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Welcome Freshmen!

class_of_2017_tassel_toppers“Your mission, class, should you choose to accept it is…” As a college professor, I often prefaced a class assignment with that phrase from Mission Impossible, the late ’60s-early ’70s TV show, not the movie, until I realized that students weren’t getting it. They had not a clue what I was talking about because I had fallen victim to “hardening of the references,” the plague of baby boomer professors everywhere.

With the cure comes The Mindset List, developed by a dynamic duo at Beloit College. Created in 1998, the list was originally intended to warn aging faculty about using dated references. Now the list has become a cultural touchstone that illustrates the widening gap between entering freshmen and the faculty, and other adults.

Read more at: The Huffington Post 

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