Now we are trying to corral students into declaring majors before they even arrive on campus.
One of the best things about the US higher education is the freshman year where you get to explore different things to figure out what you really like. How are students supposed to know what major they want while they are still in high school? They don’t even know that some majors exist. We have kids from remote rural areas, most our students are first-generation college. How are they supposed to know what a major even is or how to pick one?
I hate this. And no, I’m not opposed to everything new. Just the dumb stuff.