links for 2009-05-19

  • NSS…FTW or WTF?

    –"We maintain that the data are still not very useful on a national basis," says Ant Bagshaw, education officer at Cambridge University student union (Cusu), which held out the longest against the survey. "But for internal use, some of them are quite interesting."–

    –The fact that so many institutions are now reviewing the way they do things as a result of the survey has finally proved its credentials. It is also why the National Union of Students backs it so enthusiastically, especially as it has often led to students being asked to help find solutions to the issues raised.–