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Richard ArumAbout Richard Arum

Richard Arum, professor at NYU and Senior Fellow at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is returning to CMU! In 2011, he and co-author Josipa Roksa (U VA), presented research from Academically Adrift, their groundbreaking study of limited learning at U.S. colleges and universities. Their research identified the classroom experiences and academic skills that link to better learning outcomes. In their most recent publication​, Aspiring Adults Adrift, they check in with those same students two years after graduation and find that those same academic skills are reliable predictors of students’ success in their careers and adult lives. Join Richard Arum in discussing new ways of thinking about our learning, our teaching and the kind of student success that outlasts final exams.​

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​Thursday, October 22​, 2015
How to Make College Work for You: A Conv​ersation with Rich​ard Arum
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Plachta Auditorium - Warriner Hall​
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Presented by Speak Up, Speak Out: The Student Forum and the Teaching and Learning Collective. 



Friday, October 23, 2015
How to Make College Work for Your Students: A Faculty Lunch & Discussion with Richard Arum
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Terrace Rooms - Bovee University Center​
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Lunch provided. Intended for faculty and GTA audiences. 



​Event Sponsors

College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. The Teaching and Learning Collective series is made possible by the Office of the Provost.

The TLC began in 2010 as a grass-roots faculty initiative to improve students' academic success by improving their academic skills. ​