Sunday, March 6, 2011

Universities are failing B+ students

There is an Opinion piece by Bob Herbert in the New York Times, College: The Easy Way that is worth reading. He discusses a systematic study which found a large fraction of American college graduates did not seem any better educated than when they started college. The study is published in a book, Academically Adrift by Richard Arum and Josipa Roska, which raises important and fundamental questions about the responsibilities of both students, faculty, and administrators.


  1. But have you seen Peter Brooks on this in the NYRB?

  2. I reckon the physics courses at UQ have significantly improved the past couple years. 3rd year courses have experiments now!