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A Different Kind of University’
« on: March 19, 2018, 10:14:39 AM »
Time are a changing.    :thumbsup:



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“Shocked, dismayed and angry”: faculty members at Wisconsin Stevens Point react to a plan to cut 13 majors, including English, history, political science and sociology, and expand more job-oriented programs.

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Re: A Different Kind of University’
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2018, 11:41:03 AM »
Time are a changing.    :thumbsup:



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“Shocked, dismayed and angry”: faculty members at Wisconsin Stevens Point react to a plan to cut 13 majors, including English, history, political science and sociology, and expand more job-oriented programs.

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http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018/03/13/faculty-members-wisconsin-stevens-point-react-plan-cut-13-majors

Very interesting. It appears market forces are working and universities are having to face reality. Of course, we have the leftist faculty losing tenured jobs and the hand wringing that goes with it. Sorry folks, the purpose of a university is to provide an education to assist people going forward and not provide tenured jobs for leftists.  Not addressed directly in the article is the fact that young people are making decisions to major in fields that will help them get a job. We may be turning a corner here and quite encouraging.
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Re: A Different Kind of University’
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2018, 12:36:12 PM »
Very interesting. It appears market forces are working and universities are having to face reality. Of course, we have the leftist faculty losing tenured jobs and the hand wringing that goes with it. Sorry folks, the purpose of a university is to provide an education to assist people going forward and not provide tenured jobs for leftists.  Not addressed directly in the article is the fact that young people are making decisions to major in fields that will help them get a job. We may be turning a corner here and quite encouraging.

Yes they may actually be able to go out and get a real job after four years of college.

Bottom line money pays the bills, be it for a College or making a home and family.   
A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.- James Freeman Clarke

Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession.  I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.  ~ Ronald Reagan ~

Always remember "Feelings Aren't Facts."

 

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