Without academic expectations to bring structure to students’ time, too much time is wasted.In the absence of high academic and behavioral expectations, less demanding peer norms become dominant.Resolving the learning crisis will therefore require fundamental, thoroughgoing changes in our colleges and universities.
None of this makes for higher learning, nor does it adequately prepare students for employment or citizenship.
We need to rethink the ends and means of higher education.
What is needed is non-incremental change; to make higher learning a reality, we as a nation must undertake a comprehensive review of undergraduate higher education and introduce dramatic reforms in colleges and universities of all types.
Culture -- in higher education, and in our society -- is at the heart of the matter.
*Adapted from 51 Reasons You Should Go Back to College, by David K.
Take advantage of CHCP’s relationships with hundreds of providers in the medical field to help you advance your career.The core explanation is this: the academy lacks a serious culture of teaching and learning.When students do not learn enough, we must question whether institutions of higher education deliver enough value to justify their costs. Today’s jobs are more sophisticated and employers are expecting more with respect to skill, complexity, and specialization. Experience combined with education demonstrates to employers your motivation and drive to succeed. As more people continue their education, the competition for high paying, stable jobs will increase. People with higher levels of education tend to have better job security—and any credential you earn stays with you for life. We mean the enormous expenditures devoted purely to securing a “better ranking” in the magazine surveys.We mean the progressive reduction in academic, intellectual, and behavioral expectations that has undermined the culture, learning conditions, and civility of so many campus communities.Reconstituting the Culture of Higher Education The current culture -- the shared norms, values, standards, expectations and priorities -- of teaching and learning in the academy is not powerful enough to support true higher learning.As a result, students do not experience the kind of integrated, holistic, developmental, rigorous undergraduate education that must exist as an absolute condition for truly transformative higher learning to occur.There are many reasons on why continuing your education is important. Below is a list of 10 of those reasons to continue your education.