Tips for Parents
Want to know more about your student and her peer group? Check out the Beloit College Mindset List. The list is published annually in August by faculty members at Beloit College (WI). Its 70 items provide a look at the "cultural touchstones" that have shaped the lives of the incoming freshman class. Perusing the list can help you get into the "mindset" of today's traditional-aged students. Here's a teaser...
- They will encounter roughly equal numbers of female and male professors in the classroom.
- Tiananmen Square is a 2008 Olympics venue, not the scene of a massacre.
- The World Wide Web has been an online tool since they were born.
- They learned about JFK from Oliver Stone and Malcolm X from Spike Lee.
- "Off the hook" has never had anything to do with a telephone.
View the complete Class of 2011 Mindset List.
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