Duke student asks professors to reassess their role

Duke senior Jordan Everson, while melodramatic in style, makes an important point in this column as the new school year begins: Will a Duke graduate finish his/her undergraduate study with a body of knowledge about the world, or will he/she be taught narrowly focused pieces of information that are the research or publication interest of professors who have forgotten their basic role as teachers?

Everson’s point is among those addressed in a new research paper published by the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy and written by Princeton Lecturer Russell K. Nieli.

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