Do you think grades are universal? - page 3

Plese no flaming as my intentt is NOT to offend anyone. This being said do you feel an A from a major nationally recognized univeristy is the same as an A from a small local CC. This was a recent... Read More

  1. by   NightOwl0624
    [quote=jov;2052003][quote=SMK1;2050765]
    Quote from jov

    Since the pay scale and benefits at a university are significantly superior to what a CC can offer, I can see no obvious reason for why you believe this sort of thing would differ from college to college.

    Perhaps there is something special about your CC that we don't know.
    My CC must be very special!!! Out of the three professors I have had since returning to a CC, two are PhDs. Maybe some PhDs prefer teaching to researching regardless of the payscale and benefits. Maybe money isn't everything!

    Oh, and by the way, sometimes professors who are NOT PhDs are excellent instructors as well, IMHO.
  2. by   DesertRain
    Mine is special too, LOL. And I agree that you can get an awesome prof that doesn't have a PhD (and vice versa)

    Jov, let's agree to disagree because this is getting ridiculous. Perhaps you are right and I just happen to be lucky enough to go to a great school with a good reputation. Also, you are right I cannot speak on behalf of the rest of the nation and I do know that we are different in our state as all the classes within the state colleges and universities are interchangeable, worth the same credits and count towards degrees no matter where you graduate from, so you are right that already makes us a little bit different than elsewhere. You deserve to hold your head up high for being able to get this far as do the rest of us. I apologize if I have personally offended you or anyone but I know there are many of us who have put in the time and effort and find our feelings a bit hurt when someone tells us we had it easy because we go to a community college, you know what I mean? So let's just be proud of ourselves for choosing this path to begin with no matter what school we go to. I don't come to this board to debate or make enemies, I stated my opinion in defense of us "community college" kids and that's all. Good luck to you.
  3. by   karmic_architect
    I'm getting a better education at my cc than I received at my large public institution. I'm being taught by people who want to teach rather than (1.) indifferent graduate students who are sleep-deprived and overworked and (2.) surly professors who would rather be working on their research or climbing the administrative ladder than teaching 100+ pre-med and nursing students. Most of these professors made no attempt to hide their disdain for us "pre-" students (read: not future graduate student/slaves working in their labs).
  4. by   MB37
    I don't really understand the "debate" over CC vs. university. I have attended 4 different universities, and all have had different requirements and standards. Within each university there were good teachers and bad teachers, and they fell into both tenured professor and grad student categories. I have had many friends who have attended different CCs, and they have also had both good and bad professors and classmates. Neither type of institution is objectively "better," they are simply set up for different types of students trying to earn different types of degrees. At the end of a university education you receive a bachelor's degree, and at the end of a CC education you receive an associate's. People choose CCs for financial and family reasons, for a more flexible schedule, because it's closer to home, or because they don't think they're ready to go for a four-year degree right away. That's all it is. Grades aren't even universal within most schools, let alone between my university in Florida and your CC in Cali or wherever else. We're just all competing against each other anyways...
  5. by   BlessedMom
    I totally agree here. Most professors at CC are adjunct professors at Universities. I am currently at a CC but attended (a few years ago) school at a major university. It all depends on the teacher more than the school. If the credits transfer the "A" will be worth the same as an "A"from somewhere else. The most important is actually KNOWING the information so you can put it into use.
  6. by   DesertRain
    Quote from MMW37
    I don't really understand the "debate" over CC vs. university. I have attended 4 different universities, and all have had different requirements and standards. Within each university there were good teachers and bad teachers, and they fell into both tenured professor and grad student categories. I have had many friends who have attended different CCs, and they have also had both good and bad professors and classmates. Neither type of institution is objectively "better," they are simply set up for different types of students trying to earn different types of degrees. At the end of a university education you receive a bachelor's degree, and at the end of a CC education you receive an associate's. People choose CCs for financial and family reasons, for a more flexible schedule, because it's closer to home, or because they don't think they're ready to go for a four-year degree right away. That's all it is. Grades aren't even universal within most schools, let alone between my university in Florida and your CC in Cali or wherever else. We're just all competing against each other anyways...

    Thank you, this was my point exactly but somehow it turned into a "debate" and like I said, I don't come here to debate about this ....or anything else for that matter. I really like the company here and the advice I get but I'm more for the comradery than the "I'm better than you because...." feel that I got from this thread. I'm here to make friends and I don't see why it has to be a competition. If Jane Doe gets her Bachelors in New York and applies for a job in Texas and I get my Associates in Washington and apply for a job in Oregon.....how will Jane Doe's Bachelor's degree personally affect me? Not in the least.

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