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

Abstract

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.

Organizer

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