UT rejects Rick Perry’s plan to treat students as ‘customers’ in new proposal

In a 17-page-report released on Wednesday, the Liberal Arts dean at the University of Texas rejected Rick Perry’s much touted plan to treat students as ‘customers’ in order to reduce costs, reports the Huffington Post. Randy Diehl blasted several of the proposed reforms to the University of Texas system which include judging teachers on student evaluations and making research more limited unless for direct financial gain…

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Several Texas colleges are using private recruiters for online classes

More than 100,000 students have been recruited to online classes in Texas since 2007.

Several Texas public universities have turned to private companies to help enroll thousands more students — not for classes on campus, but online.

Some state leaders want to explore expanding that model. They see potential to educate more Texans at lower cost.

But others worry a massive online expansion could hurt academic quality, while sending millions of tuition dollars to for-profit ventures.…Read More