Residence-based PSE is “practice for life,” writes Chronicle contributor

August 17, 2016

A residence-based liberal arts university experience offers “practice for life” during a critical time in a young person’s development, writes James Lang for the Chronicle of Higher Education. Quoting from a recent book on college-based decision-making, Lang argues that being thrust into constant interaction with different types of people and having to meet deadlines teach students the interpersonal and time-management skills that form the bedrock of fulfilling adult lives. Reflecting on his daughter’s PSE experience, Lang reflects, “I have little doubt that repeated exposure to small decisions about her future helped her find her way to that dramatically new place.” Chronicle of Higher Education