So I’ve run into an interesting dilemma. It may not seem like much, but it is becoming vexing. I am seeking precision in this dissertation. Though I’ve heard many, many, MANY times that “A good dissertation is a finished dissertation,” I’d also like to make sure that the dissertation is as accurate as I can make happen.
We all know – or many of us know – of the history of Western Governors University, a la “created in the late 1990s by a coalition of governors of Western states who saw a need to scale higher education… yadda yadda.”
The imprecision of that generality is aggravating. Surely there was an actual year in which it was founded. Well, it appears there were many. I have found what I would consider to be reliable sources that state it was founded in anywhere from 1995 – 1997, and even the number of governors changes from 19 – 21 depending upon the source.
Feedback and thoughts? Anyone know of a definitive source? I hate to go with generalities. Not that the fact of dates or numbers is going to derail any progress, but I would like to be certain.
Additionally, literature review. Not quite done. Rrrrr.