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  •  I think this issue is very specific to Education (1+ / 0-)
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    divineorder

    and how Schools of Education trend toward being run by increasingly for-profit means.

    I've worked for the SoE and also in the Arts & Humanities. Night and Day, ideologically.

    •  evidence please? (0+ / 0-)

      That might be true in singular cases, but I don't know if it translates as a trend.

      However, I am not surprised that there is a difference between your SoE and Arts & Humanities.  A School of Education (and colleges of nursing, business, engineering, etc) is a professional preparation program, so it has to play by the rules of the accrediting body.  Arts & Humanities (among other programs) have much more programmatic freedom.

      •  I think you've already given good evidence (0+ / 0-)

        in terms of the aims of the two schools. I'm sure I could dredge up articles and such, but I think you've already acknowledged the distinction pretty well.

        However, Arts & Humanities often have pre-teaching credential programs attached to them as well, some of which count in the stead of the CSET. So here, there can be an element of programmaticism which can be, at the same time, fairly flex.

        All of this aside, in the case of this Professor stating that she did not wish to participate in distance evaluations because of concerns about the efficacy of this form of assessment, and then her subsequently being fired (I won't say because of that, although I'm presuming it is), I do feel that is wrongful and that she has every right to challenge it. I want more information, of course, but this has my interest piqued.

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