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Academically adrift : limited learning on college campuses / Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa. [print]

By: Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextSeries: Professional development collectionPublication details: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [(c)2011.Description: xi, 259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • computer
Carrier type:
  • online resource
ISBN:
  • 9780226028552
  • 0226028550
  • 9780226028569
  • 0226028569
Subject(s): Genre/Form: LOC classification:
  • LA227.4.A233 2011
  • LA227.4.R743.A233 2011
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Contents:
College cultures and student learning Origins and trajectories Pathways through colleges adrift Channeling students' energies toward learning A mandate for reform.
Summary: Are undergraduates really learning anything once they get to college? The answer is numbers As troubling as their findings are, the authors argue that for many faculty and administrators this conclusion will come as no surprise and is the expected result of a student body distracted by socializing or working and an institutional culture that puts undergraduate learning close to the bottom of the priority list.Summary: This volume presents a study that followed 2,300 students at 24 universities over the course of four years. The study measured both the amount that students improved in terms of critical thinking and writing skills, in addition to how much they studied and how many papers they wrote for their courses. The authors conclude that college has become less rigorous in general
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College cultures and student learning Origins and trajectories Pathways through colleges adrift Channeling students' energies toward learning A mandate for reform.

Are undergraduates really learning anything once they get to college? The answer is numbers As troubling as their findings are, the authors argue that for many faculty and administrators this conclusion will come as no surprise and is the expected result of a student body distracted by socializing or working and an institutional culture that puts undergraduate learning close to the bottom of the priority list.

This volume presents a study that followed 2,300 students at 24 universities over the course of four years. The study measured both the amount that students improved in terms of critical thinking and writing skills, in addition to how much they studied and how many papers they wrote for their courses. The authors conclude that college has become less rigorous in general

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