New Book Claims College Students Aren’t Learning (Chronicle of Higher Education)

Richard Arum, a professor of sociology and education at New York University, and Josipa Roksa, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Virginia, studied how much a group of over 2,000 college students actually learned from freshman year through graduation time. Arum and Roksa’s surprising and unsettling findings, a “damning indictment of the American higher-education system,” were published this month in a book titled Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses (University of Chicago Press), but critics of the study are already voicing concerns.

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