J. Scott Self, Ph.D.


The title of this post sounds strange, indeed. I suppose that one could imagine a hundred different heresies emanating from the idea of connecting grades to salvation. Let me see if I can expand on just one of those possible heresies… Several of my colleagues and I have been working on a proposal for a conference where we focus upon providing feedback to doctoral students’ writing. Since the conference is comprised of… Read More

I’ve been thinking about what a learning outcome of “empathy” would look like as a student learning objective (SLO) in curriculum development. Part of the reason for this reflection stems from creating a course on Epistemology and Critical Thinking for undergraduates at my Christian university. As I talk about this with colleagues, I am seeing a wide range of operating definitions for “empathy.” From a semanitcs point of view, this is not… Read More