Christopher X J. Jensen
Associate Professor, Pratt Institute

An interesting model for ditching the deadline

Posted 05 Sep 2016 / 0

Chronicle VitaeIt’s Time to Ditch Our Deadlines

I am experimenting with “suggested deadlines” this semester, which are actually even more forgiving than the grace period and negotiable extension system that Ellen Boucher describes here. She makes a compelling case for dropping strict deadlines, and I have a feeling that her system makes a lot more sense than my suggested deadline experiment this semester. I like that as students get further and further behind on the deadline they have to have more and more active engagement with their professor: this is exactly what students who struggle with deadlines need to get on track.

A Minor Post, Assessment Methods, Higher Education, Teaching

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