Category Archives: assessment

Ethical Learning, Responsibility, and Assessment

A long time ago, when I first became enamored with the possibilities of digital communication and deconstruction, I remember constructing a piece on spectrality and student work. I was proud when the piece won a Parlor Press award at Purdue … Continue reading

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Berlin, Vitanza, and Self/Assessment

Last night my graduate course on Contemporary Rhetoric spent some time in 1996; we discussed two important treatments of postmodern theory in Rhetoric and Composition–Vitanza and Berlin. Below is the lecture I gave. Those who shared a former life with … Continue reading

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Practicing Deconstruction Responsibly

I think deconstruction, when practiced well, is both destruction and construction. Derrida’s later work provides numerous examples of such positive practice. But this would just get us into a tired, commonplace exchange. In terms of changing the University, I am … Continue reading

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