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Monthly Archives: September 2011
Moves to curtail spending on higher education continue in Washington, DC., raising the perennial question: is it good to cut education funding at a time when jobs are so hard to find. The question is similar to the question of … Continue reading
The Tennessee Lottery has enough money in its reserves to last until 2024 if revenue and expenses remain the same, although it is currently spending more annually than it takes in. One Tennessee lawmaker says it would take an eight … Continue reading
No doubt you have often wondered, as have I, how it has come to be that P-16 educators are paid so little in our country. The main reason, I believe, has something to do with how career educators are attracted … Continue reading
Do you think the day will come when people no longer read at all? When they simply watch movies, TV, documentaries, or worse still; simply talk and figure that is good enough? Each successive generation seems to be moving further … Continue reading
One of the points someone usually makes when the subject turns to improving higher education is: “College is not for everybody”; a statement that seems true on its face and gets lots of nods of approval from those hearing it; … Continue reading
For most of my adult life I have found you need not look far for those who declare the current situation to be the “worst ever”, so at the risk of joining that chorus of doomsayers; I will submit that … Continue reading
Sate legislatures all over the nation are attempting to apply a “corporate model” to higher education, but perhaps nowhere is this more evident than in the state of Texas. The day before yesterday (Wednesday) Hunter Rawlings, the president of the Association … Continue reading
The general faculty meeting occurred today, attended by 43 or 44 faculty members. I know the rough number because we used clickers to guide us through a series of questions. I wanted to use the clickers as a way of … Continue reading
Michael Middaugh, for 20 years the director of the National Study of Instructional Costs and Productivity at the University of Delaware, a study whose findings UTM’s administration has used in the last several years; argues in the article linked below, … Continue reading