New research questions how much students really learn in college, as reported in a recent Op-Ed in the New York Times. The writers are Richard Arum, a professor of sociology and education at New York University, and Josipa Roksa, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Virginia, who are the authors of “Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses.”
Arum and Roksa ask: “Why is the overall quality of undergraduate learning so poor?” And they offer some explanations. I’d like to hear your thoughts about the education you’re receiving in college. If it’s poor, why do you think that’s so? You may post on the blog, or email me your thoughts (if you don’t feel like going public). I’m interested in your honest opinions. Responses will count as extra credit toward participation grades and are due by Monday, May 23.
If you’d like to respond on the blog, please make it into your own blog post to make it easier for others to read and comment. Great responses so far on this thread!