How Students Learn Best...

“We’ve analyzed which educational inputs best predict progress in these deeper aspects of student learning. The answer is unambiguous: By far the factor that correlates most highly with gains in these skills is the amount of personal contact a student has with professors. Not virtual contact, but interaction with real, live human beings, whether in the classroom, or in faculty offices, or in the dining halls.”

–President Adam Falk, in a Aug. 29 Wall Street Journal essay about assessing the value of higher education and students’ ability to write effectively argue persuasively, solve problems creatively, and adapt and learn independently.