Most of the purported news we get our nation’s higher education is about the ponderous tuition debt that accompanies many college graduates. But Americans are entitled to know how many of our colleges and university administrators are censoring and punishing the free expressions of students and, yes, professors — whether they are liberals, conservatives or independents.The promise made to students and faculty is, Lukianoff explains, “binding legal precedent in most states, where courts have held that
I’ve witnessed kids get high on the Bill of Rights. Once they absorb a thrilling sense of who they are as Americans, they never get enough.“Faculty members, who are often the longest-serving members of the college community and presumably know it best,” adds Lukianoff, “scored the lowest of any group — a miserable 16.7 percent!”
When I think back to my own time as an undergraduate student, it was difficult for me to pinpoint exactly where I learned particular skills or competencies. In fact, as I headed to an internship interview during my senior year, I found myself struggling with questions posed to me about how my coursework prepared me to undertake the work of events’ planning at the American Heart Association.As faculty, we can use similar kinds of information to feed back into curriculum planning to ensure that the courses
The HEDS First Destination Survey asks graduating seniors and recent college graduates about their primary activities following graduation. Institutions can use the survey’s results to assess employment- and career-related outcomes for recent college graduates and to report to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (). The survey may be given to graduating seniors and/or college graduates who complete their undergraduate degrees between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017.
We agree with researchers who call for multiple item formats in critical thinking assessments (e.g., Butler, Halpern, Ku, ). Constructed‐response items alone will not be able to meet the psychometric standards due to their low internal consistency, one type of reliability. A combination of multiple item formats offers the potential for an authentic and psychometrically sound assessment.