In the frenzy of preparing for a new fall semester, I came across this article/blog about the idea that students feel entitled.  While I don’t actually agree with all of this guy’s statements (read the comments!), I do think that we are missing the mark.  We need to figure out how to help students see the student-faculty relationship as more akin to a doctor/patient relationship.  A relationship that has to involve both parties in the progress and treatment of a “learning” problem….?  http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2011/07/29/bell_essay_on_changing_classroom_experience_to_meet_student_demands

 

My second “hmmmm” article from today is an interesting take on the skill set needed by faculty today. http://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2011/08/01/essay_on_the_skill_set_needed_for_faculty_members_in_the_coming_era

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