mass spectrometry

Diffusion of Light


This week I attended back-to-back meetings in New Orleans (Complete College America) and Boston (the College Board), banking more miles and a couple of crash courses in the state of higher ed.

The Complete College America meeting was a pep rally for the states participating in that part of the national effort to produce more degrees.  CCA touted its attention-grabbing report from a year ago called “Time Is the Enemy,” plus a more recent screed on remediation.  However shrilly delivered, their points were well taken, and well received.  My favorite:  we could use more stackable degrees.

The thinking behind this goes:  Don’t put students through remediation, or through GE, ahead of pre-professional training.  Instead put all three side-by-side, at every step.  It contextualizes the broad learning, it makes the basic skills feel purposeful, and it enriches understanding in the major.  And not incidentally, it assures…

View original post 717 more words

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s