College, Inc.: Academically Adrift

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 03/16/2012

College learning tests might not be the answer

The academic accountability movement is creeping into higher education. But there are better ways than high-stakes tests to measure learning, our guest blogger argues.

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Categories:  Liberal Arts, Pedagogy, Research | Tags:  higher education, learning assessments, Academically Adrift

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 01/27/2011

Lumina's Degree Profile: A co-author's view

Here is a guest post by Carol Geary Schneider, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, a 1,200-member nonprofit concerned with the quality, vitality and public standing of undergraduate liberal education. Schneider was on a four-person team that...

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Categories:  Research, Research, Research, Research | Tags:  Academically Adrift, Lumina Degree Profile, Lumina report, college completion, college graduation

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 01/27/2011

Academically Adrift: Ekman responds to ACTA's Neal

This guest post is from Richard Ekman, president of the Council of Independent Colleges, a group of more than 600 independent liberal arts schools and universities. A recent study by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa, "Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on...

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Categories:  Pedagogy, Pedagogy, Pedagogy, Pedagogy | Tags:  ACTA Anne Neal, ACTA What Will They Learn, Academically Adrift, CIC Richard Ekman, collegiate learning assessment

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 01/19/2011

Guest post: 'Academically Adrift,' indeed

Today's guest blogger is Anne D. Neal, president of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, a nonprofit that has challenged the academy on how little most colleges require their students to learn. A new study regrettably confirms what the...

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Categories:  Pedagogy, Pedagogy, Pedagogy, Pedagogy | Tags:  Academically Adrift, What Will They Learn, college learning, core curriculum, general education ACTA