Video: How 60 Minutes inspired MnSCU trustees today

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bryQ9xt5gwk

For a bit of inspiration this morning, the board watched this recent “60 Minutes” segment on Freeman Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County.

He’s apparently working wonders getting a racially diverse student body hooked on science, technology, engineering and math.

The video above is just a snippet. You can apparently view the whole segment here.

  • MnProf

    The 60 Minutes piece notes a UMBC program that bans social media from the classroom, apparently to good effect.  But what a disconnect with the survey cited below about student expectations of access to tech devices and social media!

  • MnProf

    The 60 Minutes piece notes a UMBC program that bans social media from the classroom, apparently to good effect.  But what a disconnect with the survey cited below about student expectations of access to tech devices and social media!

    • Anonymous

      Good eye — that’s interesting. One could argue that perhaps colleges shouldn’t treat students as customers and cater to their desires.

    • Anonymous

      Good eye — that’s interesting. One could argue that perhaps colleges shouldn’t treat students as customers and cater to their desires.