Monthly Archives: November 2013

Binge drinking and critical thinking skills

A story in Inside Higher ed (Study links binge drinking and low critical thinking skills, with a caveat“)┬áreveals that students who enter college with poor critical thinking skills don’t develop these skills if they binge drink. That’s not surprising. However, students who start college with good critical thinking skills seem to seem not to have this problem.


Congress is talking about Higher Ed Reform

Congress seems to be getting more interested in looking at reforming accreditation and other aspects of higher education (“Calls from Washington for streamlined regulation and emerging models“). It’s hard to believe that they could break the deadlock they’ve experienced on other issues. However, more tinkering with higher ed seems inevitable.