My Freshman Year

Paul Eaton
2019 Journal of College Orientation, Transition, and Retention  
Recent discussion on the issues facing higher education have focused on a variety of topics, including the need for higher standards of assessment and accountability, the lack of funding for higher education, and the challenges of educating a new generation of students for their participation as civic and globally minded citizens. In the quest for generating solutions to increased demands on universities for accountability, enormous human and fiscal resources are being expended to create new
more » ... ed to create new programs, research, and results to demonstrate the viability and importance of programs and the college experience. Perhaps what is being overlooked in these discussions is an examination and more thorough understanding of the undergraduate student culture, and the implications that such a culture has on the competing demands of both universities and American society. Garnering this more precise understanding of contemporary undergraduate culture-and the effect of this culture on university programs, policies, and student practices-is the topic of Rebekah Nathan's book, My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student.
doi:10.24926/jcotr.v14i2.2671 fatcat:w6i2zve6qfeqnhwi3mwcdmbow4