October 31, 2011
Let’s open the envelope now for the best essay on higher education published in 2011. The award goes to Dan Sullivan, President Emeritus of St. Lawrence University for Worried, I’m Terrified, published today in Inside Higher Ed. Even with two months more to go in this year, I’m sure we won’t see anything better.
Running against the current of many, many others looking for cheaper ways to educate, Dan points to where the evidence points: students simply learn better under circumstances of high engagement and high expectation. We have to find ways to sustain and expand settings where this happens.