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Old 07-11-2009, 07:02 AM   #18
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The new university will focus on science, engineering, information systems and architecture.
Compare this with a recent article in "Inside Higher Education" ( http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2009/07/09/baldwin ) where I quote:

"But the focus by reporters and educational policy makers on the potential closure of some colleges may mask a more serious threat to liberal arts colleges: a slow abandonment of their traditional mission in favor of a more “professional” orientation.

This longer-term and more significant trend was first highlighted by the economist David Breneman nearly 20 years ago in a 1990 article that asked, “Are we losing our liberal arts colleges?” At that time he concluded that many one-time liberal arts colleges were not closing, but gradually transforming into “professional colleges” as they added programs in vocational fields such as business, communications and allied health."

Then my question is: Are we really getting a LAC? Or is the government just giving us another university focusing on what simplysheena commented as "studying courses that serve a practical and functional purpose in order to secure steady income-generating jobs in future".
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