Richard Arum


On his (and Josipa Roksa's) book Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses

Cover Interview of February 22, 2011

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“Many students do not experience academic rigor in U.S. colleges.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“Contemporary colleges accomplish many things, but our results suggest that administrators, faculty, and the undergraduate students themselves focus too little attention on learning.”

On the second:

“When today’s students study in groups outside of the classroom, their performance actually declines.”