Welcome to the League of Ordinary Gentlemen's Higher Education Symposium. The League is a blog site where you can always find engaging and interesting ideas and conversations. The people who write here, like ti write. Putting to good use the concept of "wrapping external content inside a SCUP sandwich" we are going to "read along" and bring you tidbits from this series of post about higher education.
by Michelle Togut
Higher education has caught up to some of the advances brought by the computer age. But the older model of the undergraduate experience remains very much alive on campuses across the country. The question today is who does that model serve? Certainly not adult students, who make up an increasing percentage of college students. Nor necessarily working students, who may need to stagger out their education in order to afford it. As we move further into the 21st century, our current system of higher education will likely undergo vast changes to make it not only more cost effective but also more relevant to the student body it serves.
by Alex Small
In a world that changes faster and faster and confronts us with more and more information, the last thing you need (at least after crossing certain basic levels of competence) is more training designed around the most efficient path to discovery of known results. You should encounter sophisticated role models approaching new ideas, because you’ll spend your life confronting more and more new ideas. In a changing world, anchors matter more, not less. I hope for a balance, where pedagogy researchers provide guidance on how to present ideas, and people doing basic disciplinary research decide what ideas to present.
by Wendie Lubic
The Common Application makes it easy to apply to multiple schools who accept it. (Emphasis in original.) The only thing that the Common App makes easier is that applicants don’t have to fill in basic data for each application, and there is one main essay. Each school has it’s own supplement which can be quite involved to fill out, and you still have to pay for each application!
More to come!