giovedì 24 aprile 2014

Again on Athletics and Colleges

A debate which is unique to the U.S. system. A very interesting perspective on another dimension of its unicity......

Assessing Student Learning: Back from an excessive standardization?

Tests to assess student learning: The failures of an excessive standardization? Again an interest debate on The Cronicle of Higher Education. Inspiring also for other countries.

mercoledì 16 aprile 2014

Interesting study by the Council of Graduate Schools (Ph.D. Completion Project). Out of 9,000 doctoral students they tracked from early nineties to 2004, 57% completed the program within 10 years, while 30% dropped out. Interestingly enough, there are two times where attritions spike: the first two years and when students begin their dissertation. A deeper exploration would be interesting.