Curriculum

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.

Faculty members at Alamo Colleges say they're not consulted on curricular decisions

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Less than a year after Alamo Colleges professors objected to their chancellor's plan to require a course in part on the '7 Habits,' they cite new concerns about shared governance, including a move to abolish program-based associate degrees.

Higher education urged to play more of a role in Common Core

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Colleges and universities need to get involved in the the rollout of the Common Core curriculum, argues a new paper from the New America Foundation.

 

At Southern Vermont College, a chance for students to self-publish

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A Vermont college's new curricular venture enables students to self-publish books -- a project officials hope will aid a largely first-generation student body and give humanities students a "deliverable" for the future.

Americans may take nuanced view of higher ed reforms

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Do Americans have a more nuanced view of higher ed reform than the politicians they elect? Perhaps, says a new survey.

Stanford will start new joint computer science programs

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New Stanford programs aim to give computer science students a boost -- by adding arts and humanities.

Colleges look to 'pathways' to enhance general education

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Administrators make the case for general education pathways at conference session.

College of Idaho relies on minors to promote general education

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A liberal arts college in Idaho is trying a new approach to ensure depth as well as breadth in the student experience.

 

Historians discuss challenges of general education

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At gathering of historians, professors like the idea of talking about their discipline's role in the curriculum, but fear too much regulation.

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