February 7, 2007

Indiana State provost holds institutional reputation hostage

That's the only explanation I can see for C. Jack Maynard's proposal to eliminate physics and philosophy majors for undergraduates. Maynard's own research specialty is in higher ed, and according to the Educational Leadership, Administration, and Foundations web page, one of his interests is accreditation. Is this move the foundation for his next article, "How to Lose Accreditation and Influence People?"

(Other majors slated for elimination include art history and environmental life sciences. There are also associates' and graduate programs slated for elimination, and far more slated for consolidation. But what is a state university doing giving out terminal associates' degrees anyway?)

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Posted in Education policy on February 7, 2007 6:46 AM |