College, Inc.: What Will They Learn

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

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 11/22/2010

Some area schools rate well in general education

A sampling of local universities as measured in the gen-ed ratingsn a new set of college ratings that attempt to measure how well universities do in providing a general education. By that I mean ensuring students learn essential knowledge and skills in math, science, literature and composition, foreign language, history and economics.

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Categories:  Pedagogy, Pedagogy | Tags:  ACTA ratings, Johns Hopkins ACTA ratings, What Will They Learn, core college curriculum, general education ratings