Yeah right, but if I fail your class it's your fault not mine! Just kidding, good post. I wish administrators would think like this.That's not their job though for the most part. There have been some great discussions about how students are under the misconception that learning is a passive activity, something where the teacher throws information at you and you just need to soak it in and the professor must make it interesting for you. Students need to learn WHY they're learning this, they need to be the ones to ask questions, take the extra step to go beyond the lecture, and become motivated to learn. Let's face it, it's tough finding people with the knowledge to teach subjects at the level of a university. Demanding they do that plus be able to communicate to students why it should be important in a way each and every one of them can absorb is asking too much.
University isn't elementary school. You're there to learn because you want to learn, not because your parents told you to go......... although some people are like that :(