An anonymous reader writes:
As a student, what's the best way to bring change to an outdated college tech curriculum?
The background on this is that I have 15 years of experience in the field and a very healthy amount of industry-recognized training and certifications. I'm merely finishing up my degree to flesh out my resume -- I haven't learned much from the program that I don't already know. However, the program would have benefited me greatly 15 years ago. It's a great program, except for a biometrics class that is absolutely behind the curve. The newest publication on the syllabus is from 2009. This is simply teaching the students outdated and often wrong information.
Additionally, a lot of the material seems like it was stretched to make a full semester class in biometrics in the first place -- most of the material, honestly, could be compressed to about two hours of lecture and still be delivered at a reasonable rate.
What's the best way for a student in my situation to get this fixed so the school stops wasting student's time with outdated and wrong information?
I very much suggest reading some of the replies/comments there - and not just the highest-rated ones.
What do you think about:
- The way answers are penned and commented on over there as opposed to on Academia.SX.
- Whether Academia.SX should make those kind of questions (i.e. on another site, but in an Q&A+comments format similar to what we have here) accessible somehow to people searching on Academia.SX?