What Colleges Can Do
Performance: Houston Ballet II
Houston Ballet II is the second company of Houston Ballet, America’s fifth-largest ballet company. The stellar array of young dancers from around the world under the direction of Stanton Welch AM, artistic director, performs a diverse range of dance works ranging from excerpts from the classics to contemporary original dance works. $25 ($5 for students). Parking is included in the cost of the ticket. tickets.oswego.edu or 315-312-2141.
Location: Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall
Saturday, March 24, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Faculty Concert: The Bacchus Saxophone Quartet
Saxophonists Dan Blumenthal, Marilee Blumenthal, Steve Defren and Trevor Jorgensen create an afternoon of music specifically composed for the saxophone quartet. Ranging from the upper range of the soprano saxophone to the low and sonorous bari, the ensemble provides a unique combination of tonal variation and melodic juxtaposition. Part of SUNY Oswego's Focus on Faculty Series. $8 ($5 for SUNY Oswego students) includes parking in employee lots adjacent to and across Washington Boulevard from Sheldon Hall. 315-312-2130.
Location: Ballroom, Sheldon Hall
Sunday, March 25, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Men's Lacrosse vs. Keuka
No admission fee
Location: Laker Turf Stadium
Saturday, March 24, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Women's Lacrosse vs. Utica
No admission fee.
Location: Laker Turf Stadium
Saturday, March 24, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 24, 8:46 a.m. - 8:46 a.m.
The book Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses has set off a national debate on rigor and the college curriculum. Tracking 2,300 undergraduates at a range of four-year institutions, the research behind the book found that large numbers of students learn little if anything in college, face minimal course requirements … and yet graduate. The findings are based on student scores on the Collegiate Learning Assessment, as well as student surveys and transcript analysis. The book calls for colleges to be more demanding of students and more consistent in their requirements.
On Friday, February 18, at 1 p.m. Eastern, Richard Arum, one of the authors of the book, will lead an Inside Higher Ed audio conference in which he will present the findings and advise colleges on the steps they can take to respond to the issues raised.
The presentation (like the book) will be relevant a wide range of colleges and universities -- highly competitive on admissions, open admissions and everything in between.
Among the topics he will cover:
• An overview of the study and its results.
• Steps colleges can take to promote rigor – policies at the faculty, departmental, institutional and sector levels.
• Ideas on how to communicate about issues of rigor with students, parents and the public.
The program will be ideal for:
• Academic affairs
• Academic advising
• Student affairs
• Department chairs
• Faculty members