Richard Arum and Josipa Roska (2011) Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 259 pp., 978-0-226-02855-2 (hbk).
Davydd J. Greenwood
Heidi Ross and Yajing Chen
Vincent Tinto's theory of academic and social integration provides a framework for investigating perceived problems associated with Chinese international students' engagement at a public research-intensive university in the U.S. Midwest ('Midwest' University). These 'problems' – classroom silence, segregation and instrumentalism – are often understood in cultural terms, and we describe sociocultural values that might influence such behaviour. We also contend that culture, on its own, cannot wholly explain the complexity of student behaviours on college campuses. In a case study of Midwest University's Business School, we show how institutional policies do much to shape Chinese students' engagement. We conclude that popular perceptions of Chinese student engagement are simplistic. Chinese students are not indifferent engagers; rather, their interaction with campus life needs to be understood as embedded within complex cultural and institutional contexts.
Constructing and practising student engagement in changing institutional cultures
Lisa Garforth and Anselma Gallinat
learning practices and outcomes on U.S. college campuses, engendered intense debate in education studies, the popular media and beyond. Although the study’s methodological robustness and theoretical sophistication have been much discussed (for example
Same-Sex Attraction between Girls
Wendy L. Rouse
admiration with gifts, flowers, candy, poetry, and adoration. The older student could choose to reciprocate by inviting the younger student to luncheons, spreads, or sporting events. All-female dances further normalized romantic friendships on college
Questioning our post-secondary institutions’ investment strategies
David P. Thomas
Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) is used to describe investment practices that involve ethical or moral considerations when selecting options for investing individual or institutional funds. A growing number of university and college campuses have
Intergenerational Activism and the Ethics of Empowering Girls
marriage, slut shaming, breast ironing, 6 sexual assault and harassment on college campuses, female genital cutting, and sexism in sports and in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). In her speech, she imagined “a world
Girls’ Voices and Civic Engagement in Student Journalism
Piotr S. Bobkowski and Genelle I. Belmas
college campuses and one was hosted at a media company. All study procedures were approved by the human subjects committee at our home institution. Of the 461 high school journalists responding to the survey, 361 (78 percent) were female and 100 (22
Quis custodiet ipsos consumptores?
College Campuses , Chicago : University of Chicago Press . Barnette , J. ( 2001 ) Practical Measurement Issues Associated with Data from Likert Scales , Paper presented at American Public Health Association , 23 October 23 , Atlanta . Bertram
Can commercial vendors support creative higher education?
faculty by MOOC advocates at an important industry event, see Samuels (2013) . References Arum , R. and Roksa , J. ( 2011 ) Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses , Chicago : University of Chicago Press . Bok , D
Learning from the Testimonios of Young Undocumented Women Advocates
organize regionally and locally ( Muñoz 2015 ). This materialized in local advocacy groups across the nation and on college campuses, as newly formed undocumented student groups. Here, I focus on the experiences of five undocumented college-aged women as