Curriculum

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Group discussion, long part of humanities courses, is on the rise in science classrooms -- even in large classes.

New Programs: Executive MBA, Liberal Arts, International Studies, Online Master's Programs, Pastoral Theology

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  • Babson College, in Massachusetts, and Willamette University, in Oregon, are jointly offering an executive MBA program, in Portland, Ore.
  • Ivy Tech Community College, in Indiana, has started a new associate of arts and a  new associate of sciences in the liberal arts.
  • Johns Hopkins University, through its Paul H.
  • Rethinking the MBA Curriculum

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    Yale plans to switch from traditional first-year courses to interdisciplinary modules.

    New Programs: MBA, Psychology, Public Safety, Historic Preservation, Construction

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  • Alverno College, a Wisconsin institution known for its emphasis on student assessment, is starting an MBA program that will be "outcomes based," rather than focused on traditional business courses.
  • Daniel Webster College, in New Hampshire, is starting a bachelor of science program in psychology.
  • Indiana University Southeast is creating a new bachelor of science degree in informatics, which focuses on in
  • Unusual Lesson Plan at Carleton

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    For first time, the college cancels all classes, replacing them for a day with special academic programs related to Katrina.

    A New Carnegie Classification Arrives

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    Foundation will use "community engagement" for the first time in a new, voluntary approach to college groupings.

    Career Prep vs. Liberal Arts

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    Placement experts gather to talk about strategies for improving their efforts -- despite skepticism from some professors.

    Ommmm U.

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    A university focused on meditation is coming to the nation's highly stressed capital.

    Spicing Up U.S. History

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    Professors consider ways to improve the content and teaching of survey courses.

    More Than a C- and a Heartbeat

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    Some community colleges believe that focus on retention sets bar too low -- and some long-accepted practices need rethinking.

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