Friday, November 06, 2009

Links for 11/6/09

Barbara Kiviat
Because whether or not you want everything you're paying for is a different question. State-of-the art classrooms and more professors for each student sound great—but are you interested in tossing in another $10K to pay to build luxury dorms and Olympic-quality athletic facilities? For $50,000, you get a whole lot more than an education.
Tim Ranzetta
"There is no way to escape being a slave to the quarterly report. Quality education and higher education are two masters. You can't serve both."

School president quoted in 1991 Report "Abuses in Federal Student Aid Programs" made by the Permanent Subcomittee on Investigations of the Committee on Governmental Affairs
Doug Lederman
When the country's two major associations of public universities were trying to craft a new accountability system three years ago, they found that many of their member institutions (and especially their faculties) were deadset against the idea of choosing one measure of student learning outcomes…

In response, the groups settled on three possible options…

the groups released a federally funded analysis of a "test validity study" conducted by the makers of the three tests showing that the three tests produced comparable outcomes…
A picture from Jake


capeman said...

No wonder people want to have a college degree!

Cowboy said...

caveman, you should try to get one.