Thursday, April 25, 2013

American Baptist College = HBCU 106

This morning's (4/25/13) online edition of Diverse Issues carries an article by Ronald Roach, one of the most reliable reporter/editors covering issues related to HBCUs, that asserted that the U.S. Department of Education designated American Baptist College (ABC) in Nashville, TN, as HBCU number 106 last month (March 20, 2013). When I read the first few paragraphs, I was skeptical.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Why North Carolina's Five Public HBCUs Are Still Needed -- Part 1

A Very Bad Idea Whose Time Will, Hopefully, Never Come

In a recent article (Consolidate UNC Campuses But Give Savings to HBCUs,, 3/26/13), Mr. Rick Martinez lamented what he regarded as the unacceptably low graduation rates of North Carolina's five HBCUs -- Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, North Carolina A&T University, North Carolina Central University, and Winston-Salem State University. He proposed to raise their graduation rates by merging them into a smaller number of institutions and passing the savings that he anticipated from the lower costs of operating the more efficient consolidations to the merged HBCUs.

Saturday, April 06, 2013

MOOCs as eBooks

My belief that opportunities for greatest personal growth tend to lie along the lines of one's greatest weaknesses led me to decide about 15 or 20 years ago that I had to greatly increase my minimal knowledge of modern biochemistry.