And you thought it was only at your uni!
A recently published book , "Academically Adrift", raises interesting questions about the lack of rigour in US universities, driven partly by over-reliance on student evaluations. Read the review of the book here:
As enrollment rates in colleges have continued to increase, a new book questions whether the historic number of young people attending college will actually learn all that much once they get to campus. In Academically Adrift By Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa Paperback, 256 pages University of Chicago Press List Price: $25 Read An Excerpt February 9, 2011 text size A A A Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses, two authors present a study that followed 2,300 students at 24 universities over the course of four years. The study measured both the amount that students improved in terms of critical thinking and writing skills, in addition to how much they studied and how many papers they wrote for their courses.