College notes

by David Safier

  • New, cheaper AZ colleges? A few ideas are being discussed by the AZ Board of Regents, like buying a community college, then making it into a four year institution, or creating a number of four year colleges around the state that don't emphasize the research component, which would bring costs down. Good ideas. They'll take time, however. I wonder if a few CCs could offer a limited number of four year degrees in critical areas in the interim. If it works out well, make the programs permanent.
  • ASU's Barack Obama Scholars Fund. "Through a combination of federal, state, institutional, and private resources, ASU will cover the estimated direct costs" of students from families making $60,000 or less. If this includes new money that wasn't available before, the program is definitely a "lemons into lemonade" solution to the faux pas of refusing to give Obama an honorary degree (which you know had to be a bone thrown by the Regents to the neanderthals who control the university purse strings in the legislature. Like most of those bones, it didn't work out quite as well as they hoped.).

0 responses to “College notes

  1. Life experience is the most important criterion for awarding degrees for life experience. You can get your dream degrees in any major or subject of your choice. It is the best alternative around to further your unfinished school or college education. Your proven skills in your career and experience of your life are the two main factors that would decide the eligibility. On the basis of evaluation of your professional knowledge and experience, you will be allotted life experience credits. Rests of the things are very easy.

  2. Whether we are talking living elected Republicans, living elected Democrats or those ever so few (but hopefully growing ranks of) living elected Libertarians I think it is a just horrible idea to name any government fund or building after any living person (especially any living politician, which goes double for politicians currently in office).

    I am willing to give credit where credit is due but naming a government paid for scholarship fund for Barack Obama is disappointing. Mr. Obama didn’t pay for the fund, taxpayers did.

  3. In many places, you can get a 4 year degree in high demand areas like nursing and education that don’t necessarily need a research component. This seems like a no-brainer.