shoes of a […]

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Pipeline or Pipedream: Another Way to Think about Basic Skills

January 11, 2009

A Carnegie Perspectives repost By Rose Asera If I asked you—as an educated adult—what you remember about learning to read or to do basic arithmetic, you might recall some fleeting images: being read to by a parent or studying a book with big letters and pictures at your school desk. But by now these skills […]

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Making Sense of Evidence

August 20, 2008

Once you have gathered evidence and data, it is sometimes a challenge to make sense of what you are seeing. Often, student learning evidence can add to complexity or confusion by giving you too much data; or it can be difficult to interpret in part because the reasons for student confusion might be opaque or […]

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Teaching Problem Solving, Think Alouds, Video evidence | Comments (0)