Held Wednesday, December 11, 2002
Today we conclude the class with Grinnell's legendary end-of-course
- Final project presentations
- About evaluations
- Final statements
- The institutional evaluation forms ask a number of questions about the
subject matter of the course.
- Hence, it is important for me that you understand my perspective on
- We covered most of this yesterday. I hope you remember that I said
the course covers many different areas, and so it is perhaps better
to speak of the
subject matters of the course.
- A few other things ...
- I hope you learned that you can have fun while doing serious work
(or vice versa).
- I hope you learned that grammar and spelling are important, no matter
what the context.
- I hope that my bringing food each day served as a form of moral
modeling (you are important enough to me that I wanted to make
sure that you are fed).
- How and why Grinnell faculty are evaluated. (Some myth, some truth.)
- Annual increments
- The bargain with the trustees
- The joys of numeric evaluation
- Faculty activity reports
- Promotion and tenure
- The problems of combining development and evaluation.
- Seemingly opposite goals, at least to some.
- The problems of course-specific forms.
- How does the budget committee generalize?
- How the faculty voted to use these forms.
- No use for annual increments
- To show development for promotion and tenure
- Please send me any comments you may have on how I can make
this course or my teaching better!
- Fill them out
- Put each in its own envelope