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Sonneborn Lecture: "College Students Today"
by Prof. George Kuh

Indiana University's Chancellors' Professor of Higher Education George Kuh delivered the annual Sonneborn Lecture on Nov. 27, 2001. Kuh, director of the National Survey of Student Engagement and the College Student Experiences Questionnaire Research Program, spoke about the factors influencing a college student's educational success .

The lecture, titled "College Students Today: Why We Can't Leave Serendipity to Chance," focused on results from the National Survey of Student Engagement. Kuh concluded what and how much college students learn depends primarily on where, how, and with whom they spend their time. In the past, students primarily lived on campus putting them in close proximity to faculty members, student affairs professionals, and others. That arrangement is not as prevalent today. Therefore, says Kuh, it's incumbent on universities to intentionally structure learning opportunities so students acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to succeed after college.

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