My friends’ Chambliss and Takacs’ book How College Works (Harvard University Press 2014) has just come out (previous coverage in ). I worked on a small piece with Chambliss at the beginning of their Mellon funded research in assessment project many years ago and have followed along as the book took shape. It’s well written, well reasoned, and their’s is a perspective that does not delight the higher ed assessment industrial complex. That is, you will find it an interesting read if you work in the kind of institution I work in.
- Q and A with Chambliss in the “Hechinger Report” (2012)
- “Succeeding in College: the Problem of Motivation (3)” (2012) a blog post by Doug Bennett, President Emeritus of Earlham College
- “Majoring in a Professor” (Inside Higher Ed, August 2013 by Scott Jaschik)