Academic First Year Experiences
According to a Nov. 2014 micro-article published in the NEA Higher Education Advocate 31:5), "Our current grading system is broken. It doesn't work well for faculty, students, post-secondary institutions, or prospective employers of our graduates." Do you agree with author Linda B. Nilson that there is "A Better Way to Grade"? Read more
The Selection Committee has chosen the five finalists for next year's Freshman Common Reading. Which one will be the winner? Read more
CSUN ranks fifth (out of 539 institutions) on the new "social mobility index" for U.S. colleges.
The Chronicle of Higher Education (6 Mar 2014) has published a set of charts reflecting "Backgrounds and Beliefs of College Freshmen" through the decades; it includes the most recent administration of UCLA's annual CIRP survey (for freshmen starting college in fall 2013). Well worth a look. Perhaps even worth asking your first-year students to discuss. Read more