Provost Barbara Feldman: Helping students create a masterpiece

Herald Tribune.com   December 20, 2018
Provost
If you listen to politicians, you’ve heard that the purpose of a college education is to help students find a job. And certainly that will be our students’ goal, before long — to get that first job and build a career.
The question is: How do we help them achieve that goal? And there’s no shortage of ideas — from providing more vocational programs to focusing on that ubiquitous acronym, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Liberal arts colleges, such as New College of Florida, believe in the value of an education that teaches you to solve problems from multiple perspectives.
Read Provost Feldman’s entire editorial here.
 


Founded in Sarasota in 1960, New College of Florida is the state's only legislatively designated Honors College of Florida. New College prepares intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement by providing a highly individualized education that integrates academic rigor with career-building experiences. New College offers 45 undergraduate majors in liberal arts and sciences, a master’s degree program in data science, and certificates in technology, finance, and business skills.

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