This past weekend, I attended one of those “Come-see-what-you-might-be-buying -your-kid” open houses at the local university. I wanted to go for several reasons, but one of them was to see how the teaching and learning environment of the University had changed in the 30 or so years since I had been an undergrad.
After an hour or so of being welcomed by a surrogate of the University President where we kept being told that the University was 12th in the nation for something or another, as well as being told that really, it doesn’t cost THAT MUCH (immediately followed by a woman that said you had to pay a lot for the privilege of parking your car but that the farther away you parked, the less it cost), we were shuffled off to the college of our children’s choice to take a grand tour of where our kids would be spending the next four years or so of their lives.
Much to my surprise, my son chose the College of Business Administration. So off we went, following the fresh faced student volunteers that carried a large sign on the end of a stick, protest style: “College of Business Administration.”
After a hike across the campus, we were ushered into the Business Ed building, which, while not exactly new, is one of the newish buildings on the campus.
Here is a promotional video they made about themselves:
We took a tour of the facility, which, in my mind , looked pretty much like EVERY SINGLE OTHER facility across the campus: Large rooms, lots of chairs stuck in lecture-style settings (We were told that this was the best way to teach large numbers of students! Oooh, Strike one!)