Comments on: Fix higher ed in eight easy steps! (Free nutritious recipes included.) http://www.historiann.com/2011/02/21/fix-higher-ed-in-eight-easy-steps-free-nutritious-recipes-included/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:52:45 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Community College Spotlight | Public won’t buy ‘trust us, we’re experts’ http://www.historiann.com/2011/02/21/fix-higher-ed-in-eight-easy-steps-free-nutritious-recipes-included/comment-page-2/#comment-796146 Wed, 02 Mar 2011 15:46:16 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14233#comment-796146 [...] isn’t a persuasive argument, writes Community College Dean in response to Historiann’s rejection of measuring student learning, one of the ways to “fix” higher education in a Washington Post series. Historiann [...]

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By: Meaningful assessment & avoiding black holes | A Weird Fish http://www.historiann.com/2011/02/21/fix-higher-ed-in-eight-easy-steps-free-nutritious-recipes-included/comment-page-2/#comment-794999 Sun, 27 Feb 2011 23:34:13 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14233#comment-794999 [...] off of a couple of other blog posts, notably this one by Historiann, Dr. Crazy argues for a view of assessment in higher education that gets out from [...]

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By: cgeye http://www.historiann.com/2011/02/21/fix-higher-ed-in-eight-easy-steps-free-nutritious-recipes-included/comment-page-2/#comment-793389 Thu, 24 Feb 2011 16:15:20 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14233#comment-793389 Just posting this here as an advisory: yeah, they’re planning for worse:

http://www.blackagendareport.com/content/torturing-detroits-kids-racist-fun-and-profit

60 kids in a public school classroom means 60 kids whose chances of going past high school have been measurably worse.

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By: Some Thoughts on Assessment and Higher Ed « Reassigned Time 2.0 http://www.historiann.com/2011/02/21/fix-higher-ed-in-eight-easy-steps-free-nutritious-recipes-included/comment-page-2/#comment-793096 Thu, 24 Feb 2011 01:08:54 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14233#comment-793096 [...] those of you who are interested, the reason that I’m thinking about this stuff is because of this post and then this one, though I’m not really directly responding to [...]

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2011/02/21/fix-higher-ed-in-eight-easy-steps-free-nutritious-recipes-included/comment-page-2/#comment-792822 Wed, 23 Feb 2011 17:10:05 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14233#comment-792822 Jack, I think you’ve had enough fun this week. Buh-bye!

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By: JackDanielsBlack http://www.historiann.com/2011/02/21/fix-higher-ed-in-eight-easy-steps-free-nutritious-recipes-included/comment-page-2/#comment-792820 Wed, 23 Feb 2011 17:08:51 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14233#comment-792820 Ah,

*zap*

*poof*

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2011/02/21/fix-higher-ed-in-eight-easy-steps-free-nutritious-recipes-included/comment-page-2/#comment-792818 Wed, 23 Feb 2011 17:06:09 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14233#comment-792818 bookbabe: excellent point. U.S. Higher Ed is hardly struggling to fill seats and faculty positions. Just today, I heard that my uni has had 8,000 applicants for first-year slots and that apps are up 16%.

I guess that’s because all of those students and their families see higher ed as a huge waste of time and money?

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By: boobkbabe http://www.historiann.com/2011/02/21/fix-higher-ed-in-eight-easy-steps-free-nutritious-recipes-included/comment-page-2/#comment-792816 Wed, 23 Feb 2011 17:01:28 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14233#comment-792816 I agree that there are things colleges and universities could be doing better. No person or institution is perfect. But if colleges and unis are doing such a terrible job, why is the US the number one destination for people from every part of the world who want to further their educations? And, in spite of the hard economic times, it seems that the number of foreign students isn’t shrinking anywhere in US higher education.

Not all of those students–or foreign faculty members, for that matter–are coming from China or India or the Caribbean. Some are even coming from the wealthier and more technologically advanced countries. Why? As a French biologist who trained at Jussieu and the Pasteur Institute told me, there are research and teaching opportunities here that don’t exist even in European countries or Japan.

Any system that can attract talent in that way has something going for it. And that ability may be a good starting point for any changes that are worth making.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2011/02/21/fix-higher-ed-in-eight-easy-steps-free-nutritious-recipes-included/comment-page-2/#comment-792813 Wed, 23 Feb 2011 16:53:24 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14233#comment-792813 As a friend of mine once said, “A-HAHAhahahahaha!”

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By: Comrade PhysioProf http://www.historiann.com/2011/02/21/fix-higher-ed-in-eight-easy-steps-free-nutritious-recipes-included/comment-page-2/#comment-792812 Wed, 23 Feb 2011 16:51:13 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14233#comment-792812 Well, I have given a lot of deep thought to this highly sophisticated and subtle theory. Based on intensive complex analysis of the available evidence, I have concluded that it is, more likely than not, correct.

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