Marginal Classroom Changes Have Scant Impact on Colllege Success
FOCUS ON THE CLASSROOM
Vincent Tinto writes in Inside Higher Ed: Over the past 20 years, if not more, colleges and universities, states and private foundations have invested considerable resources in the development and implementation of a range of programs to increase college completion. Though several of these have achieved some degree of success, most have not made a significant impact on college completion rates. This is the case because most efforts to improve college completion, such as learning centers and first-year seminars, sit at the margins of the classroom and do not substantially improve students’ classroom experience.