Sunday, March 6, 2011

My Upcoming Talk: America's Most Overrated Product: Higher Education...and How to Reinvent it

This Wednesday at 7:00, I'll be giving a free public talk at U.C. Berkeley (209 Dwinelle Hall:) America's Most Overrated Product: Higher Education...and How to Reinvent it.

Here's the blurb on the talk:
Dr. Nemko, who holds a Ph.D.from Berkeley specializing in the evaluation of education and subsequently taught in Berkeley's graduate school, believes that higher education, especially at prestigious universities--provides bad value for the time and money, in learning growth, personal growth, and in employment. He will discuss how higher education should be reinvented so it lives up to the deceptive promises in colleges' promotional materials and more importantly, lives up to the unquestioned cliché that American higher education is a national treasure. He will also offer practical advice on how to make the most of Berkeley, plus career and entrepreneurial ideas for reinventing higher education. This is a public event. All students, faculty, administrators, and the public are welcome.


Moravecglobal said...

Cal campus Chancellor can find $3,000,000 for consultants to do work of his job and many vice chancellors while east coast university does same at no cost. Chancellor Birgeneau University of California Berkeley spend $300,000 for lectures during Cal deepest deficit in history.
Funds found but not for students and faculty

Shawn said...

The more I think about higher ed the more I think the change needs to begin with the employers. Employers dictate the market. If Google suddenly said that they would hire HS grads or community college grads with a 2 year degree, less people would go to a 4 year college or even go to college to begin with.


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