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A sports stadium does not determine whether or not a university promotes a quality curricula.
U of P is not the typical college model with two semesters and 15 credit-hours per. If that one-size-fits-all model worked for everyone, more students would have earned college degrees. In Arizona, 65% of students drop out from ASU within the first year. Only 54% graduate after six years. Only 34% graduate within four years. College is hard. It's expensive. And it's difficult for many people to pursue a degree, work and raise a family. Hence the development of the U of P model for working adults 23 and over.
U of P people do care. I graduated from the school. They helped me every step of the way. I'm sorry for your unhappy experience.
Did U of P prepare me for my current job? In many ways, yes, in most ways, no. But a similar degree from another university offered the same coursework. At least my courses were taught be people who worked in the "real" world during the daytime, such as Mayo Clinic and Barrows Neurological Institute. I learned from their daily experiences. It was a real eye-opener. What many of my instructors did not know was how to teach. They were not education majors. They did not understand how to impart their wisdom. So, I had to work harder to learn, but I did learn. When I attended a big-time university back east, I was one of 500 students in my classes. The classes were taught by graduate students. At U of P, in my core classes, I was one of only eleven students. I could contact my instructor day or night. If they didn't know the answers, they sought to find them for me.
U of P doesn't fit for everyone. But neither does ASU. The BEST education I ever received, by far, was from Mesa Community College. I earned 60 credit hours from them and I still refer back to what I learned.
The bottom line is you get out of education what you are willing to put into it.
I'm sorry for the 700 employees out of work. How sad for them to be jobless. How sad for you to rejoice in their demise.Dec 5, 2010