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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Cost-Cutting at Colleges and Universities

A College Without Classes

Forget credit hours—in a quest to cut costs, universities are simply asking students to prove their mastery of a subject.

Alana Semuels | July 31, 2015

Had Daniella Kippnick followed in the footsteps of the hundreds of millions of students who have earned university degrees in the past millennium, she might be slumping in a lecture hall somewhere while a professor droned. But Kippnick has no course lectures. She has no courses to attend at all. No classroom, no college quad, no grades. Her university has no deadlines or tenure-track professors.


<more at; related links: (The Neoliberal Arts; How college sold its soul to the market. September 2015) and (University of Akron and Others Look to Cut Costs. July 10, 2015)>

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