ENGL 112 Higher Education at Risk.docx - HIGHER EDUCATION AT RISK 1 Higher Education at Risk Lorena Ceballos Ivy Tech Community College HIGHER EDUCATION

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HIGHER EDUCATION AT RISK 1 Higher Education at Risk Lorena Ceballos Ivy Tech Community College
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HIGHER EDUCATION AT RISK 2 Abstract Is the Higher Education System at risk? Well, either you believe it or not I think it is at risk. The documentary film called Declining by Degrees: Higher Education at Risk by John Merrow displays the good and bad about colleges and universities that can be found at any campus in America. Faculty and staff struggle with the poor study’ habits college students have by barely passing their classes and end up dropping out of college. Faculty worries that they might not get tenure (a life time job) if they don’t have enough publications within six years of teaching. Some students struggle to keep up with their busy schedule between work and school, while others pay more attention to their social life during college than studying for their classes. College’ Presidents are worry about Budget’s Cut and keeping enrollment high every academic year. As John Merrow said “Powerful forces are driving higher education in new directions”. Merrow’s argument is effectively supported by data and by appropriate use of human interest stories. The serious tone and his research makes his conclusions seem credible and warranted.
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HIGHER EDUCATION AT RISK 3 Higher Education at Risk The whole idea of going to college has changed over the last two decades leaving students unprepared for the workforce. Throughout this documentary, the filmmaker John Merrow describes all the stages college students experience from the first day of college to the end of their 4 years’ degree. Furthermore, the author shows all the emotions and frustrations that faculty and staff are facing with students and the system of higher education. Merrow’s intended
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