José Luis Santos: Education Professor Quoted in New York Times on Value of Higher Education
June 13, 2012 - José Luis Santos, assistant professor of education, was quoted in a recent New York Times article about the value of a university degree. He was quoted as saying that said it was possible for four-year institutions to offer a solid humanities base along with specializations that would give graduates the advantage in the job market.
“Colleges and universities eventually respond to market needs all the time,” Santos was quoted as saying. One example, he said, was how they stepped in to offer Arabic language training when the demand rose for it after Sept. 11.
“That’s a very good example of realigning to meet market needs,” Santos continued in the article. “Colleges and universities eventually respond. It’s just at a slow pace. The critique is that they don’t do it in a timely manner.”
Santos is an Affiliate Scholar for the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) at UCLA and Affiliated Faculty in the Chicano Studies Research Center.
To read the full article,"Vocation or Exploration? Pondering the Purpose of College," click here.