[FoRK] Boyer Commission report

James Tauber jtauber at jtauber.com
Thu Sep 23 21:23:09 PDT 2004


Although it's funny if they did mean normative.

On Fri, 24 Sep 2004 03:47:54 +0000, "Russell Turpin"
<deafbox at hotmail.com> said:
> >The Boyer Commission on Educating Undergraduates in the Research University
> >"..An undergraduate at an American research university
> >can receive an education as good or better than anything available anywhere 
> >in the world, but that is not the normative experience. .."
> 
> "Normative" is not a high-falutin synonym for "normal."
> That kind of mistake pains my eye when it appears in
> a learned report on university education.

James
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