For My Students:

Robert Widman

As you are aware all of my accounting classes are taught in Whitehead Hall, named after the Philosopher, Writer and Educator, Alfred North Whitehead. I try and teach my courses based on the following quote from Alfred North Whitehead: 

"Whatever be the detail with which you cram your students, the chance of their meeting in after-life exactly that detail is infinitesimal; and if they do meet it, they will probably have forgotten what you taught them about it. The really useful training yields a comprehension of a few general principles with a thorough grounding in the way they apply to a variety of concrete details. In subsequent practice the student will have forgotten your particular details; but will remember by an unconscious common sense how to apply principles to immediate circumstances." 



The Aims of Education and Other Essays