What Ought to Be

Toward a More Perfect University, by Jonathan R. Cole. New York: Public Affairs, 2016, 432 pp., $29.99 hardbound.

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    National Survey of Student Engagement, http://nsse.indiana.edu/. Daniel de Vise, “Trying to Assess Learning Gives Colleges Their Own Test Anxiety,” Washington Post, March 14, 2012, https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/trying-to-assess-learning-gives-colleges-their-own-test-anxiety/2012/02/24/gIQAyLrtCS_story.html?utm_term=.1d265f66c06a. The Mean and Frequency Reports from the 2010 National Survey of Student Engagement were available through 2014 at http://www.utexas.edu/academic/ima/nsse (documented results available by request).

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    See, for example, Andrew Delbanco, College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2012) and Mark C. Taylor, Crisis on Campus: A Bold Plan for Reforming Our Colleges and Universities (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010).

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Arum, R. What Ought to Be. Acad. Quest. 30, 103–107 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12129-016-9606-4

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