• Learning can and often does take place without the benefit of teaching – and sometimes even in spite of it – but there is no such thing as effective teaching in the absence of learning. Teaching without learning is just talking. (p. 3) • Classroom Assessment is an approach designed to help teachers find out what students are learning in the classroom and… (More)
1. What is "Classroom Assessment"? "Classroom Assessment" is a formative rather than a summative approach to assessment. Its purpose is to improve the quality of student learning, not to provide evidence for evaluating or grading students. It provides faculty with feedback about their effectiveness as teachers, and it gives students a measure of their… (More)
Modern approaches to drug discovery have dramatically increased the speed and quantity of compounds that are made and tested for potential potency. The task of collecting, organizing, and assimilating this information is a major bottleneck in the discovery of new drugs. We have developed LeadScope a novel, interactive computer program for visualizing,… (More)
The instruction that we provide, the intellectual climate that we create, and the policy decisions that we make should all start with the question, "But will it improve students' learning?" Basic to any answer is the state of our knowledge about learning. A spate of recent research has resulted in comprehensive and lengthy reviews of surveys of research on… (More)
On Course: A week-by-week guide to your first semester of college teaching.
Many of us have some skepticism about the enterprise of assessment, which is fairly new as a systematic, campus-wide effort at Knox. We have been asked by the Higher Learning Commission to join the mainstream of higher education by turning our ongoing attention and efforts to assessment at both the program and the college levels. On behalf of your fellow… (More)
We present a new method for constructing discriminating substructures by reassembling common medicinal chemistry building blocks. The algorithm can be parametrized to meet differing objectives: (1) to build features that discriminate for biological activity in a local structural neighborhood, (2) to build scaffolds for R-group analysis, (3) to construct… (More)