“I've worked at two partnered programs between U.S. and Chinese schools. Both interviews left me expecting highly proficient students and solid programs. Soon after I started working, I saw these claims were far from accurate. The accreditors need to get serious and examine these schools as they should. I've found rampant social promotion schools turn a blind eye to what's going on. At one program they rushed low intermediate English Chinese high students through a month long intensive college level American history class. They all got incompletes and I had a month to tutor them to write two essays. In the end the essays were mediocre at best. Many had no idea what the assignment asked for. Yet less than 10 hours after they submitted the essays all received their grades. A's and B's for writing that was at a 4th grade level. I doubt the professor even read them.
American schools that want extra income are looking to China. There probably are a few good programs out there and some students do have the skills and work ethic that enables them to succeed in and international program. Sadly, many more are sucked in with big promises "Come to our school and you can transfer to Stanford" (theoretically anyone can, but in practice?)
Too many students are being sold a bill of goods.”
“Amen. I have a masters degree in Education and yet have chosen to teach in Asia because the pay in the US is too low. As I consider returning to live in the US, I realize that although I've taught for 13 years, have presented at international conferences and published articles on teaching, my pay in the US would be quite low. Thus should I return to the US I will change careers. If the salaries were on par with other professions, I'd remain in the field.”
“I'd boycott Notre Dame. They clearly idolize football at the expense of all else.
I agree that campus police should automatically turn over a felony case to the REAL police. Conflict of interest and all.”
connorin on Dec 17, 2010 at 10:47:58
“That is your decision to do as you wish. If you think the same isn't/hasn't happened at a number of other universities (and probably far worse) that was covered over by alumni, than you have a great shade of rose colored glasses”
“Absolutely! She wouldn't have bothered. She wasn't an attention seeker.
What galls me is that this so-called Christian school has taken such a legalistic approach rather than one influenced by the Bible.”
connorin on Dec 17, 2010 at 10:29:09
“They took a legalistic approach because the law requires it. If they punish the accuser in any way without any form or proof, no conviction, not even charges filed, then the player can come back at the university with a lawyer as well”