articles tagged: college
comp sci students’ rage against the machine
# tech

comp sci students’ rage against the machine

Colleges are trying to figure out who'll actually succeed in a computer science program, and they're starting to find some interesting insights.

changing comp sci for all the wrong reasons
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changing comp sci for all the wrong reasons

A disagreement between academic and industrial computer science is threatening to leave students in an educational no-man's land.

college advice, pretentious posturing included
# education

college advice, pretentious posturing included

William Deresiewicz would like to lift up the humanities by tearing down STEM, with a little casual racism and xenophobia on top for good measure.

academics double down on their defense
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academics double down on their defense

Colleges are being confronted about the mixed outcomes of their graduates and they're not taking the feedback seriously.

why we need to rethink higher ed once again
# education

why we need to rethink higher ed once again

In light of eye-opening reports about higher ed, Americans need to start asking themselves a fundamental question: how many people really need to go to college?

go to college, get a degree, and then what?
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go to college, get a degree, and then what?

A study of over 2,000 students found some very disturbing facts about the American college system.

how academia unplugs from the outside world
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how academia unplugs from the outside world

The ivory tower phenomenon is real, and it's brutal on scientists and their research.

how to highlight colleges’ existential dilemma
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how to highlight colleges’ existential dilemma

Humanities scholars are still on a campaign to discourage the rise in STEM and vocational majors.

why yes, doctors do need science classes
# education

why yes, doctors do need science classes

Not making future doctors take enough science classes or pass stringent exams to appeal to humanities majors is a recipe for disaster.

is it time to rethink what we mean by higher ed?
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is it time to rethink what we mean by higher ed?

College education seems due for an overhaul and the first step may be admitting that not everyone needs it.

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