Louis Newman, PhD, is a longtime Dean of Academic Advising and Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at Stanford University and a celebrated scholar of Jewish Ethics. His newest book, Thinking Critically In College: The Essential Handbook for Student Success (Radius Book Group), examines where colleges and universities are falling short in teaching the crucial skill of Critical Thinking needed for success in college and beyond. The book also examines how a lack of critical thinking education has begun to erode and undermine our very democracy.
How colleges are failing our students
Neglecting to emphasize analytical tools denies students the full value of their education and causes them to struggle unnecessarily.