Curriculum

At Southern Vermont College, a chance for students to self-publish

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A Vermont college's new curricular venture enables students to self-publish books -- a project officials hope will aid a largely first-generation student body and give humanities students a "deliverable" for the future.

Americans may take nuanced view of higher ed reforms

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Do Americans have a more nuanced view of higher ed reform than the politicians they elect? Perhaps, says a new survey.

Stanford will start new joint computer science programs

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New Stanford programs aim to give computer science students a boost -- by adding arts and humanities.

Colleges look to 'pathways' to enhance general education

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Administrators make the case for general education pathways at conference session.

College of Idaho relies on minors to promote general education

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A liberal arts college in Idaho is trying a new approach to ensure depth as well as breadth in the student experience.

 

Historians discuss challenges of general education

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At gathering of historians, professors like the idea of talking about their discipline's role in the curriculum, but fear too much regulation.

Ten years after cutting it, Texas A&M will revive journalism program

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Ten years ago, Texas A&M cut its journalism program. The job market imploded in the meantime, but the university hopes its interdisciplinary, liberal arts education approach will make reviving the degree a smart move.

Conference focuses on integrating global learning within the curriculum

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At gathering focused on global learning, faculty and others discuss diverse strategies for integrating it within the curriculum.

USC announces changes to its journalism master's degree program

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Amid newsroom cutbacks and a rapidly changing media landscape, journalism schools are trying to find ways to adapt. USC is crunching a two-year master's into nine months. At Columbia, the concentration requirement will be eliminated.

New Academy of Arts and Sciences report stresses importance of humanities and social sciences

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Amid talk of outcomes-based education, a new report from the Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences stresses the disciplines' role in long-term career success and international competitiveness.

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