Posts Tagged ‘curricular developments’

CITL Answers – March 2012

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Question: I prefer electronic means for obtaining information. Although I would like to find out more about teaching and learning in higher education, there is too much on the Inter­net to manage. I would like to dip one toe into the pool and then figure out where I want to plunge deeper. How can I get started?

CITL’s Answer: The CITL’s webpage has several links to helpful resources on a variety of topics about teaching and learning in higher education. The resources range from sites offering teaching tips and strategies to ones providing essays and scholarly treatments of current issues in higher education. To get started, visit the CITL’s web resources page:

CITL Answers – February 2010

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Question: Are Emerson’s curricula academically challenging when compared to peer institutions?

CITL’s Answer: Yours is an important question, but it is not easily answered.  The research on academic challenge (also referred to as academic rigor) indicates that the concept is rarely defined.  When it is, the definitions are so conceptualized that any comparisons are invalid.  Because other faculty have asked a similar question and Emerson has not adopted a definition of academic challenge, the CITL is undertaking a study to compare student and faculty perspective about the concept.  The findings may be used to guide grading practices and curricular developments.  If you are faculty and would like to participate in the study, you can complete a very brief questionnaire.  (You are welcome to encourage your students to participate, in our student survey.) Contact Karen St. Clair with questions about the study.