....I don't see how it is possible to incorporate remedial help into a curriculum taught by a part time lecturer, whose expertise is the subject matter, and, not remedial education.....
....one goal of the CSU Administration seems to be to "keep the bodies coming" so we have jobs....whether or not the body can comprehend the readings or write a solid report and/or be able to clearly and succinctly make an argument regarding a topic they have studied seems to be less important than filling seats in order to collect fees from the students and funds from the State Legislature.....
It would be interesting (at least to me) to know the number/%age of students who apply to LBS, who:
* are accepted and must take remedial classes
* are rejected, but would not have been placed in a remedial class
* the percentage of graduating students, who can not obtain a job commensurate with what they or others expect the student to obtain now that the student has earned a College Degree.
By the way, the Ivies (and, I believe the UC's) are having a problem with Chinese Mainland students, who take an English proficiency exam prior to being accepted to the Ivyy school due to the fact that the students are having someone else take their proficiency exam and consequently are arriving at school unable to speak and/or write English as well as expected.
Of course, the UC business model was (until this year) based on enrolling a large number of foreign students to make up for the funds not received from the State Legislature.
Interesting topic.....and very germane IMHO
: Looking forward to Sparky and BF's comments,
: as they may be insiders and may be able to
: inform us of how much of a problem
: unprepared incoming students pose for the
: University's mission.
« Back to index