This comment scrutk me as particularly apt: When I read It even predicted she would get a good grade I cringed. I’ve already had more than one student tell me, I am a 4.0 student and it would be unacceptable to get less than a good grade in your course. Why in the world would I want the robo-advisor to reinforce that attitude?I cringed when I read that line of the article as well. I have no problem with this kind of thing being used as a tool to help inform and streamline the advising process. Academic advisors are often not completely informed as to the course listings in other departments, but if given particular course descriptions, they can judge whether those courses would complement or add nuance to the student’s projected educational path.But advertising the thing as a predictor of your academic success is technically inaccurate (i.e. the database cannot possibly accomplish that based on the proper, holistic sense of success) and morally wrong, no doubt; it caters to some students’ interests in only getting the grades, nevermind the quality or depth of the experience, and simplifies that experience to a process of receiving information and regurgitating it for the purposes of a single, final judgment of competence. The shortcoming of an analytic approach to the education process undermines the goal of the educated individual amounting to more than the sum of it’s constituent parts; the educated individual is qualitatively different from (read: more valuable than) the individual + the sum total of knowledge from all of their classes.What I worry about is the problem with any kind of technology meant to supplement human judgment – it often becomes conflated with replacing human judgment. The onus, then, lies on advisors and university employees to constantly be aware of the power of this kind of commensuration and its proper role in the advising process. A machine can challenge and inform academic expertise, but it cannot, and more importantly should not, replace it.
I wonder if annyoe could come up with the DUKE logo? My son is getting married, and this would be amazing for me to work with for something for him. If annyoe is a magician, I would really appreciate it make sure I don’t miss!Thanks so much!
Maybe Churchill Downs in Louisville? That’s where they run the famous Kentucky Derby. If you are a horsity buff, I am certain that they’d be many Civil War sites. If you like American football, you may be able to catch a game at UK. UK Lexington is the head campus of the UK system and the Wildcats aren’t doing too bad this season. I don’t know if basketball is in preseason. If so, UK men’s basketball is not to be missed. If you have the time, why not take a road trip and visit Chicago or travel to Tennessee and visit Elvis at Graceland and catch the blues and gospel scene at Memphis? Memphis is also the home of some of the best bar-b-q. Or, just simply relax. Welcome and enjoy your stay!References :