Monday, November 14, 2011

Truth-in-Labeling for Colleges?

Sounds like a good idea.

...grade inflation in the humanities has been contributing to college students moving away from science, technology, engineering, and math fields, as well as economics, for the last half century. It's time for the pendulum to start swinging back. A gentle starting point would be to making the distribution of grades by institution and by academic department (or for small departments, perhaps grouping a few departments together) publicly available, and perhaps even to add this information to student transcripts.  --AmSpec quoting T. Taylor

Heh.  THAT will tighten sphincters at UW-Milwaukee's lib-arts/sociology departments.

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