Curriculum

The Spread of Dual Enrollment

More than half of all colleges now have high school students taking courses.

Going After Textbook Prices

A student group upset over high prices is now focusing on individual offerings -- starting with an intro physics book.

Ph.D. Education -- Beyond Disciplines

Claremont Graduate U. and Vanderbilt hope new types of courses will give their doctoral students a broader perspective.

'Engagement,' Depression and Drugs

The more students are "engaged" in their academic work, the less likely they are to drink heavily or abuse drugs. But academic engagement does not seem to have any effect, positively or negatively, on students' overall mental health, although it does seem to add to the level of stress they feel.

Building Student Interest in Science

One university's experiment involves English composition, better advising and living in a science-themed dorm.

Sending Signals to Students

Through its new curriculum, Penn stresses science and math and deemphasizes the role of AP courses.

Mixed Signals for ASL

On the upswing nationally, sign language is on the defensive at Brown.

Major Quotas

Florida board moves toward requiring specific percentages of undergraduates to specialize in certain areas that the state needs.

Moving Ahead at Grinnell

After 3 years looking inward, a top liberal arts college emerges with new plans for sophomores, interdisciplinarity, faculty hiring and the budget.

Urban Removal

Wayne State professors attack plan to break up college focused on disadvantaged and minority students.

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