[lbo-talk] Platypus: what we are, what we do, and why

Alan Rudy alan.rudy at gmail.com
Sat Apr 10 14:07:35 PDT 2010

Hey Jeff: There's some great stuff in that volume, no? Diane was TQMed right out of a job in the early 90s... Stuff in that book is so prescient relative to the whole teaching effectiveness and learning assessment stuff going on across public universities these days... so much so that McGraw-Hill is working on accommodating such things, usually expressed in terms of pre- and post-tests rooted in Bloom's Taxonomy, into their textbooks and web augmentation... oy. A

On Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 4:49 PM, Jeffrey Fisher <jeff.jfisher at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 12:30 PM, shag carpet bomb <shag at cleandraws.com
> >wrote:
> >
> > http://cleandraws.com/2010/04/10/shagalize-button/
> ok that was totally worth my dipping into this thread. i've just been
> reading an essay from Audit
> Cultures<
> http://www.amazon.com/Audit-Cultures-Anthropological-Accountability-Anthropologists/dp/0415233275/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1270920407&sr=1-4
> >
> (the
> one by Shore and Wright) on auditing and academia (specifically,
> anthropology, but of course the issues are broader than that and are
> addressed in that way). The whole TQM thing was of course a huge part of
> this essay, and so Continuous Quality Improvement. Although, I really don't
> like how un-transparent your Shagalization logarithms are: transparentize
> urself! Submit to the Total Quality Panopticon!
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