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Re: Re: Educational standards: USA/Europe/College+ by Kid on 2004-02-10 12:39:52
I'll tackle each one individually, I think. There'll be some overlap, but...c'est la vie.
For this question...I'll take the sterling £ (not 'lb' - that's a unit of weight)...though it is all under review for the next year's intake.
I paid £3300 fees a year for my 6 units. Quick maths. 6x12=72 72x2=144 £3300/144=£22.91 per hour of contact time. Now, if I give them the benefit of the doubt, and half that amount (thus doubling the time lecturers spend on our course) that gives me £11 an hour - at current rate, that's around $20 per hour of education.
As for the 36%...well, obviously its an average over the pieces of work, and anything less than 35% is considered a fail. I used to have the descriptions for each band. Essentially, a 35% piece of work could be submitted by a 15 year old, and shows no academic development since then. As the %s rise, so the academic level does too, until the high 80s, wherein the professors themselves would struggle to write such a piece.
I remember one band had "barely perceptible to the naked mind"...it was in a bad way.
I felt I was ripped off paying £11 an hour. A lot of my lectures were conversations that carried on, with friends, long after the lecture was finished - and thus, we could have just turned up, asked for a topic and talked amongst ourselves with a coffee, rather than in a classroom.
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|Re: Re: Re: Educational standards: USA/Europe/College+ by JohnnyG on 2004-02-10 22:07:25 | Reply to this|
|With various grants and scholarship proceeds I spent roughly half your expenditures for my undergraduate document. The University of Texas supplements students with the PUF fund. This system procures revenues from oil/gas leases throughout the state as well as collecting interest on alumni donations and stock/bond investment gains. This mainly assists with paying top professors a handsome wage and the happiness of the educational staff translates theoretically to inspired lectures and thorough tutorage. It also made the journey less painful for me financially.|