What Colleges Can Do
Art Exhibition reception: "My Hometown: A Celebration of Visual Art by Our Younger Citizens"
A display of student works selected by local jurors. The exhibition will be on display to June 18. Part of SUNY Oswego and Oswego City School District "My Hometown Banner Project." Free; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 -- see oswego.edu/parking. 315-312-2112.
Location: Tyler Art Gallery, Tyler Hall
Friday, May 26, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Planetarium Show: "A Trillion Planets!"
Astronomers now believe the stars of the Milky Way galaxy could have about a trillion planets. Planetarium Director Scott Roby explores other known planetary systems using new 3D models in updated software. Children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Free, including parking in the Centennial Drive lot (E17) or Washington Boulevard lot (C8). 315-312-2790.
Location: Room 223, Shineman Center
Sunday, May 28, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Wrestling vs. RIT Dual Meet
Location: Max Ziel Gymnasium
Sunday, Nov 12, 1 p.m. - 3 p.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