News

July 2015

July 23rd 2015
Education Research Program director Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa discuss findings from Aspiring Adults Adrift in an interview with Radio Higher Ed, a podcast offering analysis and commentary on postsecondary education policy →
July 6th 2015
"Our Universities: The Outrageous Reality”: the Education Research Program volumes Academically Adrift and Aspiring Adults Adrift provide context for a New York Review of Books piece on inequality in higher education →

June 2015

June 12th 2015
David Brooks discusses the Education Research Program volume Aspiring Adults Adrift in a New York Times op-ed: "How Adulthood Happens" →

May 2015

May 11th 2015
A post on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation blog Impatient Optimists recaps a meeting on the future of instructional measurement in higher education, which included a discussion of the Education Research Program’s Measuring College Learning project with program director Richard Arum

April 2015

April 28th 2015
Findings from the Education Research Program’s CLA Longitudinal Study published in its influential volume Academically Adrift are cited in an Economist piece on higher education in America titled “A Flagging Model,” part of a special report on universities →

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 →