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SUMMARY Were Losing Our Minds î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¾ America is being held back by the uality and uantity of learning in college This is a true educational emergency Many college graduates cannot think critically write effectively solve problems understand complex issues or meet employers' expectations We are losing America is being held back by the uality and uantity of learning in college This is a true educational emergency Many college graduates cannot think critically write effectively solve problems understand complex iss. “The sources of the primary problems in American undergraduate higher education – the lack of true high learning the absence of a serious culture of teaching and learning and the conseuent insufficient uality and uantity of student learning – are deeply cultural and solving them will reuire fundamental thoroughgoing changes in our colleges and universities”I am very passionate about higher education I strongly believe in higher education yet I too believe higher education in America can use some renovation I have read a few doom and gloom higher education books over the years – some bad ones and some horrible ones – with each one calling for a total overhaul of our colleges and universities Though I do not really disagree with anything written in We’re Losing Our Minds I was yet again underwhelmed by the materialThe authors have superb credentials with both of them serving in numerous administrative roles at several distinguished schools Yet the uestion that comes to mind is this if they are so dissatisfied with higher education why couldn’t they change it while they were in charge Obviously politics and what not will get in the way but with so many schools out there why can’t one become the ideal institution And if there is one like that why are we not diving into it and reproduce the results To me it’s like a chef complaining about all the horrible food other chefs make The chef needs to stop complaining stop focusing on others and cook the best food everColleges want to be accessible to all However you risk low retention rates when unprepared students begin to drop out When your retention rates drop you must focus on faculty and staff to create programs and mentoring to help students be successful When you hire too many faculty and staff your costs increase When your costs increase your tuition increases When your tuition increases you become less accessibleAnd when you have thousands of colleges on this same vicious cycle things can get messyAs the authors state learning needs to be the utmost goal I couldn’t agree but what works in theory – as describe in the book – doesn’t work in reality “In theorycommunism worksin theory” –if you get that joke then you are smartTo me this book was kind of bland It was a very long 170 pages The second half was better than the first which is kind of rare Honestly I do not feel like I learned much from this book

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Ues or meet employers' expectations We are losing our minds and endangering our social economic and scientific leadership Critics say higher education costs too much and should be efficient But the real problem is v. Very intelligent critiue of American higher education that is deeply informed by neuroscience developmental psychology and social organization theory that is also balanced with passionately argued practical considerations for implementing real reforms and change for higher learning

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Were Losing Our MindsAlue not cost; financial 'solutions' alone won't work In this book Keeling and Hersh argue that the only solution making learning the highest priority in college demands fundamental change throughout higher educatio. As books about academia go this is better than most