New Programs: Social Work, Law, Business

  • Fordham University is starting on online master's degree in social work.
  • Loyola University Chicago has started an L.L.M. program in the rule of law for development.
  • Skimming the Surface

    Study of freshman research papers suggests students don't really understand the sources they cite.

    New Programs: Animal Advocacy, Design, Statistics, Media and Games

  • Hudson Valley Community College is starting a certificate program in animal advocacy.
  • School of Visual Arts is starting an M.F.A.
  • New Programs: Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, Aquaculture, Robotics, Product Innovation

  • Excelsior College has added a bachelor of science in electrical engineering technology.
  • Georgetown and George Mason Universities are starting a joint M.S.
  • 'Tea' Author in Hot Water

    Greg Mortenson’s books about school-building and education in Afghanistan and Pakistan have made him a regular presence on college campuses, with his book Three Cups of Tea picked as a “common reading” book for many freshmen and the author promoting his particular brand of humanitarianism and pacifism in dozens of speeches a year.

    But questions raised Sunday by CBS’s “60 Minutes” about the veracity of his story and the management of a foundation that grew from his work have some of the campuses re-evaluating their plans to recognize or feature Mortenson and his books.

    A Stab at Deflating Grades

    Faculty at U. of North Carolina-Chapel Hill backs plan to put students' (and professors') grades in context.

    Who Decides on Transfer Credit?

    CUNY plan would make it easier for community college students to earn bachelor's degrees at four-year institutions, but many faculty members at senior colleges say changes infringe on their curricular role.

    Should Teaching Be Outsourced?

    Two universities sign deals to let outside group teach journalism courses online, setting up debate over faculty roles.

    New Programs: Security, Art History, Nuclear Medicine, Engineering Management

  • Butler Community College is starting an associate degree for Transportation Security Administration officials who want to advance their careers.
  • Columbus State University is starting a bachelor of arts in art history.
  • Misericordia University is starting a certificate program in nuclear medicine technology.
  • Pennsylvania State University is star
  • Decline of 'Western Civ'?

    Survey courses in "Western Civilization," once a common component of undergraduate curriculums, have almost disappeared as a requirement at many large private research universities and public flagships, according to a study released Wednesday by the National Association of Scholars.


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