While this is a podcast about history and historical thinking (you’ve noticed, right?), it’s also a podcast that emanates from the second floor of Old Main at Augustana College. So everyone connected with it is concerned, with varying degrees of frenetic energy, about higher education. It hasn’t escaped anyone’s notice that higher education is not only very expensive, it’s gotten ever more complex to figure out. Hence our decision to do occasional episodes which, taken together, will form “An Audio User’s Guide to Higher Education”.
With us again to dispel myths and hack apart rumors is Dr. Mark Salisbury, Assistant Dean and Director of Institutional Research and Assessment at Augustana College. He and Al Zambone josh, kibitz, blow air, and also discuss the crucial first three weeks of college. Why are they crucial? What happens in them? What can Professors do in those first three weeks to change the entire college experience of first year students? What can first year students do change the direction of the next four years of their lives? It’s a podcast chock full of News You Can Use. Take notes and enjoy.
For Further Reading
The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment at Augustana offers a wide variety of links.
If you can’t get enough Salisbury Ham, read his blog Delicious Ambiguity