Via Mark Bauerlein over at CoHE’s Brainstorm blog, we are treated to a rant by an unemployed Master’s student in Seattle, directed to the institution that took the student’s money and gave him a degree in return. A tease:
Really, that’s about all you did for us — gave us a lecture hall, gave us an arrogant bastard to listen to, and gave us a room full of computers we could use sometimes, and you gave us a degree that employers look at and say “This guy knows how to write reports. Amusing.” And I will be paying for this privilege until I am 51 years old.
Something is going to be changing in higher education soon. Many have talked about a bubble bursting. Between bubbles, the death of tenure and the rise of adjunctification, and overall economic decline… well, anyone who thinks they know what the university will look like in 15 years is probably fooling themselves.