Are Students Really Academically Adrift? Rethinking the Assessment of “Limited Learning” on College Campuses

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Four years ago I attended a presentation at the annual meetings of the American Sociological Association (ASA) in which Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa previewed the findings of Academically Adrift , their influential book published in 2010. Fast forward, and after attending a presentation at this year’s ASA in New York last week, I’ve come to question my assessment—and theirs. It was during Josipa Roksa’s ASA presentation last week that I felt we finally had a reasonable answer.