BY JOHN KAPTEYN, GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
As most of us know by now, first-year classes can be rigorous. But behind the scenes, a lot of work goes into striking just the right balance between theory and practice so that students can maximize their learning experience, says Jacqueline Sutro, ASA academic vice president.
“Anderson is very much quantitatively focused – more so than other schools,” says Sutro, whose role involves liaising with students and faculty to optimize the classroom experience. In particular, Anderson has tried to keep its core classes broadly applicable, she adds.
Sutro has also spent her term pushing for more transparency to grading practices. As Anderson doesn’t exercise grade non-disclosure, it’s crucial for students to understand how they can improve their academic performance. As such, professors have voted and agreed to providing more interim feedback and additional information to allow students to assess their performance throughout the class.