They Must Have Been Talking about Assessment

In my experience, "assessment," whatever that is exactly, brings out the worst in people. Ot they could have been talking about how to teach writing, which my department has been doing recently. I don't think I've ever heard so much unsupported assertion & vaguie nostalgia for an academic world that never existed in the first place.

Author: jd

Joseph Duemer is Professor of Literature Emeritus at Clarkson University in northern New York state. His most recent book of poems is Magical Thinking from Ohio State University Press. Since the mid-1990s he has spent a good deal of time in Vietnam, mostly Hanoi. He lives with his wife Carole & five terriers (four Jack Russells & one Patterdale) on the stony bank of the Raquette River in South Colton.