Time Money Magazine Cites Prof. Roksa's Book in Discussion on Liberal Arts Requirements


11/02/2016

Time Money Magazine

Curry professor Josipa Roksa's research and book cited in Time Money article on the effectiveness of liberal arts courses.

How Colleges Are Failing Liberal Arts Majors

Despite the upturn in the job market, many recent graduates are unemployed or underemployed, and the cautionary tale of the liberal arts graduate turned barista has become a familiar and worrisome trope. So as high school seniors and their families make their way through the college application process this fall, many will wonder about the value of the liberal arts programs they’re considering...

...Not surprisingly, the decimation of general education requirements has had deleterious effects on student outcomes. In their groundbreaking book Academically Adrift, sociologists of education Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa found that 45% of students “did not demonstrate any significant improvement in learning” over their first two years as undergraduates, and 36% managed no significant improvement over four years.