Tuesday, April 14, 2009

NPR 4/14/09 re: "Tuning"

NPR – Talk of the Nation : April 14th Show
Sure, everyone takes Psych 101. But do you think we all actually know the same stuff? A new approach at some universities will require that your degree reflect a defined set of skills rather than another multiple choice test. In our first hour today, Phyllis Safman, assistant commissioner for academic affairs at the Utah System of Higher Education, and Gary Rhoades, General Secretary for the American Association of University Professors and a Professor of Higher Education at the University of Arizona, will examine whether or not education "tuning" is better, or just different. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=103095104 More info on Utah: You can follow the progress of this effort by monitoring the Undergraduate Studies web site at http://www.ugs.utah.edu or you can see the specific web tools that Mark has created for assessment of Gen Ed courses at https://evals.ugs.utah.edu/woot3.php

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