Prof. Roksa's Research on Being Academically Adrift is Cited in New Article on Reading Assignments


The Chronicle on Higher Education

Josipa Roksa has work about being academically adrift cited in new article by the Chronicle on Higher Education.

Do You Assign Enough Reading? Or Too Much?

We’ve all read the startling stories about lax standards in higher education. As faculty members, we’ve struggled with the growing expectation among undergraduates that a minor amount of work should be the norm for college-level courses. In their 2011 book, Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses, Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa found that half of the students in the study’s sample 'had not taken a single course during the prior semester that required more than 20 pages of writing, and one-third hadn’t taken one that required even 40 pages of reading per week.'