Ma discusses issues facing Chinese students studying online in CHE

Yingyi Ma 2019Students in countries such as China must worry about censorship and running afoul of local security laws. As remote learning stretches into fall and beyond, they may find themselves pursuing an American education without the benefit of academic freedom and open discourse. Some faculty members have suggested that students wait until they are back on campus to enroll in certain courses. But Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology and author of Ambitious and Anxious: How Chinese Undergraduates Succeed and Struggle in American Higher Education, says that while instructors are well-meaning, they could have the effect of limiting academic options for Chinese students alone. "I worry that this potentially undermines Chinese students’ learning opportunities," she says. Read more in the Chronicle of Higher Education article, "Instruction Under Surveillance." 10/01/20