Improving undergraduate learning: findings and policy recommendations from the SSRC-CLA Longitudinal Project

At the beginning of the 21st century, increasing and ensuring individual access to college presents itself not just as a moral imperative, but an economic necessity. As employment opportunities in manufacturing continue to grow scarcer in the United States, both individual and national global economic competitiveness requires mastery of what many commentators have termed '21st century skills'. These skills, generally thought uniformly taught at US colleges and universities, are defined as including critical thinking, complex reasoning, and written communication. But what if sending students to... Show more

Authors: Arum, Richard; Roksa, Josipa; Cho, Esther

Published: Brooklyn, New York, Social Science Research Council, 2011

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Physical description: 19 p.

Access item: http://highered.ssrc.org/files/SSRC_Report.pdf

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