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And the hat trick goes to Steve Kolowich. His story on a two-year anthropological study of student research habits showing that students are in dire need of help from librarians -- but are loath to ask for it -- was our most viewed, most e-mailed and most commented on story last month. Thanks Google News! Allie Grasgreen's article about a new bachelor's program for autistic students being offered by Sage Colleges in Albany, N.Y., prompted hundreds of e-mail forwards. Serena Golden's vivid portrait of a major academic conference held in Las Vegas inspired a welter of comments. And a Views essay by Smith College professor James Miller imagining the outcome of a "sudden and catastrophic" collapse of higher education on faculty careers made for a lively conversation as well.
Selling Liberal Education to Students and Parents
In difficult economic times students, prospective students and parents are particularly worried about finding jobs after graduation. Often this understandable concern is translating into skepticism about liberal education and a desire for the most career-oriented programs possible.
On Tuesday, September 27 at 1 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed presents an audio conference with Rick Davis, associate provost for undergraduate education at George Mason University, who will discuss the common misconceptions parents and students have about general education, the dangers of leaving these questions and doubts unanswered or unchallenged, and how to answer – or defuse -- the “will it help me/my son or daughter get a job?” questions.
Click here to register or for more information about this low cost event.
THREE EASY WAYS TO IMPROVE FACULTY RECRUITING THIS FALL
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