Monday, March 14
Rethinking College – An Examination Of Higher Education
How much are students really learning in college – and at what cost? Do curriculums need to change to meet shifting workforce needs? Today we kick off the first part of our three-day series: Rethinking College – an examination of higher education. Our guests: University of Virginia sociology professor Josipa Roksa, who is the co-author of the book, Academically Adrift; Oklahoma State University provost and senior vice president Robert J. Sternberg, who is the author of College Admissions for the 21st Century; and finally Claudia Dreifus, an adjunct professor at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, a contributor to the New York Times Science desk, and co-author of Higher Education? How Colleges Are Wasting Our Money and Failing Our Kids and What We Can Do About It. WGBH’s Kara Miller – who is herself a professor of English at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth – hosts. We’ll be opening up the phone lines and would like to hear from you. Call us toll-free at 877-301-8970.
Read a discussion about Roksa's Academically Adrift on the New York Times Room for Debate page
Read Robert Sternberg's reaction to Academically Adrift