The point of education is deep learning, learning that is integrated into how we think and understand, that is multiplied outside the classroom and placed in moral and reflective contexts. Letter grades are there to provide a backdrop incentive for more of that learning to happen…
But the program is hugely flawed. IHUM introduces freshman to a picture of the humanities not at all like the interactive seminars that the English and Philosophy Departments thrive on. It’s too bad, because its only takes a few run-ins with the program’s arbitrary grading scales and lecture-like discussion sections before many students give up on IHUM, and, sometimes, the humanities in general…
After months spent assessing Stanford’s teaching efforts in preparation for a reform of its undergraduate requirements, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) Harry Elam Jr. will now be in a position to implement them from his new office in a year’s time. Elam, also a drama professor, took over as VPUE on July 1.
Drama professor Harry J. Elam will be succeeding John Bravman ’79 M.S. ‘81 Ph.D. ‘85 as the new vice provost for undergraduate education starting July 1, Provost John Etchemendy announced on June 15.
I thought that awkward turtles evolved into suave turtles. It turns out that their awkwardness just becomes entrenched.
On striking the balance between providing some kind of guidance while offering students the freedom to explore resources at their disposal
Some 50 students and faculty met at the Bechtel International Center on Wednesday evening to discuss a University effort to reshape the undergraduate general education curriculum.