Curriculum

Who Decides on Transfer Credit?

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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?

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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

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Decline of 'Western Civ'?

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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.

New Programs: Environmental Policy, Health Sciences, Health Management, Computer Science

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Socrates in Spanish

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Georgetown College in Kentucky will attempt what may well be a first: a postsecondary foreign language immersion option for its general education courses.

Other Departments' Business

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Universities will develop better business professionals if they do a better job of integrating components of a liberal arts education into business school curriculums, argues a new report by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

New Programs: Nursing, Law Enforcement, Leadership, Ecology, Sexuality

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Teaching Them How to Think

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Assessment need not be a dirty word, an RPI prof tells faculty colleagues; when embraced, it can drive better teaching.

New Programs: Wellness, Nanotechnology, Environmental Studies, Homeland Security

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