Back to school

The fall semester at UNC-Chapel Hill begins in about two weeks, so my thoughts and efforts are on preparing for the 2007-2008 academic year. Here are two places on the Web that I will keep my eye on:

  • Media Bistro has started a series called J-School Confidential, which promises to provide the inside story of what’s happening in the classroom. The first entry is (predictably) about Columbia University’s program.
  • Tom Bowers, recently retired from the UNC-CH journalism school, continues his blog about teaching. Bowers’ latest topic is about how to grade writing, and his measured and sound advice will earn high marks from anyone who’s been faced with a stack of assignments.