Curriculum

The Selling of the Curriculum?

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Chapel Hill faculty members protest plans to let a conservative foundation support a new program in Western civilization.

Liberal Arts and Not So Liberal Economics

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Oberlin embarks on a plan to improve its finances and academics -- in part by getting a little smaller. Critics fear key values are at risk.

A New Form of Cheating

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A publisher announces suits over sales of special text guides -- with test answers -- that are available only to professors, but being sold online by students.

A Scientific (Teaching) Revolution

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With $1 million each, professors supported by unusually lucrative grants are changing undergraduate education at research universities.

Influential Group Calls It Quits

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Financial difficulties force the American Association for Higher Education -- a key voice on assessment and faculty issues -- to disband.

Columbia Rethinks Journalism Education

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Three years after president questioned its role, university announces a new approach to the field -- while keeping existing program.

Choices for Brandeis

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Should a liberal arts university even think about phasing out instruction in ancient Greek?

Rethinking Requirements

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Stanford elevates "ethical reasoning" in general education program; some fear diversity issues are getting downgraded.

How to Save a Program

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Two universities work together to try to save a doctoral degree in audiology that one of them abandoned as a money loser.

A Law Degree in 2 Years

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The University of Dayton's law school has become the first in the nation to offer a five-semester program, instead of the traditional six.

Until last year, the American Bar Association required six semesters, so the option Dayton is offering was impossible. Dayton's program, under which students can take their first semester in the summer, will make it possible for student to obtain a law degree in just two years. Students still have the option of a six-semester program.

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