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Conceptual Innovation in Environmental Policy

James Meadowcroft and Daniel J. Fiorino (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036580
eISBN:
9780262341585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036580.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Concepts are thought categories through which we apprehend the world; they enable, but also constrain, reasoning and debate and serve as building blocks for more elaborate arguments. This book traces ... More


Environmental Impact Assessment: Can Procedural Innovation Improve Environmental Outcomes?

Richard N. L. Andrews

in Conceptual Innovation in Environmental Policy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036580
eISBN:
9780262341585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036580.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Environmental impact assessment originated in U.S. environmental policy as an “action-forcing mechanism” to compel integration of environmental policy goals into government agencies’ missions and ... More


Assessing Student Learning

Rena Levitt, Ari Bader-Natal, and Vicki Chandler

in Building the Intentional University: Minerva and the Future of Higher Education

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262037150
eISBN:
9780262343695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037150.003.0017
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter describes the tools and procedures we have developed to assess students’ intellectual progress at Minerva. These tools and procedures rely on six design principles: implement learning ... More


Going to the Doctor

Muriel R. Gillick M.D.

in Old and Sick in America: The Journey through the Health Care System

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635248
eISBN:
9781469635255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635248.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter describes paradigmatic office visits for an older patient. These visits are short, driven by the concern with physicians to perform well on quality indicators and on the demands of ... More


The Lay of the Land

Muriel R. Gillick M.D.

in Old and Sick in America: The Journey through the Health Care System

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635248
eISBN:
9781469635255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635248.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine and Older People

Medical practices differ in size, ownership, reimbursement, and structure. While the multispecialty group practices comes closest to achieving the geriatric ideal, the various models are more similar ... More


Finale

Muriel R. Gillick M.D.

in Old and Sick in America: The Journey through the Health Care System

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635248
eISBN:
9781469635255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635248.003.0013
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine and Older People

The evidence suggests that medical care for frail, old people should be interdisciplinary, coordinated, and accessible. Analysis of the current system suggests it should begin with comprehensive ... More


A New Look at General Education

Joshua Fost

in Building the Intentional University: Minerva and the Future of Higher Education

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262037150
eISBN:
9780262343695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037150.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

I summarize our general education model, compare it with other popular approaches, and discuss our approach to common challenges. All students complete the same four freshman seminars; each lasts the ... More


Beyond Hype, Hyperbole, Myths, and Paradoxes: Scaling Up Participatory Learning and Assessment in a Big Open Online Course

Daniel T. Hickey and Suraj L. Uttamchandani

in MOOCs and Their Afterlives: Experiments in Scale and Access in Higher Education

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226469317
eISBN:
9780226469591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226469591.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter describes an effort to scale up interactive “participatory” learning. It started with design principles that emerged in prior refinements of two conventional online courses. These ... More


Organizing Your Course as an Epic

Rebecca Pope-Ruark

in Agile Faculty: Practical Strategies for Managing Research, Service, and Teaching

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226463018
eISBN:
9780226463292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226463292.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

This chapter offers advice for using an Agile version of backward course design for both revising an existing course and planning a new course. After reviewing two popular backward course design ... More


Epistemic Assessment: Core Criteria and General Expectations

Sanford C. Goldberg

in To the Best of Our Knowledge: Social Expectations and Epistemic Normativity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198793670
eISBN:
9780191853203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793670.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter addresses the main roadblock to offering an account of the distinctly epistemic standards governing knowledge, once we assume that these involve both a reliability and a responsibility ... More


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