July 29, 2013
The Many Faces of the Freshman Seminar
Their unique topics make them both popular and flawed
Pick a problem related to learning in higher education and you will hear a common refrain: A seminar can fix it.
Freshmen fail to come back for their sophomore year? A seminar, advocates say, can keep them engaged and enrolled.
Study habits, writing, or critical-thinking skills not up to par? A seminar can bolster them.
Students need to make better use of the campus library? There's a seminar for that, too.
Now, as concerns mount