WAMC/Northeast Public Radio will feature a reading by Daniel Chambliss, the Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology, on Friday, May 22, as part of the station’s Academic Minute, a nationally syndicated program . Chambliss’ piece focuses on the key ingredients of a college experience that keep students engaged and motivated. The program is broadcast locally on WAMC at 90.3 FM at 7:30 a.m. and 3:56 p.m. and can also be accessed at InsideHigherEd.com here.
Chambliss’ reading addresses several key points included in the recently published, award-winning book, How College Works, co-authored by Chambliss and his former student Christopher Takacs ’05. According to the Harvard University Press website, the book reveals the surprisingly decisive role that personal relationships play in determining a student’s collegiate success, and puts forward a set of small, inexpensive interventions that yield substantial improvements in educational outcomes.