Thursday, January 1, 2009

Cat Fight

This should amuse the academics among you.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yep -- if by "amuse" you mean "baffle" and "vex"!

Best wishes for 2009.

MYOS said...

Do you think David Lodge could write a short story about it? :p

About academics and snowballs - apparently, the law does not require universities to keep the IUT's budget at its previous level once they get under their umbrella. The IUTs (= selective, small colleges with good student/faculty ratio, adequate facilities, and 2-year programs that serve as an escape route to get to the licence in good conditions, even though originally they served as Applied Science colleges...) are successful, well-funded, and could thus lose both independence and specificity, not to mention success rates.
Yet the Pecresse law seems good, even though an ominous academic predicts that soon tuition will rise.

http://www.michele-delaunay.net/blog/2008/12/30/1028-les-iut-menace-de-gros-temps-sur-navire-gagnant
http://www.lemonde.fr/opinions/article/2009/01/02/l-an-i-de-l-autonomie_1137163_3232.html