Curriculum

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.

One Size Doesn't Fit All

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Student course evaluations are ubiquitous these days, whether they be at a national site like ratemyprofessors.com or sponsored by individual institutions. But Harvard University faculty members are split on whether evaluations should be mandatory.

Both the Faculty Council and the Harvard College Curricular Review have recommended requiring course evaluations, but at a Tuesday meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, many professors expressed the need to have a deeper discussion about the utility and drawbacks of evaluations before any decisions are made.

Help for the Minor Majors

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Princeton is finding ways to get more students to study what they love, not what everyone else is studying.

The Technology Mosaic

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Harvard announces plan to create engineering school as Stanford and others join push toward interdisciplinary work.

The Value of Intervention

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Community colleges find that intense programs make a difference on retention and academic performance -- particularly for minority students.

Help for All Adjuncts

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Online program allows colleges to help part-timers prepare for an array of classroom issues.

Calculated Change at Smith

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For decades, students could get by without taking any math -- but perhaps not for much longer.

Fun With Google and Diversity

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After scholars' group uses search engine to portray colleges as politically correct, others produce interesting results of their own.

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