Teaching in an Age of ‘Militant Apathy’
Photo: Tracie Van Auken
Beth McMurtrie, The Chronicle of Higher Education
More colleges and universities are investing in interdisciplinary programs that send students away from campus for weeks or months at a time in an effort to strengthen students' connections to their education. Others are revamping general-education coursework so that entering students can immediately dive into age-old questions that help them find their place in the world.
And some schools are creating immersive-learning courses and building them into majors, so that time-pressed students—or those hesitant to take on a less-structured or more time-consuming class—know that it will count toward graduation.