Website Wednesday

Website Wednesday is a regular feature in which we highlight one (or a couple) of sites from the Billions floating around the Intertoobz that just might help you with your Herculean task of educating inquiring minds. Any and all suggestions for future editions are welcome.

Oh, boy, are you all in for a treat. Call me a nerd, call me an egg head, call me whatever you want (just don’t call me late to dinner, ba-dum-shaaa), but I haven’t been this excited to get the next episode in a series since I became viciously, crushingly (and so, so satisfyingly) addicted to The Wire.

What series is that you ask? The Ten Minute Puzzle.

Presenting, a series of ten-minute (who doesn’t have ten minutes?), introductory podcasts to some of the greatest, coolest, most thought provoking philosophical conundrums ever, with quick, clear explanations of the problem, its history, and the attempts to resolve the puzzle, right up to the contemporary moment.

Great, great stuff.

Whaddya Know Assessment Committee Podcast (5)

Whaddya Know? is a bi-weekly, featured podcast conversation with the Chair of the HW Assessment Committee highlighting recent assessment activities, results, and consequent recommendations of the college’s hardest working committee. It appears every other Friday afternoon.

Almost. We missed it two weeks ago. And then, this one was delayed for a couple of days. Let’s pretend it’s Friday, shall we? No? Fine. Still, it’s better than late than never!

This week: Assessment Times!

Whaddya Know? Assessment Committee Podcast (2)

Whaddya Know? is a regularly featured podcast conversation with the Chair of the HW Assessment Committee highlighting recent assessment activities, results, and consequent recommendations of the college’s hardest working committee. It appears every Friday afternoon (unless there is a blizzard).

Well, let’s try this again, shall we? And this time without the giggling and without the 20 inches of snow. All assessment all the time this week. Please post any questions you have (or would like addressed in future installments.

This week Mike talks about the Quantitative Reasoning report (including a teaser or two), the Lumina Foundation’s National Degree Outcomes Proposal, and a new report from ICCB with some really interesting information about student goals. Enjoy!

Oh, and the themes song is “Journey to the Center of Your Mind” by The Ramones (from Acid Eater).