Speaker at New England College: Colleges must change or be left behind
There are a number of ways colleges and universities can meet the needs of a changing student population. Online classes, hybrid courses that combine classroom time with online content and competency-based programs that allow students with strong knowledge in some areas to accelerate the degree process are just some of the ways institutions can address the needs and wants of modern kids.
But another avenue for decreasing the cost of education is cooperation between institutions, Selingo said. The schools could benefit by focusing on their strengths and letting other institutions step in to provide support in programs where there are weaknesses. The concept would call for one admission, access to many colleges, but would provide a single transcript.
Jessica Santos of the New Hampshire Office of Minority Health asked what the faculty workforce would look like should some of Selingo’s recommended changes take effect.
“When mandatory retirement ended, tenure didn’t,” he said. “We need a clock on tenure.”
Professors who become entrenched in the system and continue teaching when it may be past the time for them to go make it difficult for colleges to justify hiring full-time teachers, but the students are missing out on the benefits of having faculty mentors because the number of full-time professors is so limited.
Andrea Bard, a professor at Southern New Hampshire University, asked how students who have difficulty finding their classrooms are going to be able to negotiate the challenges of a nontraditional approach to educations.
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Arrest of dad at Gilford School Board meeting about Picoult book 'chilling' says judge, case dismissed - 2
- Police say Londonderry investigation related to Maine home invasion is ongoing - 0
- N.Y. man sentenced in sex assault of NH child in 1988 - 0
- Convicted murderer entitled to hearing on new DNA evidence after 42 years, Supreme Court rules - 2
- Farmington school evacuated for bomb threat; police say kids are safe - 0
- Two charged in thefts from parked cars in Manchester - 0
- Hudson man arrested in Nashua check-cashing scheme - 0
- Police investigating bank robbery in Nashua - 0
- Felony drug charge for Rochester man in crack cocaine case - 0
BANANAS and NH's energy needs
Enter to win tickets to see Tom Chapin
NH reacts to thaw with Cuba
Vermont's disaster: An Obamedy of errors
Win tickets to see Linkin Park
Arrest of dad at Gilford School Board meeting about Picoult book 'chilling' says judge, case dismissed
Convicted murderer entitled to hearing on new DNA evidence after 42 years, Supreme Court rules