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Document Number: 7113

Survey of College Instructors Regarding the Use of Supplemental Materials in the Classroom - College-level instructors are increasingly turning to supplemental materials, including both print and online materials, as concerns about the preparedness and engagement of their students grows. This survey of 502 college professors finds a seven-point jump in the percentage of college-level instructors that require supplemental materials in their classrooms in just two years’ time. This comes at the same time that 55% of professors worry that the latest incoming freshmen are unprepared for the rigors of college education, with a large plurality holding the belief that freshmen today are less-prepared than those just four years ago. (Rebecca Wittman and Christian Peck, Association of American Publishers, September 2006) ...

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