Learning vs. Teaching in Today's Universities

At the University of Hartford this year, we have bucked national trends by holding tuition constant, and we are focusing our resources on improving teaching and learning. We believe strongly that helping students learn is even more important than formal teaching. We expect our professors to focus on outcomes - on how well students learn and how well they apply that knowledge.

As a primarily undergraduate institution, we do use graduate students as teachers. We expect senior professors to teach at all levels and to be available to support and consult with students. Humphrey Tonkin, W. Hartford, Conn. President, University of Hartford

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