Friday, August 19, 2016
From Alyssa DiRusso (Cumberland);
I am in the process of proposing a discussion group for SEALS 2017 to discuss assessment and pedagogy in tax courses. Because this will be a discussion group and not a “panel,” participants are still permitted to join a panel presentation as well. Please let me know if you are tentatively interested in being part of the discussion group for purposes of the proposal. You do not need to be a member of SEALS to participate, so long as at least half of the group consists of members. The annual meeting of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools will be held at The Boca Resort in Boca Raton, Florida, from July 30-August 6. Here is the draft of the discussion group proposal:
Discussion Group: Pedagogy and Assessments in Tax Courses
Assessing student learning in tax courses can be rather taxing. This discussion group aims to bring together professors who teach any tax course to share best practices in terms of teaching and learning. Topics include final exams and midterms, written projects, simulations, and other criteria professors use to assess student performance. Professors who have already developed “learning outcomes” consistent with ABA standards for specific tax courses will be encouraged to share them. The scope of the discussion group is intentionally broad and participants may touch upon any matter related to teaching or assessment in a law school tax course.
If you believe you would like to participate, please email me at no later than September 15 with your name, email, and school, and I will submit the proposal shortly thereafter. We can make additions or deletions as needed, so long as we have at least the ten minimum participants to propose the discussion group.