A Profile of This Year’s Freshmen – Oh The Questions This Begs

A Profile of This Year’s Freshmen – Students – The Chronicle of Higher Education.

So the graphic is interesting and I Love this kind of stuff–especially the stuff about majors and plans for advanced study. I wonder how many of those students who reported a business, S.T.E.M., and Pre-Health majors this year will be undeclared students at some point prior to completion of undergraduate studies. Given the anxiety about the economy should I be surprised by the percentage of students who are almost obsessively concerned with the job their degree is going to lead to is seeming to grow every year? I wonder if we’ll ever be able to help students appreciate academia as a place to get a well rounded education to broaden their possible fields of employment rather than treating college as job-training and pigeon-holing themselves into life at the whim of the job market.

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About Art

I'm the Director of Academic Advising at Quincy College. I'm hoping this can be a place to express the occasional thought that may mean something to someone. . .we'll see. I'm also a musician--I play the string bass in primarily the jazz and classical idioms (though I love many kinds of music and have played everything from folk and bluegrass to new wave and hard rock). And, as an Italian-American, I love good food and good wine. . .basically,don't be surprised by posts on any of the topics mentioned above ;)
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