attn: linda white (seattle)

Sat, 24 Sep 1994 09:19:43 CDT

Mike forstadt wrote that we might be seeing the replacement of graduate
teaching assistants with interactive technologies that are now
available. He is probably right. The Pew Charitable Trust is leading
roundtables in which they suggest that advanced technology will change
the role of faculty and make the classroom much more intimate by
providing for interactions such as ours on the list. This is only
one of the changes the facilitators of these roundtables envision, but
they see less of a need for faculty as teachers, which means a smaller
graduate student body than places generally now have available to them.
They don't address the production of the next generation of researchers.