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July 28, 2014
William Major challenges the way market economics have been used to justify priorities in higher education.
July 25, 2014
As enthusiasm grows for academic programs based on something other than "seat time," there's a big difference between helping students achieve "master" subject matter and ensuring their true "competence" to apply learning in practice, John F. Ebersole argues.

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May 1, 2006
In response to the scandal surrounding the men's lacrosse team, Duke president Richard Brodhead has initiated a "conversation on campus culture." The first installment provided little insight. To Mark Anthony Neal, a professor of African and African-American Studies, recent events showed that "we need an innovative and brave curriculum that will allow our students to engage one
April 28, 2006
At my university, I chair a faculty committee charged with reviewing and revising our general education curriculum. Over the past two and a half years, we have examined programs at similar colleges and studied best practices nationwide. In response, we have begun to propose a new curriculum that responds to some of the weaknesses in our current program (few shared courses and little curricular oversight), and adds what we believe will be some new strengths (first-year seminars and a junior-level multidisciplinary seminar).
April 27, 2006
Terry Caesar considers one of the trends in higher ed -- and what it says about the state of teaching.
April 26, 2006
American historians just visited the nation's capital for a convention. Scott McLemee kept a diary.
April 25, 2006
After a rough classroom session, Amy L. Wink reflects on how to reassure her students and herself.

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