More on large lecture classes from Senators Negron and Bean

This might turn out to be a good two years for college science teaching reform.  In addition to the statement by incoming Senate President Negron at UF on Tuesday, there was also this on Tuesday at UNF, as reported by FloridaPolitics.com:

The performance funding formula, Negron said, inadvertently creates a “perverse incentive to round up 500 students in an auditorium.”

Senator Bean echoed this concern, noting that his son at the University of Florida “didn’t see a real teacher until his junior year.”

In closing, Negron noted that “this is the first time we’ve been able to dive in” to these details, and pledged to work with the State University System Board of Governors to make meaningful reforms.

 

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