Instructor Assessment Feedback Should be About Helping Students

Feedback should never shame students or make them fear trying. It should also not be used to admonish students or for teachers to grandstand. Feedback should be about helping students progress in their learning. It’s hard to imagine how a demotivated student can successfully achieve this!

Sensible Higher Education Structures Make Possible Successful Student Learning

The managerial approach to higher education governance has been around for the last 20 years or so. One aspect of managerialism is the centralization of decision-making. In itself, centralization is not necessarily a bad thing. It can create efficiencies and result in more effective decision-making.  However, when the structure results in a divide between the academic and administrative areas, the ones who can suffer most are the students.