FAQs for Site Visitors

What is ProfessorRoberts.com?

ProfessorRoberts.Com is a website designed to help students everywhere by exposing the hypocrisy of the higher educational system. It will provide illumination to high school students intending on going to college and college students who have just begun to understand the fallacy of the higher educational system.

Professor Roberts has taken an interest in the plight of the university student who has been sold a bill of goods by college and universities.  We believe that college administrators have not given students all the information they need to make a decision on their college education and careers. Many of the students might not attend college at all if they knew how little education and vocational support they would be given by the university.

Who is Professor Roberts?

Professor Roberts is a student advocate. As such he stands side by side with the students of colleges and universities. Professor Roberts has been a witness to the consequences of the higher educational system from three different sides of the industry: the student, the university and the corporate user of the graduated talent.

He spent much of his professional career as a senior executive and consultant for the financial services industry. Professor Roberts has hired and replaced hundreds of employees, most of whom were college students, for short-term internship positions or longer-term positions directly out of college. He was also an executive member of college recruiting and mentoring programs.

During this time he noticed that a large percentage of students lacked some of the most basic core skills such as reading, comprehension and writing. His interest in higher education and overall curiosity led him to start a sweeping investigation of which this site is part.

He began teaching as an adjunct professor of economics and management and taught almost 1000 students at several universities for over 6 years, earning the top recognition award for faculty teaching excellence. He also participated in the accrediting process of a university that applied for and eventually received accreditation from what he calls a “boutique” agency. This experience gave him initial keen insight into the world of accrediting agencies that plays such a crucial part in his investigation. He became so involved and interested in the issues of the university that at one point he taught four courses at two universities, a significantly greater workload than most full-time professors.

He visited other colleges where he spoke to many other students and discussed college experiences with them. What he found in his discussions and observations would stun and surprise the most perceptive of high school and college students and parents.

His immersion in the college system and his experience with college graduates makes him a foremost authority for his “no holds barred” reviews and pithy comments regarding a system so self-serving as to ignore and neglect the customer that feeds it. He knows where blame lies. And he picks up the banner for the students speaking for them, noting the injustices they have experienced at the hands of faculty, administration executives, and accrediting agencies throughout the nation.

What happened to the economic forecasts that so accurately predicted the past recession?  

This newsletter was commenced at the request of professional associates, family, friends and students who asked Professor Roberts to share his knowledge of economics and trading techniques with which he has had so much success.  At this time, however, we are concentrating all of our efforts at getting much needed vocational information to university students.  We are going to spend a considerable amount of time talking to students and conducting surveys to finish research we have been busy on for some time.  This will be our focus.

We will no longer continue to provide economic forecasting and market trading recommendations. We are sorry for any inconvenience but we have found that we can no longer effectively split our efforts between both the requirements of the trading community we have served in the past and the needs of the students.

What will ProfessorRoberts.com be doing now?

The ProfessorRoberts.com website is changing it’s focus.  It is now in the process of being redesigned to serve as an aid to help identify the needs of university students and their benefactors.  This has become a pressing need due to the incredible cost of a college education and the inability of the universities to provide the tools to enable the university student to convert four years of hard work into A solid vocational program.

Over the course of the last year we have traveled to universities to speak to the students who are the “customers” of the university.  The “customer” concept is one which the university finds hard to accept.  Unfortunately, because we are paying so much money to these universities, the cost of an education demands that universities see treat the students and their financial benefactors in this light.

The on-campus interviews for this quarter have been concluded. However, Professor Roberts is willing to share his insight with students and is always willing to engage students in honest, open and frank discussions.

You said that you sometimes run a brief discussion or seminar-do you have more information?

These seminars will discuss life after the university-what to expect and what you should ask of your university.  Hopefully, your university will allow me to talk and/or write about the issues mentioned below.

I am in the process of assembling a significant amount of research that concerns the present condition as well as the future of collegiate education across the nation.  Therefore, in these meetings I ask that you provide me with truthful and sincere opinions and information.  There is much that you have seen and much you can tell us.

Seminar Rules – Sorry, but I have a few rules:

-These seminars are for students only.  We will have open and honest discussions regarding job procurement that cannot and will not be shared with your professors.  I will tell you why in the seminar.

-The same rules that apply to the faculty apply to everyone in administration.  The only exceptions are students who are working part time for the University in an administrative capacity.

-What is discussed here stays here!  If you take the information that we discuss in the seminar to the streets, the value of the information will become significantly less effective.

-If I am conducting a seminar for your staff (such as student government or student newspaper), it would be good if you would also open this part of you meeting for any other students who might want to attend.

-All students who attend may be asked to fill out a confidential national survey I am conducting.

How Can I Contact You?

You can email us by clicking the following link: contact us

If you are requesting that I speak to a group or forum, I will return your email. Unfortunately, we cannot promise to answer all general respondents as the volume is just too high.