Colloquium: Does Everyone Need a College Degree?

Colloquium: Does Everyone Need a College Degree?

In an effort to facilitate collegial dialogue across disciplinary boundaries among faculty and students, EKU Libraries is hosting hour-long, informally moderated colloquiums on selected Fridays at 3:30 p.m. in the new Crabbe Library Research and Instruction Commons Conference Room, 204G.

Each colloquium session is devoted to text, video or audio material chosen by a faculty member who moderates the discussion. The material may be of any subject, scholarly or topical, peer-reviewed or popular, as well as original work. The only constraint is that the item(s) under discussion be accessible online (including any of EKU Libraries’ many subscription resources).

This Friday, Dr. Mark Konty will moderate discussion of DOES EVERYONE NEED A COLLEGE DEGREE?

A new report released by Harvard states in some of the strongest terms yet that a ‘college for all’ emphasis may actually harm many American students – keeping them from having a smooth transition from adolescence to adulthood and a viable career.


Refreshments kindly provided by EKU Student Government Association.

Faculty interested in participating as moderators are encouraged to contact Rob Sica.


Of related interest:

Should Everybody Go To College? [audio]

An Anti-College Backlash?

Does college make you smarter?

Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of WorkThe Case for Working with Your Hands; Audio; Video