Where *Do* We Go From Here?

News: So, Students Don’t Learn — Now What? – Inside Higher Ed.

As a professional academic advisor–my only job being to care about the things the quote below indicates no one cares about–I’m a little offended.

So now, Coleman asked, what next? In general, students aren’t studying enough; faculty members aren’t demanding enough of students; administrators aren’t paying attention to student learning outcomes; and the federal government isn’t awarding grant money to figure out why students aren’t learning, even as it calls for more completion

On the other hand, I know I haven’t seen a lot of government money being thrown at the work I do. And though I don;t hear it as much any more, I run out of fingers when trying to tally the number of professors I heard complain through my undergrad that they had no time to research or perform (I was a music major) because the department actually expected them to teach classes. Where does the “publish or perish” reality factor in to this equation?

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About Art

I'm the Director of Academic Advising at Quincy College. I'm hoping this can be a place to express the occasional thought that may mean something to someone. . .we'll see. I'm also a musician--I play the string bass in primarily the jazz and classical idioms (though I love many kinds of music and have played everything from folk and bluegrass to new wave and hard rock). And, as an Italian-American, I love good food and good wine. . .basically,don't be surprised by posts on any of the topics mentioned above ;)
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