Friday, August 14, 2015

Defining College

Inside Higher Ed
August 14th, 2015


The Association of American Colleges and Universities has worked to make its voice heard in discussions about competency-based education, MOOCs and other trendy alternatives to traditional higher education.
Yet as the academy’s primary defender of the value of a liberal education, the group’s real goal must be to defend the status quo and keep the upstarts at bay, right?
When asked about that possible ulterior motive, the association’s longtime leader, Carol Geary Schneider, says she’s just as likely to hear the opposite criticism -- that she’s doing the bidding of technocrats who want to dismantle higher education.

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