Colleges are looking for students who can think critically, write well, and apply knowledge in a way that is relevant to their chosen field, according to a new survey.
The survey of more than 2,000 faculty members by The Atlantic shows that many colleges are looking to attract a certain type of person.
They are looking, for instance, for students interested in taking courses in philosophy, science, history, art, and languages, as well as humanities, political science, and social science.
In the case of the humanities, it’s the humanities and its intersection of theory, inquiry, and analysis that colleges are interested in.
This type of research is not uncommon at some of the nation’s top institutions.
“The humanities are a highly contested field in many circles.
But they are often seen as a more critical alternative to the more academic fields that traditionally have been dominant in higher education,” the survey says.
More:Harvard University President Drew Faust said in a statement that colleges have a responsibility to engage with their students and students are the best resource for that.
As Harvard president, Faust has the power to make colleges more inclusive and diverse, the survey notes.
The poll also found that nearly one in four students have experienced a harassment, discrimination, or threats during their time at Harvard.