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The Case for Minimum Teaching Standards

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  • J. S. Armstrong

    (The Wharton School)

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We all share the desire to improve the learning environment at Wharton and to have students who will be satisfied with this environment. While most of the Wharton Teaching Committee's recommendations are consistent with these aims, I believe that recommendation #1, to 'Establish Minimum Standards for Acceptable Teaching,'' will be detrimental to learning. I therefore recommend that we reject proposal #1. This letter describes how I reached this conclusion, suggests alternatives, and recommends a process for resolving tie issues.

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  • J. S. Armstrong, 2005. "The Case for Minimum Teaching Standards," General Economics and Teaching 0502011, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpgt:0502011
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    1. Attiyeh, Richard & Lumsden, Keith G, 1972. "Some Modern Myths in Teaching Economics: The U. K. Experience," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 62(2), pages 429-433, May.
    2. J. S. Armstrong, 2005. "Learner Responsibility in Management Education, or Ventures into Forbidden Research (with Comments)," General Economics and Teaching 0502012, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. JS Armstrong, 2004. "Teacher vs. Learner Responsibility in Management Education," General Economics and Teaching 0412020, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    learning; universities; business schools;

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    • A - General Economics and Teaching

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