Richard Hersh – Basis for U-M Praise on Colbert

University of Michigan, as an undergraduate school, was recently applauded by Richard Hersh, higher education consultant, on the Colbert Report for its rigor and “wonderful” work with students. His essay with Richard Keeling, excerpt below, further discusses from where his criticisms of higher education are coming. Interestingly, education traditionally attributed to the liberal arts is what Hersh and Keeling see as most important and lacking at many institutions.

“Too many college graduates are not prepared to think critically and creatively, speak and write cogently and clearly, solve problems, comprehend complex issues, accept responsibility and accountability, take the perspective of others, or meet the expectations of employers.” Read more: Inside Higher Ed



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