Curriculum

Colleges push for more resources to support prison education programs

Prison education programs are thriving and enjoy bipartisan backing, but colleges say they could do more with federal and state funding.

Big data, AI prompt major expansions at UC Berkeley and MIT

As reach of big data and AI grows, UC Berkeley and Massachusetts Institute of Technology unveil plans for major expansions.

Goucher College says it's eliminating liberal arts programs such as math, physics and religion, in attempt to keep costs down

College says it's eliminating programs such as math, physics and religion, in attempt to keep costs down.

What's a general education? Book by noted literary critic advocates return to the basics

What's a general education? Book by noted literary critic advocates a return to the basics.

Faculty members at Wisconsin Stevens Point react to plan to cut 13 majors

“Shocked, dismayed and angry”: faculty members at Wisconsin Stevens Point react to a plan to cut 13 majors, including English, history, political science and sociology, and expand more job-oriented programs.

Long Island U says it is turning things around one year after a faculty lockout, but professors say otherwise

Long Island U says it is turning things around, financially and otherwise, one year after a faculty lockout. Professors say the institution continues to falter.

Long Island University, citing need to attract students, orders faculty to trim core curriculum

University that locked out its faculty in the fall is now telling professors they must shrink the core curriculum within a year and make do without majors such as philosophy and math.

Dean at Seattle U, subject of protests seeking her ouster and defending her, retires

Academic at center of dispute at Seattle University -- subject of lengthy sit-in demanding her ouster and protest defending her -- will retire.

Plymouth State announces layoffs, restructuring around interdisciplinary clusters

Plymouth State plans to replace them with clusters. Restructuring and layoffs have professors scratching their heads.

Undergraduate curricular reform efforts at Harvard and Duke suggest there's no one way to do it well

Amid concerns that requirements may not mean much to students or professors, Harvard and Duke Universities both look to curricular changes to improve undergraduate education.

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