Now I get it. This is the death of mediocre teaching.
That is not a role that my institution is interested in undertaking. There is a certain class of institution that may be interested, but it is certainly not our class.
We would be just as happy with no students at all
Neither I nor my colleagues have the slightest interest in this [online technology]. If it is not related to my research I am not interested
There are no rewards for this
This has no relevance to me or my work.” [This is related to the debate over institutional relevance]
The biggest change I see is that everyone on campus is talking about education and teaching. At a research university that is a big deal.
Jeff Selling writes in CHE: College Presidents Tone Deaf on Value:
Whatever tools we settle on, the efforts to measure value start at the top of the institution and the groups that represent higher education. And right now, college presidents are either tone deaf to the concerns of the public or they don’t believe in their own product.