L Dee Finks, Creating Significant Learning Experiences, takes a different turn in the last two chapters.  Here he moves to consider what support is needed in teaching environments to  ensure that significant learning experiences happen.

This is an interesting chapter as it has some numbers to it.  These things should take this long – in the way of thinking of Finks.  He gives rules of how much time should be allocated to certain work such as teaching and then the rest should be divided up in other activities such as research, service and improving teaching.

I am not in a position to agree or disagree with Fink at this point other than to say I think he is right.  If I am in charge of a department in a college then I will want to take these ideas and apply them further.  Regardless though the workload issues that he suggests are something all colleges need to consider.

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