We are busy working on several articles and waiting for the Fall semester enrollment numbers from Shorter, but we still find time to check out what is happening in the news.
We expect to see good numbers from Shorter, since it appears that other private colleges in the area are experiencing good enrollments. Reinhardt and Berry (ranking #121 on the U S News rankings of Best Liberal Art’s Colleges) seem to be doing especially well.
Dr. Charles Negy is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Central Florida. He is also author of several textbooks, including Introduction to Psychology and Cross-Cultural Psychotherapy. Dr. Negy brooks no nonsense in his classes. His students rate him as “interesting” but note that he “will make fun” of comments in class.
While we don’t know Dr. Negy personally, we do know that good professors often call into question statements that are made in class and challenge students to defend them. Students are expected to think through their comments, to be open to new concepts and to weigh the merits of all arguments before reaching a conclusion. This is part of the critical thinking process; a necessary skill that is learned in a higher education classroom.
After what must have been a particularly difficult class, Dr. Negy wrote an email to his students. That email has gone viral and has been published in many places online. You may find the email here.
Dr. Negy, we couldn’t agree with you more.
Meanwhile, Shorter has had two more departures:
SHORTER UNIVERSITY DEPARTURE # 85
MS. TARA M. JONES
DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL AID
6 YEARS OF SERVICE
SHORTER UNIVERSITY DEPARTURE # 86
MS. ROBIN HOLT-MCLAREN
ASST. DEAN OF STUDENTS, CAPPS
4(?) YEARS OF SERVICE
Parents of Shorter students, you better hope your child’s financial aid is already in order. According to our calculations, there are only a couple of people left in that department. Handling the aid packages of all those students is going to be mighty difficult.