This site is designed to be a compilation of resources concerning the professional, academic, and educational issues for which I am passionate.
Knowledge and skills are both necessary and sufficient for success in the world. I tend to focus of the development and measurement of skills, because I believe that when we can accurately measure the skills that our students possess, students are able to tell their story better after graduation, and faculty members (and departments) can tell their success stories with more veracity to external constituencies, including accreditation agencies.
I may have a different definition of assessment compared to the rest of the world. For me, grading is about providing information to students so that they can improve their future performance. However, for me, assessment is about gathering information/data about my teaching so that I can improve my own performance. When carefully collected, grade data with rubrics can provide assessment data with opportunities for continuous improvement.
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
The study of teaching and learning from an academic, scholarly perspective has yielded important information about active learning and how to design classroom experiences so that students can retain information better and attain and hone the requisite skills for success. I am proud to be one of the inaugural co-editors of the APA journal Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology.