A few of you have indicated an interest in getting the book, Academically Adrift, reading it, and discussing it in May – sometime during Senior Week. I will not be able to buy a copy the book for all (but it is only $9.99 on my Kindle!). But the book continues to make waves. So, as we want our students to do, we should go to the source and read the book. Since I have a few *other* things to read this week and for class (!), I probably won’t get to it until Spring Break.
In the meantime, I am posting this link to an editorial by NYU history professor Jonathan Zimmerman, who says perhaps it is OUR collective faults that students are not learning. Do we ask them to do enough?
Read this editorial from the Chronicle and post your thoughts. Thanks to Debbi Johnson-Ross for the link!