I should rephrase, professors maybe the same but the instruction maybe worse. If you go to a research school, your professors aren’t there to teach, teaching is their second priority. Also your going to spend about 2/5 of your time being taught by TAs. On top of that you have extremely Large class sizes. Taking all of this into consideration, it doesnt make sense why NROTC mids should have a higher standard.Worse professors? How did you form this opinion?
Cooking your own meals is harder than having those meals being cooked for you. If your taking hard classes/involved in extra curriculars like most mids are you won’t have much time for naps either.Fewer demands on your life in ROTC vs USNA while working on those grades. Just think about the effort it takes to live at the academy with meals or naps or cleaning your room being much bigger events.
Cooking your own meals is harder than having those meals being cooked for you. If your taking hard classes/involved in extra curriculars like most mids are you won’t have much time for naps either.
First, trying to figure out "Big Navy's" rationale for doing anything is kind of a fool's game...sometimes it is just what it is...Why does Big Navy have different GPA requirements for NROTC mids and navy mids?
They should do a study on the parents of midshipmen. I suspect the parents today are much smarter than they were years ago, and are able to pass on more well rounded and smarter candidates.I think things are different now ..there is a changed mindset that all Midshipmen that are accepted have the ability to graduate, and the abundance of Stars on Uniforms (Supes List) suggests that 1) the Midshipmen are smarter than we were , or 2) grades are easier to get now.
Mmmmm... I was a college professor for decades, and if I ever gave a student with an 89.9 lower than some flavor of an A, I am pretty sure that I would have been drawn and quartered. (I don't know how course evals and the like are used at USNA, but at the schools I taught at, the students are the consumer of the product and you had to make them happy. Jeez, I actually got one of my Dept. in trouble by catching too many cheaters. Seriously. The Provost said that the Dept must be doing something wrong if so many students were cheating.) DS actually got the 89.9/B final grade in a course, so I know that happens. But I never saw the same in my time teaching at civilian schools.Not that this matters ... but you get a B in a class if you have an 89.9 average at USNA. Most other universities, that is a B +.
I don't know how course evals and the like are used at USNA, but at the schools I taught at, the students are the consumer of the product and you had to make them happy.