Let’s Put Some Money on Introduction to Philosophy

Here’s a bet I’d like to make: a good introduction to philosophy course will do more to increase students’ critical thinking abilities than a good course in logic or critical thinking. Here’s what I think I’d need to get this bet off the ground: First, we’d need a stable student body and a randomly selected… Continue reading Let’s Put Some Money on Introduction to Philosophy

Academically Adrift’s Methodological Shipwreck

On Tuesday we had a university-wide faculty meeting on revising the general education requirements at Morgan State, and predictably President Wilson held up a copy of Arum and Roksa’s Academically Adrift and made some comments about how we had to do better while horribly mangling the actual findings of the book. Though there’s a lot going… Continue reading Academically Adrift’s Methodological Shipwreck