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bin Amoz, Elder, and Potter, 2011 - B_n_B_6 1 - BEERNBONES...

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BEER’N’BONES 6.1 20 Another thing that has happened at my uni- versity, that has affected the education, is that if you don’t have a class that has more than 20 people in it, they usually cancel the class. So the attention that those of us would have liked to have in higher level classes in 2 nd and 3 rd year is not there, be- cause again it goes back to federal funding. I guess my assessment was that I wish there was a little more attention put to- wards training students well; that we’re giving them a good solid education, and I think there should be more federal funds going into it. With regard to getting science research funding it’s the same problem. Getting a grant to do research is getting more and more difficult to the point where the chance for getting an ARC research grant which used to be 50-60%, is now 18%. And they take an enormous amount of time to write. So money has become an issue for allow- ing good and in depth science to be both taught and research to be done. Palaeo legends, Pat Vickers-Rich and Tom Rich How would you expect the field to change in the next few decades? Pat:
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