Comment from: Aunt Bann [Visitor]
Aunt Bann

One: the students are cadets, right? That means that they have already excelled in many areas.

Two: ALL of the teachers of these cadets (at least in the English department) have the same “problem". That means that either all of you aren’t giving really hard work for them to do, or that ALL the cadets are top-notch students—something that usually would NEVER happen!

Three: If they ARE all top-notch students, they need HARDER work to do—which means that the teachers have to work harder, also, in order to FIND that hard work for them.

You have my condolences, dear. You will probably ever, in the rest of your career, have another year/semester like this one!!!

01/24/14 @ 22:04
Comment from: Hinermad [Visitor]


To this engineer, the results indicate that the cadets are being under-utilized.

(When asked if the glass is half full or half empty, the engineer says it would have been more efficient to use a smaller glass.)

I agree with Bann’s third point. The cadets need more challenging work to spread them back down over a proper bell curve. I mean, to ensure they’re reaching their full potential.


01/25/14 @ 08:34
Comment from: Aunt Bann [Visitor]
Aunt Bann

I just read over my post, and saw an error—I meant to say NEVER, not EVER!!

01/25/14 @ 20:19
Comment from: diana [Member]

The observations y’all both made? I passed them along to our course director before the meeting I posted about. We are toughening up the course a bit, yes. It’s awesome to have a syllabus that works so well–this is a GOOD thing!–but yes…our students do need to be challenged more than we’re challenging them. We are making changes to the requirements and will continue to do so until we have a more “average” course outcome.


01/28/14 @ 18:48

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