Providing student feedback on their work is one way for faculty to assess their course curriculum. What do faculty focus on? What do faculty articulate in their course descriptions, assignments, exams, and in person?
What students see and hear from the professor about writing influences their understanding of the kind of writing that is necessary and expected. Why spend hours on a paper if the professor never said or implies that writing is secondary after the disciplinary content? Why spend a lot of time if the submitted writing got a decent grade? Continue reading