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Welcome to our newest blog!


 

Welcome to our brand new “In the Classroom” blog, where you can read a diverse group of professors discuss their experiences teaching and attempting to improve undergraduate education.


 
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Welcome to our newest blog!

  1. Its a pleasure to be a part of this ongoing conversation. I look foreward to the discourse. Hopefully in the weeks and months to come together we can address some of the really “wicked’ issues regarding students’ experiences in postsecondary education. Lets see where we go from here.

    Tony

  2. Private versus public often comes down, in the end, to the quality and commitment of those charged with minding the institution. We don't have accountability in Advanced Education here in Alberta, at the present time. Our Minister, Doug Horner, is entranced with the other half of his portfolio, Technology. He doesn't give a hang about accountability at Advanced Education. Unfortunately, if the primary source of money doesn't care about accountability and transparency, then, human nature being what it is, the odds are pretty good that it won't be long before the recipients of the largesse won't care about that either. If a private institution is being supported by businesspersons who are accustomed to ensuring that there are concrete results for their dollars, then they will ensure a degree of accountability. Of course, they will also tend, over time, to direct the content of the education to conform to the needs of business.

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