I stumbled upon your forum and I found it interesting especially because I am very concerned about my educational pursuits and I hope experienced members might be able to provide insightful advice so here goes my questions and I welcome your advice:
As a non-traditional returning student in a Junior level attending a Florida University in a college that provides a degree in Urban Planning (although the college name does not indicate such), I am asking the members the following questions:
#1. Are all urban planning programs created equally?
#2. IS an Urban Planner more marketable than an Urban Designer and in this economy which would you pursue?
#3. Is it typical for a college w/i a large university to hire adjuncts that have virtually no teaching background as the main source of educators for students in this field?
#4. Are colleges w/i universities creating "fluff" courses to generate income for universities because they lack Professors to teach the required courses and/or so the amount of credit hours are extended?
I will thank you in advance for your opinions/advice.