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August 30, 2018 at 11:53 am

Vedder in Forbes: Top Ten Changes Since He Started Teaching–in 1965

Dr. Richard Vedder, portrait

Dr. Richard Vedder

Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, authored a column in Forbes headlined “Higher Education: Then (1965) And Now.”

Tomorrow, I begin my 54th year of teaching a class in American economic history at Ohio University. As I prepared my syllabus for the course, I started reflecting on how much things have changed–or in some cases remained the same, over the years. Ten things stand out.

  1. In 1965, I assigned several books to read in addition to the required textbook. Today, I only assign the textbook, although occasionally I will hand out some short readings that I view as interesting and relevant, or perhaps suggest students watch a short video found on YouTube or similar website.

Read the rest of his column in Forbes.—

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