The modus vivendi of this blog is plainly self explanatory. Pathetically,'progressives' regularly promote implausable, impractical or plainly asinine ideas. Who but socialists could for decades abuse the term 'economic rationalism' - without humiliation? THIS GOES TO THE VERY HEART OF ECONOMIC POLICY AND RATIONAL GOVERNMENT: TO WIT TO NOT CRITICIZE THE CONSERVATIVES AS BEING 'RATIONAL'!
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Thursday, 9 January 2014
As the newly - appointed Vice Chancellor of the University Of Sark...
Subject: As the newly - appointed Vice Chancellor of the University
As the newly - appointed Vice Chancellor of the University Of
Sark.... As the newly - appointed
Vice Chancellor of the University Of Sark, I vigorously object to Merv Bendle's
The Australian letters 9/1 about our ''market boutique courses'' and ''diploma
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THE rise of "boutique" programs in communications and other areas at universities ("Unis dismantle broad arts degrees to market boutique courses", 8/1) illustrates the problems identified by Nick Cater with the transformation of our universities into diploma mills offering increasingly worthless qualifications to gullible students ("Demand-driven model devalues degrees", 7/1).
Over the 20 years I taught in a university I watched as the traditional arts degree was devalued and marginalized by administrators desperate to chase government funding, while young people were enticed into a three or four-year commitment at the prime of their lives that would leave them with a huge HECS debt and little, or no, marketable qualifications.
Government policy, especially under Labor, appears designed only to safeguard the jobs of academics, many of whom are past their use-by date. At this rate our universities will have soon so debauched themselves that they will be an international embarrassment.