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FOCUS — in seven issues a year — is a publication of the faculty and staff of Carnegie Mellon University. Many of the articles in FOCUS express the opinions of individual members of the Carnegie Mellon community; unless so indicated, they should not be construed as reflecting university policy. In the spirit of the fairness doctrine, FOCUS seeks a variety of opinions.


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FOCUS Archives

2008

2007

  • December 2007 - PAT Bus Use to and from Carnegie Mellon: A Success Story ...
  • November 2007 - A Journey Out of History: Modern Languages Past, Present, and Future ...
  • October 2007 - The Economics of Embryonic Stem Cell Research in the United States...
  • May 2007 - What are the Humanities?David Shumway Responds...
  • April 2007 - One Woman’s Journey...
  • February 2007 - Eberly Center Respondes to Teaching Tricks; More Teaching Tricks...

2006

  • December 2006 - Teaching Tips & Tricks: Random Acts of Attendance...
  • November 2006 - FOCUS Interviews the New Director of Athletics, Susan Bassett ...
  • September 2006 - Carnegie Mellon Hosts State Science Program...
  • May 2006 - Ballroom Dancing at Carnegie Mellon...
  • April 2006 - Public Sculpture at Carnegie Mellon...
  • March 2006 - To the campus community...
  • February 2006 - "Walking to the Sky" on the cut...

2005

2004

2003

  • December 2003 - Remembering Barbara Lazarus, Finding Blind Pittsburgh...
  • September 2003 - A New Vision for Focus; Facuty Title Changes...
  • June 2003 - Designing war games against terror networks...
  • April 2003 - From Padua to Pittsburgh: CFO Stefano Falconi...
  • March 2003 - Chemistry seminar goes to the scene of the crime...
  • January 2003 - Cell phones in human hands: high tech, low comedy...

2002

  • November 2002 - CD-tagging within the cell; Electronic democracy project...
  • October 2002 - Solar house finds a niche on campus; Staff Council launches...
  • Summer 2002 - Passwords in Andrew Easy to Crack; Remembering GSIA...

Promoting Good Teaching

The comments and advice of G.A. Forehand and H.A. Simon are greatly appreciated.

From time to time it seems as if topics of concern to this campus are like seasons, they come round with regularity. So it seemed that it might be useful to scour past issues of FOCUS for contributions that might still have some currency.

The following was originally published in FOCUS September 22, 1971. It begins with an argument for making planning for effective classroom outcomes the focus of teaching. Teachers should be evaluated on the quality of their planning and design of educational events, and ultimately on the effectiveness of those plans, and not on classroom performance, or popularity. The second part of the essay, deals with implementation of Professor Kornís ideas, with attention focused on how to evaluate designs and plans, and how to reward those who develop them effectively.

English professor Arthur M. Eastman gives his reply to Professor Korn at the end.

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