The practice brings a host of benefits, like helping students reflect on their learning and giving professors fresh ideas.
Voter drives, community organizing, service learning, and new course offerings connect them with the world beyond the campus gates.
Pitzer College aims to broaden the worldview of students from the Claremont Colleges consortium as well as their prisoner classmates.
To find out, a program at Tufts monitors students’ voting rates.
The small college’s decision makes it both an outlier and a model of recent trends in general education.
High-school students from low-income and minority backgrounds gain valuable skills, and colleges get an edge in recruiting.