Curriculum

New Programs: Creative Writing, Business, 'Smart Grid' Technology, Music and Law

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New Programs: Engineering, Nursing, Education

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  • Baylor University is starting a Ph.D. program in electrical and computer engineering.
  • Fairfield University is starting a doctor of nursing practice program.
  • Morehead State University, in Kentucky, is starting a doctoral degree -- its first -- in education leadership.
  • Med School, High Tech

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    New medical schools are launching curriculums with more use of simulation and more social science -- and many established schools are moving in that direction, too.

    An Intimate Exam

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    Upsetting some students, U. of Minnesota Medical School stops using live patients to teach pelvic exams.

    New Programs: Allied Health, Design, Political Science, Criminal Justice, Architectural Engineering

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    New Programs: Emergent Media, Regulatory Science, Entrepreneurship, Forensic Psychology

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    Reforming Teacher Ed

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    Prominent voices look to in-the-classroom residencies and colleges of education to reshape how teachers are taught to teach.

    New Programs: Music, Graphic Design, Social Work, Nuclear Protection, Disability Studies, Environmental Science, Law and Public Administration

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    New Programs: Law, Nursing, Physician Assistant Studies, Meteorology

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    Bilingual (Higher) Ed

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    Puerto Rico’s Sistema Universitario Ana G. Méndez attracted thousands of adult students to an accelerated degree program, AHORA, by stressing the kind of flexibility and practicality that one would expect from a program called “now.”

    But when administrators and faculty started considering how to expand into the continental United States they realized it wouldn’t work to simply shift their program a few hundred miles north.

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