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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:46 AM

Walker might complete college degree

Calling it the "21st century face of the Wisconsin Idea," University of Wisconsin System President Kevin Reilly on Wednesday announced that UW-Milwaukee would offer four new "flexible option" degree programs in the fall that will allow adult students to earn credits online at their own speed using knowledge learned anywhere, be it a classroom, on the job, in a free online lecture or in the military....

It's competency based, not classroom based," said UW System spokesman David Giroux. As soon as students display competence in an area, using assessments developed by UW System professors, they can pass through to the next stage.

The new offerings bachelor's degrees in nursing, diagnostic imaging and information science, a master's in nursing and a certificate in professional and technical communication are the first in an expected wave of flexible degree offerings. They are intended to make university degrees more accessible to the estimated 750,000 adults in Wisconsin who have some college experience but no degree, which can stall professional advancement.,,

Walker, who noted he doesn't have a college degree and might eventually get one through the online program, repeated his support for them on Wednesday and said he'd like to expand the offerings to other professional fields.


I suppose a college degree would be a good thing to have for a Presidential run. Perfect- a Presidential candidate with an online degree. Of course he has to demonstrate "competence" first...

http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/university/uw-milwaukee-will-be-st-system-school-to-offer-flexible/article_69884608-3961-11e2-8fb6-0019bb2963f4.html

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lutefisk Nov 2012 OP
HereSince1628 Nov 2012 #1
dembotoz Nov 2012 #2
HereSince1628 Nov 2012 #3
lutefisk Nov 2012 #8
unionthug777 Nov 2012 #4
Thor_MN Nov 2012 #5
mojowork_n Dec 2012 #11
Thor_MN Dec 2012 #12
mojowork_n Dec 2012 #13
mojowork_n Dec 2012 #14
yourout Nov 2012 #6
dembotoz Nov 2012 #7
Sabriel Nov 2012 #9
mysuzuki2 Nov 2012 #10
Name removed Nov 12 #15
Scuba Nov 12 #16

Response to lutefisk (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:53 AM

1. If he can get credit for life experience beyond the classroom...

When I think of the many hours I spent working with college registrars trying to help my advisees transfer credits toward a bio major, I find this really troubling.

How in the hell will business colleges/divisions find equivalencies between any course in an economics curriculum and life as a Koch puppet?

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:55 PM

2. being a puppet---theater fine arts degree??????????????

maybe he aspires to be the new elmo

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Response to dembotoz (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:02 PM

3. LOL, only Scotty says he wants a degree in economics

I think he's expecting to get asked to write a column in the NYT that alternates with Krugman's

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:03 AM

8. I'm thinking a BS in criminology

I'm sure he could get life experience credits for that major.

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Response to lutefisk (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 02:52 PM

4. worm

is wormology a degree? he could get that one in prison. hopefully he will be going there soon !!!! stupid worm !!!

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Response to lutefisk (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 06:13 PM

5. Walker could never "look" presidential

His face is what I see when I hear Mike Myers' Dr. Evil quote -"My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low-grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery"

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Response to Thor_MN (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 05:07 PM

11. But ...that would make him... an "aristocrat?"

CAUTION: Incredibly vile and sick, beyond raunchy.... No, I can't even post the youtube link. But you can google Gilbert Gottfried + Aristocrats joke.

From John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester:

I Rise at Eleven, I Dine about Two,

I get drunk before Seven, and the next thing I do...

...I storm and I roar, and I fall in a rage,

And missing my Whore, I bugger my Page


From:

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/john-wilmot

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Response to mojowork_n (Reply #11)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 05:23 PM

12. Some Republicans don't use bookmarks...

They like their pages bent over.

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Response to Thor_MN (Reply #12)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 07:12 PM

13. Deadpan.

No smilies or colon-right parentheses.

I like that.

...Sums it up for me.

The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.


William Hazlitt
English essayist (1778 - 1830)

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Response to Thor_MN (Reply #12)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 07:15 PM

14. But more literally....

Last edited Sat Dec 1, 2012, 08:18 PM - Edit history (1)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Foley_congressional_page_incident

From the wiki page:

Foley was chairman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children, which introduced legislation targeting sexual predators and created stricter guidelines for tracking them.

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Response to lutefisk (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:07 PM

6. Hopefully from a jail cell.

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Response to yourout (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:58 AM

7. as rehabilitation?? i'm good with that

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Response to lutefisk (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:10 AM

9. No doubt he'll have someone else submit his "evidence" for him.

That would be his m.o.

Say goodbye to the integrity of higher ed. This is the fruit of the anti-intellectual movement.

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Response to lutefisk (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:46 AM

10. Does the UW system offer a major in Assholery?

Perhaps he can minor in Douchbaggery.

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Response to lutefisk (Original post)

Wed Nov 12, 2014, 05:39 PM

16. If it's "competency based", Wanker isn't qualified.

Now if it was "corruption based" ....

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