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Chronicle Looks to Professor Mikita Brottman for Expert Opinion in Front Page Story

Brottman shares her expertise on the evolving roll of faculty as classroom educators

Posted 09.05.10 by mica communications

Humanities professor Mikita Brottman talks about her teaching approach to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

In a Sept. 5 Chronicle of Higher Education front page article, humanities faculty member Mikita Brottman shares her expertise on the evolving roll of faculty as classroom educators.

The article, Why Teaching Is Not Priority No. 1, looks at how college campuses and students have changed greatly over the years but how the faculty's style of teaching has not. It explores a growing trend, brought on by increased pressure on accreditation, to prove that colleges are teaching what students need to know -- and that the teachers are finding a way to get through to the students.

Brottman says predefined learning goals aren't always appropriate. In her classes, she says, "it will be something different for everyone."

Brottman returned to MICA for the fall 2010 semester after a two-year period as chair of the program in engaged humanities at the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, Calif. Brottman is a British scholar, psychoanalyst, author and cultural critic known for her psychological readings of the dark and pathological elements of contemporary culture.

To read the article, click here.

 

Photo caption: Humanities professor Mikita Brottman talks about her teaching approach to The Chronicle of Higher Education. (Photo by Joey Pulone for The Chronicle)