Open seminar: Challenges to mass education in the US

Seminar with Professor Steven Brint from University of California, Riverside

Professor Steven Brint, UC Riverside. Photo: private


Mass access combined with declining requirements and student utilitarianism has led to increases in the size of academically disengaged undergraduate student populations in the United States. This paper presents a method for conceptualizing and measuring these populations. It measures the size and characteristics of academically disengaged populations in a major public research university system, the University of California, and it discusses approaches that can be useful as means to re-engage these students in academic life. The paper briefly discusses the likely implications of mass online higher education within the current context of undergraduate student life.


Published Mar. 5, 2013 2:09 PM - Last modified Apr. 16, 2015 3:25 PM