Curriculum

Ph.D. Education -- Beyond Disciplines

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Claremont Graduate U. and Vanderbilt hope new types of courses will give their doctoral students a broader perspective.

'Engagement,' Depression and Drugs

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The more students are "engaged" in their academic work, the less likely they are to drink heavily or abuse drugs. But academic engagement does not seem to have any effect, positively or negatively, on students' overall mental health, although it does seem to add to the level of stress they feel.

Building Student Interest in Science

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One university's experiment involves English composition, better advising and living in a science-themed dorm.

Sending Signals to Students

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Through its new curriculum, Penn stresses science and math and deemphasizes the role of AP courses.

Mixed Signals for ASL

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On the upswing nationally, sign language is on the defensive at Brown.

Major Quotas

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Florida board moves toward requiring specific percentages of undergraduates to specialize in certain areas that the state needs.

Moving Ahead at Grinnell

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After 3 years looking inward, a top liberal arts college emerges with new plans for sophomores, interdisciplinarity, faculty hiring and the budget.

Urban Removal

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Wayne State professors attack plan to break up college focused on disadvantaged and minority students.

'Student Success in College: Creating Conditions That Matter'

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Why are students more likely to thrive at -- and graduate from -- some colleges than others? That's the central question in Student Success in College: Creating Conditions That Matter, just published by Jossey-Bass.

Few Rules for New Constitution Day Requirement

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The Education Department isn't requiring much from colleges to carry out a new law.

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