Recommended daily reading – 21 September

Nothing from yesterday, but here are some items from today:

On Reassigned Time 2.0, Dr. Crazy makes the case for college and university faculty to use their power over curriculum and assessment in productive ways, and to not cede that control to others simply because the work can be sticky and boring. I left a comment, but I’ll add here that what I wrote on Dr. Crazy’s blog is from recent experience as Faculty Senate President and as the chair of a committee charged with assessing general education at WOU. Short version: I basically agree with Crazy, but am not convinced that faculty can or should control assessment to the same degree as curriculum (though the two are not easy to tease apart, which is why, I think, she approaches them together).

On BLDGBLOG, Geoff Manaugh speculates on the architectural possibilities of the recent, and widely publicized, nine-day traffic jam in China.

Last, on Top Shelf 2.0 you can try to puzzle out Tymothi Godek’s “!”.