Academic Leadership

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Cal State Trustees Ok Plan To Limit Required Course Units

Most majors must set a maximum of 120 semester units for a bachelor's degree. The aim is to allow students to graduate quicker and to reduce education costs.

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Reinventing Higher Ed

Nationwide, academics don't know what to make of Mitch Daniels. Some early clues ...

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Corporate Universities: An Emerging Threat to Graduate Business Education

It might sound alarmist to say so, but academia really is standing on a cliff.

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Court Considering U Of Tennessee Campus Speech Challenge

John McGlone went to the University of Tennessee campus in Knoxville intent on preaching God's word to college students but found himself tangled up with university administrators over a policy requiring student sponsorship to speak at the school.

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New Cornell Technology School Tightly Bound to Business

Cornell NYC Tech, a new graduate school focusing on applied science, is a bold experiment on many fronts

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Classical Curriculum: Steeped in tradition

A classic liberal arts education, long viewed as a firm foundation for a successful professional life, has taken a backseat in recent years to more career-specific training.

Classical Curriculum: Steeped in tradition

Liberal arts institutions touting the value of their classic approach to academics

A classic liberal arts education, long viewed as a firm foundation for a successful professional life, has taken a backseat in recent years to more career-specific training. To remain competitive, many colleges and universities have added pre-professional programs and, in some cases, slashed liberal arts requirements. However, some colleges remain committed to a traditional liberal arts curriculum and continue to find success.

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Christian Coalition Offers Community College Books on Christianity

In a follow-up to his earlier opposition to a federal grant providing materials on Muslim culture to Craven Community College, U.S. Rep. Walter Jones, R-Farmville, has secured a commitment from the Craven-Pamlico Christian Coalition to donate materials on Christianity.

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Dartmouth Stops Credits for Excelling on A.P. Test

Concerned that Advanced Placement courses are not as rigorous as college courses, Dartmouth has announced that it will no longer give college credits for good A.P. scores, starting with the class of 2018.

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How California’s Online Education Pilot Will End College As We Know It

Today, the largest university system in the world, the California State University system, announced a pilot for $150 lower-division online courses at one of its campuses — a move that spells the end of higher education as we know it.

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