Tag: #universities

The Student-As-a-Customer Model Will Be the End of Academia

More and more colleges and universities are treating students as customers, showing them how to push a button or fill in a formula without teaching them how to think and solve problems. I might be old school, but I’d rather train and mentor my future colleagues instead of just showing students how to push a button.

The blind teachers leading the blind students

I’ve been going to school since I was four years old. In those 30+ years, I’ve been the student of some very good teachers and some very bad teachers. The good teachers were good teachers not because they let me get away with not doing a homework or gave me extra credit on an exam. On the contrary, the good…