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Ep. 012: The Magnificent Seven

Like the 60s western of the same name, this "Magnificent Seven" is a classic. Claire and Jim discuss the Seven Principles of for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education. Nearly 30 years later, this short essay continues to be one of the best foundations for any college-level teaching experience. Whether you're a new face to teaching or a grizzled veteran of the classroom, Chickering & Gamson's work is a must-read (or re-read) for any university instructor.

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Show Notes

The Seven Principles state that good practice in undergraduate education:

  1. Encourages student-faculty contact
  2. Encourages cooperation among students
  3. Encourages active learning
  4. Gives prompt feedback
  5. Emphasizes time on task
  6. Communicates high expectations
  7. Respects diverse talents and ways of learning

Chickering, A. W. & Gamson, Z. F. (1987). Seven principles for good practice in undergraduate education. AAHE Bulletin, 3-7.

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