Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Choose Between a Three-Month “All You Can Learn” Approach for $2,250 or an “Assessment Only” a La Carte Option

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Students in the new programs will be able to choose between a three-month “all you can learn” approach for $2,250 or an “assessment only” a la carte option where they pay for specific competency exams to progress through a degree program.

UW-Milwaukee has Higher Learning Commission approval to offer the following flexible degrees: a bachelor’s in nursing, a bachelor’s in diagnostic imaging, a bachelor’s in information science and technology, and a certificate in professional and technical communication. UWM plans to add another program, a master’s in nursing, in fall 2014.

UW System’s Flexible Option program gets $1.2 million grant from a foundation hooked up with ALEC. What could go wrong?

From the archives: Is the UW System Selling its Birthright for a Mess of Pottage? I’ve said this before, but the next step has got to be potential-based degrees. If we know from science that you could get the degree, do we really have to go through all the rigamarole of your actually getting it? Just take this IQ test instead.

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  1. Love the potential-based degree. With that logic I could be President. My elementary school principal would always tell me, as she was dragging me by the ear away from the trouble I had led my friends into, “But Ricky, you have such leadership potential!”

    rgrusin

    October 11, 2013 at 8:48 am

    • You may have seen on Twitter that the potential-based degree has already been superseded by the inexorable march of progress; I’ve realized we could save more costs if we assign college degrees pre-conception based on the parents’ genetic profiles.

      gerrycanavan

      October 11, 2013 at 8:51 am


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