Curriculum

Iowa state legislators mandate course-level 'continuous improvement' reporting, to mixed reactions

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Faculty members at Iowa's 3 public universities must demonstrate learning outcomes and report on how students achieve them. Proponents see "continuous improvement," while critics see paperwork.

Georgia State tries new approach to attract more female students to philosophy

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Georgia State will test idea that assuring a set percentage of slots on the syllabus for female philosophers will attract more female students to the discipline.

 

Florida International University attempts to infuse global learning across the curriculum

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

Student success courses catch on, slowly, at community colleges

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Courses on how to learn and manage college life can boost graduation rates. The classes are catching on -- slowly -- at community colleges, but face resistance.

New Programs: Physician Assistant Studies, Physical Therapy, Chinese

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New Programs: Computing, Nursing, Meteorology

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Chicago community college quickly improves completion rates

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Kennedy-King College in Chicago increased completion rates by 50 percent in five years, earning a new Aspen Institute award for the community college, which enrolls mostly low-income and minority students.

Report finds U.S. millennial generation faring poorly educationally compared to those of OECD nations

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New international study compares young adults in U.S. with those of other O.E.C.D. nations -- and the results won't cheer Americans.

Faculty members at Alamo Colleges say they're not consulted on curricular decisions

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Less than a year after Alamo Colleges professors objected to their chancellor's plan to require a course in part on the '7 Habits,' they cite new concerns about shared governance, including a move to abolish program-based associate degrees.

Higher education urged to play more of a role in Common Core

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Colleges and universities need to get involved in the the rollout of the Common Core curriculum, argues a new paper from the New America Foundation.

 

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