Habits of Mind: Lessons for the Long Term, an article from the Chronicle of Higher Education

photo_27122_landscape_650x433Many education experts who seek to define the value of a college degree seize on metrics that can be quantified in the short term.  Some look at levels of student engagement, while others calculate gains on standardized tests of critical-thinking skills. Still others have started analyzing the salaries that recent graduates earn.  A different sort of approach, quietly gaining steam, takes a longer— and less measurable—view.  Read the full story