Includes bibliographical references (pages -248) and index.
College cultures and student learning -- Origins and trajectories -- Pathways through colleges adrift -- Channeling student energies toward learning -- A mandate for reform.
Are undergraduates really learning anything once they get to college? The answer is no. As troubling as their findings are, the authors argue that for many faculty and administrators this conclusion will come as no surprise and is the expected result of a student body distracted by socializing or working and an institutional culture that puts undergraduate learning close to the bottom of the priority list.