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?


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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