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Academically Adrift's authors on faculty project to define learning outcomes in six fields

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New book unveils faculty-led effort to chart concepts and competencies students should learn in six academic disciplines, with plan to create standardized tests. Will faculty members warm to this version of "learning outcomes"?

Conference at U Chicago poses hard questions about how liberal education can be revived

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Scholars consider how to revive the liberal arts and consider the importance of math and science, impact of hyperspecialization, economic inequality, public attitudes, admissions strategies and more.

Scholars consider how to save the liberal arts

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Scholars at conference on whether liberal arts need saving focus on evolving threats, including diminishing attention spans, mounting consumerism and a desire by administrators to quantify everything.

Sit-in at Seattle U raises allegation on dean's use of slur that may have been reference to book

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Since Wednesday, students have occupied part of humanities college at Seattle University, demanding shifts in curriculum and resignation of dean alleged to have used slur to refer to book title.

Allowing devices in the classroom hurts academic performance, study finds

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Study by faculty members at West Point finds students perform better academically when laptops and tablets are banned from the classroom.

Ball State professor earns tenure despite allegations he pushed creationism in class

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Controversial Ball State U professor earns tenure despite past allegations that he pushed creationism in the science classroom.

Study: Graduate students may take on unnecessary postdocs

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New study argues science Ph.D.s often plan for postdocs without considering whether they're necessary or beneficial to their career plans. Actual evidence is mixed.

Article criticizes impact of digital humanities on colleges

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Controversial article argues digital humanities scholars are -- intentionally or not -- leading a "neoliberal takeover" of colleges and universities.

New study says narcissistic students thrive under narcissistic professors, perpetuating toxic behavior

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New study suggests that narcissistic business students thrive under narcissistic professors, while less narcissistic students suffer, to the detriment of all.

Publishers report digital sales overtaking print sales

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Major publishers report sales of digital course materials surpass sales of print textbooks for the first time. Are the numbers right -- and does it matter?

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