Curriculum

Graduated but Not Literate

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Fewer than a third of college degree recipients are "proficient" in everyday literacy, U.S. study finds, and rate is falling.

Flexibility Required

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Ohio State and UT-Austin -- 2 of the largest universities in U.S. -- may revamp requirements with theme-based sequences.

Promoting Liberal Education

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Presidents, provosts, deans and professors consider principles and data they need to promote their curricular ideals.

Advanced Yes, Placement No

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Study questions whether students who finish AP courses -- even those who receive top score -- should receive college credit.

Scientific Revolution

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Professors at UT-Austin -- with a few disciplines leading the way -- voice concerns about proposals to overhaul curriculum.

Lending a Brain

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Colleges and universities urged to help American schools teach science and math.

New Programs: Education, Urban Public Health, International Law, Science and Business

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  • California State University at Long Beach plans to start a doctoral program in education in the fall of 2007. Recent legislation in California opened up the possibility for California State campuses to offer such programs.
  • The Charles R.
  • Numbers to Live By

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    More colleges add math requirements and add math content to non-mathematics courses.

    Peer to Peer

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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.
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