Report: Students Expect Future Universities To Be Flexible, Accessible, Career-Oriented

Joshua Bolkan, Jun 11, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

According to this article, "students expect universities to be more accessible, flexible and focused on jobs, according to a new survey." This report will be reported without criticism (as it is in Campus Technology) but consider the source: "The "2014 Global Survey of Students" compiled responses from more than 20,800 students at 37 institutions in the Laureate network." I would imagine that if they surveyed 20K arts and humanities students at small liberal arts universities, the outcome would be rather different. We have to stop surveying 'university students' (and especially students from one particular institution) and start surveying 'people', whether or not they are in this or that institution.

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