In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, Jane Shaw discusses ideas for change in higher education that she has come across in several recent conferences. The common thread is that the ideas she likes all have a "bottom-up" character rather than "top-down." I strongly agree that good change is apt to come from the "little platoons" rather than through higher ed's generals seeing what's gone wrong and then implementing constructive ideas. The generals are for the most part too busy with a) fundraising and b) the diversity mania to do much good.
- November 12, 2009