The Crisis in the Humanities and STEM- and Why We Must Recreate Higher Education

In this article history Professor Cathy Davidson argues that thousands of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) positions remain unfilled each year. Professors argue that STEM graduates eventually settle for “easy” social science jobs. Humanists, on the other hand, argue that education is for enlightenment purposes and not the learning of job skills. In order to cut through the chatter and find solutions to fill STEM positions, Dr.Davidson, in conjunction with professors from UC-Santa Barbara and Stanford introduced an open Coursera Forum. Persons from across the world are invited to post their ideas about how different types of universities would operate if key university players were not informed by past precedent. Students from the two aforementioned universities will begin the discussion. The Crisis in the Humanities and STEM- and Why We Must Recreate Higher Education

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