Kelderman, E. (2010) Credit hours should be worth the cost, House Panel members say Chronicle of Higher Education, June 16

I see US legislators are still trying to use chains and yardsticks to measure the speed of light. I don’t need to say anything about this stupid suggestion – just read the comments to the article.

The real problem is not with the credit hours per se as a measure but with the whole process of institutional and program accreditation in the USA, which needs a thorough overhaul. However, this seems to be going about it in the wrong way, or rather from the wrong end of the problem.

For a much better discussion of what this is all about, see:

Epstein, J. (2010) Method to Miller’s Madness Inside Higher Education, June 18


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