Radical Ideas Considered for Arts and Sciences at Minnesota

November 9, 2010

A faculty committee at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities has recommended a series of ideas -- some radical -- for rethinking the College of Liberal Arts, the largest division at the institution, The Star Tribune reported. Some of the recommendations are typical of those being made at many institutions, with a call to eliminate some small majors and programs to bolster stronger departments. But other recommendations are bolder, such as a call to consider year-round instruction and replacing faculty lectures with lectures given by graduate students, while allowing faculty members to meet students in small groups.

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