UNT-Dallas Commission Finalizes Recommendation That School Should Focus Courses On Skills Needed For Local Jobs

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

A high-profile commission charged with suggesting a new course for the University of North Texas at Dallas put final touches on a strategic report Tuesday.

The recommendations will soon be in the hands of the university, where a committee of faculty and other staffers has already been highly critical of some core items in the plan.

The document discussed at Tuesday’s commission meeting was in line with what had been made public during the year of the group’s work.

UNT-Dallas, the members concluded, should become a school that closely matches its course offerings to the needs of local employers. It should have professors who are primarily teachers. Most classes should have an online component. The school year should be expanded to allow for quicker graduation. And the cost for students should be limited to $4,000 or less per semester.

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