Daily Archives: January 30, 2008

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Education & Employers

Karl Fisch, at the Fischbowl (a staff development blog for high school teachers), summarizes the report “How Should Colleges Assess and Improve Student Learning?” http://tinyurl.com/2n5544 This stuff always intrigues because I want to make sure we are doing the right things in class. Fisch provides his summary via a multiple choice question: So, let me summarize (bias alert! bias alert!) via a single multiple choice question: 1. According to this report: a. Grades are pretty much a non-factor in the hiring process. b. Multiple choice tests are an unreliable predictor of success. c. Employers are pretty much satisfied with the […]

McMaster University Libraries – 2008 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award

 Jeff Trzeciak, University Librarian at McMaster, reports: I am very pleased and proud to announce that the McMaster University Libraries are the recipient of the *2008 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award* from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). The press release announcing the award is available at http://www.ala.org/ala/pressreleases2008/january2008/academic08.htm. Sponsored by ACRL and Blackwell’s Book Services, the award “recognizes the staff of a college, university and community college library for programs that deliver exemplary services and resources to further the educational mission of the institution.” Mary Ellen Davis, president of ACRL calls the award a “tribute to a library […]