Perhaps the main reason I made the decision to attend Yorktown
University is that I wanted a classical education. I wanted
an institution that not only recognized the value of western
civilization, but also actively sought to maintain the truths
and principles that have underpinned our society.
There is room for new ideas as we move forward, but wholesale
replacement of the very ideals that have guided us to this point
in history is decidedly foolish. I think this is especially
true when these principles are not known or it is not understood
why they exist … we ignore history at our own peril.
There is truth and the pursuit of that truth has been what
has driven the greatest minds and civilizations. We can argue
over whether we ultimately know a truth, but the moral relativism
that seems to pervade our society and a number of our educational
institutions is the antithesis of truth.
I have been actively attending colleges since 1981 and I have
a B.S. in Computer Science from Penn State and a M.S. in Computer
Science from Florida Atlantic University. In addition to these,
I have completed individual courses at a number of institutions
(University of North Florida, Durham Technical Community College),
as well as numerous training and professional conferences by
leading companies (e.g. IBM, Gartner, etc). I have listed these
not to brag, but to show that I have a broad basis for comparison
to my experience at YU.
First, let me state that although there have been some rough
spots procedurally as YU has started out, the quality of the
course content has met my high expectations. I have found the
teachers to be well versed and the material on target.
The pleasant surprise I have had is in the amount of interaction
and quality feedback I have received from the professors. They
have shown not only an interest in commenting on the current
discussion thread, but also have spent the time traversing alternate
threads. For instance, the course I am currently involved in
required a two-page essay on a particular subject. The critique
and additional points for thought that came back was three pages
The instructor had arguably put more effort into the assignment
than I had. This is indeed rare. This has made my experience
at YU equal to or better than some of the better courses I have
Victor R Kruger, Jr.