Academically adrift: Limited learning on college campuses

| February 13, 2012

Title: Academically adrift: Limited learning on college campuses

Authors: Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Call Number: LA227.4 .A78 2011

From the Publisher:

Almost everyone strives to go [to college], but almost no one asks the fundamental question posed by Academically Adrift: are undergraduates really learning anything once they get there?

For a large proportion of students, Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa’s answer to that question is a definitive no. Their extensive research draws on survey responses, transcript data, and, for the first time, the state-of-the-art Collegiate Learning Assessment, a standardized test administered to students in their first semester and then again at the end of their second year.”

About the Authors:

Josipa Roksa is assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Virginia

Richard Arum is a professor of sociology and education at NYU.

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