The Curriculum

The Curriculum
Nov 06, 2015
Southern Utah University goes all in with an experiment on general education, combining 13 courses into one year of material that eight professors jointly teach.


"The Evolving Curriculum -- Measuring Effectiveness of Change" is a compilation of articles and essays on efforts to reshape what and how colleges teach at a time of increased concern about how much students learn. The news and opinion articles -- collected in a print-on-demand booklet -- surveys the landscape of curricular development and learning assessment, examining trends and highlighting best practices.

Download the booklet here.

This booklet is part of a series of such compilations that Inside Higher Ed is publishing on a range of topics.

On June 26, Inside Higher Ed Editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman discussed the topics raised in the booklet's articles and answered questions in a free webinar. To view the webinar, please click here.

This booklet was made possible in part through the advertising support of the Educational Testing Service (ETS).


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July 21, 2014

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April 14, 2014

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April 7, 2014

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February 20, 2013

Florida International University has embarked on an ambitious effort to internationalize the curriculum and assess students' global learning.

January 7, 2013

American Historical Association highlights lack of pedagogical preparation in Ph.D. programs.

December 7, 2012

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