Curriculum

New Programs: Accounting, Homeland Security, Technology Policy, Sustainability

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How to Train Your Draconian

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During a talk to governors, Bill Gates might have sharpened the ax for politicians thinking of cutting humanities programs.

New Programs: Social Work, Law, Business

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Skimming the Surface

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Study of freshman research papers suggests students don't really understand the sources they cite.

New Programs: Animal Advocacy, Design, Statistics, Media and Games

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New Programs: Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, Aquaculture, Robotics, Product Innovation

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'Tea' Author in Hot Water

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Greg Mortenson’s books about school-building and education in Afghanistan and Pakistan have made him a regular presence on college campuses, with his book Three Cups of Tea picked as a “common reading” book for many freshmen and the author promoting his particular brand of humanitarianism and pacifism in dozens of speeches a year.

But questions raised Sunday by CBS’s “60 Minutes” about the veracity of his story and the management of a foundation that grew from his work have some of the campuses re-evaluating their plans to recognize or feature Mortenson and his books.

A Stab at Deflating Grades

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Faculty at U. of North Carolina-Chapel Hill backs plan to put students' (and professors') grades in context.

Who Decides on Transfer Credit?

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CUNY plan would make it easier for community college students to earn bachelor's degrees at four-year institutions, but many faculty members at senior colleges say changes infringe on their curricular role.

Should Teaching Be Outsourced?

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Two universities sign deals to let outside group teach journalism courses online, setting up debate over faculty roles.

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