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My educational experience at the U of O included having only a single tenured professor my entire junior year, with the rest of my classes were taught by GTF's or "visiting" professors , mostly teaching directly from the book and via multiple choice exams. For my senior year only three of my 400 division courses were taught by university department professors. But most classes were taught by GTF's or visiting professors (some who were visiting the university primarily for collaborative research and publishing purposes and had no business teaching upper division courses, yet alone an introduction to business). While profs are off campus on sabbaticals, or doing on campus research and writing. But NOT teaching. Other UO grads I have spoken with have communicated similar observations.
Late in my junior year I came to the conclusion my education was getting shorted by the university's undergrad program (or lacking thereof). Fortunately I had the insight to recognize I was "sold" a bill of goods, and was able to re-tool and re-focus towards "educating myself", while completing coursework required for graduation. Focusing on my own education and a work ethic made the difference. Sad to say, I don't observe a similar ethic in a majority of todays undergrads. Many are just blindly entering one side of a university machine with false expectations, and then four or five years later coming out the other side of the machine without much to show for it besides huge student loans and opportunity costs. These days the undergrad education one might "receive" at the UofO is comparable to an education one could have received from a quality high school twenty years ago. I apologize if I've given high schools of previous eras short shrift.
B.S. CBA (double major + double minor) / Cum Laude
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