Thursday, May 28, 2009

The changing nature of Higher Education

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The power-point presentation exams the believed role of University, the qualities desired by employer and the perceptions of students and questioning the direction of higher education.

A good reference. Where should our higher education head to?
There should have levels. The purpose of each level should
reasonably adapted to society/students' need. Are we doing that?
Did we study the need of our society?

Friday, May 22, 2009

Arne Duncan, Free Marketeer

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Still! A new accreditation system will help to level the play ground and ensure the free market spirit.

Transfer, Texas Style

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Ok. I am looking at this from a different angle. Doesn't this mean
that UTEP charges disproportionally for those prerequisite?
Isn't this what the problem of the high cost of higher education
these days? If institutions HAVE charged students based on
the true cost but not the price, we wouldn't have these drama
that UTEP did such a wonderful job after screw up in the first
place - how wonderful!

Just to make my point: The cause of high cost of higher ed is
there, we should address them directly. The solutions these
day is simply pushes the problem to community colleges.

Let me asked this, if community college can teach the prerequisite,
why should their instructors be paid less? With the growing
student body, shouldn't community colleges expand the student
services? Why should community college charge less while they
can provide the same services?