Happy New Year everyone:)
Speaking of New Year messages, I received the Macquarie University Summer 2010-2011 Alumni Magazine the other day and finally got around to reading Prof. Steven Schwarz's article and his ‘notes from the VC’s desk’. The Professor argues that universities should do more to teach students how to think and not what to think. He mentions the ongoing debate about whether students from disadvantaged backgrounds with lower marks should be let into universities. Some say no and others, obviously say yes. I find this a tad irritating as it is not about lowering standards to let potential students have a university education experience, it is about having enough pathway programs in place to assist people improve their educational outcomes.
I have attached the links to the Professor's Blog for you to have a look at if you like.