Wendy Trevor, Executive Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Constructive criticism is like medicine. We know it’s good for us, but that doesn’t mean we like it. In higher education it’s crucial that we learn to accept it. From students working on a first degree to academic researchers and writers who publish regularly, we all can learn from helpful feedback. Here’s a link to a brief article about why it’s important to embrace constructive criticism provided by instructors in feedback and how to think about it as a road map to development, and not a judgment about capability or effort.
Constructive Criticism in an Online Environment