Assessment Assessment

Dave Hoffman

Dave Hoffman is the Murray Shusterman Professor of Transactional and Business Law at Temple Law School. He specializes in law and psychology, contracts, and quantitative analysis of civil procedure. He currently teaches contracts, civil procedure, corporations, and law and economics.

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  1. J Allred says:

    If the goal of academia is to educate, then some attention should be paid to the receiving end of the education — the students. Assessment does have costs, and certainly too much assessment will interfere with, rather than improve, outcomes, but I don’t think academia is anywhere near being over-assessed.

    And I imagine having a process for assessment, even if inadequate, will improve outcomes just by encouraging instructors to consider their methods. Professors are intelligent, but sometimes it seems the only thing they don’t critically analyze is their own methods.

    How would you suggest professors improve their methods? And how do you evaluate effectiveness?