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Thoughts on assessment…
I was considering drawing questions from a test bank to improve the reliability of the exam and then I saw this professor who got in trouble for doing just that.  His students got a hold of the test bank and accused him of being a “lazy professor” and “negligent” for not writing his own questions.   There’s no way to win here!
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20101118/21485811928/200-students-admit-to-cheating-exam-bigger-question-is-if-it-was-really-cheating-studying.shtml
http://www.indiana.edu/~best/bweb3/test-reliability/
http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/nov05/vol63/num03/Seven-Practices-for-Effective-Learning.aspx
http://education.purduecal.edu/Vockell/EdPsyBook/Edpsy5/Edpsy5_attribution.htm
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Thoughts on assessment…

I was considering drawing questions from a test bank to improve the reliability of the exam and then I saw this professor who got in trouble for doing just that.  His students got a hold of the test bank and accused him of being a “lazy professor” and “negligent” for not writing his own questions.   There’s no way to win here!

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20101118/21485811928/200-students-admit-to-cheating-exam-bigger-question-is-if-it-was-really-cheating-studying.shtml

http://www.indiana.edu/~best/bweb3/test-reliability/

http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/nov05/vol63/num03/Seven-Practices-for-Effective-Learning.aspx

http://education.purduecal.edu/Vockell/EdPsyBook/Edpsy5/Edpsy5_attribution.htm

I got the awesome opportunity to dip into the Clif new flavors bin and tried a bunch of tasty snacks to support outdoor adventures.

(1) Kit’s Organic - I tried both the Apricot + Sesame and the Lemon Vanilla + Chia.  The apricot was my favorite immediately because it reminded me of my great grandpa’s “fruit leather” and I love candy made from sesame seeds.  The Lemon Vanilla caught me off guard.  I eat Chia seeds all the time so that didn’t throw me off, but it took my palate a few minutes to appreciate the tangy lemon and how it was complimented by small bits of whole vanilla beans.

(2) Fruit + Veggie - these were very tasty and kind of like a smoothie in a gummy rope.  It didn’t give me a rush of energy, but it was like taking a multivitamin.  The one I tried was Mango Mania and it wasn’t like a fake mango flavor but instead it tasted like real fruit.  Not overly sweetened.

(3) Builder’s MAX - this one was tasty, but not a standout.  It was the most filling, I had to eat only half and then a couple of hours later the other half.  Maybe I didn’t need it because I’m not a bodybuilder.  I mean, I go to Cardio Barre and lift 2.5 lb weights, but by no means am I trying to win a Mrs. Universe contest.  Try it for yourself!  High density.

(4) Mojo Fruit & Nut - The wild blueberry was INCREDIBLE.  It was so rich in flavor and diverse in texture that I really enjoyed this bar.  It might have also been my favorite since I ate it at the turnaround of an amazing hike.

I don’t know why I go from craving soy to not wanting to eat soy.  I’ve written about it from a chemical standpoint before.  My friend said it might be a slight soy allergy.  It’s good to know Clif is making products that rely less on soy.  Cheers to more outdoor adventures!

http://bitchonabike.blogspot.com/2011/02/to-soy-or-not-to-soy.html

http://bitchonabike.blogspot.com/2011/02/to-soy-or-not-to-soy-part-ii.html

In academe women still earn only 83% and 81% of their male counterparts at public and private institutions, respectively.  I still don’t understand the Paycheck Fairness Act http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/04/08/fact-sheet-expanding-opportunity-all-ensuring-equal-pay-women-and-promot but it’s nice to hear the conversation is out there.  

I think there’s a common misconception that professors are “rich” but I guess that depends on one’s definition of wealth.  I am grateful that our library has a wealth of information, therefore I feel enriched.  I can almost always find a journal article I want to read.  There are great books galore.  I have awesome colleagues.  

As a teacher classified as “Inst./Lect./No Rank” I actually make a little more than half of what my colleagues reported in this graphic.  According to the poverty guidelines, I could support a family of 7 with my salary.

I was thinking the other day about reasons why women should have equal (or higher) pay than men.  Tampons alone add up in cost.  Not to mention trips to the ob-gyn and other vagina-related costs.  Going to hear the Vagina Monologues @ CSUN on Thursday, April 17th at 8:30pm.  Hail to the V!

people will interpret their environment in such a way as to maintain a positive self-image. That is, they will attribute their successes or failures to factors that will enable them to feel as good as possible about themselves. In general, this means that when learners succeed at an academic task, they are likely to want to attribute this success to their own efforts or abilities; but when they fail, they will want to attribute their failure to factors over which they have no control, such as bad teaching or bad luck.
http://education.purduecal.edu/Vockell/EdPsyBook/Edpsy5/Edpsy5_attribution.htm
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