News

March 2015

March 12th 2015
In an article for the New Republic, Josipa Roksa and Education Research Program director Richard Arum discuss findings published in their book Aspiring Adults Adrift that suggest US colleges are failing to provide graduates with substantial critical thinking, problem solving, and written communication skills →
March 11th 2015
The Education Research Program's Academically Adrift, coauthored by program director Richard Arum, is at the center of a Times Higher Education piece on how policymakers in the United Kingdom are actively exploring the possibility of measuring university students' learning gains →

February 2015

February 26th 2015
A New York Times op-ed cites findings from the Education Research Program’s 2011 volume Academically Adrift, coauthored by program director Richard Arum, in a call to hold colleges accountable for student learning →
February 10th 2015
“How to Raise a University’s Profile: Pricing and Packaging”: The Education Research Program’s volume Academically Adrift is referenced in a New York Times article on the relationship between tuition and enrollment at US research universities →

November 2014

November 19th 2014
Ivory Tower, a new documentary featuring findings from the Education Research Program volume Academically Adrift, will air Thursday, November 20, on CNN →
November 14th 2014
Findings from the Education Research Program’s latest publication, Aspiring Adults Adrift, frame an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education about the rise of learning outcome–based standards being implemented by colleges and universities →

October 2014

October 31st 2014
Former program director Richard Arum will lead a seminar about the Education Research Program's new book Aspiring Adults Adrift at NYU this coming Monday, November 3 [RSVP to attend] →

September 2014

September 23rd 2014
New York Times columnist Frank Bruni cites the Education Research Program’s new book Aspiring Adults Adrift in an op-ed on the political and social mission of higher education: “Demanding More from College” →
September 12th 2014
“Are Colleges Producing Career-Ready Graduates?” The Wall Street Journal interviews former program director Richard Arum and coauthor Josipa Roksa on their book Aspiring Adults Adrift, a product of the Education Research Program
September 4th 2014
"The Economic Price of Colleges’ Failures": the New York Times evaluates analysis from the Education Research Program's latest volume Aspiring Adults Adrift, which covers phases 2 and 3 of the Collegiate Learning Assessment Longitudinal Study
September 2nd 2014
Out today from the University of Chicago Press: Aspiring Adults Adrift: Tentative Transitions of College Graduates, the Education Research Program's follow-up to its landmark 2011 study Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses

August 2014

August 11th 2014
The Education Research Program volume Academically Adrift is cited in a Chronicle of Higher Education article on colleges walking a fine line between student empowerment and entitlement: "The Comfortable Kid" →

July 2014

July 23rd 2014
Findings from the Education Research Program’s CLA Longitudinal Study are examined in a Sociology in Focus look at core skills for the job market →

June 2014

June 26th 2014
The Education Research Program's Academically Adrift findings on classroom incentives for the student as consumer are highlighted in a PBS NewsHour interview with Andrew Rossi, director of the Ivory Tower documentary [video available] →
June 17th 2014
Findings from the Education Research Program volume Academically Adrift are featured in Ivory Tower, a new documentary about the challenges faced by American colleges and universities, screening this month in select theaters →

May 2014

May 21st 2014
As part of its Measuring College Learning Project, the Education Research Program convened a group of business scholars to discuss ways to define and measure learning outcomes for business undergraduates →

April 2014

April 28th 2014
As part of its Measuring College Learning Project, the Education Research Program convened a group of economists to discuss ways to define and measure learning outcomes for economics undergraduates →
April 21st 2014
As part of its Measuring College Learning Project, the Education Research Program convened a group of sociology faculty to discuss ways to define and measure learning outcomes for sociology undergraduates →

March 2014

March 12th 2014
Newly launched by the Education Research Program, the Measuring College Learning Project aims to engage faculty in academic and policy conversations on the quality of undergraduate education →

September 2013

September 17th 2013
Education Research Program director Richard Arum appeared on the Fox Business Network's Willis Report to discuss the cost and value of a college degree →