Curriculum

New Programs: Creative Writing, Dental Assisting, Nursing

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  • Hofstra University is starting an M.F.A. in creative writing.
  • Ozarks Technical Community College is starting a dental assisting certificate program, with an option to go on to an associate degree. The program will mix online and in-person instruction.
  • University of Southern Maine is starting a doctor of nursing practice degree.
  • New Programs: Law, Nonprofit Management, Learning Sciences

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    New Programs: Nonprofit Management, Education, Environmental Forecasting, Nursing

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    Unafraid of Virginia Woolf

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    Community college English professors worry that they're being discouraged from teaching the kind of fiction that can change students' lives.

    New Programs: Fashion Entrepreneurship, Energy, Communication

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    'Academically Adrift'

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    If the purpose of a college education is for students to learn, academe is failing, according to Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses, a book being released today by University of Chicago Press.

    New Programs: Languages, National Security Law, Biochemistry

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    A Leaner Howard U.

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    University moves to eliminate or change 40% of its degree programs so that science can receive more emphasis. Philosophy survives; classics does not.

    Ramping Up Rigor

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    Lynn University in Florida finds a way to answer general critiques of academic quality: a return to a retooled core curriculum.

    New Programs: Simulation, Nursing, Oil

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