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What Are College Students Really Learning?  

Richard ArumRichard Arum, Ph.D., dean of the School of Education and professor of education and (by courtesy) sociology at the University of California, Irvine explores this topic and invites attendees to share in this timely and ultimately vital discussion. His lecture titled "What are College Students Really Learning: How Available Evidence and New Approaches to Assessment Can Help" will be presented on Friday, March 17 at 10 a.m. in the Bishop Dougherty University Student Center – Chancellor's Suite. A complimentary buffet breakfast precedes the event at 9:30 a.m. RSVP for the event here»

Martin Finkelstein, Ph.D., Professor of Higher Education at Seton Hall explained that "Dr. Arum's work provides the research base and conceptual capital to help us address the challenges we all face in the areas of student retention and degree completion." He urges those with an interest in Arum's work or anyone with a stake in the future of higher education to begin the conversation here in New Jersey by attending this program.

Richard Arum recently served as senior fellow at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation from 2013-2015; and director of the Education Research Program at the Social Science Research Council from 2006-2013, where he oversaw the development of the Research Alliance for New York City Schools, a research consortium designed to conduct ongoing evaluation of the New York City public schools. He is coauthor of "Aspiring Adults Adrift: Tentative Transitions of College Graduates" (University of Chicago Press, 2014) and "Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses"(University of Chicago Press, 2011); as well as coeditor of "Improving Quality in American Higher Education: Learning Outcomes and Assessment for the 21st Century" (Jossey Bass, 2016) and "Stratification in Higher Education: A Comparative Study" (Stanford University Press, 2007), which examines expansion, differentiation and access to higher education in fifteen countries. He received a Master of Education in Teaching and Curriculum from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.

This lecture is made possible through the vision and generosity of the College of Education and Human Services. The lecture is the second in the Higher Education Program's Distinguished Speaker Series which brings world-class speakers and experts to the Seton Hall University campus to present on vital and current issues facing the higher education community.

Reservations for this event are highly recommended due to limited seating and the pre-event breakfast service. Kindly RSVP here»

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Categories: Education

For more information, please contact:

  • Eunyoung Kim
  • (973) 275-2156
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