Utah colleges, universities 'tune' degrees to align student outcomes

Stefanie Botelho's picture
Tuesday, May 6, 2014

You have a bachelor's degree in history, but what do you actually know how to do?

That's a question that could be asked of a student by a potential employer, and it is one that Utah higher education officials hope to answer through a practice called "tuning," in which colleges and universities work together to establish a common list of expectations and skills for their degree-earning students.

"When we tune a degree what we’re asking is, 'No matter where you got it, or who got it, what is it that you have in common?'" Norm Jones, a history professor at Utah State University, said. "We always ask what is it you must understand, that you know and that you must be able to do."

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