Friday, September 07, 2007

What is the best way to reward excellence in teaching?

I propose ... that institutions should empower graduating seniors to reward teaching excellence. Colleges should do this by giving each graduating senior $1,000 to distribute among their faculty. Colleges should have graduates use a computer program to distribute their allocations anonymously.

This idea is from James D. Miller (an economist at Smith College), and it appeared today in Inside HigherEd.