What would I change about higher ed?
Well, a lot. I would change the tenure process. It’s complicated, narrow-focused (generally), and it doesn’t necessarily make sense to me. How would I fix it? I honestly couldn’t say.
I would love to see more access of higher education for free. Oh yes, you heard me right, FREE. I said(wrote) it. I have been very blessed to attend college in Georgia, my home state and source of HOPE scholarships. What does that mean? If I kept my grades up I got to go to school for FREE. I graduated without debt, I could choose what school I wanted to go to for graduate school without worrying about recovering from debt. Debt is far too common.
I would make our universities more accessible to the public. We shouldn’t be in ivory towers, nor seen as being in such. Extension should have a greater presence. Many students don’t even know what extension is!
“That I may serve”. Not ourselves, others. We should be focusing on higher education for the greater good, not just a piece of paper with a fat salary and a fancy frame to stick on the wall.