Campuses Engage Students, U.S. Style | Sara Lipka | Chronicle of Higher Education | 11 March, 2012
On the women’s side of Zayed University here in Abu Dhabi, students in black, floor-length abayas stride past banners promoting campus services: “Is Your Career in Focus?” and “Scared Of Exams! … This Workshop is for You.” Programs and activities dedicated to students’ success have recently become part of daily life at this conservative Emirati institution.
Across most of the world, the role of a university has been to develop students’ minds, not their characters.