Quote of the Day

“How do we foster a true culture of teaching and learning? We have obstacles: to be a kindergarten teacher, you have to be certified. To be a lawyer, a doctor, you have to be certified. But to teach the next generation of intellectual leaders, all you need is a PhD – you’re expected to know how to teach. What’s more, we get to evaluate our own teaching – we set our own exams. We can get back whatever information we want. . . . Teaching is considered to be an individual responsibility, whereas really it’s a shared mission that we all have; it’s a central mission of the university.”

-Eric Mazur, HILT Symposium, Feb. 3, 2012

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