Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Professors of History Publish Article on SPC Capstone Courses

Dr. Eugenia Palmegiano, professor of history and Dr. Jerome J. Gillen, associate professor of history, co-wrote an article titled "The History Capstone Course at Saint Peter's College in Jersey City, N.J.," in the American Historical Association's newsmagazine, Perspectives on History.

The article, part of a forum on capstone courses in the Teacher column of the magazine, gives a brief history of the program at Saint Peter's College and describes the requirements and expectations of students within the program.

At the end of the course, students fill out a survey, including an evaluation of professorial performance in numerous categories and ranks each in relation to all other faculty. "This sobering reminder of our weaknesses is always good for the department and always an impetus to improve," the professors write. "Alternatively, the high marks that history faculty often achieve underlines how history serves students as the backdrop for all other courses."

No comments:

Post a Comment