Prof. Roksa's Research on Being Academically Adrift is Cited in Inside Higher Ed Article


06/07/2016

Inside Higher Ed

Josipa Roksa has work about being academically adrift cited in new article by Inside Higher Ed.

Higher Ed's Biggest Gamble

The study that has become most emblematic of higher education's failure to teach critical-thinking skills to college students is Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa’s Academically Adrift (2011). The researchers found that college students make little gain in critical-thinking skills, as measured by students’ scores on the Collegiate Learning Assessment. This study has been criticized for relying too much on the CLA, but that overlooks a much more fundamental issue underscored by a growing body of research: we don’t know what critical thinking actually is, and we can’t be sure that it even exists.