Josipa Roksa has work about being academically adrift cited in new article by the Michigan Daily.
Often, I’ve heard college described as a bubble, insulating and distancing students from the realities of world. Yet, research conducted by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa suggests this distance grows and our engagement with the world may drop after we graduate. According to survey data, 40 percent of recent college graduates rarely participate in conversations concerning politics or public affairs. Regardless of whether physical distance expands, separation from an institution of learning shouldn’t deter us from interacting with the world. Rather, it should spur us to engage more and to continue conversations we began in the classroom.