Archive for 19 November 2008

Degrees are ‘losing their value’

Posted in teaching with tags on 19 November 2008 by Steve

“Degrees are likely to become a ‘devalued currency’ because colleges are awarding too many honours qualifications, an expert has predicted. He says that if ‘grade inflation’ continues at its current level, all graduates from the university sector will have first class honours by 2030. Psychology lecturer Martin O’Grady warned that employers would eventually turn their backs on the grading system and conduct their own tests to gauge the competence of potential employees …” (more)

[Fergus Black, Independent, 18 November]