Posts Tagged ‘Curriculum’

October 25th, 2014 - 10:51 am § in Politics, Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Ballot Recommendations: Two Sets of Similar Ideas

   Geov Parrish: This year’s general election ballots have been mailed out, and they’re…long. And complicated. Not to worry – I’m here to help. Because buried among the judicial races and “advisory vote” nonsense are some genuinely important, meaningful choices. Unlike this Augus[...]

September 30th, 2014 - 6:06 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Student Debt

This past April, facing the prospect of three 20-page papers due in the same week, Indiana University East student Harmony Glenn had a panic attack in the school library. “I couldn’t breathe, and my chest felt tight,” she said. “I was asking myself, ‘Do I push forward…or do I cut my loss[...]

September 25th, 2014 - 12:13 pm § in Schools & Colleges



May 12th, 2014 - 3:31 am § in Schools & Colleges

Why go to the UW? I .. A Community College Professor Speaks

This post at the AAUP listserv came as part of a lengthy discussion of the role of the community colleges in replacing the first two years of a college education .. the years we hope give students a broad basis for later life.  The reply by Professor Kinsel is worth reading because it shows how [&h[...]

April 10th, 2014 - 9:53 am § in Misc.

What $10,000 Can Buy In A College Degree

Historically, academic degrees were created to recognize expertise in religion, law, and government.  The terms “Rabbi” and “Doctor” were both pathways to careers dependent on book learning.  Similar titles recognized elite expertise in Confucian, Islamic  and Buddhist cou[...]

January 4th, 2014 - 9:42 am § in Schools & Colleges, Science, The Ave Scene

URGENT: Seattle Public Schools Face A Critical Decision on a New K-5 Math Curriculum

from CliffMass Weatherblog:   Seattle residents have until January 8th to provide input on a better math curriculum by emailing or faxing a form found here.   We don’t want another generation of Seattle Public School students receiving a crippling math education.  It would be a tragedy if[...]

December 14th, 2013 - 9:59 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Another Western Governor Message

This came in as a comment on a previous WGU post.  “Simple research would prevent false allegations.” The author comments: I don’t even know where to start. Lets first start with the faculty that you mention numerous times in your attack on WGU. WGU hires course mentors that serve[...]

December 4th, 2013 - 11:50 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Ignorance of what the politicians do is no excuse!

How many of us pay attention to the politician’s moves BEFORE they impact us. Politico has a very important piece on the two new people appointed by the Dept of Education to oversee higher education.  Neither Ted Mitchell, nominee for  undersecretary of education,  nor the administration’[...]

September 10th, 2013 - 4:35 am § in Uncategorized

Nursing and Western Governors University

comment from a nurse about WGU: I am a Registered Nurse.  I got the degree that made me eligible for the NCLEX exam at a traditional brick and mortar college, and one of the oldest nursing programs in the country.  Nursing courses are all pass/fail.  The NCLEX exam is pass/fail.  Some schools gr[...]

July 23rd, 2013 - 9:42 am § in America, Hypocrisy, Politics, Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Free Speech Leads to Dismissal of Tenured Faculty at Washington State College

  NOTE TO FACULTY: DO NOT — USE YOUR UW EMAIL THE Ave has long suggested that UW faculty use UW email as little as possible.  This story makes that point: A recent newsletter of the Society for Human Resources Management: raises disturbing issues of free speech on a Washington state coll[...]