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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A Toni Morrison novel makes it into a curriculum known for its classical roots

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Columbia's core literature course, long criticized for its lack of diversity, adds to the list a novel by Toni Morrison -- the first living author and the first nonwhite author.

Stanford political science department overhauls undergraduate major

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After seeing its majors drop, Stanford's political science department overhauls the undergraduate major, focusing less on specialization and more on issues students care about. Could other departments be next?

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.

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