In her public lecture, Professor Sheila Slaughter will discuss the rising emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and professional fields in many public universities, and the many disparities this has created between these disciplines and the humanities ... Continue Reading →
Next time you hear a pundit say that to preserve America’s competitiveness or dynamism, we must replace the liberal arts with something more “practical,” take a second to check what they studied ... Continue Reading →
There is a good case, several in fact, to be made for the notion of differential tuition rates in the State University System. First, there is the supply and demand case: If there is a great demand for certain degree holders ... Continue Reading →
Texas Governor Rick Perry has a lot going for him in his efforts to rework higher education in his state. His appeals, particularly around cutting the cost of degrees for the state and families and churning out graduates with more “marketable” skills, tap into an emerging vein of popu ... Continue Reading →
Gov. Rick Scott says he wants more majors in science, technology, engineering and mathematics — the STEM fields. His Blue Ribbon Task Force on Higher Education Reform recently recommended achieving this goal by charging non-STEM students more. The task force report called this "differ ... Continue Reading →
Friday, 16 Nov 2012, Noon to 1:15 pm at Turlington Plaza, UF Campus—UF Graduate Assistants United and Gainesville Area Students for a Democratic Society will hold a joint press conference to discuss the finalized recommendations from the Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF) to reform higher ... Continue Reading →
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