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Old 04-05-2013, 09:03 AM
 
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Are you in middle school? Can you have a conversation without made up pet names? Don't let your hate blind you.
No I'm not in middle school, thank you very much! If you want me to be cordial, I will not refer to your party as Republicreeps, I will say GOP for now on, okay! I'm not blinded by hatred, I'm disgusted by the stupidity that comes from the ones who currently run the statehouse these days, which happens to be the GOP! For the record, I'm an Independant, but my views do lean more Democrat, if you care to know!
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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No I'm not in middle school, thank you very much! If you want me to be cordial, I will not refer to your party as Republicreeps, I will say GOP for now on, okay! I'm not blinded by hatred, I'm disgusted by the stupidity that comes from the ones who currently run the statehouse these days, which happens to be the GOP! For the record, I'm an Independant, but my views do lean more Democrat, if you care to know!

I'm actually unaffiliated. Both parties suck I just try to even out the hate.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:14 AM
 
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I'm actually unaffiliated. Both parties suck I just try to even out the hate.
For once we can agree on something!
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:27 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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UNSCA is a lot more than another four year college, It is a conservatory that requires way, way more than just going to class.

I would say my daughter averages 5 - 6 hours a day working on films, or projects outside of formal classes. They are all like that. It is not unusual to work into the early morning hours in order to gain access to required resources. Her first couple of years it was seven day weeks more than not. Certainly not a diploma mill.

UNSCA has little in common with the other four year colleges in the state, that is why those that seek its consolidation just dont have enough information.
As a graduate of an accredited art school, with a BFA, I will back up what you have said. Admission standards are stringent. Liberal arts classes are required. Studio classes are twice as long - 6 hour classes get you 3 credits, and hours must be spent working in studios because you need access to equipment, outside of class time.

when I was a student, I spent 10 - 12 hours a day, 5 days & nights a week, in classes & working in the school.
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:15 PM
 
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Default Ineffective campus should be closed

Some campuses that are ineffective and not producing real return on taxpayers' dollar should be cut, and the resources should be put to other more effective schools. For instance, the UNC System has been cutting Fayetteville State University's budget in recent years, and appears to continue to cut the budget in 2013-2014, e.g.: "Fayetteville State University could see cuts of 5 to 6 percent"
Fayetteville State University could see cuts of 5 to 6 percent

FSU is ranked 436 (out of all 437 public universities) in terms of Return-On-Investment across the country. These statistics tell how well FSU is doing in preparing its students for the workforce. Please check this:
Fayetteville State University School Salary, Average Salaries | PayScale

FSU's endowment is ranked the lowest among all the NC universities, as listed on this web page, which says: "The smallest endowment was at Fayetteville State University ...":
http://www.carolinapublicpress.org/1...n-institutions

While endowment amount may not reflect a school's current performance, it does show the ability and willingness that alumni and stakeholders would like to invest in this university, and the impression that people have on this school's future.

FSU has a long history of educating students, but its enrollment has been steadily declining (down below to about 5700 now) and shows sign of continual decline. It is producing extremely low ROI for students. Stakeholders and alumni are not willing or not able to invest on its future. While it may be painful to close a long-established school, it could help increase the overall quality of college education for the entire state. Ineffective organizations should and will be removed in the society -- think about Blockbuster, Circuit City, and Kodak.

The State of North Carolina should make its education system work better for all its residents and other stakeholders. Therefore, it is important to carefully allocated limited resources to universities. Cutting ineffective schools will definitely strengthen the higher education of the state of North Carolina, producing more and better college graduates and produce higher ROI in the long run.
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