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“End the University as We Know It”

Here’s a controversial Op-Ed piece from the New York Times:
End the University as We Know It
by Mark C. Taylor
Published: April 26, 2009
It starts by stating that “Graduate education is the Detroit of higher learning.” He suggests that what is needed is:
1. Restructure the curriculum, beginning with graduate programs and proceeding as quickly as possible to undergraduate programs.
2. Abolish permanent departments, even for undergraduate education, and create problem-focused programs.
3. Increase collaboration among institutions.
4. Transform the traditional dissertation.
5. Expand the range of professional options for graduate students.
6. Impose mandatory retirement and abolish tenure.
Looks like a great start to a debate.

Posted on: April 28, 2009, 11:18 am Category: Uncategorized